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Pritzker Projects | 2021

Green TechGrowth in Black Communities

Pritzker Award Affiliate: Heather Toney, a policy fellow from Elemental Excellerator’s policy lab. Dawn Lippert is founder and CEO of Elemental Excellerator and was nominated for the Pritzker Genius Award in 2017. 

Impact Fellow: Rachel Lu (Master of Urban and Regional Planning student)

Project objective: Expand economic opportunities for green tech growth in Black communities through local policy action. 

Activity includes: Conduct research and analysis to develop a climate action resource guide of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for local governments; develop a toolkit for mayors on how to leverage their executive powers to spur equitable implementation of climate funds.