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Expanding Equitable Access to Green Jobs: A Framework for Collaborative Action
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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act provide federal funds to mitigate the effects of climate change. With this funding, new jobs and careers are emerging. But with a projected shortage of trained workers in the coming years in green career occupations, who will have access to these new jobs?

Join the Urban Institute as we discuss how local communities can help workers from historically marginalized communities access the good jobs that are emerging. Our researchers have analyzed publicly available data to understand the quality of jobs and who holds them and conducted interviews with government agencies, intermediaries, nonprofits across selected cities, and national organizations to develop a framework to support work in this area.

The webinar will feature a presentation of Urban research followed by practitioner panelists who will share their experiences in the field, promising strategies, and insights to inform program and policy implementation. This is an ideal opportunity for policymakers, businesses, nonprofits, and philanthropies in the green infrastructure space to learn about strategies they can adopt in their own work and to learn from their peers.

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  • Devin Hamilton, Program Director, PowerCorpsPHL
  • Joseph Schilling, Principal Policy Associate, Urban Institute
  • Molly Scott, Principal Research Associate, Urban Institute
  • Shayne Spaulding, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute
  • Gus Williams, Climate and Workforce Development Adviser, City of Seattle
  • Amanda Woodrum, Codirector, ReImagine Appalachia


Support for this event is provided by the Kresge Foundation, as part of our work on the Shared Prosperity Partnership. Read more about our work here. For more on Urban’s funding policies, go to urban.org/about/organizational-principles.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. Please email [email protected] if you require any accommodations or have any questions about this event.

Date & Time Monday, April 29, 2024
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Urban Institute Speakers
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Principal Research Associate
    Director, Retail Opportunity Network
  • Senior Fellow
    Managing Director, CTE CoLab