UNA-USA Davis Presents: Taking Local Action for the Sustainable Development Goals

October 22, 2023 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Description:

Join the United Nations Association of Davis for an enlightening discussion with Dr. Catherine Brinkley, Associate Professor in Human Ecology and Community Development at UC Davis. To celebrate the 78th Anniversary of the United Nations, Dr. Brinkley will share her journey from veterinary medicine to urban planning- working on habitat loss and climate justice. She will also demo a new tool for engaging locally in planning action to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. PlanSearch.caes.ucdavis.edu enables the public to search across 485 city and 58 county general plans and see where they address topics of concern. Following the presentation, there will be a reception with refreshments. For any questions, please contact Verena Borton at verenaborton@gmail.com

This event is a celebration of the 78th Anniversary of the United Nations, and join us for an inspiring gathering!

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Dr. Catherine Brinkley Biography

Dr. Catherine Brinkley is an Associate Professor in Human Ecology, Community and Regional Development in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. With a PhD in city and regional planning, a veterinary medical degree, and a masters in virology, her research focuses on health and design. She is a former Fulbright Scholar, Watson Fellow, and National Science Foundation Career Award Winner.

She has published on topics such as healthy food systems, local government planning and decision-making, and sustainable development. Dr. Brinkley currently serves as Director for the Center for Regional Change, a university research center that partners with local governments and non-profits for engaged scholarship that centers social equity. Her work is used internationally by the United National Food Agriculture Organization as well as local communities to guide plans and policies.

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