How do you think Mayor de Blasio should promote sustainable, healthy and resilient buildings?
For the first time in 12 years, New Yorkers will have a new mayor. It’s time to start Talking Transition. Talking Transition is an open conversation about the future of New York City to help shape the next mayor’s goals and strategies. Whether you’re a lifelong New Yorker or you’ve just arrived, everyone has a unique vision for this great city. Now is your chance to tell the new administration what’s important to you and your community.
Urban Green Council and other sustainability leaders are co-hosting a discussion on Sustainable, Healthy, and Resilient Construction. Please join us to share your questions, stories, and ideas for the city’s future. The brief program will include small, intimate discussions with some of the city’s most esteemed players in sustainability, followed by highlights delivered to the entire group.
Attendees will gather in small groups and be asked to reflect on three questions:
- What are the challenges to making more energy efficient, healthy, and resilient homes?
- Why has such a small proportion of apartment and single-family homeowners engaged on these issues?
- What can the new mayor do to better engage them?
This is your opportunity to make the transition count. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us.
Russell Unger | Executive Director, Urban Green Council
As Executive Director, Russell has established Urban Green Council as a national leader in advocacy, education, and major initiatives for the green building movement. He has drafted and led negotiations on many environmental laws, while serving as Legislative Counsel for three City Council committees. As the former Assistant Director in the New York City Mayor's Office of Contract Services, Special Counsel for Environmental Procurement; and Special Advisor on Sustainable Development to then-Speaker Miller of the New York City Council, his unique approaches to problem-solving established him as an industry leader on programs and lasting policy.
Jay Ackley | Policy Analyst & Contract Administrator, Community Environmental Center
Greg Duncan | Vice President, New York Passive House
Gera Feigon | Environmental Specialist, Kohn Pedersen Fox, AIA
Anita Jain | Northeast Communications Manager, Environmental Defense Fund
Max Joel | Community Solar Initiative Director, Solar One
Ilana Judah | Director of Sustainability, FWFOWLE Architects, AIA
Steven Lenard | Team Leader, NYC Department of City Planning, GreenHomeNYC
Shai Lauros | Director of Community Development, Cypress Hills Local Development Corp, GreenHomeNYC
Victor Nazario | Resident Manager, 32BJ SEIU
Nicolas Ronderos | New York Director, Regional Plan Association
Laurie Schoeman | Program Officer, Enterprise Community Partners
Esther Siskind | Director of Programs, Solar One
Jordana Viuker | Sustainability Consultant, Steven Winter Associates, GreenHomeNYC
William Waldren | Resident Manager, 32BJ SEIU
Stas Zakrzewski | Principal, Zh Architects, New York Passive House
Sunday, November 17, 2013
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Talking Transition Town Hall
Canal Street & 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013
Thanks to our co-hosts: