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star Worth 2 GBCI CE hours, 2 AIA LU|HSWs, 2 AICP CM credits, and 2 LFA hours

Introduction to the Living Community Challenge

Thu, 2/21/2019 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Temple University, Architecture Building, Room 104, 2001 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

The Living Community Challenge takes the ideals established by the Living Building Challenge for a single project and applies them to a larger scale, for master planning, residential developments, campuses, a park, or even a street. 

The Living Community Challenge (LCC) is a philosophy, advocacy tool, and certification program for communities and master plans at all scales, and is composed of seven performance areas, or “Petals”, that include Place, Water, Energy, Health and Happiness, Materials, Equity, and Beauty and Spirit. 

At this event, coordinated by the Living Building Challenge Community of Green Building United, you will be introduced to the requirements of the Living Community Challenge and have an opportunity to participate in an interactive break-out session where we will ask event participants to help us reimagine a planned residential development in an urban and suburban context. We are very excited to have Shawn Hesse of the International Living Future Institute to help us explore how communities can be transformed by the ideas found within the standard.

If you’re new to the Living Community Challenge, have an interest in master planning/community design, or want to brush up on your sustainability knowledge, this event is for you! We hope you can join us!!


Event is worth 2 GBCI CE hours, 2 AIA LU|HSWs, 2 AICP CM credits, and 2 LFA hours.


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Event Registration is Closed | Walk-ins Welcome

Donations can be made at the door with cash, check, or cash.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Meet the Presenter

Shawn Hesse 

International Living Future Institute 

Shawn oversees stakeholder engagement efforts at International Living Future Institute (ILFI), including education, events, and the global volunteer Ambassador program. His background as a registered architect and sustainability consultant prior to joining ILFI allows him to draw on over a decade of experience working directly with clients ranging from city and federal agencies to non-profits, higher education institutions, and Fortune 500 companies. He also has extensive experience as an educator, including adjunct faculty positions at multiple universities, and advanced training in adult education, charrette facilitation, racial equity, and regenerative development.

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