Real-Time Green--Making Urban Climate Protection Matter in a Recession

Speaker(s): 
Date: 
September 16, 2011 - 11:30am
Location: 
90-3075
Seminar Host/Point of Contact: 

In the 1980s, the number of cities or regions that assembled an energy or carbon baseline could be counted on one hand; today that number is in the thousands. But much of the excitement about an aggressive approach to effective climate protection has been sobered by the economic situation. While a greener economy is necessary to a full recovery, maintaining commitments made while the larger economy was growing is difficult. Scott Bernstein of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, who was directly involved in the crafting of the Chicago Climate Action Plan, will present a case study of how this issue has evolved in Chicago with commentary on how this situation is playing out nationally and with the federal government. And while the analysis suggests that success hinges on picking action plans that can be sold as economic progress, much of what's been sold as progress, particularly the location efficiency impacts of sprawl and spatial deconcentration, undercuts both economic and environmental progress. Also, both economic and efficiency progress are a function of the rate of deployment; the presentation will also cover innovations on accelerating good investments. Can we get on track in time? Tune in this Friday...."

Add event to Google Calendar

Announcement List

To be added to our seminar annoucement list please, email ETA Seminars. Seminars may change without notice, stay informed by joining our seminar email list. 

Site Access

For site access please email your request to ETA Seminars. To arrive at Building 90 via the LBNL shuttle, take "Blue Uphill". Click here for the shuttle schedule. To ensure your site access is set-up send your request 36 hours in advance of the seminar.

Remote Access

Not able to attend in person? Remote participants can use ReadyTalk Audio & Net conference to phone in to listen, while viewing the presentation via the ReadyTalk site.

Web Access Code: 4864835

USA & Canada call-in number:
1 (866) 740-1260
Access Code: 4864835#

International callers:
Please visit this website to see if a toll-free call-in number is available for your international location.

If not, you will need to pay for the call yourself and use this phone number:

(303) 248-0285.