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Published in STRIVE Magazine: Starting a journey toward homeless solutions

July 07, 2020

By Giovanna Gambardella

Architect Giovanna Gambardella reflects on homelessness in her adopted hometown of Anchorage, Alaska, and how to be a force for change

Homelessness is a global challenge. Anchorage architect Giovanna Gambardella is doing something about it in her community.

She recently joined the Housing, Homeless and Neighborhood Development Commission at the Municipality of Anchorage. The commission’s purpose is to advise on initiatives associated with long- and short-term housing and various issues related to homelessness.

“As an architect, mother and community member, I am looking forward to contributing my expertise to the conversation, including my experience with land use, code and design,” Giovanna says.

Read more from Giovanna in her story in the April-June issue of STRIVE Magazine.

  • Giovanna Gambardella

    Originally from Italy, Giovanna travelled to Alaska for a one-year professional experience. After more than 17 years and counting, she calls Alaska home.

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