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Research to Action Symposium: Sustainable Neighborhoods
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 1:30pm

Join the Institute for Sustainable Solutions for a Research to Action Symposium focused on Sustainable Neighborhoods. 

This is an opportunity to share our collective work in urban mobility and access, green infrastructure, urban ecology, social sustainability, the built environment, and other areas, and to explore how we can align our efforts toward key sustainability challenges at the neighborhood scale. We also seek to identify key funding opportunities that we can pursue to expand and enrich our work.

When: May 7, 2013 | 1:30-4:30, reception to follow
Where: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, room 296

AGENDA

(subject to minor revision)

1:30 Welcome and overview of the symposium
Jennifer Allen 

1:40 Built Environment and Urban systems
David Sailor, Sergio Palleroni, Thad Miller

2:00 Social Sustainability
Veronica Dujon, Eileen Brennan

2:15 The Practitioner’s Voice
Rob Bennett, Alisa Kane

2:40 Food Systems 
Dilafruz Williams, Renee Curtis, Nathan McClintock

3:00 Urban Ecology, Water, Climate, and Waste 
Alan Yeakley, Heejun Chang, Sean Gordon, Margarette Leite 

3:25 Ecodistrict Capstones and other Applied Class Projects
Bill Jones, Annie Knepler, J.R. Estes

3:40 Urban and Rural
Ethan Seltzer, Rebecca McClain

3:55 Neighborhood Scale Action and Activism
David Osborn , B.D. Wortham-Galvin

4:10 Open discussion – revisit topics identified earlier, opportunities for added impact, discussion of next steps to grow collective research/action agenda

4:30-6:00 Reception