The Resilience SWATeam met on Nov. 4th, 2020 and discussed an Urban Biodiversity Master Plan and an Environmental Justice Plan for the University and surrounding cities. Attached are the meeting minutes and chat log.
Summary of progress:
1.) Biodiversity Plan: A recommendation is being drafted to convene executive and advisory committees where university, local governments, and community members collaborate to gather research. The process could potentially be informed and organized by the Cities with Nature platform, which the city of Urbana is already using.
2.) Environmental Justice Plan: iSEE is compiling a list of contacts to engage for starting an Environmental Justice Plan and conducting research on best practices for making such a plan.