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Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis with Community Land Trusts

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Stephanie Brewer

  • Executive Director, Newtown CDC

Owning a home helps families build wealth, improves childhood health and educational attainment, and stabilizes neighborhoods. But home prices in the Phoenix metro area lie outside the reach of many working families. So how do we create more affordable housing? One of the most effective and sustainable approaches is through...

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Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy

Thursday, October 1, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Jennie C. Stephens

  • Director and Professor, School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, Northeastern University

In additon to her other roles at Northeastern University, Jennie Stephens directs strategic research collaborations at the University's Global Resilience Institute.

In her new book, Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy, Stephens argues that the key to addressing the climate crisis is diversifying...

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A Career in Innovation: Dan Purtell, The British Standards Institution

Friday, October 2, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Dan Purtell

  • Director of Innovation at British Standards Institution

Dan Purtell is responsible for the development of The British Standards Institution’s (bsi) global innovation strategy and digital transformation. Across 193 countries, bsi works at more than 128,000 sites, from the world's largest and most successful brands to local small businesses solutions and services to improve...

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Rigidly Defined Infrastructure for Climate Uncertainty and Doubt

Thursday, October 15, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Mikhail Chester

  • Associate Professor, ASU's School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Mikhail Chester is the director of ASU's Metis Center for Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering, where he maintains a research program focused on preparing infrastructure and their institutions for the challenges of the coming century. His work spans climate adaptation, disruptive technologies, innovative financing, transitions to agility and flexibility,...

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The Affordable City

Thursday, October 29, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Shane Phillips

  • Staff Researcher, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies,
  • University of California-Los Angeles

Shane Phillips is an urban planner and policy expert, currently leading the UCLA Lewis Center Housing Initiative and teaching public policy as an adjunct instructor at USC. Phillips previously served as director of public policy for Central City Association, a Downtown LA business advocacy organization. He writes a popular...

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Revolutionary Power: An Activist’s Guide to the Energy Transition

Thursday, November 19, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 p.m

Shalanda H. Baker

  • Professor of Law, Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University

Shalanda Baker is the co-director and co-founder of the Initiative for Energy Justice at Northeastern University.

Her book, Revolutionary Power, is a playbook for the energy transformation, complete with a step-by-step analysis of energy policy areas that are ripe for intervention. Baker argues that people of...

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Earth Day 2021: Reflections of an Environmentalist

Earth Day: Thursday, April 22, 2021
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Paul Hirt

  • Environmental Historian

Join environmental historian and activist Paul Hirt as he takes a look back through the history of the environmental movement.

Hirt came to ASU in 2004 but has lived in Arizona for over 30 years. In both his professional and personal life, he promotes sustainable water management, renewable energy,...

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