Speaking Engagements

Christine Mondor speaking at TEDx Pittsburgh

Our team values face to face interactions with our peers and community partners. Check this page for upcoming events where we will be presenting or participating in conversations about sustainable development and design.


Mountain State Land Use Academy

evolveEA is a proud sponsor of The Sixth Statewide Mountain State Land Use Academy organized by the WVU Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic

Greenbuild 2024

This year, Greenbuild will feature a new collaboration with Phius, critical updates about LEEDv5, and new sessions, speakers, keynotes, and events. Join us!

Consortium for Scenario Planning 2024 Conference

The Consortium for Scenario Planning will host its seventh annual conference in Portland, Oregon, from January 31 to February 2, 2024. Christine Mondor, FAIA, and Ashley Cox, AICP, will be presenting: Housing Futures :: Scenarios for the Triboro Ecodistrict to understand the driving forces and possible futures for housing in Millvale, Sharpsburg, and Etna, Pennsylvania. Scenario… View Article

APA Sustainable Communities Division 2024 Symposium

Join us at the SCD Annual Symposium 2024 – Health, Equity and Climate Change  Registered attendees will receive a Zoom webinar link prior to the event. You can attend one session, or multiple sessions. CM Credits will be available for individual sessions. AICP CM Credits pending (3 hours). SYMPOSIUM OUTLINE: Thursday, January 18, 2024 (1-5 pm EST,… View Article

Bridge to 2030 – U.S. Steel Tower

Bridge to 2030: US Steel Tower Hub Space & Forest Hills Net Zero Energy Borough! (Hybrid event) Visit the GBA event page for details

2023 Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership Summit

Transformative Leadership, Partnership, and Co-creation The Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP) biennial Summit offers an opportunity to connect 1,000+ attendees with pertinent resources; identify and develop cross-sectoral strategies for nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and the public sector; and empower individuals as well as organizations to collaborate, advocate, and act. This year’s Summit will focus on… View Article

Greenbuild 2023

This year, Greenbuild’s theme highlights the decades-long legacy and unwavering commitment of the green building movement to transforming the built environment to serve, prepare and protect our communities in a rapidly changing world. Join the evolveEA team and thousands of others to create a more sustainable and resilient future, commemorate the USGBC’s 30th anniversary and… View Article

Emerald Evening 2023

Join us for Emerald Evening 2023, the go-to sustainability networking event of the year as we celebrate three decades of healthy and high-performing spaces in Western Pennsylvania. evolveEA is a proud sponsor of this year’s 30th anniversary gala.

Riverlife’s Party at the Pier: Hidden Gems

Party at the Pier with Riverlife on August 18 and embrace the beauty of Pittsburgh in a truly unforgettable way. evolveEA is a proud sponsor.

Mpact Transit + Community Conference

The Mpact Conference (formerly Rail~volution) is a national gathering focused on transit, connected mobility options and transit-oriented development. Through more than 60 conference sessions as well as plenaries and networking events, attendees delve into issues facing cities and regions everywhere, including climate change, transit-oriented development, housing affordability and designing cities around transit and emerging mobility… View Article

UDream + AIA National Webinar

Join us to learn about a proven and dynamic model for increasing regional diversity and value within the architecture and built environment industry. UDream Webinar: Monday, May 8, 2023, 2:00 - 3:00 pm [est].

Living Future 2023

On May 5th at 10:00 AM (ET), Anna Rosenblum LFA, LEED AP, EcoDistricts AP will participate in a presentation panel with Mike Gable (Construction Junction), Darren Spielman (Pennsylvania Resources Council), and Clare Miflin (Center for Zero Waste Design).   Taking Action Towards Net-Positive Waste Living Buildings are designed to operate with net-positive resource flows, such… View Article

Green Building Tour: Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

To commemorate GBA’s 30th anniversary in 2023, we are re-visiting some of the green buildings that influenced our region’s path to sustainable leadership. These early adopters were among the first of their kind (the FIRST of their building type to achieve certain green building certifications!) and not only caused positive ripple effects throughout Western Pennsylvania,… View Article

Inspire Speaker Series

Leveraging Change for a Sustainable and Just Future Our cities and communities are changing whether we are ready for it or not. One place where that notion is especially evident is Atlanta, Georgia, which predicts incredible population growth in the coming years. Author, urban designer, and civic entrepreneur Ryan Gravel will explain how his city… View Article

Build Pittsburgh

Build Pittsburgh, AIA Pittsburgh’s annual continuing education conference, brings together architects and industry professionals for learning and networking. On Wednesday, April 26th, members of evolveEA will co-present the following sessions: – Etna: World’s First EcoDistrict   Anna Rosenblum EcoDistricts AP, LEED AP, LFA – Leveraging Networks as Citizen Architects to Motivate Resilient Community Development  … View Article

ACSA Annual Meeting: In Commons

Christine Mondor FAIA will present her paper, “HELIOStudio and the Energy Commons: The Third Generation of Energy Landscapes”. HELIOStudio speculated how solar technologies and the (re)emergence of distributed energy infrastructure will reshape the reciprocal relationship between landscape, urban form, and spatial practices. The studio tapped the talents of Carnegie Mellon University Scool of Architecture faculty/alumni… View Article

National Planning Conference 23

Missing-Middle Models: Challenges and Innovations Panel Discussion including Christine Mondor FAIA Sunday April 2, 2023 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Just Growth: The EcoDistricts Evolution

Join EcoDistricts’ founder Rob Bennett and Suzanne Burnes, Just Growth Director of Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE), in a conversation with Christine Mondor FAIA and Sarah Heinicke, two of EcoDistricts most active and long-standing leaders on the evolution of EcoDistricts. Dec 15, 2022 02:00 PM EST   Register Here  

Designing for Mental Health AIAU Webinar

Registration is open for the AIA YAF Advocacy panel discussion on Mental Health + Equitable Design. Join AIA YAF on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 2:00 to 3:30pm ET. To register visit: bit.ly/YAFMentalHealth 1.50 HSW LU + FREE FOR AIA MEMBERS WITH PRE-REGISTRATION. If you can’t make the live event, on-demand is available with pre-registration…. View Article

Energy Efficiency: A Powerhouse for PA

The Energy Efficiency Alliance (EEA) is hosting a series for Pennsylvania-based members and partners to share their excitement about energy efficiency with PA candidates for state and/or federal office. These events are opportunities and business leaders to meet and mingle with candidates and share how energy efficiency can benefit their constituents, whether businesses located in… View Article

Design Pittsburgh 2022

green|spaces Regenerative Design Summit

At the 2022 Regenerative Design Summit, Christine Mondor and Marc Mondor will present virtually: Scale + Performance Using the scales of time, space and influence, this presentation will describe the concepts and impacts of pioneering Ecodistrict and Living Building projects. Christine Mondor   FAIA; LEED AP; Principal, evolveEA; Adjunct Professor Carnegie Mellon University Marc Mondor; AIA   LEED… View Article

Oregon Design Conference

Oregon Design Conference 2022 is a 3-day hybrid event hosted by AIA Oregon Christine Mondor FAIA will co-present on June 3, 2:40pm-3:40pm Session 7 – Sustainable Design & Housing Equity for Bozeman’s Missing Middle Behind the Bridger View Neighborhood project is a compelling story that touches on all objectives of the conference (Resilience, Housing, Transportation,… View Article

Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania

Marc Mondor, AIA of evovleEA will be presenting about ‘WELL Buildings’ to the Master Builders Association at noon on Thursday, May 26. Details about the event can be found at www.mbawpa.org

National Planning Conference

As communities continue to navigate the effects of the pandemic, NPC22 is an opportunity to reconnect and re-envision post-pandemic futures. The program is focused on seven core areas, developed through peer discussion and research into areas most likely to be agents of change in the planning profession. Program areas include: Climate Change Impacts and Action,… View Article

Society of Architectural Historians Culture + Ecodistrict Tour

Located directly outside the City of Pittsburgh, the community of Millvale has a rich history, which it has built upon to establish a sustainable path forward. Learn about the evolution of Millvale’s cultural identity on Saturday, April 30 from 1-5 pm ET beginning with a tour of the Maxo Vanka murals followed by an immersive… View Article

APA Sustainable Communities Division Webinar on Award-Winning Sustainability

The SCD’s annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability honors projects, plans, policies, individuals, and organizations whose work is dedicated to supporting and growing sustainable communities. Award winners speaking on this webinar include Anna Rosenblum and Christine Mondor, FAIA of evovleEA representing the Etna EcoDistrict Plan, 2021 winner in the Community Plan category. Also sharing insights… View Article

Behind the B: What it means to be a B Corp

You may have seen the Certified B Corporation (or the “circle-B”) logo on many of your favorite products, but what does that little stamp really mean? Join the B Lab U.S. + Canada as they go behind the scenes – Behind the B – to learn what it takes for a business to become a… View Article


The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is hosting its annual conference November 11-14, 2022 in San Francisco, CA. For more information and to register, visit www.aslaconference.com.

Greenbuild 2022

Greenbuild will take place November 1-3, 2022, in San Francisco, CA, alongside the Industrialized Wood Based Construction Conference (IWBC), produced by Forest Economic Advisors. For more information and to register, visit https://informaconnect.com/greenbuild.

Rail~Volution 2022

The annual Rail~Volution conference focuses on the interplay of transit, connected mobility options, land use and development in building great places to live. Join practitioners, leaders and advocates from communities across the United States and Canada. Share best practices, real-world solutions and innovative approaches to the challenges that face cities and regions of every size…. View Article

APA PA 2023

The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) is hosting its annual conference in Scranton, PA, October 15-17, 2023. Members of evolveEA are presenting at these sessions: An Innovative and Equitable Vision for Pittsburgh’s Riverfront Sunday, October 15, 2023, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Incorporating Data-Driven Energy Decision-Making Into Communities With Diverse Priorities Tuesday, October… View Article

Architecture Media Politics Society (AMPS) Conference

The Architecture Media Politics Society (AMPS) annual conference this year focuses on (IN)TANGIBLE HERITAGE(S). Picking up strands of art, architecture, design and socio-cultural debates found throughout the twentieth century (and before) this conference welcomes reconsiderations of ‘heritage’ as both a tangible and an intangible concept. It seeks perspectives from design, architecture, cultural theory, social history,… View Article

PCRG Summit

The Summit’s theme [Re]defining Equity, Equality, and Justice in Community Development is continued for a third year as we move from identifying obstacles, strategic planning, and best practices to improving Equity, Equality, and Justice by putting the information gained during the last two summits into action. Participants will hear from people who can speak to… View Article

Living Future 22

The Living Future 2022 unConference unites a community of deep-green thought leaders, practitioners, and healthy materials providers focused on the built environment. Attend the online event for inspiration and knowledge sharing as industry professionals collaboratively address solutions in the built environment to our climate emergency, environmental and materials health, and share insights and strategies for… View Article

ACSA Virtual Conference

The ACSA Annual Meeting convenes educators, practitioners, and students from around the world to share research and explore the past and future of architecture, design, and allied disciplines. The 110th Annual Meeting will provide multiple opportunities for scholarly exchange: a business & awards event March 18 & 19, 2022 (in-person), in Los Angeles, as well… View Article

ACSA 110th Annual Meeting (in-person)

The ACSA Annual Meeting convenes educators, practitioners, and students from around the world to share research and explore the past and future of architecture, design, and allied disciplines. The 110th Annual Meeting will provide multiple opportunities for scholarly exchange: a business & awards event March 18 & 19, 2022 (in-person), in Los Angeles, as well… View Article

Triboro Ecodistrict Workshop

Join the Triboro Ecodistrict and Anna Rosenblum of evolveEA on March 25-26 to learn about the tactics and strategies that are used to promote sustainable community development and how you can use them in your communities. This free two-day event will connect local communities, exchange some of the best practices we have learned, and hold… View Article

AIA National Conference on Architecture 2022

EDI Resolutions in Action—Bolstering Minority Pipelines & Underserved Communities Join Marc Mondor, AIA, Principal of evolveEA, and  Erica Cochran Hameen, Assoc. AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Carnegie Mellon University as they talk about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at the American Institute of Architects annual conference in June 2022. Consider… View Article

Ecocity World Summit

Ecocity 2022 brings learning opportunities in an innovative virtual format. Christine Mondor presents Community-Led Green Infrastructure as a Catalyst to the Transition of Grey Agency Management.

Tracking and Measuring Sustainability Progress

Sustainable Pittsburgh is launching its new and enhanced performance programs on Dec 8 and our Anna Rosenblum is one of the featured speakers.

Transportation Camp PGH 2021

If you’re into transportation, now’s the time to engage, and the TransportationCampPGH unconference is the place to do it. TransportationCamp is an unconference bringing together transportation professionals, technologists, and others interested in the intersection of urban transportation and technology. Transportation is a major metropolitan issue, with direct impacts on economic strength, environmental sustainability, and social… View Article

Greenbuild – Resilience Summit

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… View Article

NAPHN Passive House Conference

The North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) will be hosting the 2021 Passive House Conference both in-person (New York City) and online June 10-11. This event will take on the full range of specialized technical, process, and policy aspects of Passive House – and it will challenge the industry to make Passive House benefits, tools,… View Article

Greenbuild Conference & Expo

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… View Article


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… View Article

CoTE Measures for Design Excellence Education Series

Join evolveEA’s Ian Cook and other stellar panelists at AIA Pittsburgh’s CoTE Measures for Design Excellence Education Series – Session 3 “Planet” on Thursday, May 27 at 4pm EDT. The Framework for Design Excellence represents the defining principles of good design in the 21st century. Comprised of 10 principles and accompanied by searching questions, the Framework… View Article

Fair & Affordable Housing: Lessons and Challenges at the County, City, and Neighborhood Scale

Our partners at Fourth Economy Consulting are hosting a webinar on Fair & Affordable Housing, and evolveEA was invited to share insights from past and current projects. In this May 27 noontime session, 4E will facilitate a discussion around the housing market in several communities, and explore the unique challenges each has faced in addressing… View Article

Build Pittsburgh

Join the community of architects and building industry professionals at this year’s Build Pittsburgh conference and be sure to attend Marc Mondor’s session!

APA Pennsylvania Annual Conference

The largest annual gathering of Planners in PA is taking place in Pittsburgh October 17-19, 2021. Included in the admission to the APA Pennsylvania Annual Conference are three plenary sessions, over 40 concurrent sessions, networking opportunities, and mobile workshops.   Join evolveEA at two mobile workshops and two education sessions:   Sunday, October 17, 11:30a–2:30p… View Article

TransportationCampPGH 2023

At this year’s TransportationCamp, we’re discussing accessible public transit, walkable and bikeable communities, and emerging technologies and we want to hear your thoughts on improving all things transportation. This is the platform to share your ideas and questions about the future of mobility, whether they’re big or small. Join fellow innovative thinkers and doers in… View Article