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).
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.
11/21/2017 “Pollution Kills an Estimated 9 Million People Every Year,” Michelle Chen, The Nation.
11/20/2017 “A Civil Rights ‘Emergency’ – Justice, Clean Air and Water in the Age of Trump,” Oliver Milman, The Guardian.
11/18/2017 American Association of Geographers names Dr. Robert D. Bullard Honorary Geographer 2018. Professor Bullard will give a plenary talk entitled “The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice: Why Equity Matters,” at the AAG Annual Meeting in New Orleans, April 12, 2018.
11/17/2017 “API Disputes African-American Health Study, Cites Genetics,” Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News.
11/14/2017 “This is An Emergency: 1 Million African Americans Live Near Oil, Gas Facilities,” Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News.
11/08/2017 “Houston After Hurricane Harvey,” Faultlines, Youtube, Al Jazeera USA.
10/25/2017 “Same Lake, Unequal Rates,” Ted Gregory, Cecilia Reyes, Patrick M. O’Connell, and Angela Caputo, Chicago Tribune.
10/23/2017 “Empire Files: The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey,” Abby Martin, The Real News.
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.
09/07/2017 “Invisible Houston: Full Interview with Dr. Robert D. Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice,” Amy Goodman, Democracy Now.
09/05/2017 “Will Houston’s Post-Harvey Recovery Exacerbate Inequities or Build a More Just City?” Amy Goodman, Democracy Now.
09/05/2017 “Harvey Racial Optics Much Different than Katrina,” Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press.
09/01/2017 “Justice 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!
08/29/2017 “Hurricane Harvey: Zip Code and Race Determine Who Will Bear Burden of Climate Change,” Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!