An educator and former Executive Director of East Bay Urban Gardeners, Allen Green promotes sustainable design and facilitates cooperation between generations and between community interests. In projects including urban gardens, greenways, public parks and more, his pioneering partnerships show how to build the social bonds essential for a more sustainable society.
Green has promoted teamwork in the Americorps program (as covered by CNN), developed exhibits with the Oakland Museum of California, and launched the Seven Generations series on KPFA radio. He consulted for Mendocino’s Renewable Energy Development Institute, Contra Costa County’s Redevelopment Agency, the Rosie the Riveter National Park in Richmond, and numerous other Northern California projects and agencies. He uses innovative and emerging media to clarify public visions of urban-regional futures, and he produces interactive exhibits for farmer’s markets, county fairs, and diverse public spaces.
Green has taught on subjects ranging from sustainable planning to multicultural leadership at the University of California at Davis, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Francisco State University, and New College of California. He specializes in involving students with community projects to demonstrate and advance best practices for consensus decision-making, conflict resolution, win/win problem solving, and creative collaboration. A Cal Poly colleague says, “He has developed communication into the realm of an art form.”
Green speaks on creative collaboration and neighborhood involvement as the key to greening the urban environment and nurturing public spaces, from community gardens to national historic parks.
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