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June 12, 2017, Washington, DC


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January 26-27, 2017, Washington, DC


Marriott Chattanooga Downtown
Plaza A (Second Level)
2 Carter Plaza
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Open Session

July 28, 2015
10:15 am         Welcome and Introductions
                           Linda Katehi, University of California, Davis, Committee Chair
                          Jerry Miller, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program, The National Academies
 
Urban Sustainability in the City of Chattanooga: A Case Example
 
10:30 am         Overview of Sustainability Challenges in the City of Chattanooga
                          Erik Schmidt, Chief Sustainability Officer, Chattanooga
 
11:00 am         Panel 1: Key Environmental Sustainability Challenges in the City of Chattanooga
                          (each speaker will present for 15 minutes with time for Q&A following the presentations)
  • Harold DePriest, CEO, Electric Power Board
  • Blythe Bailey, Administrator, Chattanooga Department of Transportation
  • David Crockett, former Director of Sustainability for the City of Chattanooga
  • Michael Walton, Executive Director, Green Spaces
12:00 pm         Q&A
 
12:30 pm         Lunch
 
1:00 pm           Department of Energy Urban Sustainability Initiatives
                          Charlie Catlett, Argonne National Laboratory
 
1:30 pm           Panel 2: Key Social and Economic Sustainability Issues in the City of Chattanooga 
                          (each speaker will present for 15 minutes with time for Q&A following the presentations)
2:30 pm           Q&A
 
3:00 pm           BREAK
 
Key Urban Sustainability Issues
 
3:15 pm           Cities and Climate Change, Urban Development and Resilience     
                          Stephen A. Hammer, Manager, Climate Policy, The World Bank Group
 
3:45 pm           Urban Design and Planning
                       
4:15 pm           Overview of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network Activities
                          Garrett Fitzgerald, Strategic Partnerships Advisor, Urban Sustainability Directors Network
 
4:45 pm           Sustainability and Public Health
                          Charles Branas, University of Pennsylvania
 
5:15 pm           Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
                          Comments will be limited to 5 minutes, if you would like to address the committee please send an email to 
                          sustainability@nas.edu
 
5:30 pm           Open Session Concludes
 


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