Pt 3 - Sustainability and the Obama Stimulus Agenda: Engaging and Connecting with Government

Sep 18, 2009


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Pt 3 - Local Government and Sustainability in the RegionLocal governments in the region are challenged to use stimulus funds to develop initiatives that will create a strong and sustainable economy. Our first panel will bring together academics, government officials and practitioners to discuss what local government initiatives have been implemented in their agencies and regions, which have worked and which have not, and their plans for the future.- Panel Chair: Ester Fuchs – Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science, Columbia University- Rohit Aggarwala, Director, Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, City of New York- Mark Hughes, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design & the Penn TC Chan Center for Building Energy & former Chief Policy Advisor to the Mayor & Director of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia- Fred Profeta, Deputy Mayor for the Environment, Maplewood, New Jersey & Chair, NJ Mayors’ Committee for a Green Future- Andrew S. Voros, Research Scientist, Earth and Environmental Engineering & Center for Environmental research & Conservation, Columbia University