Freight and Environmental Justice
About the Webinar
The movement of goods is essential to urban life, but also generates many problems. Trucks emit pollution and noise; warehouses and intermodal facilities attract concentrations of trucks and trains. Research shows that poor and minority populations are more impacted by freight-related pollution. At the same time, poor and minority populations are less likely to enjoy the benefits of instant deliveries or wide assortments of food at local shops. This webinar provides an overview of freight-related environmental justice problems in the US.
About the Presenter
Genevieve Giuliano | Director of the METRANS, California State University Long Beach Transportation Center
Genevieve Giuliano is Margaret and John Ferraro Chair in Effective Local Government in the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, and Director of the METRANS joint USC and California State University Long Beach Transportation Center. Her research areas include relationships between land use and transportation, transportation policy analysis, travel behavior, and information technology applications in transportation. She has conducted extensive research on freight policy and planning and published over 170 papers. Professor Giuliano is a past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board, and of the Council of University Transportation Centers. She has received numerous distinguished scholarship and service awards. She was a member of the National Freight Advisory Committee, and currently serves on the California Freight Efficiency Group. She will also be a speaker at MOBILIZE Dar es Salaam.