March 31st, 2012

Sustainable Cities Design Academy


Casius Pealer, Principal of Oystertree Consulting, was recently invited to participate as a Sustainable Design Expert in an upcoming session on the Sustainable Cities Design Academy (SCDA), to be held in San Francisco April 11-13.

The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) created SCDA in 2009 to help support and advance good sustainable design practices. This initiative provides leadership development and technical assistance to local community leaders who are engaged in planning a sustainable building project in their community. Through SCDA, AAF seeks to educate, inspire, and support these local government, business, and community leaders and developers. SCDA also provides them with the resources and tools they need to develop long-term solutions for their communities. Since establishing SCDA in 2009, AAF has served 23 development teams in cities across the country through the program.

Project teams from Brooklyn (NY), Fresno (CA), Macon (GA) and New Haven (CT) will attend the April SCDA event, and the Brooklyn project team will focus on the revitalization of Brownsville, the largest public housing complex in the U.S.

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