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Thursday, May 12 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
The Importance of Truth + Transparency for Living Communities
Track: Place + Locus

Living communities projects are often quilted within existing communities, challenging the design team to create innovative built systems as well as resilient community systems. Truth and transparency are key to activating these communities and allowing them to take ownership of living community visions. This session profiles successful communities and gives tools for project teams to help leverage building projects into longer term community capacity. Our session will focus on how a commitment to transparency can help develop community strength in decision-making, knowledge development, legal structure and financial resources. This presentation will include case studies and a toolkit of innovative engagement methods that build capacity for living community planning.

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Speakers
avatar for Fred Brown

Fred Brown

President & CEO, Homewood Children's Village
Fred Brown is the President & CEO of Homewood Children’s Village, a non-profit whose mission is to improve the lives of Homewood’s children and to reweave the fabric of the community in which they live. In his previous position with the Kingsley Association, Mr. Brown’s projects included Imagine Larimer: a web-based technology to build community ecoliteracy and the Urban Leadership Institute, a community sustainability... Read More →
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Christine Mondor

Principal, evolveEA
Christine Mondor is an eternal optimist who believes design is essential to shape a sustainable environment. She has been active in shaping places, processes and organizations through her work as an architect, educator, and activist. As Strategic Principal of evolveEA, she has led teams on award winning projects as diverse as buildings and landscapes, to educational efforts, to sustainability planning. She is a sought after speaker and has spoken... Read More →
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Anna Rosenblum

Community Engagement Designer, evolveEA
Anna thrives in the space where creativity in design, stakeholder engagement, and technical precision converge. At evolveEA, her contributions to design and consulting projects have drawn from her diverse skill set and thorough knowledge, developed through a remarkable mix of project experience and academic research. Anna has earned her Master of Science in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University, where her thesis focused on... Read More →


Thursday May 12, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Westin: Puget Sound