Cities as Accelerators of Sustainable Development
Jan 19, 2011
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
|Where||151 E. 25th St. (between Lex. and 3rd Aves.), Rm 750|
|Contact Name||Matthew LePere|
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About the Program
Cities currently account for half the global population, two-thirds of global energy usage, and over 70% of global carbon emissions. The world’s rapidly growing cities increasingly face natural resource shortages, inefficient infrastructure, economic disparities, and social dislocation. Yet despite their significant environmental impacts, cities can also serve as important sources of solutions to global sustainability challenges, creating cleantech innovation hubs, models of urban and transportation planning, leaders in energy efficiency and green building design, and platforms for social justice. City-level climate and energy policy implementation can also help achieve large scale carbon reductions at manageable costs and with co-benefits such as job creation, technology development, and pollution reduction.
Our panel of experts will parse out the factors that make cities and urban livelihoods sustainable and reflect on the short-term and long-term changes required to mainstream sustainable practices and policies. Come contribute to the discussion of how cities can accelerate local and global sustainable development, resilience, and prosperity while adapting to the challenges of climate change, resource scarcity, and globalization.
Moderated by JACK NYMAN, Director, Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College
JENNIFER EWING THIEL, Director, Tools & Technical Innovation, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA
MICAH KOTCH, Director of Operations, NYC ACRE at Polytechnic Institute of NYU
ARIELLA MARON, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Energy Management, NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services
ERNEST TOLLERSON, Director, Environmental Sustainability & Compliance Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York State
BOB YARO, President, Regional Plan Association
6:00 pm - Registration and Networking
6:15 pm - Panel
7:30 pm - Q&A
8:00 pm - Networking
In Partnership with
The Sustainability Practice Network (SPN) is a New-York-based forum for professionals working with corporate responsibility and sustainability issues to build community based on learning, discussion, information and idea exchange. There are over one thousand members on our list-serve, representing practitioners from industry, academia, government and NGO's. For more information please visit: www.sustainabilitypractice.net.
The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute serves the real estate industry’s education and research needs. For more information please visit: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/realestate/.
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