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. 

Browse the schedule below for an overview of this summit and check back soon for updates on summits at Greenbuild 2015.

2014 Schedule
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 Association

LaToya 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

AH08: Development & Displacement

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.