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Equity by Design "Change Agents" Workshop (1.5 LUs)
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Equity by Design

When: Thursday, July 13, 2017
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, California  94104
United States

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How do the industry’s most influential change agents move from identifying a problem to making a lasting impact? Workshop participants will be invited to learn from the experiences of thought leaders who have shifted the status quo in their work within the urban context of San Francisco and the Bay Area. These leaders will guide participants through tools and techniques while offering them an opportunity to put those skills into practice in a hands-on workshop. Attendees will develop a framework of steps: how to frame a problem, engage others to ideate and find solutions, and leverage networks to implement change as a Call to Action for desired, transformational outcomes.


6pm - 6:15pm Registration and Networking
6:15 - 7pm Change Agent Intro & Panel Discussion
7pm - 7:30pm Change Agent Workshop (includes quick break)
7:30pm - 7:45pm Report Back & Conclusions
7:45 - 8pm Networking and Clean-up



Garrett Jacobs (Executive Director Open Architecture Collaborative, focusing on public-interest design) 
Jennifer Jones (Executive Director AIA SF, focusing on the Harvey Milk Competition)
Maia Small (Manager – Design Review | Urban Form, Planning Department | City and County of San Francisco, focusing on current projects)
Moderator: Lilian Asperin (Equity by Design Co-Chair, WRNS Studio)


Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to analyze data from the Equity in Architecture Survey results, identify metrics of success and factors that lead to feeling energized at work and frame opportunities where personal and professional passions coincide.
  • Using examples shared by session leaders and question prompts participants will develop methods for engaging others to find solutions to identified problems.
  • Participants will determine how to identify resources and prioritize workflow into immediate, short-term and long-term milestones.
  • Participants will propose a quantifiable solution to identified problem or opportunity, and develop actionable steps for implementation of solutions in a larger scale.

Pre-registration closes one hour before the event time. 


  • $20 AIASF Member
  • $25 General

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