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 eighteen 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 honored him with its Building Economic Alternatives Award (BEA).
02/08/2018 “Battle Over Dirty Air Brewing in West Oakland,” Amal Ahmed, KQED Science.
02/06/2018 Dr. Robert Bullard is Keynote Speaker at the Just Transition 2018 Conference “The Just Transition Towards a Low-Carbon Economy – Integrating Climate, Energy and Environmental Justice” | March 1-2, 2018 | Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
02/05/2018 Dr. Robert D. Bullard to join former Houston Mayor Bill White as keynote speakers at the Air Alliance Houston’s State of the Air Gala | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. | Health Museum – Houston, Texas.
01/22/2018 Dr. Robert D. Bullard to give lecture on “Climate Change as a Human Right: Why Equity Matters” | Davidson College – Tuesday January 23, 2018 – 7:00pm.
01/19/2018 “Q&A: From Accidental Environmentalist to the Father of Environmental Justice,” Lisa Patterson, Davidson College News.
01/16/2018 “Waste Dumps Remain a Burden for Minority Neighborhoods,” Elizabeth Miller, WOSU Public Media.
01/15/2018 “MLK’s Environmental Justice Threatened by Trump Administration,” Catalina Jaramillo, StateImpact Pennsylvania.
01/13/2018 “Environmental Consortium Addressing Inequality Convenes in Houston on Saturday,” Cindy George, Houston Chronicle.
01/09/2018 “National Academies Announce Initiative on Climate Communication: Appoints Advisory Committee.” National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Press Release.
01/03/2018 “Beyond Standing Rock: Environmental Justice Suffered Setbacks in 2017,” Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News.
01/01/2018 “2018 Urban Planning Faculty Citation Analysis,” Tom Sanchez, Planning Knowledge and Research.
11/26/2017 “Trump’s War on the Environment is a Civil Rights Emergency,” Oliver Milman, Mother Jones.