Eco El Paso 2014 Symposium
with CNU and AIA continuing education

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Join us for guest speakers, continuing education certifications, and workshops.

when: Wednesday February 5  12:45pm to 5 pm
& Thursday February 6 8:30am – 1:30pm

where:El Paso Scottish Rite Temple Theater and Conference Center

Workshops from 2pm – 3:30pm and 3:45pm – 5:15pm

Early birds (before 1/24 at midnight) and City Employees:$175

After 1/22 $200

Day of event $225

Wednesday only $100

Thursday only $125

Students (with current full time enrollment)$50

Workshops$40 for both

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CNU-Speakers Bios

Dr. Richard Jackson
 – Richard J. Jackson has done extensive work in the impact of the environment on health, particularly relating to children. Dr. Jackson chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Environmental Health. Over the past decade much of his work has focused on how the ‘built environment’ affects health. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects and has written and spoken extensively in the above areas. He is an elected honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Currently, Dr. Jackson has been working on policy analyses of environmental impacts on health ranging from toxicology, chemical body burdens, terrorism, sustainability, climate change, urban design and architecture. He has received the highest honor of the American Public Health Association, the Sedgwick Memorial Medal. In 2011 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He coauthored two Island Press Books: Urban Sprawl and Public Health in 2004 and Making Healthy Places published in August 2011.

Michele E. Reeves – Is an urban strategist with extensive experience in revitalizing mixed-use districts, placemaking, retail leasing, development consulting, and project management. In her consulting practice at Civilis, she helps cities renew their urban places by teaching the building blocks for successful revitalization through effective and non-traditional community outreach. As she develops detailed and achievable plans for revival, with a focus on improving what already exists.

Brad and Elizabeth Malsin – Brad established Beam Development in 1992 at Portland, Oregon along with his wife Elizabeth. While the Company’s original focus was the historic restoration of 1-4 unit plex projects, the 1999 acquisition The Historic Fairmount Hotel transitioned Beam’s development focus to larger, yet also historical projects. In 2002, Beam’s focus shifted to an ‘industrial adaptation’ project in Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial sanctuary.

Elizabeth co-founded Beam Development with her husband Brad in 1992. Prior to relocating to Portland, Elizabeth was a criminal defense attorney with the Legal Aid Society in New York County. Her part-time role at Beam currently involves web design, lease management and the care-taking of Beam’s resident pack of canines.

Marcel Wisznia – Marcel Wisznia has completed one of the few projects built in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina—The Union Lofts, the former Western Union telegraph operating station into a mixed-use renovation in the Central Business District with a bank on the ground floor, and 33 furnished rental apartments on the 3 upper floors. Since Katrina, the firm has focused almost exclusively on designing and developing its own projects.

Robert Liberty – Has worked in many roles and at all levels of government to promote livable and sustainable cities and regions. Liberty was Staff Attorney and then Executive Director of 1000 Friends of Oregon. He worked as a land use hearings officer, a planning consultant and a speaker on planning topics in the US and other countries. In 2004 he was elected to the Metro Council in Portland, Oregon, and reelected in 2008. In his career in higher education Liberty has helped establish relationships with sustainable city planning and design efforts in China and participated in one of US HUD’s sustainable communities regional planning grants. He became director of the Urban Sustainability Accelerator in October2012.

Brad Patterson – Serves as Director for the Community Heritage Development Division leading the staff dedicated to helping communities create and support their historic preservation infrastructure through the Texas Main Street, Certified Local Government, and Texas Heritage Trails Programs. Through its primary programs, the division works to show how historic preservation benefits both the quality of life and economic well-being of communities and citizens.

Aaron Sharratt, Co-Founder and Director of Development & Administration – Aaron oversees resource development, administration, and finances. Prior to La Semilla, Aaron developed the Cultivando Tradición Community Garden Program at the Colonias Development Council to promote community gardens, greenhouses, and youth leadership projects in southern New Mexico. He has conducted food systems research in Michoacán, Mexico and assisted with grant writing and linguistic research for the Mescalero Apache Tribe. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology, Sociology, and Latin American Studies from the University of Minnesota, Morris and a M.A. in Anthropology from New Mexico State University. Aaron is a member of the New Mexico Farmers’ Market Association Board of Directors and a REALIZE Transformational Leader through the Paso del Norte Health Foundation.

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