Upcoming Seminars

The School of Public Policy is hosting a series of seminars this semester on sustainability, growth, and public policy.  All students are invited to attend. The Innovations in Economic Development Forum brings together researchers, students, economic developers and policy-makers to discuss leading-edge ideas and practices in economic development and innovation policy.

Our upcoming series is focused on sustainability and developing policies and practices for sustainable growth.  Each event is free, and will be on or near the Georgia Tech campus. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend these events.
To Survive and Thrive: Policies and Practices for Sustainable Growth
Innovations in Economic Development Forum
http://www.stip.gatech.edu/forum

Shrinking the Carbon Footprint in Metropolitan Areas
Marilyn Brown, Professor of Energy Policy, Georgia Tech School of Public Policy
September 3, 2008 Free and open to the public
Meet the speaker; Brown Bag Lunch at 12:00 noon
Program: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Centergy Building @ Technology Square, 75 5th Street, NW, Atlanta — Hodges Conference Room, Third Floor
For more information, call Hazel Taylor @ 404.894.0730, or cprsevents@innovate.gatech.edu

In May of 2008, a team from Georgia Tech and the Brookings Institution released a report that provides the most comprehensive set of carbon footprints for U.S. metropolitan areas available to date, focusing on residential and transportation carbon emissions.In addition to describing some of the metro characteristics and urban policies that explain this variation, the report recommends a range of new federal policies that would help metropolitan areas shrink their carbon footprints.

Dr. Marilyn Brown is a Professor of Energy Policy in the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research has focused on the impacts of policies and programs aimed at accelerating the development and deployment of sustainable energy technologies.  Dr. Brown serves on the board of directors of the Alliance to Save Energy, is a member of the National Commission on Energy Policy and the National Academies Board of Engineering and Environmental Systems. Her latest edited book, Energy and American Society: Thirteen Myths, was published in 2007 by Springer.

Addressing Environmental Challenges in the Southeast through Green Building Technology
Dennis Creech, Executive Director, Southface Energy Institute
October 1, 2008 Free and open to the public
Meet the speaker; Brown Bag Lunch at 12:00 noon
Program: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Centergy Building @ Technology Square, 75 5th Street, NW, Atlanta — Hodges Conference Room, Third Floor
For more information, call Hazel Taylor @ 404.894.0730, or cprsevents@innovate.gatech.edu

Sustainability in Business: Natural Capitalism through Innovation
John Bradford, Vice President of Operations and Research and Development, InterfaceFLOR Commercial
November 5, 2008 Free and open to the public
Meet the speaker; Brown Bag Lunch at 12:00 noon
Program: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Centergy Building @ Technology Square, 75 5th Street, NW, Atlanta — Hodges Conference Room, Third Floor
For more information, call Hazel Taylor @ 404.894.0730, or cprsevents@innovate.gatech.edu

How Large U.S. Cities are Amplifying Global Warming and Adaptive Responses
Brian Stone, Associate Professor, Georgia Tech’s City and Regional Planning Program
November 19, 2008             Location to be announced
Meet the speaker; Brown Bag Lunch– 12:00 noon
Program: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

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