MHCH Affordable Housing and Environmentalism Forum

13 Aug

You’re invited to our MHCH Monthly Housing Justice                 Educational Forum. Learn about the environmental dangers posed by the ill—conceived Spacebank housing development in East Pasadena, and how and why affordable housing is often the most environmentally friendly housing ever built.

When: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020    7:00 PM Pacific Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.                 

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Kristin Shrader-Frechette is O’Neill Family Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Philosophy, at the University of Notre Dame. She has previously held senior professorships at the University of California and the University of Florida. She has been personally affected by environmental pollution: her  mother died of an environmentally-induced cancer at the age of 43, leaving seven children motherless in Kentucky. Not only does she know her science–with degrees in mathematics and philosophy as well as post-doctoral work in biology, hydroecology, and economics–she is also well versed in Catholic social teaching. Here in Pasadena she has taken up the cause of making sure that any housing built at the Spacebank, a site contaminated with toxic waste from military testing, is safe for children and families.

Tim Kohut, AIA, is Director of Sustainable Design with National Community Renaissance, a regional Developer/Builder of affordable housing.  Tim works with design teams, construction teams and subcontractors implementing strategies aimed at high performance and energy efficiency and to ensure that all projects are built to meet the strictest accessibility requirements.  He is a Certified Accessibility Specialist (CASp), a Certified Energy Analyst (CEA), Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rater, and Building Performance Institute (BPI)Energy Analyst.  Tim has spent more than 20 years designing, building, and consulting on affordable housing projects throughout Southern California.

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