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Dr. Robert D. Bullard

Robert D. Bullard is Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. He is often described as the father of environmental justice. Professor Bullard received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University. He is the author of seventeen books that address sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice, emergency response, smart growth, and regional equity.

Professor Bullard was featured in the July 2007 CNN People You Should Know, Bullard: Green Issue is Black and White. In 2008, Newsweek named him one of 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century. And that same year, Co-op America honoured him with its Building Economic Alternatives Award (BEA).

09/22/2017 “Climate Change’s Southern Salvo,” Seth Cline, U.S. News and World Report.

09/20/2017 “Post-Hurricane Harvey: Interview with Dr. Robert Bullard,” Marcia G. Yerman, Huffington Post.

09/07/2017Invisible Houston: Full Interview with Dr. Robert D. Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice,” Amy Goodman, Democracy Now.

09/05/2017Will Houston’s Post-Harvey Recovery Exacerbate Inequities or Build a More Just City?” Amy Goodman, Democracy Now.

09/05/2017Harvey Racial Optics Much Different than Katrina,” Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press.

09/01/2017Justice After the Storm," Steve Curwood, Living on Earth, PRI’s Environmental News Magazine.

09/01/2017 “Media Largely ‘Blind” to Harvey’s Devastating Impact on Poor Communities,” Jake Johnson, Common Dreams.

09/01/2017 “Hurricane Harvey Hit Low-Income Communities Hardest,” Jeremy Deaton, ThinkProgress Nexus Media.

08/29/2017  “Dr. Robert Bullard: Unrestrained Capitalism: Made Harvey Catastrophe Waiting to Happen,” Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

08/29/2017Hurricane Harvey: Zip Code and Race Determine Who Will Bear Burden of Climate Change,” Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!