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The Building Industry’s Role in Social Equity

April 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$35.00 – $45.00
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GBA Equity Series

About This Event

As architects, builders, and developers, what part do we play in creating a city with opportunities for everyone? Join us for the first event in our Social Equity in the Built Environment series as we explore tools to measure and improve the city’s inequalities. You’ll gain perspective about how the building industry fits into larger conversations of social justice in the region, and discover frameworks to be more proactive in daily work. 

This event includes networking as well as refreshments. If you are working on a limited budget, please contact Leslie Montgomery for scholarship opportunities. 


About Our Speakers

Dr. Gretchen Givens Generett (facilitator)
Dr. Generett is an associate professor at Duquesne University’s School of Education and Director of the University Council for Educational Administration Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice.  Dr. Generett’s work focuses on educational leadership and cultural diversity in school systems. 

Jenna Cramer
Through her tenure at Green Building Alliance, Jenna has worked to empower individuals and communities to create their own sustainability dialogue. Through her creation of programs like the Inspire Speakers Series and the School Sustainability Culture Program, Jenna introduces ways for community members around the region to define their own future 

Leslie Montgomery
As GBA’s Education Senior Director, Leslie develops meaningful education experiences for GBA’s audiences. Leslie also works to develop our region’s next generation of leaders in green building through her work with the Emerging Professionals Group and the Sustainability Leadership Lab.  


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Participants will define social equity and equitable development as they relate to design, construction, and operations of the built environment. 
  2. Participants will explore the roles that built environment practitioners play in social equity within their communities. 
  3. Participants will explore how some green building rating systems and frameworks promote social equity.  
  4. Participants will identify actions we can take as designers, builders, and developers in order to center equity in the work that we do. 


Social Equity in the Built Environment Series

GBA’s series on Social Equity in the Built Environment will equip participants with the awareness, mindset and tools to embed equity into their processes, projects and outcomes. The series will explore historical context and neighborhood trends shaping Pittsburgh’s equitable transformation. 

You can choose to attend one event in the series, or dive deeper into the topic by attending all four events. Members of GBA have the opportunity to purchase the entire series at a significant discount.  


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This event is approved for 2.0 AIA LU|HSWs.

Partnering with AIA, GBA makes it easy for our members to report continuing education credits. Please provide your AIA number so we can auto-report your credits (for applicable events).


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April 24, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$35.00 – $45.00
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Leslie Montgomery


Union Project
801 N. Negley Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 United States
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