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The time for “Do less harm” has passed. It’s time for the beginning of being; the beginning of a Living Future. Join us next April for Living Future 2015. We’ll explore a genuine sense of place and community as the bellwether of truly restorative design.

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Friday, April 3 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Equitable and JUST Living Buildings

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Fairness. Opportunity. Inclusivity.  This session will push participants to build competencies with equity assessment, inclusive engagement, equity impact review, and design and development considerations that bear on equity outcomes.  After quickly unpacking Living Building Equity Petal requirements and the equity dimensions of other petals, the session will present a few core equity and social justice principles and approaches relevant in any settings to advance buildings that response to context, expand opportunity, and reconcile to long time horizons.  Using case examples, peer interaction, and discussion, participants will advance awareness, cultivate sensitivities, strengthen analytic skills, and foster practice improvements toward pro-equity Living Buildings.

This training complements the Pro-Equity Living Community Development workshops on Thursday.


Speakers
avatar for Nori Catabay

Nori Catabay

Project Program Manager, King County GreenTools
Nori Catabay works for the GreenTools program in King County Washington and leads the internal King County Green Building Team. She provides green building technical assistance and training to County capital projects and manages the King County Sustainable Infrastructure Scorecard.  She led the County’s Green Building Ordinance renewal adding the Living Building Challenge to King County Code as an alternative to the Scorecard or LEED... Read More →
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Richard Gelb

Performance Manager and Equity/Social Justice Lead, King County Natural Resources and Parks
Richard Gelb is performance manager and equity/social justice lead for King County Natural Resources and Parks. He coordinates King County’s STAR Communities implementation, is on the national Steering Committee of the STAR Community Rating System, and serves on the Global Ecodistrict Protocol Advisory Committee.  Richard has been an elected supervisor for King Conservation District, strategic advisor for City of Seattle Office of... Read More →
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Francis Janes

Manager, JUST Program, International Living Future Institute
Francis has a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible banking practices. Having lived in Seattle since 1997, Francis enjoys the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the opportunity to meet passionate social and environmental change... Read More →
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De'Sean Quinn

Water Quality Planner Project Manager lll, King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks
De’Sean Quinn is the Water Quality Planner Project Manager lll for the King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks, focusing on implementing Equity and Social Justice in the Wastewater Treatment Division.  He also provides Community Relations support for Capital Improvement Projects and has served King County Executive’s Office as the Regional and Local Affairs Manager. The Honorable De’Sean Quinn is also a City... Read More →
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Patti Southard

Program Manager GreenTools, King County Solid Waste Division
Patti Southard is the program manager for “GreenTools” green building program in King County Washington. At King County Southard is creative director for the award winning EcoCool Remodel Tool and provides technical assistance for the County’s Sustainable Cities Program, LEED, Living Building Challenge and Built Green initiatives. Southard was raised on her family farm and has focused her sustainable development career on the... Read More →



Friday April 3, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Cirrus Room Sheraton Hotel

Attendees (10)