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Sunday, July 10 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
PUSH Buffalo's Green Development Zone - A Model for Development Without Displacement

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PUSH Buffalo’s Green Development Zone is a place-based initiative anchored in a 25-block section of Buffalo’s West Side that includes green affordable housing construction, community-based renewable energy projects, housing weatherization, green jobs training, and urban agriculture. This session will include presentations on different aspects of the model and how the comprehensive community development approach creates opportunities to build wealth and equity in our neighborhoods.

Speakers
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Jenifer Kaminsky

Director of Planning and Community Development, PUSH Buffalo
Jenifer Kaminsky is an urban planner who focuses on community development and planning, creation of affordable housing, and green infrastructure. She currently resides in Buffalo, New York, where she serves as Director of Planning and Community Development for People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH Buffalo). In this capacity, she leads PUSH’s efforts to create high quality, green affordable housing on Buffalo’s West Side and reclaim... Read More →
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Jason Kulaszewski

PUSH Green Program Manager, PUSH Buffalo
Jason Kulaszewski is currently Director for PUSH Buffalo’s PUSH Green Energy Efficiency and Solar Programs. These programs connect home and business owners to low cost installations of energy efficiency and solar measures to drive job growth in disadvantaged communities throughout WNY. Jason has been actively working with several organizations that advocate for | social issues such as improved educational access for inner city youth, and... Read More →
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Edwin Padilla

Edwin Padilla, Director of Operations, PUSH Buffalo; Edwin was born and raised in Buffalo NY. He started working in the community at a young age, first with the Hispanic Conference of WNY and then with local political campaigns. He currently lives on the Westside of Buffalo with his wife and three children. They helped to organize their neighborhood block club and a couples ministry from their house. Edwin started working for PUSH Buffalo in 2012... Read More →


Sunday July 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
Bulger Communication Center West


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