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Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government


Sustainability Linkages for Urban Systems


 June 11-12, 2012
 Arizona State University (ASU)
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
800 S. Cady Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287 


June 11, 2012 

Open Session 

8:30 AM      Welcome and Introductions; Discussion of Matrix and Framing Questions
                     Dr. Thomas Graedel, Yale University; Chair of the Committee on Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government

“Plenary” Session:  Urban Sustainability and Linkages

9:00 AM       Urban Sustainability:  Overview of Key Issues Including Energy
                     Paulo Ferrao, Technical University of Lisbon

9:30 AM       Forging Interagency Linkages on Sustainability
                      Xavier Briggs, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Urban Sustainability and Linkages:  Phoenix

10:00 AM     Overview of Sustainability Challenges in Phoenix      
                      Dan Childers, ASU School of Sustainability and Director of Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER  

10:30 AM     Conservation of Threatened Species and Habitats
                      Kimberlie McCue, Desert Botanical Garden

11:00 AM      Urban Heat Islands and Public Health
                      Diana Petitti, ASU's Department of Biomedical Informatics

11:30 AM      Panel Discussion               
                      Moderator: Anna Palmisano, US Department of Energy (retired)

12:00 PM     Break for Lunch  

1:00 PM       Water Resources and Sustainability in Phoenix
                      Ray Quay, ASU Decision Center for a Desert City; Former Assistant Director of Water Services for the City of Phoenix


1:30 PM       Design of the Urban Landscape
                      Billie Turner, ASU

2:00 PM       Overview of Current Sustainability Efforts in Phoenix
                      Colin Tetreault, Senior Policy Advisor of Sustainability to Mayor Stanton

2:30 PM       Panel Discussion
                      Moderator: Paulo Ferrao, Technical University of Lisbon

3:00 PM       Meeting Wrap-up
                     Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University

3:15 PM       Open Session Adjourns

 June 12, 2012

 

7:00 AM       Field trip to Tour Phoenix (led by Dan Childers and Stevan Earl, ASU) – Space is limited.  Please contact Dylan Richmond (drichmond@nas.edu) for more details. 

9:00 AM       Open Session Adjourns

 

Open Session

10:15 AM     Welcome and Introductions; Discussion of Matrix and Framing Questions*
                      Dr. Thomas Graedel, Yale University; Chair of the Committee on Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government                                       

Urban Sustainability and Linkages:  Philadelphia

10:30 AM    Overview of Sustainability Challenges in Philadelphia              
                     Mark Alan Hughes, University of Pennsylvania

11:00 AM     Public Health Issues and Sustainability in Philadelphia
                     Charles Branas, University of Pennsylvania

11:30 AM     Panel Discussion
                     Moderator: Glen Daigger, CH2M HILL 

12:00 PM    Break for Lunch 

1:00 PM      Transportation Issues and Sustainability in Philadelphia
                     Erik Johanson, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority  

1:30 PM      Water Resources and Sustainability in Philadelphia
                     Christopher S. Crockett, Philadelphia Water Department (via teleconference) 

2:00 PM      Panel Discussion
                     Moderator: Deborah Swackhamer, University of Minnesota 

2:30 PM      Meeting Wrap-up
                     Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University 

2:45 PM      Open Session Adjourns

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