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Central: Think Global, Act Local: Design Professionals Advancing Sustainable Development

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Hideaway Kitchen at Ramada South Austin, 4323 South I-35, Austin, TX 78744
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THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL: HOW DESIGN PROFESSIONALS CAN ADVANCE THE UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, 11:30 am-1 pm
Hideaway Kitchen at Ramada South Austin

4323 South I-35, Austin, TX 78744

Join us as we discuss the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, a set of 17 goals developed by the United Nations grounded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Millennium Declaration, and the 2005 World Summit Outcome. Together we’ll scale this global agenda to the work we in the built environment do on a daily basis and learn how we can further our efforts to think globally and act locally to achieve this ambitious agenda. 

Allison Wilson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP is an architect and the Sustainability Director of Ayers Saint Gross, a nationally recognized leader in high-performance design for colleges, universities, and cultural institutions. In this role she supports high-performance building and planning objectives across the firm, providing analytical support to the design process, integrating sustainability into campus master plans, developing sustainability master plans, and helping projects achieve third-party sustainability certifications. She is currently working on a net-zero building for Washington College on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and was the lead author of both the 2018 Texas A&M Sustainability Master Plan and the Sustainable DC Plan. Allison was also a student leader of the U.S. Department of Energy’s winning Solar Decathlon 2011 project, WaterShed. 

This educational session is eligible for 1 CEU AIA/HSW/SD.
Attendees will learn:
  • To identify the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the broad variety of subjects they cover within sustainability.
  • How the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals scale to the context of the United States. 
  • How the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals can scale to actionable solutions the design industry can take to advance this global agenda.
  • About resources that can be shared with clients to further conversations about these topics without necessarily talking about it as “sustainability.”


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