Angel O. Torres
DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND PLANNING
Angel O. Torres has spent the last 5 years as an independent Environmental Justice and Civil Rights researcher, Geographical Information System (GIS) consultant, and free-lance writer in Atlanta, Georgia. In partnership with its executive board and leadership team, Angel leads OHRD social research endeavors along with Environmental and Climate Justice, Transportation Equity, and Community Planning initiatives. Formerly, he was a GIS Training Specialist with the Environmental Justice Resource Center (EJRC) at Clark Atlanta University and Adjunct Professor of Sociology. He is the co-editor of Sprawl City: Race, Politics, and Planning in Atlanta (Island Press, 2000); Highway Robbery: Transportation Racism and New Routes to Equity (South End Press, 2004); and Environmental Health and Racial Equity in the United States: Building Environmental Just, Sustainable and Livable Communities (APHA Press, 2011). Angel received his B.S. degree (1993) in mathematics from Clark Atlanta University and his Masters of City Planning (MCP) degree (1995) from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a native of Puerto Rico and a resident of Atlanta for over 25 years.