Glenn Robinson

Research Scientist
Office Location: 
Montebello, Room 210

Glenn Robinson serves research scientist for the Institute of Urban Research, Morgan State University. Since 2003, Glenn Robinson through Morgan State University's School of Engineering and the Institute for Urban Research as a recipient of a Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Transportation Equity Cooperative Research grant (TECR). Under that grant, he worked with national experts, advocacy organizations, local activists and government officials on various aspects of the Environmental Justice equation. The TECR project was designed to enhance community driven environmental justice in transportation (EJT) research funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) from 2003-2005. The case studies focused on public participation, public health and accessibility. The Environmental Justice in Transportation Toolkit (EJTK) is a collection of transportation planning procedures and process that was developed through the lens of low income and minority residents. It provides a range of helpful procedures and processes, such as: conducting effective community involvement, insight on the nature of EJ issues and how to approach them (i.e., what's happening beneath the surface, what should we be looking at), alternative institutional approaches, and guidelines to the correct selection of tools and data. Many of the procedures are documented at the website: http. During the course of its development there have been notable publication and accessibility calculator software spin spin-offs. Several of the EJTK case studies are included in FHWA EJ Effective Practices Guidebook, 2012; EJTKIT's community engagement model and asset mapping components are included in the NCHRP Report 710, Practical Approaches for Involving Traditionally Underserved Populations in Transportation Decision-Making, as examples of effective practice, and its performance measures are used in TCRP Report 150, Communication with Vulnerable Populations: A Transportation and Emergency Management Toolkit. The EJTKIT work provided the content for the Environmental Justice and Transportation track for the State of America Environmental Justice Conference proceedings; was infused into the Chicago Metropolitan Area Plan (CMAP) Sustainable Community Initiative (SCI), and influenced the operation of the TRB Environmental Justice and Transportation Committee from 2006 - 2012. Additionally the EJTK work inspired articles published in the Journal of Transport and Land Use and Transportation Research Part A.