Sustainability Research Grant Workshop: Developing Energy Infrastructure, Equity, and Health Dataset

  • Starts10:00 am on Thursday, March 28, 2024
  • Ends1:00 pm on Thursday, March 28, 2024

Join the BU Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS) and the BU School of Public Health (SPH) for the second workshop of the 2023-2024 Sustainability Research Grant (SRG) project—Energy Infrastructure Exposure Intensity and Equity Indices Database for Public Health—led by SPH faculty Jonathan Buonocore and Mary Willis.

Registration is required below. Lunch will be included.

To better establish how energy decisions affect population health, especially in environmental justice communities, the research team is building a much-needed harmonized national geospatial database of energy infrastructure in the US. This resource will factor in data from extraction to power plant, such as location, intensity of use, and emissions, providing fundamental information to develop census tract and county indices that consistently assess exposure to energy infrastructure. This database, in combination with case studies on three themes, will open new areas of research around energy infrastructure and its relation to environmental justice, climate change, population health, and broader societal concerns for a just energy transition.


10:00 – 10:45: Introduction to project background, motivation, objectives, and concepts

10:45 – 11:00: Discussion and break

11:00 – 11:45: Introduction to dataset, indices, and preliminary results

11:45 – 12:15: Break with lunch

12:15 – 1:00: Working lunch with questions for and input from stakeholders

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, 72 E Concord St, Room L 301, Boston

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