How do we ensure both environmental benefits and environmental taxes are fairly distributed?
Sheila Foster is a professor in Government Policy and in Law at Georgetown University. Foster has written several publications about land use, environmental law and anti-discrimination legislation. Much of her work is about environmental justice: how do we ensure that both environmental benefits and environmental taxes are fairly distributed? Especially in New York and New Jersey, Foster has worked with many communities on the issues raised by this environmental justice.
Foster has received several awards for her work on environmental justice and urban development. Her most recent work focuses on the legal and theoretical framework in which the decisions regarding land use are made, especially in urban contexts.
Foster is a speaker at the conference Co-Creating the City on Thursday, June 21.