The Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities Summit at Greenbuild will take place on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM. The Summit will educate, advance, challenge and inspire those who already are involved in providing green affordable housing and community development, as well as engage those who are just being introduced to this exciting and active development sector.


Join community and sustainability leaders with diverse public and private sector experiences and perspectives for knowledge sharing and problem solving with the singular goal of expediting the economic, social, and ecological health of underserved communities. 

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Schedule - Tuesday, October 21, 2014
9:00 am – 10:00 am   
Antwi A. Akom, Ph.D., is part of new generation of professors, innovators and entrepreneurs building technology to mobilize people and solve some of the world's greatest challenges.  He co-founded I-SEEED- an award-winning non-profit, building sustainable cities/schools- and Streetwize  - a community-driven mobile/mapping/SMS platform.  Dr. Akom has held positions at UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, UCSF and SFSU.
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Breakout Series 1 

Chrissa Pagitsas, LEED AP, Director, Green Initiative, Fannie Mae

Jeff Brodsky, President, Related Management Company

Drew Ades, President and CEO, Housing Partnership Equity Trust

Jeff Meyers, Vice President, Citi


Yianice Hernandez, Director, Green Communities, Enterprise Community Partners

Dana Bourland, Vice President, AICP, Environment, The JPB Foundation

Aaron Bernstein, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment 

Rebecca Morley, MSPP, Executive Director, National Center for Healthy Housing


Kalima Rose, Senior Director, PolicyLink

Bryan Bell, SEED, Director, Public Interest Design Institute

Fred Brown, Jr., MSW, Associate Director of Program Development, The Kingsley Association

LaToya Cantrell, Councilmember, District B, New Orleans City Council

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

AH05: Networking Lunch 
Hosted by Mark James, Board of Directors, U.S. Green Building Council


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Breakout Series 2

Mark James, MURP, President and Managing Member, Urban Green LLC

Ernst Valery, Principal, Stuart Alexander & Associates, Inc.

Katlin Jackson, VP of Real Estate, Pacific Northwest, Fundrise 


Lynne Barker, Vice President, Partnerships & Development, EcoDistricts

Johanna Gilligan, Executive Director, Grow Dat Youth Farm

Leigh Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation

Debra Guenther, FASLA, LEED AP, Partner, Mithun

Stephen Maduli-Williams, Vice President, Economic Development Jacobs Center for Neighborhood


Majora Carter, CEO, Majora Carter Group LLC

William Bradshaw, II, President, Green Coast Enterprises

Jeanne M. Chandler, Project Coordinator, City of Chicago, Department of Planning and Development

Jalonne White-Newsome, Environmental Justice Federal Policy Analyst, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Marilyn Higgins, Vice President, Syracuse University

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, Acting US Surgeon General - US Public Health Service
RADM Lushniak articulates the best available scientific information to the public regarding ways to improve personal health and the health of the nation. He also oversees the operations of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, comprising of approximately 6,800 uniformed health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, protect, and advance the health and safety of our nation.

Closing Session will be combined with the Materials & Human Health Summit

Greenbuild would like to say thank you to our Affordable Homes & Sustainable Communities Summit  partners:


Pricing (Includes access to the Affordable Homes & Sustainable Communities Summit sessions and lunch.)
Member Early/Late: $200/$250
Non-Member Early/Late: $250/$300
Scholarships are also available. Please visit our scholarship page for more information.
Funding for Affordable Homes & Sustainable Communities Summit provided with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.