We're proud to be hosting our first Equity Summit in an ongoing effort to highlight local leaders in the sustainability, green building, and climate justice sectors. This summit will share a wide variety of perspectives and approaches on centering equity in our conversations surrounding sustainability in the San Diego region and within the green building industry as a whole. 

The summit will be broken into three sessions, this event is free and open to the public. Once you RSVP below, you will get zoom registration links to all three sessions. We are so excited to have you join us for this important and growing conversation! 

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Summit Schedule:

Session #1 - 9:30am - 10:45am 

Transforming the Workplace for a More Just Future

Lasting impacts on our communities can start anywhere, even your own workplace. Hear from AEC professionals working to create more equitable workplaces and how we can empower change within our own industry sectors.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Hei-ock Kim Moderator

Executive Director, Kim Center for Social Balance


Stacee Barkley

Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader, DPR Construction


Kanika A. Sharma

Senior Sustainability Consultant, Integral Group


Daniel Brown

Architect, Gensler


Session #2 - 11:00am - 12:15pm 

Climate & Equity at the Forefront of Reimagining San Diego

Hear from leaders shaping the way we reimagine San Diego at a time when the intersection of climate and equity are paramount.

Featured Speakers

 Maleeka Marsden

 Co-Director of Policy, Climate Action Campaign

 Chair, SD Green New Deal Alliance

 Dan Mueller

 Project Coordinator, San Diego Urban Sustainability Coalition

 Development Officer, GRID Alternatives

Roberto Carlos Torres

Climate Equity Specialist, City of San Diego


Elizabeth Carmichael - Moderator

Principal Architect, EcoHouse Architecture


LUNCH BREAK (45mins)

Session #3 - 1:00pm - 2:15pm 

Thinking Beyond Green in our Built Environment

Organizations are pushing beyond “green” to rethink what sustainability means for our communities and the built environment. Hear from leaders in the industry on why equity and human health should be at the core of how we evaluate our buildings and communities.

Featured Speakers


Kelly Baker

JUST Certification Manager, International Living Future Institute


Teva Needleman

Operations & Programs Coordinator, EcoDistricts


Rose Winer, WELL Faculty

Director, Community Concept Lead, International WELL Building Institute



October 27, 2020 at 9:30am - 2:30pm


Zoom Webinars

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