Robert D. Bullard

Texas Southern University
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Earth Sciences

Robert D. Bullard is the former Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University and is currently Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy.

Prior to coming to TSU he was founding Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University. He has been described as the father of environmental justice. He is the author of 17 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.

His book, Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class and Environmental Quality, is a standard text in the environmental justice field. His more recent books include Just Sustainabilities: Development in an Unequal World, Highway Robbery: Transportation Racism and New Routes to Equity, Growing Smarter: Achieving Livable Communities, Environmental Justice, and Regional Equity and Environmental Health and Racial Equity in the United States: Strategies for Building Just, Sustainable and Livable Communities.

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