1:40pm - 3:00pm
1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village
Jonathan K. London, Department of Human Ecology/ Community and Regional Development, UC Davis
Transportation infrastructure can have significant negative impacts on disadvantaged communities, including people of color, low-income people, immigrants, youth and seniors. Disparities in access to public transit, complete streets, and other transportation-related benefits can also disadvantage these populations. Recent applied research on transportation justice conducted by affiliates of the Center for Regional Change has led the way towards informing transportation justice policies. This presentation will highlight several of these projects as well as present a broader framework for transportation justice that can be used by scholars and practitioners.
Jonathan London is an educator, researcher, and community-builder with over 30 years of experience in participatory research, rural community development, and community engaged planning. He has degrees in environmental studies, city and regional planning, and rural sociology.
Jonathan’s research and teaching addresses conflicts and collaboration in natural resource and environmental policy, with a particular emphasis on environmental justice. He has conducted action research on issues including from water justice to pesticide policy, sustainable community and regional planning, community air monitoring, and forest management. He also teaches a study abroad course on participatory rural development in Nepal. Jonathan was the founding director of the UC Davis Center for Regional Change and now co-directs the Community Engagement Core of the UC Davis Environmental Health Science Center where he connects researchers and community leaders for collaborative research to understand and reduce health inequities.