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Engaging Community for Equitable Development

Course Description:
Intentional community engagement during project development assists in ensuring and maintaining equity, and creating sustainable places for all. Incorporating a wider share of community voices and building allies via community engagement can help achieve more equitable outcomes.

In this on-demand course, speakers discuss real-world success stories and provide ways to effectively engage diverse community members, bringing about positive momentum and impactful solutions while advancing equity measures during the development process.

Learning Objectives:
• Investigate the landscape of community engagement in Austin and its impact on the built environment.
• Choose effective strategies for diverse community engagement and navigate affordable housing-related
policy, programs, and processes.
• Understand how a neighborhood development organization approaches community engagement and uses
its equitable project roadmap tool.
• Identify how to use newly published tools to produce inspiring, healthy, and equitable projects.
• Support programs like the emerging USGBC Equity Initiative and city-sponsored initiatives.

Course Length:
The entire course takes about 2 hours to complete. You can start and stop as needed throughout the course.

Course Outline:
• Course welcome
• Participant survey
• Video of the recorded seminar on March 9, 2021
• Quiz - 20 questions
• AEGB on-demand learning end-of-course survey
• Course completion certificate - requires a passing score of 80%

• Dr. Kazique Prince, Interim Executive Director, Central Texas Collective for Racial Equity (CTCRE)
• Monica Guzmán, Policy Director, GAVA (GO! Austin/VAMOS! Austin)
• Jay Hailey, Founding Director, and Treasurer, Equidad ATX
• Dr. Laura Cortez, CEO & Founder, Cortez Consulting
• Sean Garretson, President, Pegasus Planning and Development & Board President, Chestnut
Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation
• Shoshana Krieger, Project Director, Building and Strengthening Tenant Action (BASTA)
• Mandy Lee, Program Manager, NAACP, Centering Equity in the Sustainable Building Sector (CESBS)
• Nelson Linder, President, NAACP, Austin Chapter

Continuing Education Credits:
• This seminar is approved for 2 AIA Learning Units Health Safety and Welfare (LUs) and 2 GBCI CEUs
• Certificates will be sent to your registered email after successfully passing the quiz and completing the
entire course. You can also find your certificates in the “My Certificates” under the profile menu.
• AIA Learning Units are reported by AEGB staff if you provided your AIA number when setting up your profile.
• If you are taking this course to meet a measure for an AEGB rating, please email the certificate to your AEGB representative.

Any questions regarding CE credits can be emailed to greenbuilding@austinenergy.com.
  • Engaging Community for Equitable Development - Welcome
  • Engaging Community for Equitable Development - Participant survey
  • Engaging Community for Equitable Development - Seminar video
  • Engaging Community for Equitable Development - Quiz
  • ECED - AEGB On-Demand End of Course Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever