Wednesday, January 19th: ‘Cities as Accelerators of Sustainable Development’ Panel

Sustainable Practice Network (SPN) Panel: Cities as Accelerators of Sustainable Development
Baruch College, CUNY, William and Anita Newman Conference Center, Room 750 (151 E. 25th St.)
6-8pm
Free, RSVP to events@sustainabilitypractice.net

Cities currently account for half the global population, two-thirds of global energy usage, and over 70% of global carbon emissions. The world’s rapidly growing cities increasingly face natural resource shortages, inefficient infrastructure, economic disparities, and social dislocation. Yet despite their significant environmental impacts, cities can also serve as important sources of potential sustainability solutions to global sustainability challenges, creating cleantech innovation hubs, models of urban and transportation planning, leaders in energy efficiency and green building design, and platforms for social justice. City-level climate and energy policy implementation can also help achieve large scale carbon reductions at manageable costs and with co-benefits such as job creation, technology development, and pollution reduction.

Join Sustainable Practice Network experts as they parse out the factors that make cities and urban livelihoods sustainable and reflect on the short-term and long-term changes required to mainstream sustainable practices and policies. Come contribute to the discussion of how cities can accelerate local and global sustainable development, resilience, and prosperity while adapting to the challenges of climate change, resource scarcity, and globalization.

SPN is a New-York-based forum for professionals working with corporate responsibility and sustainability issues to build community based on learning, discussion, information and idea exchange. There are over one thousand members on our list-serve, representing practitioners from industry, academia, government and NGO’s.

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The Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute serves the real estate industry’s education and research needs.