Social Equity in the Built Environment

Social Equity has long been conceptualized as the third (and often last) leg of a triple bottom line sustainability stool.  While LEED has driven environmental concerns to have equal footing with economic ones, we are just at the beginning of developing tools that allow us to measure and examine social equity results in a similar way.

This special event will include presentations from Francis Janes – director of the JUST Organizations labeling program for ILFI, Shawn Hesse – co-author of the new LEED Social Equity Pilot Credits, and Tony Ransom – Past President of the Boston chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (BosNOMA) discussing the importance of a focus on social equity in design, construction, and operations of our buildings, communities, and our organizations.

When: April 4th, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30

Where: Milk St, 15th Floor
                Conf Room “Aristotle”
                Boston, MA 02109
                United States

For more information and registration:

http://usgbcma.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1028

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Hack To Map The Gap

The Harvard GSD African American Student Union will be hosting the Hack To Map The Gap Hackathon on Saturday, April 2nd at Gund Hall from 1:30 to 6:30. Nancy Krieger, Professor of Social Epidemiology at Harvard University will be the keynote speaker. Registration is free and open to the public.

For more information and to register click here or see the flyer below.

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NOMAS Chapter Meeting @ BAC 3/10/2016

 

GENERAL MEETING FLYER

The first Boston NOMAS Chapter Meeting will be held on March 10th at 7 PM at the BAC.  We hope to see you on this Thursday!

NOMAS Chapter Meeting

LOCATION: Boston Architectural College

DATE: Thursday, March 10th

TIME: 7 PM

ROOM: BAC Lobby at Trident Cafe on 338 Newbury Street

Rose Fellowship

image001About the Rose Fellowship
The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship partners early-career architectural designers with local community development organizations, for three-year fellowships in which they facilitate an inclusive approach to development to create green, sustainable, and affordable communities. By becoming a fellow, designers join a growing network of passionate and talented public interest designers who are continuously changing what is possible in community development.

Rose Fellowship: Boston 2016. Hosted by A Better City.
A Better City is a community organization that works to support the Boston region through an efficient, effective, and equitable transportation system, characterized by high design quality and resilience. The Rose Fellow will support ABC’s work in the transportation and public realm by working on conceptual design of a case study site that will exemplify best practices in these interrelated issues. The fellow will also be central to helping establish and build strong relationships with allies and will work to integrate placemaking approaches into ABC’s work more broadly.

 Application Deadline: Midnight PST, Sunday December 13, 2015.

Learn more about the fellowship experience and this opportunity on our website.

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Forward this email to promising candidates, connectors and listservs in your community.

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Apply Now! Boston #Architecture @RoseFellowship with @ABetterCity #transit #socialequity and #placemaking. Due 12/13 http://www.enterprisecommunity.com/solutions-and-innovation/design-leadership/rose-architectural-fellowship/become-a-fellow

Member Bio: Vaughn Horn

DSC03941_HeadshotThroughout his career, Horn has memberships in the American Institute of Architects, National Organization of Minority Architects.  He is LEED Accredited, NCARB Certified, and holds an architecture license in California.  Currently, Horn is Faculty and Director of Special Projects at Boston Architectural College, where he also serves as adjunct professor of architecture.

Horn’s experience cache includes an array of projects ranging from stadia to retail buildings. In 2002, he earned his B-Arch degree from the University of Southern California. He then earned an M-Arch degree from Syracuse University in 2005.  Currently, he is a doctoral student at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, where he serves as Graduate Teaching Fellow and lead instructor of Project Link, an introductory outreach program for high school students.  The breadth of his research have been featured as articles and paper presentations at prestigious institutions and refereed journals.

In 2012, he earned Educator of the Year by the American Institute of Architecture Students, bestowed at the AIAS FORUM.  Additionally, Horn is a Harvard Graduate Consortium member at the Center for Energy and the Environment.

Boston Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects