Urban Resilience Case Studies – Social, Ecological, Technological System Pairs
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. http://bit.ly/1yWYqU4
Sustainable Transportation Fuels – Anchoring Themes http://bit.ly/1QrfhEi
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.
Achievements in Sustainability: A Look at Local Environmental Health Program Success http://bit.ly/1DALR2g
Arizona State University School of Sustainability and The Security and Sustainability Forum announce Partnership Creating Urban Resilience Online Forum
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 of four online events based on SSF’s successful webinars model and provide virtual dialogue opportunities for participants.
Attendees will take home points that go beyond the vernacular to get to what “resilience” 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.
The first webinar from this partnership, Growing a City to Meet Current and Future Needs: What Led to the Urban Resilience Movement, will broadcast live on April 24th at 1:15pm EDT. Panelists will introduce attendees to “urban resilience,” including insights from the practitioner perspective. The panel, moderated by Nancy Grimm, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, includes Joyce Coffee, Managing Director of the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, Tom Seager of the ASU School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, and Charles Redman, Distinguished Sustainability Scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability.
As with all SFF webinars, there will be time after the panelist presentations for audience questions, and the webinars will be recorded and available in the SSF Archives. Attendees, curious minds, practitioners, and the general public are invited to dialogue about the webinars and the topic of “urban resilience” before and after the four live events on the Security & Sustainability Forum LinkedIn Group page in the designated thread.