Lecture: Kristin Baja (M.U.P. 2011), 2016 White House Champion of Change for Climate Equity
Climate Change Through the Lens of Social Equity
Kristin Baja (MUP ‘11) returns to Ann Arbor to share the significant impacts a career in planning, sustainability, and the environmental sciences can have on U.S. cities. Baja is the City of Baltimore’s Climate and Resilience Planner, handling the proactive planning and implementation efforts related to climate and more effective response and recovery to natural disasters. She manages Baltimore’s #EveryStoryCounts community communications campaign, that highlights residents personal stories that are making Baltimore a more sustainable and resilient city. Baja is responsible for development of Baltimore’s Disaster Preparedness Project and Plan (DP3), and leads initiatives focused on reducing vulnerability and enhancing adaptive capacity for underserved populations and ensuring they have an ongoing role in planning and implementation efforts .
Baja was recognized by President Obama as a “White House 2016 Champion of Change” for her work on climate equity and resilience. She completed a dual master’s degree from U-M’s Urban and Regional Planning Program and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment in 2011.
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