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Capacity-Building Workshops for Cities: Trends in Affordable and Workforce Housing

Stardust
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Kurt Creager

  • Executive VP, Bridge Housing

Join us for the last of four workshops on creating and preserving affordable and workforce housing. Led by Silvia Urrutia, co-founder of the Arizona Housing Alliance, this high-level, interactive series brings together public and private entities to discuss challenges, highlight best practices, encourage innovation, and disseminate vital information to impact...

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Capacity-Building Workshops for Cities: Preserving Existing Affordable Housing

Stardust
Thursday, April 11, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sally Schwenn

  • Arizona Market President, Gorman & Company, LLC

Stephanie Brewer

  • Deputy Director, Newtown Community Development Corporation

Join us for the third of four workshops on creating and preserving affordable and workforce housing in your city. Led by Silvia Urrutia, co-founder of the Arizona Housing Alliance, this high-level, interactive series brings together public and private entities to discuss challenges, highlight best practices, encourage innovation, and disseminate vital...

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Public Housing: Transformed and Preserved

Stardust
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Gloria Muñoz

  • Executive Director, Housing Authority of Maricopa County

Gloria Muñoz brings over 38 years of experience in program design, public/private financing, real-estate acquisition/management to develop, operate, and provide services for people experiencing housing issues. She is passionate about creating housing solutions because of her own early childhood experiences.

In this talk, Muñoz will discuss her life's work...

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What's Transportation Got to Do with Health?

Stardust
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
8:30 a.m. Breakfast and networking
9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Panel discussion

CJ Eisenbarth Hager

  • Director of Healthy Community Policies, Vitalyst Health Foundation

Emily Yetman

  • Executive Director, Living Streets Alliance

Eva Olivas

  • Executive Director/CEO, Phoenix Revitalization Corp.

Phil Pangrazio

  • President/CEO, Ability 360

Jon Ford (moderator)

  • Director of Strategic Initiatives, Vitalyst Health Foundation

Transportation systems influence the design and operation of our communities. But whether you’re walking, riding a bike, taking transit, or driving a car, how often do you consider the connection between your mode of transportation and your well-being?

Join us for a conversation to learn how investments in transportation infrastructure and...

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Capacity-Building Workshops for Cities: Mitigating Gentrification and Displacement

Stardust
Thursday, March 7, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Join us for the second of four workshops on creating and preserving affordable and workforce housing in your city. Led by Silvia Urrutia, co-founder of the Arizona Housing Alliance, this high-level, interactive series brings together public and private entities to discuss challenges, highlight best practices, encourage innovation, and disseminate vital...

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By Invitation Only: Affordable Housing Capacity-Building Workshops for Cities

Stardust
Thursday, February 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ASU’s Stardust Center for Affordable Housing and the Family invites you to participate in a free, four-session series of workshops on creating and preserving affordable and workforce housing in your city. These capacity-building workshops will be led by the noted Silvia Urrutia of U Developing LLC, former director of Housing...

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Dispelling the Myths of Affordable and Workforce Housing

Stardust
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
8:30 a.m. - networking breakfast
9:00 a.m. - discussion and Q&A

The Phoenix metro area suffers from a growing shortage of both affordable and workforce housing. This issue is complicated, multifaceted and often misunderstood. Join us for a robust discussion with panelists who bring a wide and deep knowledge of affordable and workforce housing and the positive impacts that quality housing...

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The Geography of Food and Health

Stardust Future of Food
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Networking breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m.
Panel discussion begins at 9:00 a.m.

Charleen Badman

  • Chef & Co-Owner of FnB restaurant

Nicolas de la Fuente

  • Spaces of Opportunity

Clayton Harvey

  • White Mountain Apache People's Farm

Adrianne Udarbe

  • Pinnacle Prevention

Jon Ford (Moderator)

  • Vitalyst Health Foundation

Join us in a robust conversation about the connections between health and food. Access to healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate food helps people to live healthy lives and build healthy communities.

This event is in partnership with the Stardust Center for Affordable Homes and the Family, and is co-sponsored by...

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Housing and Health: Panel Discussion at Mountain Park Health Center

Stardust
Thursday, April 12, 2018
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.: Breakfast & Networking
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.: Panel Discussion
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.: Tour of new Mountain Park Health Center

Jon Ford

  • Vitalyst Health Foundation

Andrea Bell

  • Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care

Diana " DeDe" Yazzie Devine

  • Native American Connections

Dr. Punam Ohri-Vachaspati

  • Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Join us for this networking breakfast and panel discussion event about the connections between housing and health in the Valley.

Our health is inextricably tied to where we live. Having access to safe, stable, and affordable homes – particularly in communities with access to mass transit, parks, and healthy food...

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Free Film Screening: 70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green

Sustainability Series Stardust
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Film starts at 7:00 p.m.

For 70 years, there stood a Chicago public housing community known as Cabrini Green.

Home to thousands, misunderstood by millions, Cabrini Green once towered over Chicago’s most valuable neighborhoods. A looming reminder of inequality and poverty, Cabrini’s high-rises were demolished and an African-American community cleared to make room for another social...

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Housing for Inclusive and Equitable Cities

Wrigley Lecture Series Stardust
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Pre-reception at 5:15 p.m.
Event begins at 6:00 p.m.

Jonathan Reckford

  • CEO of Habitat for Humanity International

Jonathan Reckford is currently the CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. He has spent much of his career in the for-profit sector before accepting his dream job at Habitat for Humanity. Deeply committed to helping the world’s poor, Reckford was named the most influential nonprofit leader in America in...

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Free Film Screening: Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Sustainability@ASU Stardust
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Doors Open: 6:30 p.m.
Film Starts 7:00 p.m.

Citizen Jane is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist, and writer who fought to preserve urban...

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Affordable Housing, Health, and Happiness in Arizona: Barriers and Opportunities

Stardust Sustainability Series
Thursday, September 7, 2017
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Scott Cloutier

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainability

Deirdre Pfeiffer

  • Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

Val Iverson

  • Executive Director of Arizona Housing Coalition

Meagan Ehlenz

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

In this talk, experts Scott Cloutier, Deirdre Pfeiffer, Val Iverson and Meagan Ehlenz will offer insights and unravel myths on affordable housing in Arizona. The conversation will touch on the interlinkages between affordable housing, wellbeing, happiness, community and connection. Following the discussion,...

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Barriers and Benefits of New Technologies for Affordable Housing

Sustainability Series Stardust
Thursday, April 27, 2017
5:30 - 6:45 p.m.

Christopher Frettoloso

  • Sustainability Consultant & Partner at BetR-blok, LLC

Scott Cloutier

  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability

Deirdre Pfeiffer

  • Assistant Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Joanna Lucio

  • Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, College of Public Service & Community Solutions

In this talk, Christopher Frettoloso will introduce BetR-Blok, LLC, an alternative building material that is affordable and sustainable, as well discuss the benefits and barriers for industry acceptance. In addition, experts Scott Cloutier, Deirdre Pfeiffer, and Joanna Lucio will offer...

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A Living Future: How We’ll Live and Work in the Communities of the Future

Wrigley Lecture Series Stardust
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
5:30 p.m. - Doors open
6:00 p.m. - Wrigley talk
7:30 p.m. - Dessert reception

Jason McLennan

  • CEO, McLennan Design

Jason McLennan is one of the most influential individuals in the green-building movement. Recipient of the Buckminster Fuller Prize, McLennan is founder and chairman of the International Living Future Institute. He also created The Living Building Challenge – a stringent and progressive green-building program...

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