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Solutions Seminar - Environmental Health and Equity for Sustainable Cities
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 5:00pm to Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 6:30pm

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS SEMINAR SERIES 
Join us for a visionary series of free seminars from the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.

Veronica Dujon, Professor of Sociology
and Fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions

Wednesday, October 5
5-6:30 p.m.
Portland State University, Shattuck Hall Annex
1914 SW Park Avenue (Annex at SW Broadway and Hall)
Free and open to the public.

Like in many cities, Portland is home to vast health disparities. Our city’s poor as well as ethnic and racial minorities are disproportionately exposed to harmful environmental conditions, economic disadvantages and social barriers to healthy lives.

A team of researchers at Portland State University is collaborating with community partners to better measure the many facets of “social sustainability” and identify strategies that will improve people’s lives. New research suggests that the team’s community-based participatory research approach is on exactly the right track. Veronica Dujon will a panel on this topic.