Alan Minor is the NYC Climate Justice Hub Coordinator for the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA). He comes to NYC-EJA formally trained as a journalist, writer, researcher, community organizer, and urban planner. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Alan has lived in New York City for the last 12 years and has been involved in a variety of community development efforts as a resident, tenant, general volunteer, worker, board member, and founder and co-founder of initiatives focusing on spatial [in]justice — the [un]equal access to burdens and valued resources and services based on race, ethnicity, nationality, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, place, etc. – primarily in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bed-Stuy, Bushwick, Greenpoint, and Williamsburg. Specifically and chronologically, he has and continues to be involved in efforts to increase volunteering and community engagement, reduce litter and waste, increase transportation access, raise awareness about and address legacy and ongoing pollution and promote documentation and education about local history. Alan received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama–Tuscaloosa and a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute, where he wrote his master’s thesis on the concept of spatial justice and its applicability to the practice of urban planning and policymaking.