October 13, 2017
Forging University-Municipality Partnerships Towards Urban Sustainability
About the Conference
The 2017 Hixon Center for Urban Ecology’s annual conference will be co-convened by the City of New Haven and Yale’s Office of Sustainability. Leaders from universities and their host cities will discuss how municipalities and universities can work together to achieve sustainability goals. The goal of the organizers of the conference is to inspire progress by sharing successful examples of university-municipality collaboration on sustainability efforts.
The conference will be organized around three thematic panels which each will include four cities with paired speakers representing campus and municipalities describing a collaborative project. Through a Leadership Panel mayors and their university counterparts will broadly share their sustainability ambitions.
Location: Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511.
This event is free and open to the public.
The conference’s thematic panels with speakers representing campus and municipalities include:
Panel I: Leadership with New Haven Mayor Harp, Yale University President Salovey, Madison Mayor Soglin, UW Vice Chancellor Hoslet
Panel II: Transportation (Mass Transit and Bicycling) with Madison, Davis, Providence, and Minneapolis
Panel III: Stormwater and Resilience with Cambridge, Pittsburgh, Birmingham, and Baltimore
Panel IV: Climate Action with South Bend, Vancouver, Boulder, and Ann Arbor
Schedule of Events
Charles Kamp, Madison Metro Transit
Rob Kennedy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Brian Abbanat, City of Davis Public Works Department
Leslie Mancebo, UC Davis Transportation Services
Al Dahlberg, Brown University
Martina Haggerty, City of Providence Department of Planning and Development
Steve Sanders, University of Minnesota
Simon Blenski, City of Minneapolis Public Works Department
Stormwater, Flood Management and Resilience Panel
Brian Goldberg '03 MEM, MIT’s Office of Sustainability
Kim Grove, Baltimore City Department of Public Works
Nancy Jones, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute
Grant Ervin, City of Pittsburgh
Rick Stafford, Carnegie Mellon University
Climate Action Panel
Jenna Jorns, The University of Michigan
Victoria Smith, University of British Columbia
Doug Smith, City of Vancouver
Therese Dorau, South Bend Office of Sustainability