Resiliency Depends on Equity: Applying National Lessons to Local Communities

  • 08 Feb 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Evening Educational Program

Resiliency Depends on Equity: Applying National Lessons to Local Communities
Hosted in partnership with USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) St. Louis Gateway Chapter

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Have you or your organization experienced extreme weather? Your community? In 2021 the United States experienced extreme weather; extreme temperatures reaching 115 degrees, mega-drought, wildfires, extreme winter storms leaving millions without power, extreme rain and flash floods, flooding, a derecho and tornadoes, earthquakes... 

Cady Seabaugh is addressing the urgency of climate change in her work with affordable housing development, Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 5:30 PM, virtually, as a discussion forum in design, equity, and operations - before, during, and after extreme weather crises. Cady will take her experiences with extreme weather from Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Western Virgin Islands, and bring lessons learned home, to your Gateway region.

Join in this discussion forum as we gain understanding of designing-in community connections, resiliency, communication, operations, and policy in your built environment. Resiliency Depends on Equity. 


  • Cady S. Seabaugh, (she, her, hers) LEED AP BD+C, Senior Vice President, Director of New Markets Tax Credits and Strategic Initiatives, McCormack Baron Salazar, Inc.

As an urban planner, green building professional, and LEED-AP (BD+C), Cady has extensive expertise in sustainable building, green neighborhood development, and the green building certification process. She serves as the senior sustainability executive for McCormack Baron Salazar, a national leader in the development and management of affordable housing. Her team ensures that the sustainability and resiliency goals established through a consensus-based community-driven planning process are effectively executed in the design, construction, and operations of each development project. 

Cady has served as the sustainability lead for more than fifty housing developments and served as the project manager to retrofit more than 500 kW of solar photovoltaic panels on existing housing sites in St. Louis, MO. She previously served as chair of USGBC’s international Location and Planning Technical Assistance Group and is a member of USGBC’s international Technical Committee.


For communities to become truly equitable, all people need to have access to the same levels of resilience to climate change and social upheavals. This program will include an overview of the threats to the St. Louis region for climate change, how these threats disproportionately affect low-income residents, and how lessons learned from other regions of the country can be applied to help mitigate the impacts on lower income people. The discussion will pull from real-life examples of resiliency and offer suggestions of policies, financial sources, and design adaptations for applying those solutions to the lower Midwest.


    • Identify multiple threats of extreme weather caused by climate change in Missouri and Illinois and evaluate current building design and construction resiliency to these threats.

    • Understand the disproportionate impacts climate change threats have on low-income residents and distinguish the building design, construction, operations and maintenance, and community communication needed for resiliency.

    • Analyze implementable processes, strategies and solutions that work to mitigate similar climate change threats in other regions.

    • Evaluate opportunities for policy change, and identify non-traditional financial sources and design adaptations to mitigate impacts of extreme weather events for low-income people and model to Missouri and Illinois. 


    Submitted for AIA CES credit approval

    Eligible for 1 GBCI CE self-reported hour


    Tuesday, February 8, 2021

    5:30 - 7:00 pm


    Virtual event via Zoom.

    Registrants will receive login details in the event confirmation email.

    Recording and presentation details will be emailed following the event. 


    FREE for USGBC-MGC Members

    FREE for NSBE St. Louis Members

    FREE for Full-Time Students

    $10.00 for Non-Members


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    Evening Educational Programs are held 5:30 to 7:00 pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month online until summer 2022 or at locations around the Gateway Region. Registration is required; all programs are FREE to USGBC-Missouri Gateway Chapter members and full-time students; $10 for non-members. View previously recorded events here. 

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