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Affiliation: 
U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Title: Resilience Team Lead
Expertise: 
urban planning, resilience, climate change adaptation

Biography

"Kevin Bush leads a team at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development charged with increasing the resilience of communities that HUD serves every day. In that capacity, he leads efforts to implement the Department’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan and support the National Disaster Resilience Competition grantees. Prior to that, he led efforts to expand the President’s Better Buildings Challenge into the multifamily housing sector. Mr. Bush has also served as the special projects lead at the President’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and as a Climate Change Adaptation Analyst at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. He has been central to the design and launch of several award-winning climate initiatives. Mr. Bush has served as both a Presidential Management Fellow and City of Chicago Mayoral Fellow. Kevin earned a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Michigan State University. While in graduate school, Kevin coauthored Green Building and Climate Resilience, published by the U.S. Green Building Council. Outside of work, Kevin spends his free time brewing beer and training for Ironman triathlons."