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CANCELLED – Dr. Marccus Hendricks Lecture: Murky Waters

May 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A Community Approach to Evaluate and Address Sanitary Sewer Overflows and Basement Backups

As we face the growing impacts of climate change on urban infrastructure, the dialogue surrounding resilient water systems has never been more pressing. Join an in-depth session with Dr. Marccus Hendricks, who will illuminate the intersections of public health, urban planning, and environmental justice in the face of increasing sanitary sewer overflows and basement backups.

Dr. Marccus D. Hendricks is an Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning and the Director of the Stormwater Infrastructure Resilience and Justice (SIRJ) Lab at the University of Maryland (UMD). His role extends into Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health. Dr. Hendricks’ work is renowned for its examination of how social processes and development patterns result in hazardous human-built environments, specifically relating to urban stormwater management, flooding, and vulnerable infrastructures. His tenure as a Senior Advisor for Climate and Community Resilience in the Biden-Harris Administration has further amplified his contributions to creating resilient and equitable communities.

In his quest to forge resilient urban spaces, Dr. Hendricks has explored the intricate interplay between environmental justice and infrastructure, with a special focus on how community-driven strategies can address the risks and develop robust adaptation practices. He leverages diverse methodologies, from environmental sampling to visual inspections, advocating for a participatory approach that brings tangible improvements to both policy and the lived environment.


Luskin Center for Innovation


UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Room 2343
337 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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