Integrating Equity and Adaptation into the Planning and Environmental Process

Toolbox Tuesday


Join the April 18 Toolbox Tuesday to discuss how the climate crisis is reshaping our landscapes and known hazards, all while a global pandemic has exposed the deep economic and racial inequities within our communities. This session will help planners design communities that can be safe, resilient, and healthy, not just today but for the next 50 years.

The California Air Pollution Control Officer’s Association (CAPCOA) integrates the analysis of health, equity and climate adaptation into existing core tools and guidance already used throughout California for air quality and greenhouse gas analysis (the CAPCOA Handbook and the California Emissions Estimator Model, or CalEEMod). This session will explore our strategies and approach, including the evaluation of equity as a process throughout planning and entitlement to ensure that underserved communities can meaningfully participate, and that new development can better address community-identified priorities.

Toolbox Tuesdays provide training on a range of practical skills and knowledge for local planning practitioners including training in the use of technology and education for practical approaches to timely issues. All classes and webinars are COMPLIMENTARY for staff of SCAG-member local governments and other SCAG partners in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. Private sector planners, non-profit staff, academics and students are welcome to attend.


SCAG, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, is committed to providing special accommodations and translation services to those who are interested in participating in the events. We ask that you provide your request for special accommodations or translation services at least 72 hours prior to the event so that SCAG has sufficient time to make arrangements. Please contact