STEP Seminar: Solving the Housing & Climate Crises with Dana Bourland, AICP

Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
December 6, 2021 - 12:30 pm CST
- 1:30 pm
Josie Johnson Community Room 180, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Join us for a Hybrid STEP Seminar Monday for a conversation with Dana Bourland, AICP, Senior Vice President of Environment & Strategic Initiatives at the JPB Foundation. Dana is a Humphrey School Alumni and author of Gray to Green Communities: A Call to Action on the Housing and Climate Crises.

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Dana Bourland
Dana Bourland

About the Speaker: 


Dana works at the intersection of issues related to health, poverty and the environment. Dana led the creation of the Environment Program at The JPB Foundation with a focus on transitioning to a just, equitable and clean energy future, increasing access to the benefits of nature, detoxifying the built and natural systems, and strengthening the field of environmental justice. Formerly Dana was Vice President of Green Initiatives for Enterprise Community Partners where she led environmental strategy for the national affordable housing and community development intermediary. Dana developed and oversaw all aspects of Enterprise’s award-winning Green Communities program including the creation of the Green Communities Criteria and Enterprise’s Multifamily Retrofit Program.


Dana is the author of “Gray to Green: A Call to Action on the Housing and Climate Crises” published by Island Press. Dana is a graduate of Harvard’s Graduate Program in Real Estate and holds a Master of Planning Degree from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, Univ. of Minnesota. She was named one of Fast Company Magazine’s Most Influential Women Activists in Technology and is featured in and has contributed to numerous publications including the book “Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean Energy Economy”, “Greening Our Built World: Costs, Benefits, and Strategies”, “Women in Green”, “Growing Greener Cities”, “Becoming an Urban Planner” and is faculty in Fast Company’s 30-second MBA program. Dana is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, an Ironman finisher, runner, potter, and avid traveler.


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