Transportation Planning for Climate and Health

FRI, MAR 26, 2021

Transportation now generates more greenhouse gas emissions than any other sector in the United States. It is also a major source of air pollution in our communities, particularly neighborhoods striving for environmental justice, where many low-income residents and people of color live. How can we redesign our transportation system to become healthier for both our bodies and our planet?

GBH News transportation reporter Bob Seay and Andre Leroux, currently leading MassINC’s Transformative Transit-Oriented Development program, host a panel discussion with Senator Joseph A. Boncore (pending), Paulina Muratore, Clean Transportation organizer for the Union of Concerned Scientists, and others on the role of urban and transit planning in addressing climate change.


+ BIO: Paulina Muratore

Paulina Muratore is a senior campaign organizer for the Clean Transportation Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. In her role, she manages UCS transportation campaigns in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, with a focus on mobilizing UCS members, activists, and other experts to reduce tailpipe emissions while building a cleaner, more equitable transportation system. She also works with state and regional transportation coalitions, partnering closely with a wide range of groups to enhance our collective advocacy voice. Prior to joining UCS, Paulina worked with companies and investors on low-carbon transportation alternatives with Ceres, and also worked as part of a New York/Northeast regional advocacy team at the Natural Resources Defense Council. She holds an MS in environmental planning and policy from Tufts University, and a BA in international relations from Boston University.

TTOD "Transformative Transit-Oriented Development" Talks