The Building Industry's Role in Social Equity, April 24, Pittsburgh, PA

  • 24 April 2019
  • Start time : 03:00 PM
  • End time : 06:00 PM
  • Event Host : Green Building Alliance
  • Event Location : Union Project, 801 N Negley Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15206, United States
Social Equity
Event Description

As architects, builders, and developers, what part do we play in creating a city with opportunities for everyone? Join for the first event in Green Building Alliance's Social Equity in the Built Environment series as you explore tools to measure and improve the city’s inequalities. One will gain perspective about how the building industry fits into larger conversations of social justice in the region, and discover frameworks to be more proactive in daily work. 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will define social equity and equitable development as they relate to design, construction, and operations of the built environment. 
  2. Participants will explore the roles that built environment practitioners play in social equity within their communities. 
  3. Participants will explore how some green building rating systems and frameworks promote social equity.  
  4. Participants will identify actions we can take as designers, builders, and developers in order to center equity in the work that we do. 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Green Building Alliance
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Dr. Gretchen Givens Generett (facilitator)
      Dr. Generett is an associate professor at Duquesne University’s School of Education and Director of the University Council for Educational Administration Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice. Dr. Generett’s work focuses on educational leadership and cultural diversity in school systems.

      Jenna Cramer
      Through her tenure at Green Building Alliance, Jenna has worked to empower individuals and communities to create their own sustainability dialogue. Through her creation of programs like the Inspire Speakers Series and the School Sustainability Culture Program, Jenna introduces ways for community members around the region to define their own future.

      Leslie Montgomery
      As GBA’s Education Senior Director, Leslie develops meaningful education experiences for GBA’s audiences. Leslie also works to develop our region’s next generation of leaders in green building through her work with the Emerging Professionals Group and the Sustainability Leadership Lab.
  • Event type
    • Panel Discussion

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