Howard Frumkin is Dean, and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, at the University of Washington School of Public Health. He is an internist, environmental and occupational medicine specialist, and epidemiologist. Previously he was director of the National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Professor and Chair of Environmental and Occupational Health at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Emory Medical School. His research interests include public health aspects of the built environment, climate change, energy policy, and nature contact; toxic effects of chemicals; and environmental health policy. Dr. Frumkin currently serves on the Boards of the U.S. Green Building Council, the Bullitt Foundation, the Children and Nature Network, and the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute, on the Executive Committee of the Regional Open Space Strategy for Central Puget Sound, on the Yale Climate and Energy Institute External Advisory Board, on Procter & Gamble’s Sustainability Expert Advisory Panel, and on Advisory Boards for the National Sustainable Communities Coalition and the Partnership for Active Transportation. He is the author or co-author of over 200 scientific journal articles and chapters, and his books include Urban Sprawl and Public Health (2004), Emerging Illness and Society (2004), Environmental Health: From Global to Local (2005 and 2010), Safe and Healthy School Environments (2006), Green Healthcare Institutions: Health, Environment, Economics (2007), and Making Healthy Places: Designing and Building for Health, Well-Being, and Sustainability (2011). He received his A.B. from Brown University, his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. from Harvard.
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Toni L. Griffin
Toni Griffin is Professor of Architecture and the founding Director of the J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City at the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York. In addition to her academic involvement, Ms. Griffin also maintains an active private practice, Urban Planning and Design for the American City, based in New York. Through the practice, Toni recently served as Director the long range planning initiative of the Detroit Work Project, and in 2012 completed and released Detroit Future City, a comprehensive citywide framework plan for urban transformation. Prior to returning to private practice, Toni was the Director of Community Development for the City of Newark, New Jersey, served as Vice President and Director of Design for the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation in Washington, DC, and held the position of Deputy Director for Revitalization Planning and Neighborhood Planning in the D.C. Office of Planning.
Carol Mayer-Reed, FASLA
Carol Mayer-Reed is partner-in-charge of landscape architecture and urban design at Mayer/Reed. The Portland, Oregon-based firm is recognized regionally and nationally for design excellence and award-winning, sustainable design solutions. Carol’s projects in both public and private sectors range from waterfront and site master planning to bridges, natural water systems, transportation corridors, arts and culture centers, plazas, parks, trails and corporate and education campuses. Carol is distinguished as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is appointed to the National AIA Sustainability Design Advisory Team.
Michaele Pride, AIA, NOMA
Michaele Pride is a professor of Architecture at the University of New Mexico. Prior to 2011, she was at the University of Cincinnati, where she served as the Director of the School of Architecture and Interior Design from 2003-09. As an architect and urban designer, she emphasizes principles of consensus, collaboration and public engagement in her teaching, research and professional consulting.
Harry G. Robinson III, FAIA, AICP, SAH, NOMA
Harry Robinson is a design professional educated in architecture, city planning, urban design and landscape architecture. He is Professor of Urban Design and Dean Emeritus, School of Architecture and Design, Howard University where he has also served as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice President for University Administration during his more that thirty-three year tenure. Activities aligned with his teaching include, managing principal, TRGConsultingGlobal and executive consulting architect for the American Battle Monuments Commission. His current projects also include writing the centennial history of architecture education at Howard University, 100/144, and writing and producing a documentary on the same history, titled DesireLines. In the area of professional leadership, he is the only African American to be president of two national architecture organizations: NCARB, 1993 and NAAB, 1996. He has been chairman, United States Commission of Fine Arts and served on the Committee for the Preservation of the White House and director, the White House Historical Association.
Patricia Zingsheim is the Associate Director for the Revitalization and Design Division at the Office of Planning, a team whose ambitious initiatives range from major plans and development projects in Center City, to Sustainable DC, public space and urban design projects, and several park and public space implementation projects. Ongoing projects include Center City DC, the East End Re-Urbanization Study, the Buzzard Point Neighborhood Urban Design Concept, Pennsylvania Avenue, South Capitol Street/Bridge, and the 11th Street Bridge Park. Implementation work includes several Center City park and playground projects, including Mount Vernon Square and Franklin Park, the 11th Street Bridge Park, Challenge Grants for Sustainable DC, and Creative PlaySpace. Ms. Zingsheim is an urban designer and registered architect and has worked on downtown and waterfront development for local governments as well as private consulting firms. She has a Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin and was a Loeb Fellow (class of '95-'96) at Harvard University. She has been an adjunct professor at Iowa State University and Harvard Graduate School of Design and been a guest critic and lecturer at Howard University, Catholic University, the University of Kansas, and the University of Maryland.