The green infrastructure response to Climate-Adaptation, now sweeping many U.S. cities, provides a unique opportunity to bring the natural world to the doorsteps of those Americans who have not been included in the development of our natural resources.
Majora Carter has demonstrated the value, viability, and vigor of projects that involve people, even those from under-resourced communities, in responsible and healthy urban land management at every level. She presents an unparalleled ability to scale the cultural and economic benefits for everyone.
Majora’s field-tested experience and vision can improve workforce development strategies for corporate and government departments at the local, state and federal levels interested in diversifying their talent pipeline to maximize their return on investment towards job creation for climate adaptive land management in urban, suburban, ex-urban and rural areas. Real estate developers can gain market advantages by incorporating Majora’s sustainable economic development strategies into their projects.
Majora Carter is an urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation & successful implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems.
After establishing Sustainable South Bronx and Green For All (among other organizations) to carry on that work, she built on this foundation with innovative ventures and insights into urban economic developments designed to help move Americans out of poverty.
Her long list of awards and honorary degrees include accolades from groups as diverse as Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, Goldman Sachs, as well as a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. Her 2006 TED talk was one of the first 6 videos to launch their groundbreaking website. Majora is a Board Member of the US Green Building Council, and the Andrew Goodman Foundation.
Majora embodies the American Dream. She has continually set new standards of excellence with projects in her South Bronx community, while expanding her reach nationally and internationally. Her philanthropic pursuits and business interests have all pointed toward greater self-esteem and economic potential for low-income people everywhere.
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