​​Race, Space, and Place:
Transforming the Work of Land Trusts
for Greater Inclusivity

Keith Hirokawa
Associate Dean of Research and Scholarship
and Professor of Law,

Albany Law School

Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7pm on Zoom

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A focus on natural spaces makes conservation land trusts uniquely positioned to provide a wide range of benefits to the community. However, the recent examination of race and systemic racism raises the question of whether revisions to conservation land trust decision-making could result in a more inclusive sense of place and community.

Keith Hirokawa joined the faculty at Albany Law School in 2009. He teaches courses involving environmental and natural resources law, land use planning, property law, and jurisprudence.  His scholarship has explored convergences in ecology, ethics, economics, and law, with particular attention given to local environmental law, ecosystem services policy, watershed management, and environmental impact analysis.

He studied philosophy and law at the University of Connecticut, where he earned his JD and MA degrees.  He earned his LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis & Clark Law School. In addition to his professional roles at Albany Law School, he is a member of the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance Board of Directors.