Learning Summit and Awards Ceremony
National Building Museum, July 19, 2011
U.S. Department of Urban Housing and Development, July 20, 2011
Hosted by the American Planning Association, Ashoka, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Brazilian Ministry of Cities and the US State Department; with support from the Rockefeller Foundation
Tuesday, July 19
11:30 – 12:00 Registration
12:00 – 12:15 Welcome and Public Learning Summit Launch
Raphael Bostic, Assistant Secretary, Policy Development & Research, HUD
12:15 – 1:30 Sustainability Efforts in the Americas – the coming attractions
Representatives from Latin America will discuss prize competitions, outreach initiatives, and programs aimed at promoting sustainability in Latin American countries.
* Cid Blanco, Brazilian Ministry of Culture
* Carina Saito, Clube da Reforma/ABCP, Brazil
* Nicolas Maggio, FOVISEE, Argentina
* Moderator, John Reinhardt, APA
1:45 – 2:45 Housing Solutions Handbook
The team from Ashoka will present new frameworks for thinking about scaling housing innovations, and will engage attendees in a collaborative brainstorming workshop around scaling finalists' key innovations. Through this process, we will help competition finalists identify pathways for taking their innovation to the next level.
* Alexa Clay, Ashoka
* Sarah Dimson, Ashoka
3:00 – 5:00 Presentation of the Competition Finalists
Each of the eight finalists presents a 5 minute overview on their work to the general public, followed by a question and answer session.
Introduction: Jim Lopez, Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Secretary, HUD
Moderator: Susan Piedmont Palladino, Curator, National Building Museum/Intelligent Cities, Professor of Architecture, Virginia Tech
* Programa Bem Morar - Espirito Santo, Brazil
* Sume Materiales ('Incorporate materials') - Reutilization of materials to facilitate access to housing - Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
* Building a Culture of Earthquake Resistant Construction Practices Among Day Laborers in Haiti - Haiti
* Kibera Public Space Project: sustainable housing through 'productive public space' - Kenya
* Micro Home Solutions: Safe & affordable home upgrading in low income urban India – Delhi, India
* Slum Networking – Transforming Slums and Transcending Poverty without Aid with an Innovative Water and Sanitation Paradigm - India
* Social franchising for development of sustainable housing at the bottom of the pyramid – Mexico City, Mexico
* Transforming the low-income housing development paradigm – Aguascalientes, Mexico
5:15 – 6:00
* Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary, HUD
* Roberta Jacobson, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State
* W. Paul Farmer, FAICP, President and CEO, APA
* Valeria Budinich, Ashoka's Housing for All program
Each of the three winners is honored:
* Zero Waste, Sustainable Architecture, Renewable Energy: unlimited source of renewable materials for sustainable housing – São Paulo, Brazil
* Green Development Zone – Buffalo, New York
* Developing real estate for squatters and tenants of the City of Buenos Aires – Distrito Federal, Argentina
Wednesday, July 20 – HUD Policy Exchange Panel and Webcast
(For this Policy Exchange Panel only, please RSVP to Emily.firstname.lastname@example.org)
10:00 – 11:30
HUD Auditorium A
451 7th St., SW
Washington, DC 20024
Join us for a policy exchange panel with the three competition winners at HUD with live webcasting and Twitter feed (#sustainableamericas) and hear closing remarks from HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims, who also served as one of the competition judges.
Welcome: Ana Marie Argilagos, Deputy Assistant Secretary, IPI, HUD
* Sérgio Prado, Zero Waste, Sustainable Architecture, Renewable Energy: unlimited source of renewable materials for sustainable housing – São Paulo, Brazil
* Aaron Bartley, Green Development Zone – Buffalo, New York
* Constanza Ledesma, Developing real estate for squatters and tenants of the City of Buenos Aires – Distrito Federal, Argentina
Moderator: Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy, Director of Philanthropic Research and Initiatives, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Closing Remarks: Deputy Secretary, Ron Sims, Department of Housing and Urban Development
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