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When: 4/14/2018
Where: All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Ave.
Pasadena, California  91101
United States
Contact: Zelda Wong

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(approved for 5 HSW LUs)


Climate change and specifically global warming is a reality, yet the United States is now set to withdraw from the Paris Accords. In response to Federal retrenchment, leadership is stepping forward to advance the fulfillment of the accords through direct action at the local level, by coalition building, education, policy initiatives, and application of planning and design solutions. The summit is geared towards education and action for planning and design professionals.


The purpose of the summit is to build coalitions and strengthen networks within the related planning and design professions and resolve in supporting local legislative action and worldwide cooperation aimed at mitigating and reversing the effects of global warming. The day is meant to be fun, inspiring, and interactive—part TED-style, part art happening--providing a forum for best practices at the local level and ways for participants to connect and continue their commitment.

A panel of Climate Mayors—from among the 60 in California who have signed the Paris Agreement—and planning and design professionals, will share their experiences at the local level and how they are fostering education and participation in their communities. A second morning panel with leaders from academia, the design fields, and environmental and social justice organizations will then discuss practical steps towards resolving global warming, using the recommendations of Drawdown as a framework.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand how the decisions of the planning and design community intersect with climate change reality, its effect on welfare of people and their cities.

2. Understand the role of the design professional, as a practitioner; and design challenges and opportunities to advance practical steps towards climate change mitigation and reversal.

3. Learn techniques for communicating about climate change and climate change reversal and mitigation measures; communicating in an informative and non-confrontational manner, as a citizen, with clients and other planning and design professionals.

4. Learn opportunities for coalition building, networking, and education, geared towards advancing legislative and practical solutions at the local, state and national levels.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:00am-4:00pm (includes lunch break)

All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Ave.
Pasadena, CA  91101

$50 Attendee
$20 Students



Reverend Mike Kinman, All Saints Church (Morning Keynote)
Stefanos Polyzoides, Moule & Polyzoides (Noon Keynote)
Mayor Terry Tornek, City of Pasadena
Mayor John Heilman, City of West Hollywood
Eric Mann, Labor/ Strategy Center
Bill Patzert, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Claire Latane, Lehrer Architects
Claire Robinson, Amigos de los Rios
Mark Gangi, Gangi Architects
Felicia Williams, Kosmont Companies, Pasadena Planning Commission (Moderator)




Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made at least one week prior to the event will be refunded, less a $10 cancellation and processing fee. No refunds for cancellations will be given after that time. No refunds shall be issued for no-shows. Registration may be transferred to another individual.”  AIAPF reserves the right to cancel any event where the minimum number of pre-registration registrants is not met. If such a cancellation occurs, registrants will be notified and given the opportunity to select an alternate and comparable event to attend. In the event such an alternate and comparable class is not available, then the registration fees will be refunded as appropriate. Further, dates, times, classes, program subject matter, instructors, panelists and fees are subject to change, without notice, at any time at the sole and absolute discretion of AIAPF.

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