Infinite Earth Radio – weekly conversations with leaders building smarter, more sustainable, and equitable communities
About This Show
Infinite Earth Radio is a weekly podcast produced by Skeo and the Local Government Commission and hosted by Mike Hancox and Vernice Miller-Travis. Each week they interview visionary leaders, dedicated government officials, savvy businesses and forward thinking individuals who are working to build smarter, more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous communities through social and economic inclusion that values the contribution of all citizens and seeks meaningful lives for everyone.
You will discover new leading edge strategies for lifting up and building great 21st century communities, along with cutting edge strategies for revitalizing under resourced communities and empowering excluded populations. Smart Growth, Prosperity and Sustainability are not possible without social, civic, and economic inclusion for people of all economic, social, and racial backgrounds.
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042: Moving Vulnerable Communities from Surviving to Thriving, Part 3
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Topic: The Workforce-Development Component In This Episode: 01:52 Introduction of Khalil Shahyd. 02:06 Khalil describes the Urban Solutions Program at NRDC. 03:27 Khalil shares the purpose and goal of the 2016 National Training and Resources Summit to Revitalize Vulnerable Communities. 04:12 Khalil answers the question of why workforce development is such an important component at the Summit. 05:59 Khalil identifies some of the sessions he’s developing for the Summit in the workforce-development track. 07:21 Khalil expresses what he thinks of the workforce development that’s occurring now. 08:44 Khalil discusses how his hometown of New Orleans is doing in regard to the Summit’s theme of moving communities from surviving to thriving, after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 13:17 Khalil tells how energy inequality presents itself. 15:30 Khalil explains the connection between the reality of energy inequality and workforce development. 16:48 Khalil talks about the importance for people from vulnerable communities to attend the Summit. 17:56 Khalil provides one change that would lead to energy equity and more sustainable urban communities. 19:21 Khalil states the action that listeners can take to build a more equitable, energy-efficient, and sustainable future. 20:56 Khalil shares what urban communities look like 30 years from now. Guest/Organization: Khalil Shahyd, PhD is a Project Manager for the Urban Solutions Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Khalil’s work focuses on the Energy Efficiency for All Project, which aims to increase utility-funded energy efficiency programs in the affordable multifamily housing sector. He coordinates with NRDC’s affordable housing partners to advocate for efficiency investments in the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. As part of the LEED Neighborhood Development initiative, Shahyd also promotes the expansion of “green” communities in New Orleans. Prior to joining NRDC, he worked domestically and internationally in urban and rural community development and in economic and environmental justice organizing. He holds a master’s degree in sustainable international development from Brandeis University and is based in NRDC’s Washington, D.C. office. Take Away Quotes: “The Urban Solutions Program—we work, as the name suggests, with cities and municipalities to make cities, n
Rated 5 out of
Thought provoking, timely topics
With elections bearing down on us, it's easy to get discouraged about the future. This podcast reminds us that there are passionate people working at the local level to build strong communities. Smart urban planning, green energy, food resource management - not pipe dreams but workable plans for real cities.
Date published: 2016-02-26