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PSU Social Sustainability Network - Kick-Off Event
Friday, October 16, 2009 - 1:00pm to Friday, October 16, 2009 - 3:00pm

Join a PSU Collaborative Focused on Improving Community Health and Well Being!

Are you working to build social sustainability (the capacity of current and future generations to create healthy and livable communities)? If so, we would like to invite you to join the Social Sustainability Network of community leaders and Portland State faculty, staff, and students which is forming this fall.

Please attend the Social Sustainability Network kickoff event!
Friday, October 16
1:00pm – 3:00pm
School of Social Work, Room 485
University Center Building
527 SW Hall (above PSU Student Health Services)

Why should you join the Social Sustainability Network?

  • If you are a community member, to collaborate with PSU faculty, staff, and students on projects that promote social sustainability.
  • If you are a faculty member or student, to engage in scholarly and practical exchanges that push forward the boundaries of knowledge about social sustainability.
  • If you are a researcher interested in developing social sustainability projects, to engage in sessions focused on research proposal development and funding.
  • If you are a scholar who wants to refine and publish your work, to contribute a chapter to a new edited volume on social sustainability.

Who funds the network and what will it do?

The Social Sustainability Network has received a Miller Foundation Grant through the PSU Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices. The funding will help the Network to operate as a living laboratory, acting as a forum in which scholars and practitioners can share, learn and collaborate. Network members will have access to: research development sessions; scholarly exchanges in a colloquium series co-sponsored by the Center of Professional Integrity & Accountability and inventories of PSU social sustainability projects, related research tools and funding opportunities, and educational offerings on social sustainability.