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Majora Carter

Danz Endowment

  • President, Majora Carter Group, LLC

January 22, 2014    |   6:30 p.m.
Kane Hall, Room 110

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Lecture title: Department of HomeTown Security

Lecture Synopsis

As America's demographic ratios change, new challenges & opportunities for conservation, tech, and public health are evolving. Majora Carter explores the connection between our re-urbanizaning society and how we experience the"environment". As opposed to "HomeLand Security" which focuses attention on statistically insignificant threats from abroad, Majora's Home(Town) Security starts by looking at how we strengthen the fabric of all our communities, and where Environmental-Equality on all fronts can take us.

About Majora Carter

Majora Carter is an internationally renowned urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and an award winning eco-entrepreneur.  She is responsible for the creation and successful implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training and placement systems.

Ms. Carter, a 2005 MacArthur "genius" Fellow, served as executive director of Sustainable South Bronx for 7 years, where she pushed both for eco-friendly practices including, green and cool roofs and, equally important, job training & placement systems and green-related economic development for her vibrant neighborhood on the rise. Since leaving SSBx in 2008, Ms. Carter has led the consulting firm, Majora Carter Group LLC, bringing her pioneering approach to communities far outside the South Bronx.

The Majora Carter Group is putting the green economy and green economic tools to use, unlocking the potential of every place -- from urban cities and rural communities, to universities, government projects, businesses and corporations -- and everywhere else in between. Her long list of awards and honorary degrees include accolades from groups as diverse as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, Goldman Sachs and the George Foster Peabody Award for broadcast journalism.

Sponsoring Departments:

  • UW Graduate School
  • UW Alumni Association
  • Office of the Provost
  • College of the Environment
  • Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs
  • HUB Student Activities Office
  • College of the Built Environment
  • Office of Planning and Budget
  • School of Public Health
  • Husky Leadership Initiative