The Affordable Homes and Sustainable Communities Summit at Greenbuild took place on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. The Summit educated, advanced, challenged and inspired those who are already involved in providing green affordable housing and community development, as well as engaged those who were just being introduced to this exciting and active development sector.Community and sustainability leaders with diverse public and private sector experiences and perspectives for knowledge sharing and problem solving joined together with the singular goal of expediting the economic, social, and ecological health of under-served communities.
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.
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 AssociationLaToya Cantrell, Councilmember, District B, New Orleans City Council
AH05: Networking Lunch
Hosted by Mark James, Board of Directors, U.S. Green Building Council
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
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 was combined with the Materials & Human Health Summit
Funding for Affordable Homes & Sustainable Communities Summit provided with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.