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Renewable Energy on Institutional Property  on Archived Webinar Series

Government and institutional facility managers are being tasked with alternative energy reduction mandates for environmental, security and financial reasons.

SSF’s free webinar series centers on successful case studies and guidance for designing and implementing renewable energy technology and energy efficiency programs on military bases, national parks, government buildings, college campuses, medical complexes, prisons and other institutional property to meet government and institutional energy utilization program goals.

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October 30 – Designing and Planning for Healthy Cities – A Conversation With Richard Jackson and Tim Beatley

  October 30, 2014 – 12:45 to 2:00 PM EDT

The environment that we construct affects both humans and our natural world in myriad ways. There is a pressing need to create healthy places and to reduce the health threats inherent in places already built. However, there has been little awareness of the adverse effects of what we have constructed-or the positive benefits of well designed built environments.

Join SSF on October 30th in a rare opportunity to listen in on a conversation between two of the thought leaders in public health and urban planning and design — UCLA Professor Richard Jackson, co-author of Urban Sprawl and Public Health and co-editor of Making Healthy Places; and Tim Beatley of the University of Virginia and author of Biophilic Cities and Blue Urbanism plus several other books on urban and environmental planning.

Urban greening efforts often focus on everything except nature, emphasizing public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficient building systems. While these are important aspects of urban living, they are not enough, says Beatley. “We must remember that human beings have an innate need to connect with the natural world (the biophilia hypothesis)”. Any vision of a sustainable urban future must place its focus squarely on nature, on the presence, conservation, and celebration of the actual green features and natural life forms.

Beatley and Jackson will discuss creating cities that that are compelling and healthy places to live, work, and play.

Speakers

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Richard J. Jackson, MD, MPH, is Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also a faculty member in the departments of Pediatrics, Urban Planning, and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. A pediatrician and public health leader, he has served as State Health Officer for California and in many other leadership positions in both the environmental health and infectious disease fields. For nine years he was director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health in Atlanta, for which he received the Presidential Distinguished Service award

Beatley-photo-2007Timothy Beatley is Chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning and Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities at the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he has taught for over twenty-five years. His primary teaching and research interests are on coastal and natural hazards planning, environmental values and ethics, biodiversity conservation and creative strategies by which cities and towns can reduce their ecological footprints, while at the same time becoming more livable and equitable places.