Green Builder® Media To Interview Henry Cisneros

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Green Builder® Media announced today that former HUD Secretary, Henry Cisneros, will be the next visionary presenter for their Impact Series: Game Changers in Sustainability webinar program.

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“The Impact Series offers forward-thinking, innovative, and interesting content for building professionals and consumers.” said Green Builder Media CEO, Sara Gutterman.

Green Builder® Media announced today that former HUD Secretary, Henry Cisneros, will be the next visionary presenter for their Impact Series: Game Changers in Sustainability webinar program. Cisneros will join Green Builder Media President Ron Jones for a lively conversation about sustainable living and urban revitalization.

Green Builder Media launched the Impact Series in early 2011 with inaugural speaker, Lester Brown, internationally renowned sustainability expert and Founder of the Earth Policy Institute.

“The Impact Series offers forward-thinking, innovative, and interesting content for building professionals and consumers.” said Green Builder Media CEO, Sara Gutterman. “We’re honored and delighted to have the opportunity to host an exclusive interview with Mr. Cisneros. His authentic approach to sustainable urban development is an inspiration and can be used as a viable template for cities across the country.”

Henry Cisneros is Executive Chairman of the CityView companies, which works with the nation’s leading homebuilders to create cost-effective homes for average American families. CityView is building 40 communities in 12 states, incorporating more than 7,000 homes with a total value over $2 billion.    
 
Mr. Cisneros’ was the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, TX.  In 1992, President Clinton appointed Mr. Cisneros to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. As a member of President Clinton’s Cabinet, Secretary Cisneros was credited with initiating the revitalization of many of the nation’s public housing developments and with formulating policies which contributed to achieving the nation’s highest ever homeownership rate.

After leaving HUD in 1997, Mr. Cisneros was president and chief operating officer of Univision Communications, the Spanish-language broadcaster, and he now serves on their board. In June 2007 Mr. Cisneros was inducted into the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) “Builders Hall of Fame” and honored by the National Housing Conference as the “Housing Person of the Year.” Mr. Cisneros has also been author, editor or collaborator in several books.

Mr. Cisneros’ live webinar will be held Thursday, March 10 at 11am PDT/2pm EDT, and will then be available on-demand at http://www.greenbuildermag.com. To register for Mr. Cisneros’ presentation and view archived webinars, visit http://www.greenbuildermag.com/impactseries.

About Green Builder Media
Green Builder® Media, LLC is the leading media company in the North American residential building industry focused exclusively on green building and responsible growth. With a comprehensive suite of print media, online options, demonstration homes, case studies, training and education vehicles, and live events, Green Builder Media assists building professionals prepare themselves for the new green economy. For more information, visit http://www.greenbuildermag.com.

About Green Builder Magazine
Green Builder® magazine is the building industry’s leading magazine focused on green building and sustainable development. Green Builder offers practical, cost-effective information to a community of the most advanced building professionals across the country. The magazine’s nationally award-winning editorial team blends top-quality visionary content with sophisticated design to generate an unforgettable publication that addresses the most important issues of our time. For more information, visit http://www.greenbuildermag.com.

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