CA01 - Communities & Affordable Homes Summit Opening Session

Tuesday, November 7 from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM | West Ballroom « Back

Abstract Text:

The Communities & Affordable Homes Summit launches with a dynamic plenary that sets the stage for the day’s work as attendees collaborate on an action plan to advance sustainable communities. Dr. Atiya Martin, Chief Resilience officer for the City of Boston is leading local efforts in the development and implementation of Boston’s Resilience Strategy, focused on advancing racial equity as the foundation while increasing Bostonian’s shared ability to thrive after emergencies. John Valverde, new CEO of YouthBuild USA, shares his powerful, personal story of transformation and second chances as the impetus for decades as an advocate for job opportunity and economic empowerment of formerly incarcerated and low-income people.

Learning Objectives:

Describe why racial equality is a critical component of resilience planning and disaster response.

Explain how investments in opportunity youth through sustainable job training and economic empowerment can raise communities out of poverty.

Identify ways the green building community can remove systemic barriers through the co-creation of partnership, tools and resources with underserved communities, and put them into action.

Draw a vision for what equity looks like in the context of green buildings and sustainable communities.


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Event Type: Communities & Affordable Homes Summit > Session