National Building Museum

Online Program: Climate Justice and Social Equity

Thursday, May 27, 2021
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

HA Social Justice GraphicEven as climate change threatens the entire world, vulnerable communities continue to bear the brunt of the crisis. The building industry has a moral obligation to recognize and address this tragedy by examining its own role in perpetuating inequity and leading in the fight for environmental justice. Diane Jones Allen, FASLA, program director, College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs, University of Texas, Arlington; Joyce Coffee, LEED AP, founder and president, Climate Resilience Consulting; Ifeoma Ebo, LEED AP, NOMA, founding director, Creative Urban Alchemy, LLC; Arathi Gowda, AIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C, associate director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), and Tatum Lau, AICP, senior associate and resilience planner, AECOM’s Urbanism + Planning practice, address actions the industry should take and the need to recognize how climate change, economic and social inequity are intertwined. The program is facilitated by Dawveed Scully, AICP, NOMA, associate director, SOM.

UPDATE: Watch this program on the Museum's website.

This program is presented as a part of NBM Climate Action as part of the Museum’s 2021 Honor Award. Over the weeks preceding the National Building Museum’s virtual Honor Award celebration on June 17, the Museum and the award honoree - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill - will explore the role that architecture and the building industry must play in addressing the global climate crisis through a series of thought-provoking programs.

Other NBM Climate Action Programming

Getting to Net Zero: Immediate Climate Action in the Building Industry / May 19, 2021, 6:30 - 8 PM 

"Green Innovation" as Savior? Rethinking Technology / June 3, 2021, 6:30 -8 PM

Investing In our Future / June 10, 6:30 -8

**To register for  the Honor Award or learn more about the event please visit: To attend all NBM Climate Action programs for free, consider registering for the Honor Award or becoming an individual Museum member.

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