Just Transition - The Water We Swim In

Presented by: Lisa Richmond, Hon. AIA, Meghan Lewis, Kristen Dotson, Assoc. AIA, Brent Davies

AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 1.25 Hours

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Course release date: July, 2021.

Lisa Richmond, Hon. AIA, (Former) Executive Director, AIA Seattle + Design in Public, and Meghan Lewis, Senior Researcher, Carbon Leadership Forum, University of Washington, introduce us to the upstream and downstream impacts of decarbonization and how equity and social justice impact a transition to clean energy sources, materials, and processes.

Kristen Dotson, Assoc. AIA, Sustainability Services Director, The Miller Hull Partnership, and Brent Davies, Vice President, Forests and Ecosystem Services, Ecotrust, then discuss some of the upstream impacts of the built environment including how “Climate-Smart Forestry” and the complexities of timber sourcing aim to balance ecosystem health with strong local economies.

After viewing this course, you will understand how a massive mobilization of labor and resources are often locked into systems and processes that either prioritize equitable advancement or sustain the current systemic oppressions and privileges that have been in place for generations.

Course Prices: $30 AIA members, $40 non-members (or purchase the 4-part series and save more than 20%)

(This continuing education course is licensed for viewing to a single individual. For discounted group viewing rates, please email Melissa@aecKnowledge.com or call 415.755.3058.)

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