Energy, Justice, and Community Health: Policy and Action
From Katie Gentilello
The Fall 2018 Liam's Legacy Symposium examines the theme of "energy justice," the challenge of how to provide affordable, safe and reliable energy for all. Energy justice is linked to housing equity, public health, clean energy, and equitable development, which are all critical areas for Atlanta students, researchers, and emerging leaders. This event will promote broader and deeper engagement with the ideas of energy justice and community health here at Tech. The invited speakers focus on interlocking issues of energy justice and community health through their research and policy work. Khalil Shahyd is a Senior Policy Advocate at the Natural Resources Defense Council. His work is focused on the Energy Efficiency for All Project, which encourages utilities to fund energy efficiency programs for affordable multifamily housing. Diana Hernandez is an Assistant Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University. She studies the intersections between the built environment, inequality, and health with an emphasis on energy insecurity.