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Communities & Affordable Homes Summit

CAH SummitThe Communities & Affordable Homes Summit took place at Greenbuild 2016 in Los Angeles. The Summit focused on the development of vibrant, sustainable communities through the lenses of resilience, social equity, health and economic opportunity. Community and sustainability leaders joined together for a day of knowledge sharing and problem solving with the goal of expediting the economic, social, and ecological health and vitality of all communities.

Stay tuned for updates for 2017 summit updates and announcements in late spring of 2017.

2016 Opening Session Keynote

Dr. Mindy Fullilove / Professor of Urban Policy and Health, The New School

During the Opening Session, Dr. Fullilove will describe how a long history of urban policies have led to the current moment of division and inequality. To get to a ...

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2016 Plenary Luncheon Speakers

Vien Truong / Director at Green for All

Vien Truong leads Green For All, a national initiative to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Vien previously led the Gree ...

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Kevin de León / The Honorable President Pro Tem Senator

Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), serves as President pro Tempore of the California State Senate. He is the first Latino elected to the position in over 130 years. Sen ...

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2016 Summits Combined Closing Speakers

John Rossant / Chairman at New Cities Foundation

In 2010, John Rossant founded the New Cities Foundation. He believes it is imperative that different stakeholders work together to improve the quality of life an ...

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Terri Wills / CEO at WorldGBC

Terri Wills is the CEO of the World Green Building Council, an organisation uniting 75 Green Building Councils enabling green building and sustainable communitie ...

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Sarah Backhouse / Managing Director of Communications 50 at World 50

Sarah Backhouse is Managing Director of Sustainability 50 at World 50, a private community of senior-most sustainability executives from Fortune 500 companies. P ...

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Zenia Tata / Executive Director, Global Development, XPRIZE

Zenia Tata is searching for innovative solutions to global problems. Her work spans diverse issues ranging from water and food scarcity, economic enhancement, clima ...

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Shaun Donovan / Director of the Office of Management and Budget at The White House

Shaun Donovan was sworn in as the 40th Director of the Office of Management and Budget on July 28, 2014. Donovan has committed his life to public service focused ...

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Ras Baraka / Mayor of the City of Newark

Ras J. Baraka was sworn in as the 40th Mayor of the City of Newark in July of 2014. His progressive approach to governing has won him accolades from grassroots org ...

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2016 Schedule

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