Friday, May 4th AT 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Designing for Vibrant Communities with Majora Carter

Oregon Convention Center: Room C123-C124

Track: Equity

This interactive workshop builds the sensitivities and competencies to reveal and address equity considerations and opportunities in planning communities of all scales.  The project moves the audience towards a holistic and inclusive model for a framing and driving toward a pro-equity approach to design and planning a project. Table exercises and group work push participants to build competencies in equity assessment, inclusive engagement, equity impact review, and the array of design and development considerations that bear on equity outcomes.

The session will guide attendees in developing a heightened awareness of equity and social justice issues and an understanding of how to integrate strategies in their green building projects. Attendees will come together at the end of the session to hear from the panel of experts and discuss their strategies they learned from the interactive session.


Majora Carter
Revitalization Strategy Consultant, Peabody Award-Winning Broadcaster
Kathleen Smith
VP, Living Building Challenge
International Living Future Institute
Joanna Gangi
Communications Specialist - Equity and Community Engagement
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Patti Southard
Program Manager
King County Green Tools
Nori Catabay
Project Program Manager
King County Green Tools
Freda Ceasar
Director of Equity and Inclusion
Central City Concern