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Friday, September 21 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Equity in a Sustainable Environment

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One critical area for discussion is the idea of maintaining equity in the context of carbon reduction. Too often the development and implementation of environmental policies do not fairly reach and engage with a full spectrum of the population in the city. This session examines how designers and planners can support efforts towards creating a more sustainable city that is inclusive of all people. The panel will consist of community and advocacy organizations that tackle carbon reduction related issues through an equity lens. 

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Herrera

Cynthia Herrera

Environmental Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, West Harlem Environmental Action and WE ACT for Environmental Justice
As Environmental Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, Cynthia is tasked with advancing policy goals that align with WE ACT’s Northern Manhattan Climate Action (NMCA) project, which seeks to increase community participation, within and outside of the government and build neighborhood... Read More →
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Daniel Pearlstein

Policy and Communications Director, Riders Alliance
Daniel started advocating for better transit in high school and developed his passion for politics and organizing while working in neighborhood groups and city government. He came to the Riders Alliance from the New York City Council where he was chief of staff to Committee on Land... Read More →
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David Shuffler

Executive Director, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice
David Shuffler is the Executive Director of Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice where he has led campaigns to tear down the Sheridan Expressway and activate the Soundview Market Place property underneath the Bruckner Expressway. He is a member of the Board of Directors at the NYC... Read More →
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Dara Yaskil

Deputy Director, Green Preservation Initiatives, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
Dara Yaskil is the Deputy Director of Green Preservation Initiatives at NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development. At HPD she helps provide low- or no-interest loans to small- and mid-size building owners that finance energy efficiency and water conservation improvements... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012, USA