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CH2M

Portland, Oregon, United States

At CH2M, we love to take on our clients' most complex infrastructure and natural resource problems, creating new pathways for human progress. Partnering with governments, cities and businesses in more than 50 countries, we tap deeply integrated capabilities across our organization – in transportation, water, environment, nuclear, oil & gas, industry, and urban environments – to meet their biggest engineering challenges. And we draw on the exceptional skills and creativity of 25,000 teammates with an outstanding track record of expertly executing projects both big and small. We love what we do, but we care just as much about how we work.
At CH2M, we love to take on our clients’ most complex infrastructure and natural resource problems, creating new pathways for human progress. Partnering with governments,Details

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CH2M

Portland, Oregon, United States

At CH2M, we love to take on our clients' most complex infrastructure and natural resource problems, creating new pathways for human progress. Partnering with governments, cities and businesses in more than 50 countries, we tap deeply integrated capabilities across our organization – in transportation, water, environment, nuclear, oil & gas, industry, and urban environments – to meet their biggest engineering challenges. And we draw on the exceptional skills and creativity of 25,000 teammates with an outstanding track record of expertly executing projects both big and small. We love what we do, but we care just as much about how we work.
At CH2M, we love to take on our clients’ most complex infrastructure and natural resource problems, creating new pathways for human progress. Partnering with governments,Details

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City of Austin

Austin, Texas, United States

The Seaholm District is an 85-acre redevelopment area on the southwestern edge of downtown Austin along Lady Bird Lake. The former industrial area covers 22 city blocks with over nine blocks of City of Austin-owned land, most of which formerly served utility functions and has been remediated. There are currently eight city blocks under redevelopment. This district redevelopment has been led by the City of Austin and started with a Master Plan in 1996.

The Seaholm District includes many sustainable projects and endeavors that needed integration. While much of the overall site has been planned, there is ample opportunity for the EcoDistrict concept to inform many emerging design decisions and plans for how the neighborhood will be managed. The EcoDistrict framework aligns well with the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, which prioritizes goals including compact and connected neighborhoods, sustainably managed water resources, workforce and local business investment, green infrastructure, and household affordability.
The Seaholm District is an 85-acre redevelopment area on the southwestern edge of downtown Austin along Lady Bird Lake. The former industrial area covers 22Details

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City of Austin

Austin, Texas, United States

The Seaholm District is an 85-acre redevelopment area on the southwestern edge of downtown Austin along Lady Bird Lake. The former industrial area covers 22 city blocks with over nine blocks of City of Austin-owned land, most of which formerly served utility functions and has been remediated. There are currently eight city blocks under redevelopment. This district redevelopment has been led by the City of Austin and started with a Master Plan in 1996.

The Seaholm District includes many sustainable projects and endeavors that needed integration. While much of the overall site has been planned, there is ample opportunity for the EcoDistrict concept to inform many emerging design decisions and plans for how the neighborhood will be managed. The EcoDistrict framework aligns well with the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan, which prioritizes goals including compact and connected neighborhoods, sustainably managed water resources, workforce and local business investment, green infrastructure, and household affordability.
The Seaholm District is an 85-acre redevelopment area on the southwestern edge of downtown Austin along Lady Bird Lake. The former industrial area covers 22Details

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City of El Paso

El Paso, Texas, United States

The City of El Paso Office of Sustainability was established in 2007 to develop, coordinate, and support city-wide sustainability goals and initiatives.

This office helps foster a culture of sustainability by supporting residents, businesses, and community organizations reduce their waste, decrease their energy usage, and overall lead more sustainable lives.

Ultimately, we are looking to efficiently preserve our resources while saving taxpayer dollars.

In December 2013, El Paso was selected to join the 100 Resilient Cities Network and was given direct funding to hire a Chief Resilience Officer. With this new direction and support, the Office of Resilience and Sustainability was formed in December 2014, built on the strong foundation of the Office of Sustainability.
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City of El Paso

El Paso, Texas, United States

The City of El Paso Office of Sustainability was established in 2007 to develop, coordinate, and support city-wide sustainability goals and initiatives.

This office helps foster a culture of sustainability by supporting residents, businesses, and community organizations reduce their waste, decrease their energy usage, and overall lead more sustainable lives.

Ultimately, we are looking to efficiently preserve our resources while saving taxpayer dollars.

In December 2013, El Paso was selected to join the 100 Resilient Cities Network and was given direct funding to hire a Chief Resilience Officer. With this new direction and support, the Office of Resilience and Sustainability was formed in December 2014, built on the strong foundation of the Office of Sustainability.
The City of El Paso Office of Sustainability was established in 2007 to develop, coordinate, and support city-wide sustainability goals and initiatives. This office helpsDetails

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Criterion Planners

Portland, Oregon, United States

Criterion Planners is a Portland Oregon urban planning consultancy founded in 1980 with a focus on sustainable community development. The firm has become a nationally-recognized leader in planning techniques and tools that help stakeholders create places that are measurably more equitable, resilient, and prosperous. This place-making ranges from neighborhoods up to regions, with an approach that integrates land-use and transportation planning, urban design, and environmental stewardship.

Criterion professionals combine sound technical analysis with creative thinking to assemble plans that produce results: in the past decade alone, Criterion-planned and implemented projects have saved over four billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions. This experience and track record supports clients throughout the U.S. and internationally that seek innovative and resilient solutions to community development challenges.

Criterion specializes in sustainability appraisal as a LEED ND certification reviewer, APA Sustaining Places comprehensive plan reviewer, STAR Community affiliate, EcoDistricts Protocol certification adviser, Sustainable SITES accreditation adviser, and sponsor of the non-profit global registry TransformativeTools.org. The firm is also an education provider for the American Institute of Certified Planners and Planetizen.com.

Criterion’s leadership and innovation have been recognized as a team member and individual recipient of the US EPA Climate Protection Award for the Chula Vista California Global Warming Reduction Plan, the Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award for the SmartCode, and the APA Sustainable Communities Planning Award for the Imagine Austin Texas Comprehensive Plan.
Criterion Planners is a Portland Oregon urban planning consultancy founded in 1980 with a focus on sustainable community development. The firm has become a nationally-recognizedDetails

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Criterion Planners

Portland, Oregon, United States

Criterion Planners is a Portland Oregon urban planning consultancy founded in 1980 with a focus on sustainable community development. The firm has become a nationally-recognized leader in planning techniques and tools that help stakeholders create places that are measurably more equitable, resilient, and prosperous. This place-making ranges from neighborhoods up to regions, with an approach that integrates land-use and transportation planning, urban design, and environmental stewardship.

Criterion professionals combine sound technical analysis with creative thinking to assemble plans that produce results: in the past decade alone, Criterion-planned and implemented projects have saved over four billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions. This experience and track record supports clients throughout the U.S. and internationally that seek innovative and resilient solutions to community development challenges.

Criterion specializes in sustainability appraisal as a LEED ND certification reviewer, APA Sustaining Places comprehensive plan reviewer, STAR Community affiliate, EcoDistricts Protocol certification adviser, Sustainable SITES accreditation adviser, and sponsor of the non-profit global registry TransformativeTools.org. The firm is also an education provider for the American Institute of Certified Planners and Planetizen.com.

Criterion’s leadership and innovation have been recognized as a team member and individual recipient of the US EPA Climate Protection Award for the Chula Vista California Global Warming Reduction Plan, the Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award for the SmartCode, and the APA Sustainable Communities Planning Award for the Imagine Austin Texas Comprehensive Plan.
Criterion Planners is a Portland Oregon urban planning consultancy founded in 1980 with a focus on sustainable community development. The firm has become a nationally-recognizedDetails

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Denver Housing Authority

Denver, Colorado, United States

The Denver Housing Authority is a quasi-municipal corporation with a portfolio of over 11,000 units and housing choice vouchers, providing affordable housing to more than 26,000 very low, low and middle income individuals representing over 10,000 families. DHA has transformed public housing in Denver creating vibrant, revitalized, sustainable, transit oriented, and mixed-income community of choice.

Today, DHA’s vision has been honed to reflect the goal that every individual or family shall have quality and affordable housing, in communities offering empowerment, economic opportunity, and a vibrant living environment. .

Denver Housing Authority's mission is to serve the residents of Denver by developing, owning, and operating safe, decent and affordable housing in a manner that promotes thriving communities.

DHA is governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Denver and approved by the City Council.
The Denver Housing Authority is a quasi-municipal corporation with a portfolio of over 11,000 units and housing choice vouchers, providing affordable housing to more thanDetails

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Denver Housing Authority

Denver, Colorado, United States

The Denver Housing Authority is a quasi-municipal corporation with a portfolio of over 11,000 units and housing choice vouchers, providing affordable housing to more than 26,000 very low, low and middle income individuals representing over 10,000 families. DHA has transformed public housing in Denver creating vibrant, revitalized, sustainable, transit oriented, and mixed-income community of choice.

Today, DHA’s vision has been honed to reflect the goal that every individual or family shall have quality and affordable housing, in communities offering empowerment, economic opportunity, and a vibrant living environment. .

Denver Housing Authority's mission is to serve the residents of Denver by developing, owning, and operating safe, decent and affordable housing in a manner that promotes thriving communities.

DHA is governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Denver and approved by the City Council.
The Denver Housing Authority is a quasi-municipal corporation with a portfolio of over 11,000 units and housing choice vouchers, providing affordable housing to more thanDetails

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Enterprise Community Partners

Columbia, Maryland, United States

Enterprise works with partners nationwide to build opportunity. We create and advocate for affordable homes in thriving communities linked to jobs, good schools, health care and transportation. We lend funds, finance development and manage and build affordable housing, while shaping new strategies, solutions and policy. Over more than 30 years, Enterprise has created 300,000 homes, invested nearly $14 billion and touched millions of lives.
Enterprise works with partners nationwide to build opportunity. We create and advocate for affordable homes in thriving communities linked to jobs, good schools, health careDetails

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Enterprise Community Partners

Columbia, Maryland, United States

Enterprise works with partners nationwide to build opportunity. We create and advocate for affordable homes in thriving communities linked to jobs, good schools, health care and transportation. We lend funds, finance development and manage and build affordable housing, while shaping new strategies, solutions and policy. Over more than 30 years, Enterprise has created 300,000 homes, invested nearly $14 billion and touched millions of lives.
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Group14 Engineering

Denver, Colorado, United States

Group14 Engineering is an energy efficiency and sustainability consultant committed to personal, societal, and ecological prosperity. Our mission is to inspire better buildings where people thrive. Group14 brings solutions to projects through our expertise in energy modeling, building commissioning, sustainability and green certification, and energy audits and monitoring-based commissioning.
Group14 Engineering is an energy efficiency and sustainability consultant committed to personal, societal, and ecological prosperity. Our mission is to inspire better buildings where peopleDetails

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Group14 Engineering

Denver, Colorado, United States

Group14 Engineering is an energy efficiency and sustainability consultant committed to personal, societal, and ecological prosperity. Our mission is to inspire better buildings where people thrive. Group14 brings solutions to projects through our expertise in energy modeling, building commissioning, sustainability and green certification, and energy audits and monitoring-based commissioning.
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Mithun

Seattle, Washington, United States

Mithun’s architects, interior designers, landscape architects, urban designers and planners are working to inspire a sustainable world through leadership, innovation and integrated design.

A national leader in sustainable design and urbanism since 1949, we look for and find connections — the universal in the specific, and ways to balance the human and natural worlds. Our work is an innovative blend of design, technology and nature to create places that excel in beauty, spirit and performance.

Our integrated teams understand global issues and help to drive the best return on investments — economically, socially, environmentally and artistically. Making these connections, we deliver enduring value that raises the quality of life for individuals and entire communities.
Mithun’s architects, interior designers, landscape architects, urban designers and planners are working to inspire a sustainable world through leadership, innovation and integrated design. A nationalDetails

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Mithun

Seattle, Washington, United States

Mithun’s architects, interior designers, landscape architects, urban designers and planners are working to inspire a sustainable world through leadership, innovation and integrated design.

A national leader in sustainable design and urbanism since 1949, we look for and find connections — the universal in the specific, and ways to balance the human and natural worlds. Our work is an innovative blend of design, technology and nature to create places that excel in beauty, spirit and performance.

Our integrated teams understand global issues and help to drive the best return on investments — economically, socially, environmentally and artistically. Making these connections, we deliver enduring value that raises the quality of life for individuals and entire communities.
Mithun’s architects, interior designers, landscape architects, urban designers and planners are working to inspire a sustainable world through leadership, innovation and integrated design. A nationalDetails

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Por Qué No Taqueria

Portland, Oregon, United States

¿Por Que No? strives to support our local economy, whether it means using line caught fish and local meats or remodeling with recycled materials.

We have traveled from the Pacific Coast of Mexico to the mountains of Oaxaca to share the flavors and the essence of what we found.

In the end, it’s all about the food and the community of people who enjoy it!
¿Por Que No? strives to support our local economy, whether it means using line caught fish and local meats or remodeling with recycled materials. WeDetails

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Por Qué No Taqueria

Portland, Oregon, United States

¿Por Que No? strives to support our local economy, whether it means using line caught fish and local meats or remodeling with recycled materials.

We have traveled from the Pacific Coast of Mexico to the mountains of Oaxaca to share the flavors and the essence of what we found.

In the end, it’s all about the food and the community of people who enjoy it!
¿Por Que No? strives to support our local economy, whether it means using line caught fish and local meats or remodeling with recycled materials. WeDetails

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Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

Portland, Oregon, United States

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future.
BPS collaborates with community partners to provide:
• Comprehensive land use, neighborhood, district, economic, historic and environmental planning, and urban design.
• Research, policy and technical services to advance green building, energy efficiency and the use of solar and renewable energy, waste prevention, composting and recycling, and a sustainable food system.
• Policy and actions to address climate change.
The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilientDetails

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Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability

Portland, Oregon, United States

The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future.
BPS collaborates with community partners to provide:
• Comprehensive land use, neighborhood, district, economic, historic and environmental planning, and urban design.
• Research, policy and technical services to advance green building, energy efficiency and the use of solar and renewable energy, waste prevention, composting and recycling, and a sustainable food system.
• Policy and actions to address climate change.
The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland’s livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilientDetails

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Portland Development Commission

Portland, Oregon, United States

Created by Portland voters in 1958, the Portland Development Commission has been a driving force in Portland’s reputation for vibrancy and livability. As Portland’s urban renewal and economic development agency, PDC focuses on investing in the job creation, innovation and economic opportunity that will transform Portland into one of the world’s most desirable and equitable cities.

The PDC is headed by an executive director, who reports to a five-member board of commissioners, local citizens appointed by the mayor and approved by Portland City Council. The structure allows PDC to exercise independence in program implementation and resource allocation.
Created by Portland voters in 1958, the Portland Development Commission has been a driving force in Portland’s reputation for vibrancy and livability. As Portland’s urbanDetails

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Portland Development Commission

Portland, Oregon, United States

Created by Portland voters in 1958, the Portland Development Commission has been a driving force in Portland’s reputation for vibrancy and livability. As Portland’s urban renewal and economic development agency, PDC focuses on investing in the job creation, innovation and economic opportunity that will transform Portland into one of the world’s most desirable and equitable cities.

The PDC is headed by an executive director, who reports to a five-member board of commissioners, local citizens appointed by the mayor and approved by Portland City Council. The structure allows PDC to exercise independence in program implementation and resource allocation.
Created by Portland voters in 1958, the Portland Development Commission has been a driving force in Portland’s reputation for vibrancy and livability. As Portland’s urbanDetails

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Rockford Housing Authority

Rockford, Illinois, United States

Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) has served the Rockford community for more than 65 years by providing affordable housing opportunities to low and moderate income households. The agency, directly houses or administers Housing Choice Voucher assistance to nearly 7,000 Rockford residents. For more than 25 years, RHA’s Resident Services Division has successfully coordinated, developed and delivered a wide range of high-quality resident focused initiatives including Family Self-Sufficiency Programs (which has a case management component). RHA’s mission statement is: “A quality home is the foundation of society & community: quality home life provides hope and the pathway to our goals.”
Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) has served the Rockford community for more than 65 years by providing affordable housing opportunities to low and moderate income households.Details

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Rockford Housing Authority

Rockford, Illinois, United States

Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) has served the Rockford community for more than 65 years by providing affordable housing opportunities to low and moderate income households. The agency, directly houses or administers Housing Choice Voucher assistance to nearly 7,000 Rockford residents. For more than 25 years, RHA’s Resident Services Division has successfully coordinated, developed and delivered a wide range of high-quality resident focused initiatives including Family Self-Sufficiency Programs (which has a case management component). RHA’s mission statement is: “A quality home is the foundation of society & community: quality home life provides hope and the pathway to our goals.”
Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) has served the Rockford community for more than 65 years by providing affordable housing opportunities to low and moderate income households.Details

Gregory Acker

Gregory Acker Architect

Portland, Oregon, United States

LEED Fellow, International Sustainable Design Consultant and Architect in Oregon and California of multiple award-winning, published projects; Former Owner/Manager of a Design/Build General Contracting firm with a dozen completed projects in Oregon. Currently researching large global cities in hot and dry climates to create jobs for unemployed youth with sustainable urbanism protocols.

International Sustainable Design Projects while living seven years in Arabian Gulf Region and five years in South America

Doha, Capital of Qatar 2011-2015:
Sustainability Manager for Turner International Middle East (TiME) for Msheireb Downtown Doha mixed use urban revitalization of 75 acre historic district. Office buildings, apartment buildings, four large hotels, street level retail, four mosques and one school are in review process with U.S. Green Building Council aiming for 59 LEED Gold certifications. The townhomes are also in review for an additional 36 LEED Gold certifications. See Utube video of project.

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), Abu Dhabi UAE 2009-2010
UPC Senior Planning Manager for Estidama (Sustainability)’; hired and directed team and consultants who created the Pearls Rating Systems for Estidama which was immediately mandated when finished in 2010 for all new construction in Abu Dhabi Emirate, becoming mandatory for all Community Planning, Building Design and Construction, and all Home Designs. More than six million square feet of buildings were certified by 2013.

Dubai UAE 2008:
Sustainability Director at Sienna Architecture/Portland and consultant to Colab Architecture firm’s large Dubai urban revitalization project with six new LEED certified neighborhoods, 18 LEED New Construction buildings and 144 total mixed use buildings along Dubai Creek in historic urban district. Designers and consultants from around the world. Postponed with 2009 global economic slowdown but similar development now under construction.

China 2007-2008:
Multiple sustainable urban design projects and trips to China . Consultant to Shanghai office of EDAW for large urban park design for Kunshan City near Shanghai. With China-US Center for Sustainable Development, directed two-week faculty and student workshop at Tongji University in Shanghai for design of a prototypical green rural village school for post earth-quake Sichuan Province. University of Virginia and the University of Oregon participated. With Green Building Services, conducted training workshop at Shenzhen Energy Center.

Vietnam 2007-2008:
Sienna Architecture Co. had multiple projects including LEED registrations of two buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. Also traveled to Hanoi to financially assist the initial formation of the Vietnam Green Building Council.

Colombia and Chile in South America:
Upon college graduation, served three years as Peace Corps Architect in hot/humid Colombia, building schools in the remote Amazon basin followed by living/working in an invasion urban slum in city of Barranquilla. In Colombia I trained five new Peace Corps architects and five social workers to continue the work I had started in urban slums. Post Peace Corps, traveled one year in hot/dry Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, followed by one additional year teaching English in Valparaiso Chile.

Additional Experience Timeline:
Architect, City of Portland, Oregon USA - Office of Sustainable Development - LEED AP - 2000-2007
Adjunct Professor, University of Oregon, Portland Center Master of Architecture program 1999-2008
Gregory Acker Architect PC – Active Sustainable Design focused architectural practice 1980-2000
Eco+Tech Construction Inc - Owner of sustainable design-build construction firm 1990-2000
Living Systems, Winters CA, and The Ratcliff Architects, Berkeley CA 1974-1979
LEED Fellow, International Sustainable Design Consultant and Architect in Oregon and California of multiple award-winning, published projects; Former Owner/Manager of a Design/Build General Contracting firmDetails

Gregory Acker

Gregory Acker Architect

Portland, Oregon, United States

LEED Fellow, International Sustainable Design Consultant and Architect in Oregon and California of multiple award-winning, published projects; Former Owner/Manager of a Design/Build General Contracting firm with a dozen completed projects in Oregon. Currently researching large global cities in hot and dry climates to create jobs for unemployed youth with sustainable urbanism protocols.

International Sustainable Design Projects while living seven years in Arabian Gulf Region and five years in South America

Doha, Capital of Qatar 2011-2015:
Sustainability Manager for Turner International Middle East (TiME) for Msheireb Downtown Doha mixed use urban revitalization of 75 acre historic district. Office buildings, apartment buildings, four large hotels, street level retail, four mosques and one school are in review process with U.S. Green Building Council aiming for 59 LEED Gold certifications. The townhomes are also in review for an additional 36 LEED Gold certifications. See Utube video of project.

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC), Abu Dhabi UAE 2009-2010
UPC Senior Planning Manager for Estidama (Sustainability)’; hired and directed team and consultants who created the Pearls Rating Systems for Estidama which was immediately mandated when finished in 2010 for all new construction in Abu Dhabi Emirate, becoming mandatory for all Community Planning, Building Design and Construction, and all Home Designs. More than six million square feet of buildings were certified by 2013.

Dubai UAE 2008:
Sustainability Director at Sienna Architecture/Portland and consultant to Colab Architecture firm’s large Dubai urban revitalization project with six new LEED certified neighborhoods, 18 LEED New Construction buildings and 144 total mixed use buildings along Dubai Creek in historic urban district. Designers and consultants from around the world. Postponed with 2009 global economic slowdown but similar development now under construction.

China 2007-2008:
Multiple sustainable urban design projects and trips to China . Consultant to Shanghai office of EDAW for large urban park design for Kunshan City near Shanghai. With China-US Center for Sustainable Development, directed two-week faculty and student workshop at Tongji University in Shanghai for design of a prototypical green rural village school for post earth-quake Sichuan Province. University of Virginia and the University of Oregon participated. With Green Building Services, conducted training workshop at Shenzhen Energy Center.

Vietnam 2007-2008:
Sienna Architecture Co. had multiple projects including LEED registrations of two buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. Also traveled to Hanoi to financially assist the initial formation of the Vietnam Green Building Council.

Colombia and Chile in South America:
Upon college graduation, served three years as Peace Corps Architect in hot/humid Colombia, building schools in the remote Amazon basin followed by living/working in an invasion urban slum in city of Barranquilla. In Colombia I trained five new Peace Corps architects and five social workers to continue the work I had started in urban slums. Post Peace Corps, traveled one year in hot/dry Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, followed by one additional year teaching English in Valparaiso Chile.

Additional Experience Timeline:
Architect, City of Portland, Oregon USA - Office of Sustainable Development - LEED AP - 2000-2007
Adjunct Professor, University of Oregon, Portland Center Master of Architecture program 1999-2008
Gregory Acker Architect PC – Active Sustainable Design focused architectural practice 1980-2000
Eco+Tech Construction Inc - Owner of sustainable design-build construction firm 1990-2000
Living Systems, Winters CA, and The Ratcliff Architects, Berkeley CA 1974-1979
LEED Fellow, International Sustainable Design Consultant and Architect in Oregon and California of multiple award-winning, published projects; Former Owner/Manager of a Design/Build General Contracting firmDetails

Michael Adams

Southern Methodist University

Lubbock, Texas, United States

Michael Adams

Southern Methodist University

Lubbock, Texas, United States

David Adamson

Goose Creek Neighborhoods

Boulder, Colorado, United States

Goose Creek Neighborhoods is new 501 c 3 "enlightened urbanism" advocacy organization, land trust and low cost real estate lender which helps create diversity, sustainability and beauty particularly in the rapidly appreciating Goose Creek watershed.This encompasses a variety of neighborhoods (high end residential, commercial, multi family, trailer parks) within the basin of a partially restored/partially buried waterway in Boulder, Colorado.

Executive Director David Adamson has experience working in development and land protection for the Nature Conservancy, as a residential real estate investor, a green building products entrepreneur and as an environmental educator.
Goose Creek Neighborhoods is new 501 c 3 “enlightened urbanism” advocacy organization, land trust and low cost real estate lender which helps create diversity, sustainabilityDetails

David Adamson

Goose Creek Neighborhoods

Boulder, Colorado, United States

Goose Creek Neighborhoods is new 501 c 3 "enlightened urbanism" advocacy organization, land trust and low cost real estate lender which helps create diversity, sustainability and beauty particularly in the rapidly appreciating Goose Creek watershed.This encompasses a variety of neighborhoods (high end residential, commercial, multi family, trailer parks) within the basin of a partially restored/partially buried waterway in Boulder, Colorado.

Executive Director David Adamson has experience working in development and land protection for the Nature Conservancy, as a residential real estate investor, a green building products entrepreneur and as an environmental educator.
Goose Creek Neighborhoods is new 501 c 3 “enlightened urbanism” advocacy organization, land trust and low cost real estate lender which helps create diversity, sustainabilityDetails

Kareeshma Ali

Farr Associates

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Kareeshma Ali is a human-centered designer, researcher, and planner. Kareeshma's social impact design work is informed by her experience in architecture, urban design, and planning and deep interest in graphic design, communications, art and culture. She is interested in the mind-body-environment connection and understanding how design can positively change behavior to create more sustainable and equitable environments.
Kareeshma Ali is a human-centered designer, researcher, and planner. Kareeshma’s social impact design work is informed by her experience in architecture, urban design, and planningDetails

Kareeshma Ali

Farr Associates

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Kareeshma Ali is a human-centered designer, researcher, and planner. Kareeshma's social impact design work is informed by her experience in architecture, urban design, and planning and deep interest in graphic design, communications, art and culture. She is interested in the mind-body-environment connection and understanding how design can positively change behavior to create more sustainable and equitable environments.
Kareeshma Ali is a human-centered designer, researcher, and planner. Kareeshma’s social impact design work is informed by her experience in architecture, urban design, and planningDetails

Eliot Allen

Criterion Planners

Portland, Oregon, United States

AICP, LEED AP-ND, EcoDistricts AP. Eliot Allen is an urban planner who has devoted his career to creating vibrant, prosperous, and resilient places. He founded Criterion Planners of Portland Oregon in 1979 to focus on the nexus of urban planning and sustainability, and has since become a nationally-recognized leader in helping designers and citizens create outcomes that are measurably more livable and environmentally responsible.

Eliot is a specialist in urban sustainability appraisal tools, currently serving as certification administrator for EcoDistricts, certification reviewer for the LEED-ND program, and technical adviser for the Sustainable SITES and STAR Community rating systems. He is also the LEED-ND expert at LEEDuser.com, a plan reviewer for the APA Sustaining Places Comprehensive Plan recognition program, and a sustainability rating tools education provider for Planetizen.com and the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Eliot is a co-recipient of EPA’s Climate Protection Award for the Chula Vista California Climate Protection Plan; the Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award for the Smart Code; and the APA Sustainable Communities Award for the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan. He is a former chair of Portland’s Energy Commission, and currently serves on the Urban Planning Task Group of the American Society for Testing & Materials, and the SITES Accreditation Task Force.
AICP, LEED AP-ND, EcoDistricts AP. Eliot Allen is an urban planner who has devoted his career to creating vibrant, prosperous, and resilient places. He foundedDetails

Eliot Allen

Criterion Planners

Portland, Oregon, United States

AICP, LEED AP-ND, EcoDistricts AP. Eliot Allen is an urban planner who has devoted his career to creating vibrant, prosperous, and resilient places. He founded Criterion Planners of Portland Oregon in 1979 to focus on the nexus of urban planning and sustainability, and has since become a nationally-recognized leader in helping designers and citizens create outcomes that are measurably more livable and environmentally responsible.

Eliot is a specialist in urban sustainability appraisal tools, currently serving as certification administrator for EcoDistricts, certification reviewer for the LEED-ND program, and technical adviser for the Sustainable SITES and STAR Community rating systems. He is also the LEED-ND expert at LEEDuser.com, a plan reviewer for the APA Sustaining Places Comprehensive Plan recognition program, and a sustainability rating tools education provider for Planetizen.com and the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Eliot is a co-recipient of EPA’s Climate Protection Award for the Chula Vista California Climate Protection Plan; the Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award for the Smart Code; and the APA Sustainable Communities Award for the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan. He is a former chair of Portland’s Energy Commission, and currently serves on the Urban Planning Task Group of the American Society for Testing & Materials, and the SITES Accreditation Task Force.
AICP, LEED AP-ND, EcoDistricts AP. Eliot Allen is an urban planner who has devoted his career to creating vibrant, prosperous, and resilient places. He foundedDetails

Erin Barnes

ioby

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Before ioby, Erin was an environmental writer with a background in water management. From 2007-2008, she was the environmental editor at Men’s Journal magazine, and was a freelance writer on climate change and other environmental issues. From 2003-2005, she worked as a community organizer and public information officer at the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition in Portland, Oregon.

While completing her Master of Environmental Management in water science, economics, and policy at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, she was a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies scholar in Portuguese. She did field research on socio-economic values of water in Goyena, Nicaragua, and the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon. Her report “Market Values of the Commercial Fishery on the Madeira River: Calculating the Costs of the Santo Antônio and Jirau Dams to Fishermen in Rondônia, Brasil and Pando-Beni, Bolivia” was published in the Tropical Resources Institute Journal in 2007.

Erin also holds a B.A. in English and American Studies from the University of Virginia. Erin lives in Brooklyn and serves on the Board of EcoDistricts and Resource Media, and as an advisor to ArtBridge. The Rockefeller Foundation awarded Erin and her co-founders at ioby the 2012 Jane Jacobs Medal for New Technology and Innovation.
Before ioby, Erin was an environmental writer with a background in water management. From 2007-2008, she was the environmental editor at Men’s Journal magazine, andDetails

Erin Barnes

ioby

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Before ioby, Erin was an environmental writer with a background in water management. From 2007-2008, she was the environmental editor at Men’s Journal magazine, and was a freelance writer on climate change and other environmental issues. From 2003-2005, she worked as a community organizer and public information officer at the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition in Portland, Oregon.

While completing her Master of Environmental Management in water science, economics, and policy at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, she was a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies scholar in Portuguese. She did field research on socio-economic values of water in Goyena, Nicaragua, and the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon. Her report “Market Values of the Commercial Fishery on the Madeira River: Calculating the Costs of the Santo Antônio and Jirau Dams to Fishermen in Rondônia, Brasil and Pando-Beni, Bolivia” was published in the Tropical Resources Institute Journal in 2007.

Erin also holds a B.A. in English and American Studies from the University of Virginia. Erin lives in Brooklyn and serves on the Board of EcoDistricts and Resource Media, and as an advisor to ArtBridge. The Rockefeller Foundation awarded Erin and her co-founders at ioby the 2012 Jane Jacobs Medal for New Technology and Innovation.
Before ioby, Erin was an environmental writer with a background in water management. From 2007-2008, she was the environmental editor at Men’s Journal magazine, andDetails

Lawrence and Ina-Lee Block

AMG Educational Consultants

Swampscott, Massachusetts, United States

Ina was raised on and returned to the North Shore of Boston. After graduating Colby College in Waterville, ME and earning an MBA from Harvard University, she worked as an Assistant Director at Boston’s largest health maintenance organization, Harvard Pilgrim. for over a decade. She then spent 8 years as a retained executive search consultant, filling jobs nationally as the age of the Internet was just dawning.

After a short stint in marketing and consulting to non-profits, she authored a $1million grant with several friends and founded the North Shore Teen Initiative (www.nsteeninitiative.org), still a thriving organization 9 years later. The North Shore Teen Initiative connects Jewish teens to their peers and motivates participation in Jewish activities. The program build community among teens of all abilities and affiliations through organizational collaboration, innovative, high-quality programming and participation in national opportunities, emphasizing community service and service learning.
Ina was raised on and returned to the North Shore of Boston. After graduating Colby College in Waterville, ME and earning an MBA from HarvardDetails

Lawrence and Ina-Lee Block

AMG Educational Consultants

Swampscott, Massachusetts, United States

Ina was raised on and returned to the North Shore of Boston. After graduating Colby College in Waterville, ME and earning an MBA from Harvard University, she worked as an Assistant Director at Boston’s largest health maintenance organization, Harvard Pilgrim. for over a decade. She then spent 8 years as a retained executive search consultant, filling jobs nationally as the age of the Internet was just dawning.

After a short stint in marketing and consulting to non-profits, she authored a $1million grant with several friends and founded the North Shore Teen Initiative (www.nsteeninitiative.org), still a thriving organization 9 years later. The North Shore Teen Initiative connects Jewish teens to their peers and motivates participation in Jewish activities. The program build community among teens of all abilities and affiliations through organizational collaboration, innovative, high-quality programming and participation in national opportunities, emphasizing community service and service learning.
Ina was raised on and returned to the North Shore of Boston. After graduating Colby College in Waterville, ME and earning an MBA from HarvardDetails

Suzanne Burnes

Collective Wisdom Group

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

From her founding of an Atlanta community development corporation nearly 20 years ago to address gentrification, to her leadership in state government creating public-private sustainability partnerships, to serving as executive director of local NGO Sustainable Atlanta, Suzanne’s passions are focused on the pursuit of a sustainable economy and society built on opportunity for all, in balance with our natural systems. She helped Midtown become the first ecodistrict in Atlanta, and was instrumental in elevating the EcoDistrict model as a pathway to green, equitable growth across the region. She also served as an early advisory board member for STAR Communities, advocating for the synergies between STAR and EcoDistricts.

Suzanne continues to support EcoDistrict creation in Atlanta, particularly in its Lakewood Heights community, and to see tremendous opportunity for using this framework to accelerate community economic development across the region. Through her firm, Collective Wisdom Group, she advises her NGO, local government and philanthropic clients in forming broad-based coalitions for community and ecosystem benefit, and integrating an equity lens in creation and delivery of services. She contributes her energy as a board member for a local charter school that prepares children from a largely low-wealth community to become compassionate global citizens.

For Suzanne, her holy grail is the valuation and incorporation of community and ecosystem service benefit into local government and business decision-making, and she is dedicated to facilitating an educated and activated electorate and consumer base to expect and demand this. She is thrilled to connect with anyone in the EcoDistricts community making progress on these concepts!
From her founding of an Atlanta community development corporation nearly 20 years ago to address gentrification, to her leadership in state government creating public-private sustainabilityDetails

Suzanne Burnes

Collective Wisdom Group

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

From her founding of an Atlanta community development corporation nearly 20 years ago to address gentrification, to her leadership in state government creating public-private sustainability partnerships, to serving as executive director of local NGO Sustainable Atlanta, Suzanne’s passions are focused on the pursuit of a sustainable economy and society built on opportunity for all, in balance with our natural systems. She helped Midtown become the first ecodistrict in Atlanta, and was instrumental in elevating the EcoDistrict model as a pathway to green, equitable growth across the region. She also served as an early advisory board member for STAR Communities, advocating for the synergies between STAR and EcoDistricts.

Suzanne continues to support EcoDistrict creation in Atlanta, particularly in its Lakewood Heights community, and to see tremendous opportunity for using this framework to accelerate community economic development across the region. Through her firm, Collective Wisdom Group, she advises her NGO, local government and philanthropic clients in forming broad-based coalitions for community and ecosystem benefit, and integrating an equity lens in creation and delivery of services. She contributes her energy as a board member for a local charter school that prepares children from a largely low-wealth community to become compassionate global citizens.

For Suzanne, her holy grail is the valuation and incorporation of community and ecosystem service benefit into local government and business decision-making, and she is dedicated to facilitating an educated and activated electorate and consumer base to expect and demand this. She is thrilled to connect with anyone in the EcoDistricts community making progress on these concepts!
From her founding of an Atlanta community development corporation nearly 20 years ago to address gentrification, to her leadership in state government creating public-private sustainabilityDetails

Josiah Cain

Sherwood Design Engineers

San Francisco, California, United States

Principal and Director of Innovation at Sherwood Design Engineers in San Francisco, New York, and Houston. Landscape Architect and Ecological Designer with experience in Performance Ecology, Green Infrastructure, Urban Agriculture, Living Roofs/Walls, District Infrastructure, and other Regenerative Urban & Rural Design/Engineering Applications.
Principal and Director of Innovation at Sherwood Design Engineers in San Francisco, New York, and Houston. Landscape Architect and Ecological Designer with experience in PerformanceDetails

Josiah Cain

Sherwood Design Engineers

San Francisco, California, United States

Principal and Director of Innovation at Sherwood Design Engineers in San Francisco, New York, and Houston. Landscape Architect and Ecological Designer with experience in Performance Ecology, Green Infrastructure, Urban Agriculture, Living Roofs/Walls, District Infrastructure, and other Regenerative Urban & Rural Design/Engineering Applications.
Principal and Director of Innovation at Sherwood Design Engineers in San Francisco, New York, and Houston. Landscape Architect and Ecological Designer with experience in PerformanceDetails

Grace Carlson

Carlson Studio Marketing

Seattle, Washington, United States

Grace is a communications strategist and sustainable transportation advisor, who, for more than a decade has led a green branding and strategic communications consulting firm with health, public sector and environment clients ranging from Port of Olympia, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Scope 5, Sarasota County, and The Wellness Community.

Grace has spent her career inspiring stakeholders from grassroots to the C-suite to wrestle courageously to create a more vibrant, inclusive economy including ...

- Facilitated win-wins for a $1M transit technology improvement, Bus Rapid Transit, funded by the US DoT, where the economic development, sustainable transportation and public policy agendas intersected.

-Currently strengthening and integrating sustainability at Washington State’s Port of Olympia by analyzing ROI of $33M+ and managing delivery budget of $20K project.

- Lobbied state legislators to increase cancer research funding by more than $1M for the American Cancer Society by increasing sales tax on tobacco products by developing cost saving strategies to justify tax increase and engaging youth to tell their stories about cancer at State Capitol.

- Improved public participation plan for Sarasota-Manatee MPO to align transportation planning with land use, community livability and economic development by leading effort for 800K residents in two-county area to have greater engagement and involvement in process.

- Through creation of innovative partnership with Sarasota Magazine, quadrupled readership and raised production quality for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens quarterly newsletter, Tropical Dispatch.
Grace is a communications strategist and sustainable transportation advisor, who, for more than a decade has led a green branding and strategic communications consulting firmDetails

Grace Carlson

Carlson Studio Marketing

Seattle, Washington, United States

Grace is a communications strategist and sustainable transportation advisor, who, for more than a decade has led a green branding and strategic communications consulting firm with health, public sector and environment clients ranging from Port of Olympia, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Scope 5, Sarasota County, and The Wellness Community.

Grace has spent her career inspiring stakeholders from grassroots to the C-suite to wrestle courageously to create a more vibrant, inclusive economy including ...

- Facilitated win-wins for a $1M transit technology improvement, Bus Rapid Transit, funded by the US DoT, where the economic development, sustainable transportation and public policy agendas intersected.

-Currently strengthening and integrating sustainability at Washington State’s Port of Olympia by analyzing ROI of $33M+ and managing delivery budget of $20K project.

- Lobbied state legislators to increase cancer research funding by more than $1M for the American Cancer Society by increasing sales tax on tobacco products by developing cost saving strategies to justify tax increase and engaging youth to tell their stories about cancer at State Capitol.

- Improved public participation plan for Sarasota-Manatee MPO to align transportation planning with land use, community livability and economic development by leading effort for 800K residents in two-county area to have greater engagement and involvement in process.

- Through creation of innovative partnership with Sarasota Magazine, quadrupled readership and raised production quality for Marie Selby Botanical Gardens quarterly newsletter, Tropical Dispatch.
Grace is a communications strategist and sustainable transportation advisor, who, for more than a decade has led a green branding and strategic communications consulting firmDetails

William Carson

US Bancorp Community Development Corporation

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

VP & Director, infUSe™ CDFI Business Development - U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation

Bill Carson leads USBCDC's infUSe™ CDFI Business Development effort, where he focuses on investments and partnerships with Community Development Financing Institutions, a diverse segment of mission-driven organizations that provide capital to create and retain jobs, finance commercial and residential real estate, and improve quality of life in disinvested communities.

In his prior role, he was corporate sustainability leader of the McCormack Baron Salazar (MBS) Companies and President of Sunwheel Energy, an MBS Company providing renewable energy and sustainability services. In these roles, he led MBS to become one of the top developers and managers of green, economically integrated, urban communities and helped the company to win numerous awards for excellence in sustainable urban redevelopment and corporate practices. He began his career in engineering and product management with the multi-national industrial and environmental company Air Products.

Bill is a USGBC LEED-Accredited Professional and Cornell Engineering grad and holds master’s degrees in Engineering & Policy and Engineering Management from Washington University. He is an active civic participant in the City of St. Louis and is passionate about using integrated sustainability strategies to reduce environmental impact, improve resident well-being and advance economic outcomes in distressed, urban communities.
VP & Director, infUSe™ CDFI Business Development – U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation Bill Carson leads USBCDC’s infUSe™ CDFI Business Development effort, where he focusesDetails

William Carson

US Bancorp Community Development Corporation

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

VP & Director, infUSe™ CDFI Business Development - U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation

Bill Carson leads USBCDC's infUSe™ CDFI Business Development effort, where he focuses on investments and partnerships with Community Development Financing Institutions, a diverse segment of mission-driven organizations that provide capital to create and retain jobs, finance commercial and residential real estate, and improve quality of life in disinvested communities.

In his prior role, he was corporate sustainability leader of the McCormack Baron Salazar (MBS) Companies and President of Sunwheel Energy, an MBS Company providing renewable energy and sustainability services. In these roles, he led MBS to become one of the top developers and managers of green, economically integrated, urban communities and helped the company to win numerous awards for excellence in sustainable urban redevelopment and corporate practices. He began his career in engineering and product management with the multi-national industrial and environmental company Air Products.

Bill is a USGBC LEED-Accredited Professional and Cornell Engineering grad and holds master’s degrees in Engineering & Policy and Engineering Management from Washington University. He is an active civic participant in the City of St. Louis and is passionate about using integrated sustainability strategies to reduce environmental impact, improve resident well-being and advance economic outcomes in distressed, urban communities.
VP & Director, infUSe™ CDFI Business Development – U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation Bill Carson leads USBCDC’s infUSe™ CDFI Business Development effort, where he focusesDetails

Haley Cox

Insight Civil Engineering

New York, New York, United States

Haley Cox

Insight Civil Engineering

New York, New York, United States

Meghan Duff

San Francisco, California, United States

Meghan’s passion for doing environmental work to combat climate change began at a young age with her love for the outdoors. Growing up, she spent about half the year (whenever she wasn't in school) with her family in the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho, where she would spend much of each day outside. It was there that she found her great interest and hobby of building and her love of being immersed in nature. These two pastimes married while she was at Dartmouth when she discovered her interest in green building and learning how energy efficiency and environmental design could greatly benefit and transform our broken building industry. And from there came her career (and life) challenge, to transform this broken building industry by way of building with nature rather than against it to combat climate change. Thus, she is excited to get involved with EcoDistricts to bring this passion to life and put what she sees as a necessity into action, to contribute to her own neighborhood by delivering a sort of environmental rehabilitation.
Meghan’s passion for doing environmental work to combat climate change began at a young age with her love for the outdoors. Growing up, she spentDetails

Meghan Duff

San Francisco, California, United States

Meghan’s passion for doing environmental work to combat climate change began at a young age with her love for the outdoors. Growing up, she spent about half the year (whenever she wasn't in school) with her family in the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho, where she would spend much of each day outside. It was there that she found her great interest and hobby of building and her love of being immersed in nature. These two pastimes married while she was at Dartmouth when she discovered her interest in green building and learning how energy efficiency and environmental design could greatly benefit and transform our broken building industry. And from there came her career (and life) challenge, to transform this broken building industry by way of building with nature rather than against it to combat climate change. Thus, she is excited to get involved with EcoDistricts to bring this passion to life and put what she sees as a necessity into action, to contribute to her own neighborhood by delivering a sort of environmental rehabilitation.
Meghan’s passion for doing environmental work to combat climate change began at a young age with her love for the outdoors. Growing up, she spentDetails

Kent Edwards

McCollom Development Strategies

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Kent Edwards, is the Director of Operations and Project Management for McCollom Development Strategies. Kent is also the Principal of Edwards APQM, an architectural firm based in the Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania offering professional services in architectural design, project and quality management. In addition, he has served as a consulting Senior Associate with Perkins Eastman, a multi-national architecture, interior design and planning firm based in New York, NY.

Kent has 40 years of diversified experience in the design and construction industry, having managed and designed a wide range of projects in the community planning, hospitality, multi-family residential, commercial office, retail, institutional, religious, historical and education sectors. He has taught project management and design at Carnegie Mellon University and Youngstown State University and has traveled extensively on project assignments in the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico and Peru.
Kent Edwards, is the Director of Operations and Project Management for McCollom Development Strategies. Kent is also the Principal of Edwards APQM, an architectural firmDetails

Kent Edwards

McCollom Development Strategies

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Kent Edwards, is the Director of Operations and Project Management for McCollom Development Strategies. Kent is also the Principal of Edwards APQM, an architectural firm based in the Laurel Highlands region of Pennsylvania offering professional services in architectural design, project and quality management. In addition, he has served as a consulting Senior Associate with Perkins Eastman, a multi-national architecture, interior design and planning firm based in New York, NY.

Kent has 40 years of diversified experience in the design and construction industry, having managed and designed a wide range of projects in the community planning, hospitality, multi-family residential, commercial office, retail, institutional, religious, historical and education sectors. He has taught project management and design at Carnegie Mellon University and Youngstown State University and has traveled extensively on project assignments in the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico and Peru.
Kent Edwards, is the Director of Operations and Project Management for McCollom Development Strategies. Kent is also the Principal of Edwards APQM, an architectural firmDetails

Dagmar Epsten, EcoDistricts AP

PlanAPlanet LLC

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Why PlanAPlanet?
While many approaches to a sustainable built environment are being discussed, confident actions require cooperative investigations and an experimental design mindset. To that aim, PlanAPlanet LLC serves cooperatively with others throughout the world, as educational charrette leaders or participants, jurors, speakers, instructors, and writers, to help come up with practical plans that serve all species and alleviate climate change. We feel that we cannot settle for Plan B and need to have a Plan A for our Planet by cooperative planning for our future – hence PlanAPlanet.

What we provide:
Educational charrette participants, jurors, speakers, instructors, writers for a sustainable built environment, including with the following qualifications:
- FAIA
- Living Future Accredited (LFA) Professional
- LEED Fellow
- USGBC Faculty
- LEED Faculty
- WELL Faculty
- All 5 LEED AP specialties (LEED AP BD+C, O+M, ID+C, ND, HOMES)
- WELL AP
- CxA
- CCS
Also, architecture with emphasis on cutting-edge regenerative custom homes.
Why PlanAPlanet? While many approaches to a sustainable built environment are being discussed, confident actions require cooperative investigations and an experimental design mindset. To thatDetails

Dagmar Epsten, EcoDistricts AP

PlanAPlanet LLC

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Why PlanAPlanet?
While many approaches to a sustainable built environment are being discussed, confident actions require cooperative investigations and an experimental design mindset. To that aim, PlanAPlanet LLC serves cooperatively with others throughout the world, as educational charrette leaders or participants, jurors, speakers, instructors, and writers, to help come up with practical plans that serve all species and alleviate climate change. We feel that we cannot settle for Plan B and need to have a Plan A for our Planet by cooperative planning for our future – hence PlanAPlanet.

What we provide:
Educational charrette participants, jurors, speakers, instructors, writers for a sustainable built environment, including with the following qualifications:
- FAIA
- Living Future Accredited (LFA) Professional
- LEED Fellow
- USGBC Faculty
- LEED Faculty
- WELL Faculty
- All 5 LEED AP specialties (LEED AP BD+C, O+M, ID+C, ND, HOMES)
- WELL AP
- CxA
- CCS
Also, architecture with emphasis on cutting-edge regenerative custom homes.
Why PlanAPlanet? While many approaches to a sustainable built environment are being discussed, confident actions require cooperative investigations and an experimental design mindset. To thatDetails

Suzanne Fast

Suzanne Fast Design

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Suzanne Fast Design is an Eastern Ontario based firm that provides interior and urban design services.

Interior Design services include commercial and residential space planning, material and finishes selection, furniture specification and colour consultations. Consultations range from one hour to long term projects.
Urban Design services include working with developers, non-profit and city administrators to create more liveable communities. Site evaluation and examination to integrate urban, social, economic and ecological considerations into the design process. Public realm, place making and urban revitalization.

Suzanne has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Manitoba and an Interior Design Diploma from the Academy of Design, Toronto. She passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification in 2001 (NCIDQ #017051). In 2012 Suzanne earned the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate Credential. In 2014 Suzanne graduated with an Urban Design Certificate from Simon Fraser University.
Suzanne Fast Design is an Eastern Ontario based firm that provides interior and urban design services. Interior Design services include commercial and residential space planning,Details

Suzanne Fast

Suzanne Fast Design

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Suzanne Fast Design is an Eastern Ontario based firm that provides interior and urban design services.

Interior Design services include commercial and residential space planning, material and finishes selection, furniture specification and colour consultations. Consultations range from one hour to long term projects.
Urban Design services include working with developers, non-profit and city administrators to create more liveable communities. Site evaluation and examination to integrate urban, social, economic and ecological considerations into the design process. Public realm, place making and urban revitalization.

Suzanne has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Manitoba and an Interior Design Diploma from the Academy of Design, Toronto. She passed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification in 2001 (NCIDQ #017051). In 2012 Suzanne earned the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate Credential. In 2014 Suzanne graduated with an Urban Design Certificate from Simon Fraser University.
Suzanne Fast Design is an Eastern Ontario based firm that provides interior and urban design services. Interior Design services include commercial and residential space planning,Details

William Forbes

Stephen F. Austin State University, Center for a Livable World

Nacogdoches, Texas, United States

Dr. Forbes is an associate professor of geography and sustainable community development at Stephen F. Austin State University. He directs the schools’ Center for a Livable World, co-editing three anthologies about the “human” side of sustainability and facilitating “livability” studies of small cities where the EcoDistricts approach can be applied.

Bill went to Humboldt State in northwestern California for a B.S. in forestry, B.A. in geography, and minor in environmental ethics, and to the University of North Texas for masters’ degrees in geography and philosophy and a Ph.D. in environmental science. He is particularly interested in learning from the EcoDistricts neighborhood approach to community development.

Dr. Forbes previously included community development in his natural resource work for national forests in southwestern Oregon and in his dissertation work revisiting Mexico’s Sierra Madre Occidental, where Aldo Leopold saw perfect land health in the 1930s. He is also active in professional societies, having co-founded a Philosophy and History Working Group in the Society of American Foresters and a Development Geographies Specialty Group in the Association of American Geographers. He is currently on the board of the Texas Society for Ecological Restoration and has served as geography representative for the Society for Conservation Biology Social Science Working Group.
Dr. Forbes is an associate professor of geography and sustainable community development at Stephen F. Austin State University. He directs the schools’ Center for aDetails

William Forbes

Stephen F. Austin State University, Center for a Livable World

Nacogdoches, Texas, United States

Dr. Forbes is an associate professor of geography and sustainable community development at Stephen F. Austin State University. He directs the schools’ Center for a Livable World, co-editing three anthologies about the “human” side of sustainability and facilitating “livability” studies of small cities where the EcoDistricts approach can be applied.

Bill went to Humboldt State in northwestern California for a B.S. in forestry, B.A. in geography, and minor in environmental ethics, and to the University of North Texas for masters’ degrees in geography and philosophy and a Ph.D. in environmental science. He is particularly interested in learning from the EcoDistricts neighborhood approach to community development.

Dr. Forbes previously included community development in his natural resource work for national forests in southwestern Oregon and in his dissertation work revisiting Mexico’s Sierra Madre Occidental, where Aldo Leopold saw perfect land health in the 1930s. He is also active in professional societies, having co-founded a Philosophy and History Working Group in the Society of American Foresters and a Development Geographies Specialty Group in the Association of American Geographers. He is currently on the board of the Texas Society for Ecological Restoration and has served as geography representative for the Society for Conservation Biology Social Science Working Group.
Dr. Forbes is an associate professor of geography and sustainable community development at Stephen F. Austin State University. He directs the schools’ Center for aDetails

Robert Fraser

Fraser Global Sourcing

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

Robert Fraser has 30 years of sales and marketing, resort hospitality experience at the executive level at a number of distinguished resorts in South Florida servicing the conference market. His last ten years has been with Experient / A Maritz global Events Company as National Account Manager.as National Account Manager. His combination of hospitality as well as conference management experience provides conference planners with a consultant, advisor and advocate of the highest caliber.

Robert is a seasoned world traveler having traveled professionally to some 30 countries in Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America and North Africa as well as more than 25 cities in the USA, many on familiarization visits.

As Past President of the Portland-Suzhou Sister City Association, Robert has traveled throughout China with the Oregon legislature and governor and has been involved in leading mayoral delegations to Suzhou as well as hosting Chinese delegations and cultural events in Portland Oregon.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is his hometown, having graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, including a study abroad program at the University of Bordeaux, France. He presently resides with his wife Juliadi Two for the last ten years in Orenco Station, Hillsboro, Oregon, Robert considers Orenco Station an example of a, “a people-centered, economically vibrant, planet loving neighborhood”, striving to meet the EcoDistricts Protocol. A reason why he and his wife so enjoy, living, biking, shopping and dining here, and yet only minutes away by the local the Max train to downtown Portland and PDX International Airport.
Robert Fraser has 30 years of sales and marketing, resort hospitality experience at the executive level at a number of distinguished resorts in South Florida servicing the conferenceDetails

Robert Fraser

Fraser Global Sourcing

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

Robert Fraser has 30 years of sales and marketing, resort hospitality experience at the executive level at a number of distinguished resorts in South Florida servicing the conference market. His last ten years has been with Experient / A Maritz global Events Company as National Account Manager.as National Account Manager. His combination of hospitality as well as conference management experience provides conference planners with a consultant, advisor and advocate of the highest caliber.

Robert is a seasoned world traveler having traveled professionally to some 30 countries in Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America and North Africa as well as more than 25 cities in the USA, many on familiarization visits.

As Past President of the Portland-Suzhou Sister City Association, Robert has traveled throughout China with the Oregon legislature and governor and has been involved in leading mayoral delegations to Suzhou as well as hosting Chinese delegations and cultural events in Portland Oregon.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is his hometown, having graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, including a study abroad program at the University of Bordeaux, France. He presently resides with his wife Juliadi Two for the last ten years in Orenco Station, Hillsboro, Oregon, Robert considers Orenco Station an example of a, “a people-centered, economically vibrant, planet loving neighborhood”, striving to meet the EcoDistricts Protocol. A reason why he and his wife so enjoy, living, biking, shopping and dining here, and yet only minutes away by the local the Max train to downtown Portland and PDX International Airport.
Robert Fraser has 30 years of sales and marketing, resort hospitality experience at the executive level at a number of distinguished resorts in South Florida servicing the conferenceDetails

Eric Corey Freed

EcoDistricts

Portland, Oregon, United States

Eric Corey Freed is Chief Community Officer at EcoDistricts, a nonprofit that helps cities and developers create regenerative, resilient and socially equitable neighborhoods for everyone. He was also Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a visionary design leader in biophilic and regenerative design. As a licensed architect, Eric brings over 20 years of experience in helping architects, builders and homeowners use sustainability to improve the design and operational savings for thousands of buildings around the country. Companies like Autodesk, Pixar, Apple and Lowe’s have hired Eric to help them incorporate deeper sustainability into their businesses.

Eric is the author of 11 books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies", a bestseller with over 200,000 copies in print, and "Sustainable School Architecture." His how-to book, “Green$ense for your Home” won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Eric is considered a leader in the field; named by San Francisco Magazine "Best Green Architect" in 2005; "Best Visionary" in 2007; and "Green Visionary" by 7x7 Magazine in 2008. In 2012, he was named one of the 25 "Best Green Architecture Firms" in the US, and one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects." He also holds a prestigious LEED Fellow award from the US Green Building Council.
Eric Corey Freed is Chief Community Officer at EcoDistricts, a nonprofit that helps cities and developers create regenerative, resilient and socially equitable neighborhoods for everyone.Details

Eric Corey Freed

EcoDistricts

Portland, Oregon, United States

Eric Corey Freed is Chief Community Officer at EcoDistricts, a nonprofit that helps cities and developers create regenerative, resilient and socially equitable neighborhoods for everyone. He was also Founding Principal of organicARCHITECT, a visionary design leader in biophilic and regenerative design. As a licensed architect, Eric brings over 20 years of experience in helping architects, builders and homeowners use sustainability to improve the design and operational savings for thousands of buildings around the country. Companies like Autodesk, Pixar, Apple and Lowe’s have hired Eric to help them incorporate deeper sustainability into their businesses.

Eric is the author of 11 books, including "Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies", a bestseller with over 200,000 copies in print, and "Sustainable School Architecture." His how-to book, “Green$ense for your Home” won the 2011 Outstanding Book Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Eric is considered a leader in the field; named by San Francisco Magazine "Best Green Architect" in 2005; "Best Visionary" in 2007; and "Green Visionary" by 7x7 Magazine in 2008. In 2012, he was named one of the 25 "Best Green Architecture Firms" in the US, and one of the "Top 10 Most Influential Green Architects." He also holds a prestigious LEED Fellow award from the US Green Building Council.
Eric Corey Freed is Chief Community Officer at EcoDistricts, a nonprofit that helps cities and developers create regenerative, resilient and socially equitable neighborhoods for everyone.Details

Ann Griffin

Griffin Planning & Development

Portland, Oregon, United States

Ann Griffin is a neighborhood planner and economic development professional with 15 plus years of experience. Her professional strengths include strategic planning for sustainable initiatives, partnership development, and community outreach.

In 2012, Ann founded Griffin Planning & Development to focus her work on neighborhood or district- scale development and revitalization. She provides direction and vision in creating sustainable master plans and identifying specific, strategic investments in on-the-ground resource conservation. Griffin Planning & Development is recognized as a woman-owned and emerging small business in the state of Oregon.
Ann Griffin is a neighborhood planner and economic development professional with 15 plus years of experience. Her professional strengths include strategic planning for sustainable initiatives,Details

Ann Griffin

Griffin Planning & Development

Portland, Oregon, United States

Ann Griffin is a neighborhood planner and economic development professional with 15 plus years of experience. Her professional strengths include strategic planning for sustainable initiatives, partnership development, and community outreach.

In 2012, Ann founded Griffin Planning & Development to focus her work on neighborhood or district- scale development and revitalization. She provides direction and vision in creating sustainable master plans and identifying specific, strategic investments in on-the-ground resource conservation. Griffin Planning & Development is recognized as a woman-owned and emerging small business in the state of Oregon.
Ann Griffin is a neighborhood planner and economic development professional with 15 plus years of experience. Her professional strengths include strategic planning for sustainable initiatives,Details

Garry Harris

Center for Sustainable Communities

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC-ATL) is a non-profit organization that began in 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Since that time, the Center for Sustainable Communities, has initiated and completed several projects designed to make metro Atlanta communities more livable, prosper us , mobile and eco friendly. The mission of CSC-ATL is to provide communities with the resources and education to make their living neighborhoods more environmentally just and friendly, cleaner, healthier, safer and more climate resilient. With over two decades of experience, the CSC-ATL also promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education with both Pre-K and K-12 public schools and agencies. . The CSC works closely with local colleges, universities and agencies and also has developed partnerships to help address health disparities in environmental health for vulnerable communities. The CSC also works with advocacy and policy organizations for the proper development of energy and environmental policy.
In 2014 the Center for Sustainable Communities conducted nearly 30 community based projects reachiing nearly 3 million residents. Some more notable projects included efforts to help establish an EcoDistrict in West Atlanta which provide comprehensive community regeneration for degraded communities. Since 2012, CSC-ATL has partnered with Residents, Resources and Communities to help low income residents live in healthier and more energy efficient homes in Reynoldstown. We also work with the Emory Urban Health Initiative to build and operate urban agriculture and community garden projects on the West Side of Atlanta to help eliminate food deserts, and reduce health disparities. In addition, we are working on issues of climate resiliency, adaptation and mitigation through association with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its Weather Ready Nation initiative and FEMA and others by providing training, readiness drills, and instruction on disaster mitigation in vulnerable communities. At B.E.S.T. Academy, CSC-ATL conducts STEM education classes to build a "maker" laboratory and programs in energy, environmental science, and urban gardening to help the school obtain STEM certification.
Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC-ATL) is a non-profit organization that began in 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Since that time, the Center for Sustainable Communities, hasDetails

Garry Harris

Center for Sustainable Communities

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC-ATL) is a non-profit organization that began in 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Since that time, the Center for Sustainable Communities, has initiated and completed several projects designed to make metro Atlanta communities more livable, prosper us , mobile and eco friendly. The mission of CSC-ATL is to provide communities with the resources and education to make their living neighborhoods more environmentally just and friendly, cleaner, healthier, safer and more climate resilient. With over two decades of experience, the CSC-ATL also promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education with both Pre-K and K-12 public schools and agencies. . The CSC works closely with local colleges, universities and agencies and also has developed partnerships to help address health disparities in environmental health for vulnerable communities. The CSC also works with advocacy and policy organizations for the proper development of energy and environmental policy.
In 2014 the Center for Sustainable Communities conducted nearly 30 community based projects reachiing nearly 3 million residents. Some more notable projects included efforts to help establish an EcoDistrict in West Atlanta which provide comprehensive community regeneration for degraded communities. Since 2012, CSC-ATL has partnered with Residents, Resources and Communities to help low income residents live in healthier and more energy efficient homes in Reynoldstown. We also work with the Emory Urban Health Initiative to build and operate urban agriculture and community garden projects on the West Side of Atlanta to help eliminate food deserts, and reduce health disparities. In addition, we are working on issues of climate resiliency, adaptation and mitigation through association with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its Weather Ready Nation initiative and FEMA and others by providing training, readiness drills, and instruction on disaster mitigation in vulnerable communities. At B.E.S.T. Academy, CSC-ATL conducts STEM education classes to build a "maker" laboratory and programs in energy, environmental science, and urban gardening to help the school obtain STEM certification.
Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC-ATL) is a non-profit organization that began in 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Since that time, the Center for Sustainable Communities, hasDetails

Cameron Hendrick

Pre-K Student

Washington, District of Colombia, United States

Cameron is a green kid living in the nation's capital.  She was born into a family that values personal sustainability. She attended several green conferences globally.  This is the first time that she has been asked to join an organization; fortunately her mommy agreed.  She is thrilled to be a part of a community of disruptors​. 
Cameron is a green kid living in the nation’s capital.  She was born into a family that values personal sustainability. She attended several green conferencesDetails

Cameron Hendrick

Pre-K Student

Washington, District of Colombia, United States

Cameron is a green kid living in the nation's capital.  She was born into a family that values personal sustainability. She attended several green conferences globally.  This is the first time that she has been asked to join an organization; fortunately her mommy agreed.  She is thrilled to be a part of a community of disruptors​. 
Cameron is a green kid living in the nation’s capital.  She was born into a family that values personal sustainability. She attended several green conferencesDetails

John Hoal

H3 Studio Inc. and Washington University In St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

JOHN HOAL phd, r.arch (sa), aicp_cud, cnu_a is the founding principal of H3 Studio Inc., a planning, design, and research firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Johannesburg, South Africa. He practices architecture, urban design, and community-based planning in the United States, Asia and Africa, and lectures internationally on the design and development of sustainable, livable cities.

Hoal is a highly experienced and effective convener and facilitator of the public participation approach to design and planning projects. He has authored, managed, and facilitated over two hundred public meetings, workshops, and charrettes. His work ranges from large scale ecological restoration proposals for the Mississippi River delta, recovery planning in post Katrina New Orleans, climate change and resiliency planning, to the revitalization and redevelopment of central cities, neighborhoods and urban parks and greenways. He is explicitly committed to strong sustainability and the triple-bottom line approach with particular emphasis on environmental and social sustainability justice.

In addition, Hoal is the Professor and Chair of Urban Design Program at the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis where he directs the Doctor of Sustainable Urban Design and the Masters of Urban Design programs. Over the last ten years Hoal has developed and leads the first applied research program on sustainable urbanism in the country. The projects Hoal has led have received over 60 design and planning awards at the local, state and national level, including ten national awards.
JOHN HOAL phd, r.arch (sa), aicp_cud, cnu_a is the founding principal of H3 Studio Inc., a planning, design, and research firm based in St. Louis,Details

John Hoal

H3 Studio Inc. and Washington University In St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

JOHN HOAL phd, r.arch (sa), aicp_cud, cnu_a is the founding principal of H3 Studio Inc., a planning, design, and research firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with offices in Johannesburg, South Africa. He practices architecture, urban design, and community-based planning in the United States, Asia and Africa, and lectures internationally on the design and development of sustainable, livable cities.

Hoal is a highly experienced and effective convener and facilitator of the public participation approach to design and planning projects. He has authored, managed, and facilitated over two hundred public meetings, workshops, and charrettes. His work ranges from large scale ecological restoration proposals for the Mississippi River delta, recovery planning in post Katrina New Orleans, climate change and resiliency planning, to the revitalization and redevelopment of central cities, neighborhoods and urban parks and greenways. He is explicitly committed to strong sustainability and the triple-bottom line approach with particular emphasis on environmental and social sustainability justice.

In addition, Hoal is the Professor and Chair of Urban Design Program at the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis where he directs the Doctor of Sustainable Urban Design and the Masters of Urban Design programs. Over the last ten years Hoal has developed and leads the first applied research program on sustainable urbanism in the country. The projects Hoal has led have received over 60 design and planning awards at the local, state and national level, including ten national awards.
JOHN HOAL phd, r.arch (sa), aicp_cud, cnu_a is the founding principal of H3 Studio Inc., a planning, design, and research firm based in St. Louis,Details

Tamara Jones

Evident Impact LLC

Decatur, Georgia, United States

Tamara Jones brings more than 17 years experience providing strategic leadership, organizational administration, program management, and team development. Her skill at leading organizations through effective planning and implementation resulted in her being honored as a 2011 White House Champion of Change.

Jones specializes in leading organizations through robust and impactful planning, evaluation, and program management in order to help them achieve their strategic goals. She has extensive experience in the government and nonprofit sectors where she served in executive offices overseeing programs in the offices of Houston Mayor Bill White and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. She has also held positions as Director of Programs at Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance; Director of Programs at Southface Energy Institute; Director of Policy & Management Analysis in the City of Atlanta Department of Finance; and Chief of Staff for City of Houston Council Member Ada Edwards.

Tamara has an unrelenting passion to better the world through service to social impact organizations. Her professional life is marked by her leading programs to accomplish more than was expected of them, and she is committed to helping more organizations to do the same.

Her successes as Director, Deputy Director, Chief of Staff, and Program Coordinator in Offices of Mayors, Finance Department, City Council, and nonprofits are rooted in an understanding of what it takes to build systems to achieve goals and to realize the impacts embedded in large-scale visions.

Jones has in-depth understanding of management and strategic tools such as Balanced Scorecard, Theory of Change, Logic Models, Performance-Based Budgeting, and Performance Management. She has substantive knowledge in diverse industry sectors including organic food and farm, environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, civil rights and social justice movements. She is an experienced facilitator whose clients applaud her ability to drive high energy and focused group discussions.

She currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee for the Social Enterprise Alliance Greater Atlanta Chapter, as a Board Director of The Common Market Georgia, and as a member of the Southeast Association of Facilitators.

Ms. Jones holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Long Island University Brooklyn Campus.
Tamara Jones brings more than 17 years experience providing strategic leadership, organizational administration, program management, and team development. Her skill at leading organizations through effectiveDetails

Tamara Jones

Evident Impact LLC

Decatur, Georgia, United States

Tamara Jones brings more than 17 years experience providing strategic leadership, organizational administration, program management, and team development. Her skill at leading organizations through effective planning and implementation resulted in her being honored as a 2011 White House Champion of Change.

Jones specializes in leading organizations through robust and impactful planning, evaluation, and program management in order to help them achieve their strategic goals. She has extensive experience in the government and nonprofit sectors where she served in executive offices overseeing programs in the offices of Houston Mayor Bill White and Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin. She has also held positions as Director of Programs at Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance; Director of Programs at Southface Energy Institute; Director of Policy & Management Analysis in the City of Atlanta Department of Finance; and Chief of Staff for City of Houston Council Member Ada Edwards.

Tamara has an unrelenting passion to better the world through service to social impact organizations. Her professional life is marked by her leading programs to accomplish more than was expected of them, and she is committed to helping more organizations to do the same.

Her successes as Director, Deputy Director, Chief of Staff, and Program Coordinator in Offices of Mayors, Finance Department, City Council, and nonprofits are rooted in an understanding of what it takes to build systems to achieve goals and to realize the impacts embedded in large-scale visions.

Jones has in-depth understanding of management and strategic tools such as Balanced Scorecard, Theory of Change, Logic Models, Performance-Based Budgeting, and Performance Management. She has substantive knowledge in diverse industry sectors including organic food and farm, environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, civil rights and social justice movements. She is an experienced facilitator whose clients applaud her ability to drive high energy and focused group discussions.

She currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee for the Social Enterprise Alliance Greater Atlanta Chapter, as a Board Director of The Common Market Georgia, and as a member of the Southeast Association of Facilitators.

Ms. Jones holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Long Island University Brooklyn Campus.
Tamara Jones brings more than 17 years experience providing strategic leadership, organizational administration, program management, and team development. Her skill at leading organizations through effectiveDetails

Lloyd Kass

Lime Energy

Newark, New Jersey, United States

Lloyd Kass is a 20-year veteran of state and local government and private consulting, and has developed and deployed a myriad of large energy efficiency and capital investment programs. Lloyd Kass has been Vice President for Green Communities at Lime Energy (NASDAQ: LIME) since November of 2015, where he leads efforts to expand Lime’s small business energy efficiency services to communities across the country. He previously worked with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s energy team at the New York Power Authority (NYPA), where he led strategy and development of clean energy solutions for government-owned facilities. Before his NY State service, he founded and led the New York office of Willdan Energy Solutions for 4 years, implementing efficiency programs for utility clients such as Con Edison and PSEG. He also spent 10 years at the NYC Housing Authority leading energy and capital planning. Since 2009, Mr. Kass has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University, instructing graduate students in public administration and environmental policy.
Lloyd Kass is a 20-year veteran of state and local government and private consulting, and has developed and deployed a myriad of large energy efficiencyDetails

Lloyd Kass

Lime Energy

Newark, New Jersey, United States

Lloyd Kass is a 20-year veteran of state and local government and private consulting, and has developed and deployed a myriad of large energy efficiency and capital investment programs. Lloyd Kass has been Vice President for Green Communities at Lime Energy (NASDAQ: LIME) since November of 2015, where he leads efforts to expand Lime’s small business energy efficiency services to communities across the country. He previously worked with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s energy team at the New York Power Authority (NYPA), where he led strategy and development of clean energy solutions for government-owned facilities. Before his NY State service, he founded and led the New York office of Willdan Energy Solutions for 4 years, implementing efficiency programs for utility clients such as Con Edison and PSEG. He also spent 10 years at the NYC Housing Authority leading energy and capital planning. Since 2009, Mr. Kass has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University, instructing graduate students in public administration and environmental policy.
Lloyd Kass is a 20-year veteran of state and local government and private consulting, and has developed and deployed a myriad of large energy efficiencyDetails

Katie Knoll

Denver Water

Denver, Colorado, United States

Katie Knoll is the stakeholder relations manager at Denver Water.  Prior to accepting that position she served as the public involvement unit manager for the Colorado Division of Wildlife (now Colorado Parks and Wildlife) for 8 years.  Throughout her career, Katie has been working and communicating with a variety of constituent groups ranging from leaders in education funding to environmentalists, sportsmen landowners and local government officials.  Katie has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wittenberg University in Ohio and a master’s degree in environmental policy from Bard College in New York. In her spare time she enjoys road biking and loves to travel - internationally whenever possible, but if time and money are limited, any beach location will do. 
Katie Knoll is the stakeholder relations manager at Denver Water.  Prior to accepting that position she served as the public involvement unit manager for theDetails

Katie Knoll

Denver Water

Denver, Colorado, United States

Katie Knoll is the stakeholder relations manager at Denver Water.  Prior to accepting that position she served as the public involvement unit manager for the Colorado Division of Wildlife (now Colorado Parks and Wildlife) for 8 years.  Throughout her career, Katie has been working and communicating with a variety of constituent groups ranging from leaders in education funding to environmentalists, sportsmen landowners and local government officials.  Katie has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wittenberg University in Ohio and a master’s degree in environmental policy from Bard College in New York. In her spare time she enjoys road biking and loves to travel - internationally whenever possible, but if time and money are limited, any beach location will do. 
Katie Knoll is the stakeholder relations manager at Denver Water.  Prior to accepting that position she served as the public involvement unit manager for theDetails

James Lee

iContinuum Group LLC

Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States

James Lee

iContinuum Group LLC

Charlestown, Massachusetts, United States

Andre Leroux

Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

As the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, André has led efforts to reform zoning laws, increase transportation investment, and support vibrant places across the state. He helped found Transportation for Massachusetts, and established the Great Neighborhoods program to help communities transform through better collaboration, placemaking, and district management. Previously, André coordinated a grassroots revitalization initiative in Lawrence, Massachusetts, that won smart growth awards from the Romney and Bush Administrations. Prior to that, he worked for State Senate President Tom Birmingham as a legislative aide and then managed his field campaign for Governor in 2002. Andre studied at Dartmouth College and El Colegio de México in Mexico City and is fluent in Spanish.
As the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, André has led efforts to reform zoning laws, increase transportation investment, and support vibrant placesDetails

Andre Leroux

Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

As the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, André has led efforts to reform zoning laws, increase transportation investment, and support vibrant places across the state. He helped found Transportation for Massachusetts, and established the Great Neighborhoods program to help communities transform through better collaboration, placemaking, and district management. Previously, André coordinated a grassroots revitalization initiative in Lawrence, Massachusetts, that won smart growth awards from the Romney and Bush Administrations. Prior to that, he worked for State Senate President Tom Birmingham as a legislative aide and then managed his field campaign for Governor in 2002. Andre studied at Dartmouth College and El Colegio de México in Mexico City and is fluent in Spanish.
As the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, André has led efforts to reform zoning laws, increase transportation investment, and support vibrant placesDetails

Irwin Lowenstein

ReThink Advisors, Inc.

Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States

President, ReThink Advisors, Inc. | Cleveland, Ohio (Private management, design, and strategy consulting firm serving non-profit clients.)
Advising University Architect, Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland, Ohio (Private research university ranked 37th nationally by US News)
President, ReThink Advisors, Inc. | Cleveland, Ohio (Private management, design, and strategy consulting firm serving non-profit clients.) Advising University Architect, Case Western Reserve University |Details

Irwin Lowenstein

ReThink Advisors, Inc.

Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States

President, ReThink Advisors, Inc. | Cleveland, Ohio (Private management, design, and strategy consulting firm serving non-profit clients.)
Advising University Architect, Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland, Ohio (Private research university ranked 37th nationally by US News)
President, ReThink Advisors, Inc. | Cleveland, Ohio (Private management, design, and strategy consulting firm serving non-profit clients.) Advising University Architect, Case Western Reserve University |Details

Ramanuj Mitra

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, United States

Ramanuj Mitra from Kolkata, India, is a first year graduate student pursuing Master of Science in Sustainability. He is employed as a Teaching Associate for the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. His research interests are urban sustainability with a focus on water and food systems. He is also interested in environmental conflict resolution. Ramanuj has received his Dual Degree (Bachelor’s and Master’s) in Mineral Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India on 2015. Rehabilitation and societal justice issues arising from the mining and mineral industry piqued his interest in sustainability. His long term goal is to work on equity and urban development in India. Currently he is working on local sustainable food systems and stakeholder mapping in the Tempe campus of ASU using the Transformational Research Framework (TSR). He is a firm advocate for solutions oriented research.

In India, Ramanuj has worked with several NGOs and government schemes during his dual degree years. He is presently involved in the development of a neighborhood in Tempe under the guidance of Dr. Scott Cloutier, combining the principles of sustainability and happiness. The work is based on the Sustainable Neighborhoods for Happiness Index (SNHI), which was originally developed for cities and is now being scaled down for neighborhoods. Ramanuj is a student member of EcoDistricts and looks forward to learn more about urban resiliency and sustainable transformation of neighborhoods.
Ramanuj Mitra from Kolkata, India, is a first year graduate student pursuing Master of Science in Sustainability. He is employed as a Teaching Associate forDetails

Ramanuj Mitra

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona, United States

Ramanuj Mitra from Kolkata, India, is a first year graduate student pursuing Master of Science in Sustainability. He is employed as a Teaching Associate for the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. His research interests are urban sustainability with a focus on water and food systems. He is also interested in environmental conflict resolution. Ramanuj has received his Dual Degree (Bachelor’s and Master’s) in Mineral Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India on 2015. Rehabilitation and societal justice issues arising from the mining and mineral industry piqued his interest in sustainability. His long term goal is to work on equity and urban development in India. Currently he is working on local sustainable food systems and stakeholder mapping in the Tempe campus of ASU using the Transformational Research Framework (TSR). He is a firm advocate for solutions oriented research.

In India, Ramanuj has worked with several NGOs and government schemes during his dual degree years. He is presently involved in the development of a neighborhood in Tempe under the guidance of Dr. Scott Cloutier, combining the principles of sustainability and happiness. The work is based on the Sustainable Neighborhoods for Happiness Index (SNHI), which was originally developed for cities and is now being scaled down for neighborhoods. Ramanuj is a student member of EcoDistricts and looks forward to learn more about urban resiliency and sustainable transformation of neighborhoods.
Ramanuj Mitra from Kolkata, India, is a first year graduate student pursuing Master of Science in Sustainability. He is employed as a Teaching Associate forDetails

Akito Murayama

Dept. of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Tokyo, -- United States --, Japan

Akito Murayama is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.  After graduating from Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo in 2004, he has worked as Project Researcher at Center for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, The University of Tokyo for two and a half years.  From October 2006 to March 2014, he has worked as Associate Professor at Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University.  From April 2014, he is working at the University of Tokyo.

He received City Planning Institute of Japan Paper Encouragement Award in 2004 (City Planning Institute of Japan) and Landscape Installation Award in 2013 (Nihon Mokuzai Seisounen Dantai Rengokai 16th Wood Utilization Contest).  Co-authored English publications include "Living Cities in Japan: Citizens' Movements, Machizukuri and Local Environments" (Routledge, 2007), "Innovations in Collaborative Urban Regeneration" (Springer, 2009) and "Basic and Clinical Environmental Approaches in Landscape Planning" (Springer, 2014).

He also participates in planning and community development practices including Nagoya City Master Plan (2011), Low Carbon City Nagoya Strategy Action Plan (2011), Nagakute City Kouennishi Station Area Low Impact Development Master Plan (2013), Shizuoka City Master Plan (2016), Yokosuka City Master Plan (2016) as well as community-driven initiatives in Nishiki 2 District and Fujimakicho in Nagoya City.  In Nishiki 2 District, he has taken a lead in developing Nishiki 2 District Vision (2011), applying to Nagoya City Low Carbon Model District (2015) and managing community-led low carbon projects.

Akito Murayama is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.  After graduating from Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, TheDetails

Akito Murayama

Dept. of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo

Tokyo, -- United States --, Japan

Akito Murayama is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.  After graduating from Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo in 2004, he has worked as Project Researcher at Center for Sustainable Urban Regeneration, The University of Tokyo for two and a half years.  From October 2006 to March 2014, he has worked as Associate Professor at Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University.  From April 2014, he is working at the University of Tokyo.

He received City Planning Institute of Japan Paper Encouragement Award in 2004 (City Planning Institute of Japan) and Landscape Installation Award in 2013 (Nihon Mokuzai Seisounen Dantai Rengokai 16th Wood Utilization Contest).  Co-authored English publications include "Living Cities in Japan: Citizens' Movements, Machizukuri and Local Environments" (Routledge, 2007), "Innovations in Collaborative Urban Regeneration" (Springer, 2009) and "Basic and Clinical Environmental Approaches in Landscape Planning" (Springer, 2014).

He also participates in planning and community development practices including Nagoya City Master Plan (2011), Low Carbon City Nagoya Strategy Action Plan (2011), Nagakute City Kouennishi Station Area Low Impact Development Master Plan (2013), Shizuoka City Master Plan (2016), Yokosuka City Master Plan (2016) as well as community-driven initiatives in Nishiki 2 District and Fujimakicho in Nagoya City.  In Nishiki 2 District, he has taken a lead in developing Nishiki 2 District Vision (2011), applying to Nagoya City Low Carbon Model District (2015) and managing community-led low carbon projects.

Akito Murayama is Associate Professor of Urban Planning at Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.  After graduating from Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, TheDetails

Heather Ohta

Rose City Projects

Portland, Oregon, United States

Heather Ohta

Rose City Projects

Portland, Oregon, United States

Wayne Olson

ADC A Development Consultancy

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wayne Olson applies 25+ years of architecture, urban design, design-build, development, and project management experience to achieve integrated solutions for challenging city-building initiatives.

His has contributed to the success of several billions dollars of mixed-use, commercial, residential and Industrial projects including greenfields, brownfields, master-planned intensification and adaptive reuse projects with values from $1 million to $400 million. He has been a principal of North American architecture and design firms ranging from 10 to 240 persons; a real estate development advisor and project manager for small developers and large institutional investors,and an advisor to construction companies on the adoption of Integrated Design Process and Integrated Project Delivery methods. Since 2010 he has led ADC A Development Consultancy managing and advising on a range of master-planned development projects incorporating “triple bottom line” goals.

Wayne is a founder of the "TO Eco-Neighbourhoods Initiative" promoting strategies for district-scale sustainability in new and existing neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area and is an invited advisor to change-leader EcoDistricts (Portland, Oregon) in the development of their 2016 Global Protocol for district scale sustainable transformation.
Wayne Olson applies 25+ years of architecture, urban design, design-build, development, and project management experience to achieve integrated solutions for challenging city-building initiatives. His hasDetails

Wayne Olson

ADC A Development Consultancy

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wayne Olson applies 25+ years of architecture, urban design, design-build, development, and project management experience to achieve integrated solutions for challenging city-building initiatives.

His has contributed to the success of several billions dollars of mixed-use, commercial, residential and Industrial projects including greenfields, brownfields, master-planned intensification and adaptive reuse projects with values from $1 million to $400 million. He has been a principal of North American architecture and design firms ranging from 10 to 240 persons; a real estate development advisor and project manager for small developers and large institutional investors,and an advisor to construction companies on the adoption of Integrated Design Process and Integrated Project Delivery methods. Since 2010 he has led ADC A Development Consultancy managing and advising on a range of master-planned development projects incorporating “triple bottom line” goals.

Wayne is a founder of the "TO Eco-Neighbourhoods Initiative" promoting strategies for district-scale sustainability in new and existing neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area and is an invited advisor to change-leader EcoDistricts (Portland, Oregon) in the development of their 2016 Global Protocol for district scale sustainable transformation.
Wayne Olson applies 25+ years of architecture, urban design, design-build, development, and project management experience to achieve integrated solutions for challenging city-building initiatives. His hasDetails

Ann Podeszwa

University of Texas at Arlington

Dallas, Texas, United States

Graduate Candidate in Landscape Architecture with an interest social justice/equity in Landscape Architecture.
Graduate Candidate in Landscape Architecture with an interest social justice/equity in Landscape Architecture.

Ann Podeszwa

University of Texas at Arlington

Dallas, Texas, United States

Graduate Candidate in Landscape Architecture with an interest social justice/equity in Landscape Architecture.
Graduate Candidate in Landscape Architecture with an interest social justice/equity in Landscape Architecture.

Frank Rodriguez

Latino HealthCare Forum

Austin, Texas, United States

Frank Rodriguez is President/CEO of the Latino HealthCare Forum (LHCF). Mr. Rodriguez was a founding Board member for Central Health, a Travis County taxing public agency that owns Brackenridge Hospital, maintains a network of healthcare services and contracts with providers to meet Central Texas’ health needs. Mr. Rodriguez served on the Board of Managers from 2004 to 2012 and as Treasurer and Vice-Chair his last two years.

Mr. Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience in business and project management, finance, economic analysis, business and market planning, and policy and operational analysis. He is a former business owner for a firm specializing in financial and business planning for both the private and public sector. He started his public service career in San Antonio, working for the City of San Antonio in the City Manager's office after completing the Urban Studies Program at Trinity University. He was a former Budget Director for the City of Austin and Assistant City Manager overseeing the City of Austin's operating budget of over $700 million and capital improvement program of over $900 million.

Mr. Rodriguez has served as Board Member of the Sendero Medicaid HMO, Vice-Chair of the City of Austin's Economic Development Commission, Chair of the Travis County Appraisal Review Board, Board Member of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Board President for the Mexic-Arte Museum, and President of the Johnson City I.S.D., as well as being involved in other civic and professional organizations.
Frank Rodriguez is President/CEO of the Latino HealthCare Forum (LHCF). Mr. Rodriguez was a founding Board member for Central Health, a Travis County taxing publicDetails

Frank Rodriguez

Latino HealthCare Forum

Austin, Texas, United States

Frank Rodriguez is President/CEO of the Latino HealthCare Forum (LHCF). Mr. Rodriguez was a founding Board member for Central Health, a Travis County taxing public agency that owns Brackenridge Hospital, maintains a network of healthcare services and contracts with providers to meet Central Texas’ health needs. Mr. Rodriguez served on the Board of Managers from 2004 to 2012 and as Treasurer and Vice-Chair his last two years.

Mr. Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience in business and project management, finance, economic analysis, business and market planning, and policy and operational analysis. He is a former business owner for a firm specializing in financial and business planning for both the private and public sector. He started his public service career in San Antonio, working for the City of San Antonio in the City Manager's office after completing the Urban Studies Program at Trinity University. He was a former Budget Director for the City of Austin and Assistant City Manager overseeing the City of Austin's operating budget of over $700 million and capital improvement program of over $900 million.

Mr. Rodriguez has served as Board Member of the Sendero Medicaid HMO, Vice-Chair of the City of Austin's Economic Development Commission, Chair of the Travis County Appraisal Review Board, Board Member of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Board President for the Mexic-Arte Museum, and President of the Johnson City I.S.D., as well as being involved in other civic and professional organizations.
Frank Rodriguez is President/CEO of the Latino HealthCare Forum (LHCF). Mr. Rodriguez was a founding Board member for Central Health, a Travis County taxing publicDetails

Paul Ruppert

Warehouse Industries

Washington, District of Colombia, United States

Paul W. Ruppert is an innovative entrepreneur who builds companies centered around community and opportunity.
Paul W. Ruppert is an innovative entrepreneur who builds companies centered around community and opportunity.

Paul Ruppert

Warehouse Industries

Washington, District of Colombia, United States

Paul W. Ruppert is an innovative entrepreneur who builds companies centered around community and opportunity.
Paul W. Ruppert is an innovative entrepreneur who builds companies centered around community and opportunity.

Ryan Salvas

Skanska Commercial Development

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Ryan Salvas joins the Skanska USA Commercial Development team as the Director of Innovation, which will bring state-of-the-art practices, technologies and methodologies to the group. Salvas brings 10 years of experience as an architect, and is an educator and a building technologist focused on sustainability, fabrication processes, big data and innovative project delivery methods. Prior to joining Skanska, Salvas served as Design Director at CW Keller + Associates. He has worked on projects across the country including the Time Inc. headquarters in New York City, Cleveland Art Museum Addition in Cleveland, OH, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and Cornell Milstein Hall in Ithaca, NY. He holds a Master of Science in Built Ecologies and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Salvas will be based in Skanska’s Boston office, 101 Seaport, which Skanska financed, developed and built as the North American headquarters for PwC.
Ryan Salvas joins the Skanska USA Commercial Development team as the Director of Innovation, which will bring state-of-the-art practices, technologies and methodologies to the group.Details

Ryan Salvas

Skanska Commercial Development

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Ryan Salvas joins the Skanska USA Commercial Development team as the Director of Innovation, which will bring state-of-the-art practices, technologies and methodologies to the group. Salvas brings 10 years of experience as an architect, and is an educator and a building technologist focused on sustainability, fabrication processes, big data and innovative project delivery methods. Prior to joining Skanska, Salvas served as Design Director at CW Keller + Associates. He has worked on projects across the country including the Time Inc. headquarters in New York City, Cleveland Art Museum Addition in Cleveland, OH, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and Cornell Milstein Hall in Ithaca, NY. He holds a Master of Science in Built Ecologies and a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Salvas will be based in Skanska’s Boston office, 101 Seaport, which Skanska financed, developed and built as the North American headquarters for PwC.
Ryan Salvas joins the Skanska USA Commercial Development team as the Director of Innovation, which will bring state-of-the-art practices, technologies and methodologies to the group.Details

Beth Schaefer Caniglia

Regis University

Denver, Colorado, United States

Dr. Caniglia (PhD University of Notre Dame) is Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Economic & Enterprise Development in the College of Business & Economics at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Caniglia’s research and publications are focused at the intersection of social movements, organizations and policymaking, especially related to the environmental movement. For over a decade, she has collected extensive data on the Multi-stakeholder dialogues at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, where she also served as a consultant to the NGO Steering Committee. Her more recent work has turned toward resilience and environmental justice in urban communities.

Dr. Caniglia is past-Chair of the Environment & Technology Section Council of the American Sociological Association. She currently heads the oral history project to document the evolution of environmental sociology since the first Earth Day. She serves on the editorial boards of Mobilization and The Journal of World-Systems Research. She has received numerous awards. In 2009, she was chosen as a Global Climate Leader by the State of the World Forum in recognition of her commitment to link academic scholarship to global carbon cycle transformation. In 2016, she was recognized by the International Women’s Leadership Association as among Top Women Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs. And, most recently, her book (with Thomas J. Burns) Environmental Sociology: The Ecology of Late Modernity was honored with the Gerold L. Young Outstanding Book Award from the Society for Human Ecology.

Dr. Caniglia’s representative publications and presentations include three books: Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Manuel Vallee and Beatrice Frank (eds.). Forthcoming November 2016. Resilience, Environmental Justice & the City. Routledge; Burns, Thomas J. and Beth Schaefer Caniglia. 2016. Environmental Sociology: The Ecology of Late Modernity. Line-In Publishing; and Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Thomas Burns, Rachel Gurney and Erik Bond. 2014. The Rise of Environmental Consciousness. Cognella Academic Publishing. Representative articles and book chapters include: Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Beatrice Frank, Bridget Kerner and Tammy Mix. Forthcoming 2016. “Water policy and governance networks: a pathway to enhance resilience toward climate change.” Sociological Forum (Volume 31); Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Robert Brulle and Andy Szasz. 2015. “Civil Society & Climate Change,” in Sociology of Climate Change, Riley Dunlap and Robert Brulle, eds. Oxford University Press and an official publication of the American Sociological Association; Gurney, Rachel, Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Tammy Mix and Kristen Baum. 2015. “Native American Food Security & Traditional Foods: A Review of the Literature.” Sociology Compass: Race & Ethnicity, pp. 681-693; Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Beatrice Frank, Daisha Dalano and Bridget Kerner. 2014. “Enhancing Environmental Justice Research and Praxis: The Inclusion of Human Security, Resilience & Vulnerabilities Literature.” International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development; and Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2011. “Global Environmental Governance & Pathways for the Achievement of Environmental Justice.” In Julian Agyeman and JoAnn Carmin (eds.) Environmental Injustice Beyond Borders: Local Perspectives on Global Inequalities. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Dr. Caniglia (PhD University of Notre Dame) is Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Economic & Enterprise Development in the College of BusinessDetails

Beth Schaefer Caniglia

Regis University

Denver, Colorado, United States

Dr. Caniglia (PhD University of Notre Dame) is Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Economic & Enterprise Development in the College of Business & Economics at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Caniglia’s research and publications are focused at the intersection of social movements, organizations and policymaking, especially related to the environmental movement. For over a decade, she has collected extensive data on the Multi-stakeholder dialogues at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, where she also served as a consultant to the NGO Steering Committee. Her more recent work has turned toward resilience and environmental justice in urban communities.

Dr. Caniglia is past-Chair of the Environment & Technology Section Council of the American Sociological Association. She currently heads the oral history project to document the evolution of environmental sociology since the first Earth Day. She serves on the editorial boards of Mobilization and The Journal of World-Systems Research. She has received numerous awards. In 2009, she was chosen as a Global Climate Leader by the State of the World Forum in recognition of her commitment to link academic scholarship to global carbon cycle transformation. In 2016, she was recognized by the International Women’s Leadership Association as among Top Women Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs. And, most recently, her book (with Thomas J. Burns) Environmental Sociology: The Ecology of Late Modernity was honored with the Gerold L. Young Outstanding Book Award from the Society for Human Ecology.

Dr. Caniglia’s representative publications and presentations include three books: Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Manuel Vallee and Beatrice Frank (eds.). Forthcoming November 2016. Resilience, Environmental Justice & the City. Routledge; Burns, Thomas J. and Beth Schaefer Caniglia. 2016. Environmental Sociology: The Ecology of Late Modernity. Line-In Publishing; and Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Thomas Burns, Rachel Gurney and Erik Bond. 2014. The Rise of Environmental Consciousness. Cognella Academic Publishing. Representative articles and book chapters include: Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Beatrice Frank, Bridget Kerner and Tammy Mix. Forthcoming 2016. “Water policy and governance networks: a pathway to enhance resilience toward climate change.” Sociological Forum (Volume 31); Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Robert Brulle and Andy Szasz. 2015. “Civil Society & Climate Change,” in Sociology of Climate Change, Riley Dunlap and Robert Brulle, eds. Oxford University Press and an official publication of the American Sociological Association; Gurney, Rachel, Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Tammy Mix and Kristen Baum. 2015. “Native American Food Security & Traditional Foods: A Review of the Literature.” Sociology Compass: Race & Ethnicity, pp. 681-693; Caniglia, Beth Schaefer, Beatrice Frank, Daisha Dalano and Bridget Kerner. 2014. “Enhancing Environmental Justice Research and Praxis: The Inclusion of Human Security, Resilience & Vulnerabilities Literature.” International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development; and Caniglia, Beth Schaefer. 2011. “Global Environmental Governance & Pathways for the Achievement of Environmental Justice.” In Julian Agyeman and JoAnn Carmin (eds.) Environmental Injustice Beyond Borders: Local Perspectives on Global Inequalities. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
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Farcia Soares

New York Institute of Technology

New York, New York, United States

Farcia Celine Soares is an Architect and an emerging professional in the field of urban and regional design. She believes that growing up in a developing country, where equity is prioritized over sustainability and innovation, a holistic global approach to education and practice is a must. She graduated from Goa University, College of Architecture with honors in 2014. Her dissertation brought to light the importance of connectivity and vitality in neighborhoods (case of Goa, India’s capital/heritage city). Since then she has been involved with projects and design ideas for Tech parks, coastal development and neighborhood centers. Striving to understand the diversity and density issues a city copes with she moved to New York in 2015. She is currently a Masters candidate at New York Institute of Technology’s Urban and Regional Design Program. She is with Grimshaw Architects as a Junior Architectural Designer. Farcia is constantly seeking innovative and grassroots ways to make a change in advocating policy and practicing design. Her intentions and think-tank attitude has earned her Graduate Scholar Award, Goa Scholar Award, ConEdison Scholar, and NYIT Presidential Global Fellowship. Topics that interest her are coastal resilience, urban infrastructure, and real estate development.
Farcia Celine Soares is an Architect and an emerging professional in the field of urban and regional design. She believes that growing up in aDetails

Farcia Soares

New York Institute of Technology

New York, New York, United States

Farcia Celine Soares is an Architect and an emerging professional in the field of urban and regional design. She believes that growing up in a developing country, where equity is prioritized over sustainability and innovation, a holistic global approach to education and practice is a must. She graduated from Goa University, College of Architecture with honors in 2014. Her dissertation brought to light the importance of connectivity and vitality in neighborhoods (case of Goa, India’s capital/heritage city). Since then she has been involved with projects and design ideas for Tech parks, coastal development and neighborhood centers. Striving to understand the diversity and density issues a city copes with she moved to New York in 2015. She is currently a Masters candidate at New York Institute of Technology’s Urban and Regional Design Program. She is with Grimshaw Architects as a Junior Architectural Designer. Farcia is constantly seeking innovative and grassroots ways to make a change in advocating policy and practicing design. Her intentions and think-tank attitude has earned her Graduate Scholar Award, Goa Scholar Award, ConEdison Scholar, and NYIT Presidential Global Fellowship. Topics that interest her are coastal resilience, urban infrastructure, and real estate development.
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Mark Thompson Brandt

MTBA Associates Inc.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Mark Thompson Brandt, Senior Conservation Architect & Urbanist at MTBA Associates Inc., Architecture, Urbanism, Conservation, has more than 30 years’ experience in, and is recognized as a lead Ontario expert in these fields. MTBA practices at the nexus of natural and cultural conservation, receiving national awards for conservation projects of all types. MTBA’s work includes the National Capital Commission’s Master Plan for The Chaudiere, a 44-acre site on the Ottawa River; the East Block of Parliament Rehabilitation and the $99M Macdonald Building Rehabilitation on Parliament Hill.

Brandt earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design Sciences and Bachelor of Architecture from Dalhousie University. Mark completed a joint Dalhousie/UW research thesis in architecture and urban design at Rome, Italy; postgraduate studies in Architectural Restoration and Conservation with Dalhousie; in Cultural Landscapes at Willowbank Centre and Rutgers University, and in numerous other advanced learning courses and certificates, including Living Building Challenge 2011 and EcoDistricts Practitioner 2012. Brandt is a LEED AP and has taught Architectural Design at Algonquin College and Carleton University School of Architecture. He has delivered numerous published articles and presentations on heritage conservation and sustainability, adaptive reuse, eco-districts and many other related subjects. Mark is principal co-author of a nationally-endorsed design guide called “Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Sustainable Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada.” Brandt is Co-Chair of the Association for Preservation Technology International’s Technical Committee for Sustainable Preservation, a former Director of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, and is a member of the EcoDistricts Protocol International Advisory Committee.
Mark Thompson Brandt, Senior Conservation Architect & Urbanist at MTBA Associates Inc., Architecture, Urbanism, Conservation, has more than 30 years’ experience in, and is recognizedDetails

Mark Thompson Brandt

MTBA Associates Inc.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Mark Thompson Brandt, Senior Conservation Architect & Urbanist at MTBA Associates Inc., Architecture, Urbanism, Conservation, has more than 30 years’ experience in, and is recognized as a lead Ontario expert in these fields. MTBA practices at the nexus of natural and cultural conservation, receiving national awards for conservation projects of all types. MTBA’s work includes the National Capital Commission’s Master Plan for The Chaudiere, a 44-acre site on the Ottawa River; the East Block of Parliament Rehabilitation and the $99M Macdonald Building Rehabilitation on Parliament Hill.

Brandt earned his Bachelor of Environmental Design Sciences and Bachelor of Architecture from Dalhousie University. Mark completed a joint Dalhousie/UW research thesis in architecture and urban design at Rome, Italy; postgraduate studies in Architectural Restoration and Conservation with Dalhousie; in Cultural Landscapes at Willowbank Centre and Rutgers University, and in numerous other advanced learning courses and certificates, including Living Building Challenge 2011 and EcoDistricts Practitioner 2012. Brandt is a LEED AP and has taught Architectural Design at Algonquin College and Carleton University School of Architecture. He has delivered numerous published articles and presentations on heritage conservation and sustainability, adaptive reuse, eco-districts and many other related subjects. Mark is principal co-author of a nationally-endorsed design guide called “Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Sustainable Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada.” Brandt is Co-Chair of the Association for Preservation Technology International’s Technical Committee for Sustainable Preservation, a former Director of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals, and is a member of the EcoDistricts Protocol International Advisory Committee.
Mark Thompson Brandt, Senior Conservation Architect & Urbanist at MTBA Associates Inc., Architecture, Urbanism, Conservation, has more than 30 years’ experience in, and is recognizedDetails

Jenn Vervier

New Belgium Brewing Company

Ft. Collins, Colorado, United States

From bottling line to CFO and COO, Jenn’s roles have evolved since her start at New Belgium in 1993. A collaborator and a connector, she creates opportunities to expand New Belgium’s business role model practices internally and externally.

As a B Corporation, New Belgium makes decisions that incorporate impact on planet and people as well as profit and invests in a sustainability team to drive that effort. As Sustainability Director, Jenn leads the team to develop and implement the sustainability management system, corporate responsibility reporting, greenhouse gas accounting, natural resource management, legislative advocacy, and philanthropy. She has a special interest in the intersect of environment, economics, and policy, such as: ecosystem services, carbon and water credit markets. 
 
Strategic projects Jenn has been honored to lead include site selection for New Belgium’s second brewery in Asheville, NC. 
 
Jenn is on the Board of Directors at Conservation Colorado and the Steering Committees for the Colorado Conservation Exchange and the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Washington College in Maryland, holds an MBA in Finance from Regis University and completed the course work for a Masters in Applied Ethics from Colorado State University. 
From bottling line to CFO and COO, Jenn’s roles have evolved since her start at New Belgium in 1993. A collaborator and a connector, sheDetails

Jenn Vervier

New Belgium Brewing Company

Ft. Collins, Colorado, United States

From bottling line to CFO and COO, Jenn’s roles have evolved since her start at New Belgium in 1993. A collaborator and a connector, she creates opportunities to expand New Belgium’s business role model practices internally and externally.

As a B Corporation, New Belgium makes decisions that incorporate impact on planet and people as well as profit and invests in a sustainability team to drive that effort. As Sustainability Director, Jenn leads the team to develop and implement the sustainability management system, corporate responsibility reporting, greenhouse gas accounting, natural resource management, legislative advocacy, and philanthropy. She has a special interest in the intersect of environment, economics, and policy, such as: ecosystem services, carbon and water credit markets. 
 
Strategic projects Jenn has been honored to lead include site selection for New Belgium’s second brewery in Asheville, NC. 
 
Jenn is on the Board of Directors at Conservation Colorado and the Steering Committees for the Colorado Conservation Exchange and the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Washington College in Maryland, holds an MBA in Finance from Regis University and completed the course work for a Masters in Applied Ethics from Colorado State University. 
From bottling line to CFO and COO, Jenn’s roles have evolved since her start at New Belgium in 1993. A collaborator and a connector, sheDetails

Kate White

California State Transportation Agency

San Franscico, California, United States

In September 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. appointed Kate White as Deputy Secretary of Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination.

Prior to joining the Agency, Kate spent two decades in the sustainable development field, including as Initiative Officer at The San Francisco Foundation’s Great Communities Collaborative, Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute Bay Area District, founding Executive Director of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, and founding Co-Director at City CarShare. Kate also worked for Urban Ecology and the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

Kate earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Oberlin College, and Master of Public Administration degree from San Francisco State University.

Kate’s life mission is to build ecologically balanced equitable regions and develop robust democratic institutions that can be replicated worldwide. She has chosen an urban focus because she believes cities are, or have the potential to be, the most ecological and democratic form of human existence. Through everyday interaction, she believes urbanists are key to the future of human tolerance and environmental survival. A typical city dweller produces a fraction of the carbon emissions of their exurban counterpart. Through her career, she has worked on projects that allow humans to tread more lightly on the earth and that foster innovation and tolerance.
In September 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. appointed Kate White as Deputy Secretary of Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination. Prior to joining the Agency,Details

Kate White

California State Transportation Agency

San Franscico, California, United States

In September 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. appointed Kate White as Deputy Secretary of Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination.

Prior to joining the Agency, Kate spent two decades in the sustainable development field, including as Initiative Officer at The San Francisco Foundation’s Great Communities Collaborative, Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute Bay Area District, founding Executive Director of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, and founding Co-Director at City CarShare. Kate also worked for Urban Ecology and the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

Kate earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Oberlin College, and Master of Public Administration degree from San Francisco State University.

Kate’s life mission is to build ecologically balanced equitable regions and develop robust democratic institutions that can be replicated worldwide. She has chosen an urban focus because she believes cities are, or have the potential to be, the most ecological and democratic form of human existence. Through everyday interaction, she believes urbanists are key to the future of human tolerance and environmental survival. A typical city dweller produces a fraction of the carbon emissions of their exurban counterpart. Through her career, she has worked on projects that allow humans to tread more lightly on the earth and that foster innovation and tolerance.
In September 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. appointed Kate White as Deputy Secretary of Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination. Prior to joining the Agency,Details