On the Municipal Art Society website, Sideya Sherman of MAS talks with former Yolanda Garcia Community Planner Award recipient Elizabeth Yeampierre (shown at left receiving the award in 2007) about her organization UPROSE, how and why she became involved in community activism and environmental justice, and why global climate change is a major issue in this field.

To highlight community-based planning in New York ahead of this year’s YCGP award, this podcast is the second in a series of three interviews with previous award recipients. If you would like to nominate someone for this year’s award, visit www.mas.org/awards by June 6!