May 21, 2015 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EDT 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 will then take participants down different avenues using three resilience mechanisms — social, ecological, and technological – and where these avenues converge. The result will be 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:

– Carlton 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 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 Change” Vol.1 and Vol.2. He works and speaks internationally on smart growth, livable cities, active transportation, and tactical urbanism. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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

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Wed, May 6, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDTunnamed-5
This webinar will identify pathways to leadership, particularly looking at the sustainability degree as a tool in the toolbox to a career in a leadership role.

Moderator: Bruno Sarda, Director of Global Sustainability Operations at Dell Inc., Senior Sustainability Scholar at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and Adjunct Faculty at the ASU School of Sustainability

As with all SFF webinars, there will be time after the panelist presentations for audience questions, and the webinar will be recorded and available in the SSF Archives on www.ssfonline.org. Attendees, curious minds, practitioners, and the general public are invited to dialogue about the webinars and this topic before and after the live event on the Security & Sustainability Forum LinkedIn Group page at linkedin.com/groups/Security-Sustainability-Forum-8236511 in the designated conversation thread.

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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 Envision™’s watershed approach to water infrastructure as panelists explore Envision™’s application to water infrastructure projects on the Mississippi River. In this day and age of casting about for ways to address the great river’s water quality and its infrastructure, Envision™ ​can ​provide a practical and feasible way forward.

Mississippi River – Is Sustainable Infrastructure a Watershed Solution? from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.

For your convenience, you can find the slide presentation for the webinar here.

The Panel:

Robert SinklerModerator: ​Robert “Bob” Sinkler serves as the director of water infrastructure for The Nature Conservancy’s North America Water Program. He and his team focus on influencing national policy so that it better incorporates natural water​ ​infrastructure into integrated approaches for managing and developing water resources—particularly the nation’s large river systems. He helps ensure investments and management plans for water resources are made at scale, and based on water resource region, or basin-wide, perspectives in order to optimize the wide range of benefits to both people and nature. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Bob completed a 30-year career with the U.S. Army, and most recently served as the strategic initiatives chief for the Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In this role, he assisted in setting the Corps’ strategic direction. He also previously served as the chief of the Army’s environmental programs in the Pentagon.

WilliamBerteraWilliam Bertera is Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. He is the former Executive Director of the Water Environment Federation, the Rebuild America Coalition and the American Public Works Association. He has also held senior executive and management positions with the International City Management Association, the National Association of Counties and the National Solid Wastes Management Association.

AnneLewisAnne Lewis is the founder and director of America’s Waterway, a non-profit organization advocating civic engagement and a National Dialogue for the Future of the Mississippi River. Coming from a background of professional communication planning, she created America’s Waterway to address the Mississippi River’s sustainability in holistic ways, taking its social and economic – as well as environmental – aspects into account, with stakeholder involvement as the pivotal component.

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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

  Fri, Apr 24, 2015 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EDT  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 serves as​ ​a practical primer on the burgeoning topic of urban resiliency. Attendees […]

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Achievements in Sustainability: A Look at Local Environmental Health Program Success

March 20, 2015

Wed, Jun 3, 2015 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT Achievements in Sustainability: A Look at Local Environmental Health Program SuccessJoin this webinar to learn how other local environmental health programs achieved integration between sustainability and environmental health in this free event on June 3rd from 1:00-2:15 pm EDT. Brought to you by The Security […]

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Roads were not Built for Cars

March 20, 2015

Live Broadcast on April 6​, 2015 at 12:00 – 1:15​ pm EDT This webinar provides a historical, contemporary, and future look at roads and their close association with bicycles. This webinar helped open up the 2015 Bike Month, as Bike to Work Weeks began in locations across the U.S. The author of Roads Were Not Built […]

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