REFF-Wall Street 2015 will be held at The Grand Hyatt, New York City, a landmark property with exceptional amenities and generous hotel services. Accommodations are available at the The Grand Hyatt at the special rate of $334 per room per night. This special rate is available through Monday, June 1, 2015.

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We are on LinkedIn!

by Arturo Herrera on May 12, 2015

We are now on LinkedIn. Come join our Group!

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This is the second webinar in the “Along the Urban Path” four-part webinar series, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University and The Security and Sustainability Forum. Along the Urban Path serves as​ ​a practical primer on the burgeoning topic of urban resiliency. Attendees will take home points that go beyond the vernacular to get to what “resiliency” actually means now, and what it could achieve for the future. Presenters representing different disciplines take participants down different avenues using three resilience mechanisms — social, ecological, and technological – and where these avenues converge. The result is a workable framework using S.E.T.S. (Social, Ecological, Technological Systems) that decision makers can use in planning for a more sustainable future.

 

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The Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels

by Arturo Herrera on April 24, 2015

Fri, May 29, 2015 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EDT

LightSpeed Solutions and LightWorks at Arizona State University (ASU) is hosting The Future of Sustainable Fuels Forum, a free four session webinar series, to engage all stakeholders (researchers, policy makers, vehicle manufacturers, fuel producers and users) in online conversations about the future of transportation fuel production and use.

Webinar 1 will focus on major themes relevant to the future of sustainable transportation fuels and set the stage for subsequent webinars. Why is research and development of more fuel production options critical? How do we decide on making these investments? What incentives are needed?

  • Moderator Dr. Gary Dirks is the Director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability of LightWorks, an Arizona State University initiative.Before joining ASU, he was the President of BP Asia Pacific and the President of BP China
  • Dr. Paul Bryan consults actively in conventional and renewable fuels & chemicals technology and teaches chemical engineering part-time as a Lecturer at UC-Berkeley. Most recently, he spent 4 years as Chevron’s VP for Biofuels Technology, then managed the Department of Energy’s Biomass Program now the Bioenergy Technologies Office)
  • Sharon Burke is a senior advisor at the New America Foundation where she focuses on international security and the security implications of energy, climate change
  • Dr. Kathryn Clay is the Vice President for Policy Strategy at the American Gas Association driving thought-leadership on natural gas utility demand growth. She served as a member of the professional staff of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
  • Dr. Michael Tamor, a Henry Ford Technical Fellow, Energy Systems and Sustainability, Ford Research and Advanced Engineering. Since 1982, he has been in a variety of senior research leadership positions in the firm from vehicle technology development to global electrification, renewable fuel and energy systems research.

LightSpeed Solutions and LightWorks at Arizona State University (ASU) are hosting The Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels Forum, a free four-session webinar series, to engage all stakeholders (researchers, policy makers, vehicle manufacturers, fuel producers and users) in online conversations about the future of transportation fuel production and use.

The goal of this four-part webinar series is to open up the conversation to more fuel production options, with a focus on what actions, in the 5 to 20 year time frame, might accelerate the transition toward sustainability, increase the economic efficiency of that transition, and minimize barriers that impede the transition or that make the transition more costly.

The four-part series starts on May 29th and will continue monthly. Join the Future of Transportation Fuels LinkedIn Group to engage in the discussion

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Cities, Bikes, & Things

by Arturo Herrera on April 17, 2015

Mon, May 11, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

Join Island Press and The Security and Sustainability Forum as we continue to celebrate Bike Month! In this webinar, celebrated authors Carlton Reid and Mike Lydon delve deep into the policies and infrastructure that make roads bike-friendly, and how to involve the community to ensure cities provide avenues for a variety of urban transportation enthusiasts.

The Panel:

Corinne KisnerCorinne Kisner is is the Program Manager for the Designing Cities Initiative at the National Association of City Transportation Officials

 

 

 

Carlton ReidCarlton Reid is a British writer based in northern England. He has written for The Guardian (UK) and National Geographic Traveller, and is the executive editor of BikeBiz, a trade magazine, and author of eight books, including his latest, “Roads Were Not Built For Cars” (Island Press, 2015).

 

 

Mike LydonMike Lydon is Principal of The Street Plans Collaborative. An internationally recognized planner, he was a co-author of The Smart Growth Manual and the creator and primary author of the reports “The Open Streets Project” and Tactical Urbanism: Short-term Action, Long-Term Changes”   Vol.1 and Vol.2. He works and speaks internationally on smart growth, livable cities, active transportation, and tactical urbanism.  A founding member of the New England Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), a Board Member for CNU New York, and a steering committee member of the Next Generation of New Urbanists, He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

 

 

Thank you to our sponsor, Island Press, for making this webinar possible!

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How Can a Sustainability Degree Help Raise Your Career Trajectory?

April 10, 2015

Wed, May 1, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT This webinar identifies pathways to leadership, particularly looking at the sustainability degree as a tool in the toolbox to a career in a leadership role. Bruno Sarda, Director of Global Sustainability Operations at Dell Computers held a meeting with the panelists; alumni from Portland State […]

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​The Mississippi River: ​Is Sustainable Infrastructure a Watershed Solution?

April 2, 2015

Live Broadcast on March 2​5​, 2015 at ​12:00 – 1:​15​ pm EDT This webinar provides a look ​into how sustainable ​infrastructure, like that advanced by​ the​ Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure’s Envision™​ framework​, could provide a watershed solution, particularly on the Mississippi River. ​In this interview​ of experts William Bertera and Anne Lewis​, participants learn about […]

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The Tactical Urbanism Movement: Short-term Action for Long-term Change

March 23, 2015

Live Broadcast on March 23, 2015 at 11:30 – 1:00 pm EDT This webinar provides a look into the background of the movement and how practitioners employ tactical urbanism. Mike Lydon with fellow urban experts Valerie Watson and Alexandros Washburn, identified examples of short-term, community-based projects that are powerful and adaptable new tools for urban […]

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Arizona State University School of Sustainability and The Security and Sustainability Forum announce Partnership Creating Urban Resilience Online Forum

March 23, 2015

As a part of SSF’s ongoing mission to inform public and private sector decision makers on climate security and sustainability topics through online educational events, the public interest organization has partnered with ASU SOS to present Along the Urban Path​, ​a practical primer on the burgeoning topic of urban resilience. The partnership will produce a program […]

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Growing a City to Meet Current and Future Needs: What Led to the Urban Resilience Movement

March 23, 2015

This is the first webinar in the “Along the Urban Path” four-part webinar series, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University and The Security and Sustainability Forum. Along the Urban Path is ​a practical primer on the burgeoning topic of urban resiliency. Attendees will take home points that go beyond the vernacular to get to what […]

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