Just Transition - Building as a Public Benefit?

Presented by: Amarpreet Sethi, Assoc. AIA, Clyde Abrahamson, Miquel Maestas and Jamie Stroble

AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 2.0 Hours

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Course release date: July, 2021.

This session explores the downstream impacts of decarbonization, focusing on how the shift to reducing emissions influences equity, community health, and community wellbeing. Moderator Amarpreet Sethi, Assoc. AIA, Enviro, introduces how buildings can serve as public benefit rather than perpetuating the inequities that pervade our current structures.

Clyde Abrahamson, Development Manager, Spokane Indian Housing Authority, then presents a case study “Children of the Sun Solar Initiative” that highlights the Spokane Tribe of Indians’ vision to lower its carbon footprint, reduce energy cost and become more energy self-reliant.

Miquel Maestas. Housing and Economic Development Director, El Centro De La Raza, presents a case study of “The Center of People of All Races” that inspires us to design buildings that benefit the public.

Jamie Stroble, Co-Chair, Seattle Planning Commission; Founder & EJ Educator, Noio Pathways Capacity Building, presents examples of project-based considerations for climate, health and equity co-benefits.

A short, insightful panel discussion explores how the shift to reducing emissions influences equity, community health, and community well-being.

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: $40 AIA members, $55 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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