Author: Sonja O'Claire, Built Green Program Manager
Call for Proposals
We are planning our annual Built Green Conference and we invite YOU to submit a proposal for a breakout session! The deadline has been extended. Proposals are now due Friday, June 3, 2022.
Our Built Green community is bursting with subject-matter experts and practitioners who can share their stories and experiences with the rest of the community. If you are reading this, you are one of them!
This year’s conference theme is Becoming the Change. These past few years have been filled with crises, changes, and unpredictable events that have created challenges for many homebuilders. Given unforeseen circumstances,
builders have had to learn to adapt and build resiliency in their businesses, designs, and processes. Businesses have also had to develop strategies to recruit and retain a rapidly evolving workforce. We welcome our speakers and participants involved
in this year’s conference to share how they have become one of those changes and thrived. Collectively, our small steps in transitioning building practices to address climate change have made big impacts. We look forward to seeing you all at
the conference to share ideas, exchange best practices, and celebrate being together this September!
About the Conference
Announcing Keynote Speaker
Founder and Creative Director of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism
Becoming the Change
September 15, 2022
South Seattle College
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We are excited to welcome keynote speaker Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder and Creative Director of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism | PAU, where he leads the firm’s growing global portfolio of cultural, institutional, and public projects. He
focuses on designing cities to be sustainable, equitable, and joyous. Vishaan has been a principal at major architecture firms including SHoP Architects and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. He is a registered architect in the States of New York, Michigan,
Ohio, and Pennsylvania and is registered with NCARB. Chakrabarti is the author of the highly acclaimed book "A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America" (Metropolis Books, 2013). Vishaan lectures internationally; contributes articles and
op-eds to the New York Times, Crain’s Business, and other publications; has appeared on CBS Evening News, MSNBC’s The Cycle, Charlie Rose, National Public Radio, WNYC, and other television and radio programs; and was a main-stage speaker
at TED 2018: The Age of Amazement and a featured speaker at TED Connects 2020: Build Back Better.
To facilitate robust conversations, the conference will feature four tracks for breakout sessions:
- Advancing Policy—Policies and programs that support builders and cities to meet climate imperative goals while addressing the housing crisis
- Innovating Affordability—Innovative community-based strategies to build climate-resilient affordable housing using today's tools
- Decarbonizing Construction—Science and data-driven technical knowledge to design and build homes that reduce embodied and operational carbon
- Rethinking Materials—Exploring the use of innovative, non-traditional, and salvaged low carbon materials for the homes of the future
If you're interested in presenting, moderating a panel, or facilitating a roundtable at this year's conference, don't forget to submit your proposal by May 20.