Forging University-Municipality Partnerships Toward Urban Sustainability

Forging University-Municipality Partnerships Toward Urban Sustainability

October 13, 2017

Recorded Event

About the Conference

co-convened by Yale Hixon Center for Urban Ecology, Yale Office of Sustainability, and the City of New Haven

The goal of this conference is to inspire progress by sharing successful examples of university-municipality collaboration on sustainability efforts. Three sessions will be organized around individual thematic panels, each of which will include four cities with paired speakers representing universities and municipalities describing a collaborative project. We anticipate the event will draw an audience of students, faculty, and sustainability professionals.

Location: Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511.

This event is open to the public.  Early bird registration is closed. 

The conference’s thematic panels with speakers representing universities and municipalities include:

Leading in Partnership with New Haven Mayor Harp, Yale University President Salovey, Madison Mayor Soglin, and University of Wisconsin Vice Chancellor Hoslet

Transportation (Mass Transit and Bicycling) with Madison, Davis, Providence, and Minneapolis

Stormwater and Resilience with Cambridge, Pittsburgh, Birmingham, and Baltimore

Climate Action with South Bend, Vancouver, Boulder, and Ann Arbor

Schedule of Events

9:00am to 9:30am

Welcoming Remarks

Moderator

Ingrid C. "Indy" Burke, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

9:30am to 10:30am

Leading in Partnership

Toni Harp, Mayor of New Haven

Peter Salovey, President of Yale University

Paul Soglin, Mayor of Madison

Charles Hoslet, Vice Chancellor for University Relations, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Moderator

Ingrid C. "Indy" Burke, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

10:45am to 12:15pm

Transportation Panel

MADISON, WI + UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

Rob Kennedy, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Charles Kamp, Madison Metro Transit

DAVIS, CA + UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-DAVIS

Jeff Flynn, UC Davis

Brian Abbanat, City of Davis

PROVIDENCE, RI + BROWN UNIVERSITY

Al Dahlberg, Brown University

Martina Haggerty, City of Providence

MINNEAPOLIS, MN + UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

Steve Sanders, University of Minnesota

Simon Blenski, City of Minneapolis

Moderator

Doug Hausladen, City of New Haven

12:15pm to 1:15pm

Lunch (provided)

1:15pm to 2:45pm

Stormwater, Flood Management and Resilience Panel

CAMBRIDGE, MA + MIT

Brian Goldberg '03 MEM, MIT

John Bolduc, City of Cambridge

BIRMINGHAM, AL + UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM

Brian Pillay, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Direcus Cooper, City of Birmingham

BALTIMORE, MD + UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE

Nancy Jones, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute

Kim Grove, Baltimore City

PITTSBURGH, PA + CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Grant Ervin, City of Pittsburgh

Anna Siefken, Carnegie Mellon University Scott Institute for Energy Innovation

Moderator

Gaboury Benoit, Ph.D., Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Climate Action Panel

ANN ARBOR, MI + UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Jenna Jorns, Ph.D., The University of Michigan

Matthew Naud, City of Ann Arbor

BOULDER, CO + UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO

David Kang, University of Colorado Boulder

Jonathan Koehn, City of Boulder

VANCOUVER, BC + UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Victoria Smith, University of British Columbia

Brad Badelt, City of Vancouver

SOUTH BEND, IN

Therese Dorau, South Bend

Moderator

Ginger Chapman, Yale University

4:45pm to 5:15pm

Closing Remarks

Murali Chandrashekaran, Ph.D., Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

5:15pm to 6:00pm

Action Social hosted by TsaiCITY (Center of Innovative Thinking at Yale)

Building on the energy and ideas generated in the conference panels and discussions throughout the day, there will be time to chat and network with fellow delegates and speakers to talk about what could happen next! All event attendees and their colleagues welcome.