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Credit Cram | Transformational Equity in the Built Environment: The Regeneration Process

Join AIA California’s Urban Design Committee for a panel discussion embracing embodied carbon strategies at the intersection of human justice, professional practice, and urban design principles for our livable communities. This panel will discuss the questions and opportunities of choice for our resilient cities and inclusive urban environments while exploring the concept of embodied justice and how we practice transformational cultural awareness. In a time with increasing challenges perpetuated by environmental and socioeconomic inequities, cities are looking to implement more regenerative urban strategies that replenish resources faster than we consume through circular economies. This panel discusses adaptable tools and methods used across California to strengthen our cities and restore communities separated by policy and infrastructure systems.


Maria Katticaran, AIA, LFA | Architect & Urban Designer, HDR
Kevin Tyrrell, AIA | Partner, QDG Architecture


Leslie Sydnor, AIA, LEED AP | Director, Public Project Management, Cumming; 2023 AIALA President
Marcela Oliva | Professor of Architecture and Environmental Design, LATTC
Jess Zimbabwe | Executive Director, Environmental Works Community Design Center

Why it’s important:

This program will explore data, metrics and strategies in addressing equity, resiliency, and sustainability in communities. Creating opportunities and spaces for diversity and inclusion, focusing on sustainability and building resiliency can promote equity, address carbon emissions and maintain safety of buildings in the event of disaster or severe weather events.

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Thursday, November 16, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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CE Units:
1.5 LU, HSW (pending approval)




Sarah Vasquez
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