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Join evolvers Anna Rosenblum and Christine Mondor as they lead the session at Greenbuild’s Resilience Summit titled, “How Three Southwestern Pennsylvania Rivertowns Became the First Three Certified EcoDistricts in the World”
In their talk, Anna and Christine will describe how the Boroughs of Millvale, Etna, and Sharpsburg have long been located in a vulnerable position – environmentally, economically, and in terms of social equity. The three communities share common boundaries along the Allegheny River, right outside of Pittsburgh, in addition to issues such as increasingly frequent flooding, poor air quality, the departure of major employers, the worsening opioid epidemic, and ongoing concerns regarding social equity. This presentation will tell the story of how these three communities came together over the past ten years to increase resiliency and create a new path forward. Each community has established themselves as an Ecodistrict, focusing on both the hardware or physical systems of places, as well as the software of social and cultural resiliency. These communities have engaged in planning and project implementation through six quality of life lenses (equity, food, water, energy, air quality, and mobility) as part of a comprehensive approach to sustainability.
The virtual event will take place on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 7:45 AM – 9:15 AM EDT. The Resilience Summit is one of three pre-event virtual summits.View Event »
The Greenbuild Conference & Expo is where the leaders developing the next generation of standards, policies, and partnerships gather to turn the promise of a higher living standard into a reality for all. The largest annual event for green building professionals worldwide, is where attendees learn and source solutions to improve resilience, sustainability and quality of life in our buildings, cities and communities.
Greenbuild 2021 will include more than 200 education sessions packed into seven event experiences – six virtual events and one in-person event. This year’s conference will be a hybrid format and will deliver opportunities to connect with Greenbuild’s leading audience of decision makers at all levels including, building owners and managers, commercial and residential contractors, architects, engineers, designers, government and municipalities, utilities and more.
Information on registration prices and packages can be found here. Sign up before July 15, 2021, to receive the Early Bird discount!View Event »
Ecocity 2021 in Rotterdam and online will feature a wide range of sessions, workshops, fieldtrips and other learning opportunities in an innovative hybrid format, showcasing the latest research and developments in urban design and city transformation practices.
Rail~Volution is the hub and spark for a network of leaders, practitioners and advocates inspired by the potential to shape great places to live around high-quality transit (rail, BRT and bus), new mobility options and supportive land use and development.
The Rail~Volution network shares the belief that the focus of any new investment is not so much the project – whether rail, bus, trail or development – but people and what they want their communities to become. We foster a vision of equitable, transit-oriented communities (ETOC), in which leaders and practitioners work with local communities to determine how transit, mobility and development investments can advance local goals for economic development and access to affordable housing, jobs, education, food, green space and overall quality of life.
More information and conference registration (TBA) can be found on the Rail~Volution website.View Event »