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How do you think Mayor de Blasio should promote sustainable, healthy and resilient buildings?ﾠ
For the first time in 12 years, New Yorkers will have a new mayor.ﾠIt'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.ﾠPlease 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 Ungerﾠ| Executive Director,ﾠUrban 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 |ﾠPolicy Analyst & Contract Administrator,ﾠCommunity Environmental Center
Greg Duncanﾠ|ﾠVice President, New York Passive House
Gera Feigonﾠ|ﾠEnvironmental Specialist,ﾠKohn Pedersen Fox
Anita Jainﾠ|ﾠNortheast Communications Manager, Environmental Defense Fund
Max Joelﾠ|ﾠCommunity Solar Initiative Director,ﾠSolar One
Ilana Judahﾠ|ﾠDirector of Sustainability,ﾠFWFOWLE Architects
Steven Lenardﾠ|ﾠTeam Leader,ﾠNYC Department of City Planning
Shai Laurosﾠ| Director of Community Development,ﾠCypress Hills Local Development Corporation
Victor Nazario | Resident Manager, 32BJ SEIU
Nicolas Ronderosﾠ| New York Director,ﾠRegional Plan Association
Laurie Schoemanﾠ| Program Officer,ﾠEnterprise Community Partners
Esther Siskindﾠ| Director of Programs,ﾠSolar One
JordanaﾠViukerﾠ| Sustainability Consultant,ﾠSteven Winter Associates
William Waldren | Resident Manager, 32BJ SEIU
Stas Zakrzewskiﾠ| Principal,ﾠZh Architects
Sunday, November 17, 2013
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Talking Transition Town Hall
Canal Street & 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013
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