Carl Anthony

(1939)

Carl C. Anthony is an environmental and social justice leader and the founder of Urban Habitat, one of the oldest environmental justice organizations in the country. He is a cofounder with Dr. Paloma Pavel of the Breakthrough Communities project, and is currently visiting professor at the UC Davis Center for Regional Change.

Anthony served for a decade as a Ford Foundation program officer in the Community and Resource Development unit and led the Sustainable Metropolitan Communities Initiative. At Ford Foundation he also initiated the national Conversation on Regional Equity (CORE), a dialogue of national policy analysts and advocates for new metropolitan racial justice strategies. And he served as a Visiting Scholar/Ford Foundation Senior Fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of California Berkeley.

With colleague, Luke Cole at the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Carl Anthony founded and edited Race, Poverty and Environment Journal, the first environmental justice periodical in the country.

From 1991 through 1997, Anthony served as President of Earth Island Institute, an international environmental organization. Congressman Ron Dellums appointed Carl Anthony Chair and Principal Administrative Officer of the East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission in 1993. The Commission was charged with overseeing a National Pilot Project to guide the closure of 500 military bases in the US, to re-envision the role of the National Laboratories, and to implement the conversion of five military bases in Alameda County.

Anthony has taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Planning, the University of California Colleges of Environmental Design and Natural Resources. He has been an Advisor to the Stanford University Law School on issues of environmental justice. Anthony has a professional degree in architecture from Columbia University. In 1996, he was appointed Fellow at the Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.


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The Earth, the City, and the Hidden Narrative of Race
Carl Anthony
Carl Anthony interweaves urban history, racial justice, and cosmology with personal experiences as an architect/planner, environmentalist, and Black American. By connecting struggles for social and racial justice to the Universe Story, it creates new story for our time.