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Tuesday, May 26 • 10:00am - 3:00pm
LF20 Summit Series: The New Resilience – How the Global Pandemic will Influence Building and Community Design

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As we pause business as usual during this current pandemic, we have an opportunity to reimagine how we design buildings and communities for resilience in the face of global health threats as well as increasingly frequent climate-driven disasters. Living Buildings and Living Communities inherently contain design elements to increase. With the global spread of human epidemics such as Covid-19, we are quickly learning that these design strategies may no longer be optional – that designing for health will be critically necessary.  

This online summit will bring design, public health and urban planning experts together to talk about what we are learning from the current health crisis and how this experience might influence how we design the built environment in the future. Join industry leaders to discuss how buildings and building systems can be adapted for greater health outcomes. Hear from community leaders and urban designers how cities and infrastructure may change to adapt to altered patterns of urbanization as a result of the current learning from this unique crisis. Using ILFI’s dynamic online meeting platform, participants will be engaged to ask questions, share tools and solutions, connect to others and take on challenges to scale up their own action toward a healthier living future.

  • Greater insight on how the current pandemic experience might change urban life.
  • Discuss how changing public health concerns will influence the design of the built environment.
  • Explore how buildings can be designed to increase health outcomes in the face of both climate and health crises.
  • Reimagine communities and cities to ensure the physical and social infrastructure is in place to weather more frequent health and environmental challenges.

This summit has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

avatar for Marja Williams

Marja Williams

Vice President, Programs, LFA, ILFI
Marja has been committed to innovation and sustainability throughout her career, working on projects that range from international conservation finance to building Net Zero Energy neighborhoods. With over 20 years experience in urban planning and real estate development, as well as... Read More →
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Dr. Joseph Allen

Assistant Professor, Harvard
Dr. Joseph G. Allen is an assistant professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity, with John Macomber at Harvard Business School. He began his career conducting forensic health investigations... Read More →
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Steven Baumgartner

Urban Systems/Infrastructure Strategist
Steven Baumgartner is an engineer and urban systems strategist widely recognized for delivering creative, value led building, campus and city solutions for an ever-changing world. Steven’s work focuses on connecting the technical world of complex urban systems with people-based... Read More →
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Catriona Brady

Head of Better Places for People, World Green Building Council
Catriona Brady is Head of the World Green Building Council's Better Places for People global project.Catriona manages the Steering Committee of approximately 30 GBCs from around the world, including Indonesia GBC, and leads all major deliverables.Catriona regularly speaks at high... Read More →
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Billy Grayson

Executive Director, Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance ULI
Billy Grayson is the Executive Director for the Center for Sustainability and Economic Performance at the Urban Land Institute, a nonprofit education and research organization that focuses on land use, real estate and urban development.As Executive Director for the Center for Sustainability... Read More →
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Jonathan Flaherty

Senior Director - Sustainability and Utilities, Tishman Speyer
Mr. Flaherty joined Tishman Speyer in 2007 and oversees global sustainability, energy, telecom and smart building efforts for the company. In this role, he manages sustainability certifications, investor communications, worldwide performance tracking, procurement strategy and technological... Read More →
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Joanna Frank

President & CEO, Center for Active Design
Joanna Frank is the Founding President & CEO of the Center for Active Design (CfAD), where she advances design and development practices to foster healthy and engaged communities. CfAD is the operator of Fitwel, a unique certification system originally developed by the US Center for... Read More →
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Howard Frumkin

Professor Emeritus, University of Washington School of Public Health
Howard Frumkin, a physician and epidemiologist, is Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington.  Previously he was head of the Our Planet, Our Health initiative at the Wellcome Trust (2018-19), Dean of the University of Washington... Read More →
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Nicole Isle, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, BaDT

VP, Chief Sustainability Strategist, Glumac
Nicole Isle is the Chief Sustainability Strategist of Glumac, a full-service MEP engineering firm specializing in the cost-effective, sustainable design and operation of commercial, institutional, healthcare, and advanced technology facilities worldwide. The firm analyzes energy... Read More →
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Dr. Richard Jackson

Professor Emeritus, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, LA
Dr. Richard Jackson is a Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. A pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions in both environmental health and infectious disease with the California Health Department, including... Read More →
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Ben Myers

Vice President, Sustainability, Boston Properties (BXP)
Ben Myers is the Vice President, Sustainability, at Boston Properties (BXP), the largest publicly-traded developer, owner and manager of Class A office properties in the United States. He is an engineer and non-routine project manager with a passion for resource efficiency, healthy... Read More →
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Upali Nanda

Principal and Director of Research, HKS, Inc.
Dr. Upali Nanda is Principal and Director of Research for HKS, a global architectural firm where she is responsible for spearheading and implementing research projects globally. She also serves as the Executive Director for the non-profit Center for Advanced Design Research and Education... Read More →
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Kim Pexton

Vice President, Sustainability, JBG SMITH
Ms. Pexton joined JBG SMITH in October 2019 as Vice President, Sustainability. She has over 20 years of experience in sustainability, climate change resilience, environmental policy, green building rating systems, regenerative design, and supply chain management. She is leading the... Read More →
avatar for May So

May So

Senior Associate, Mithun
May So is a mission-driven architect and Senior Associate at Mithun, an integrated design practice, with 22 years of experience leading complex urban mixed-use high-rise projects that advance sustainability, health and social equity goals and contribute to building more inclusive... Read More →

Tuesday May 26, 2020 10:00am - 3:00pm