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Project Title: Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government

PIN: PGA-STS-10-01         

Major Unit:
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit:
Science & Technology for Sustainability Program

RSO:
Saunders, Jennifer

Subject/Focus Area:
Agriculture; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Energy and Energy Conservation; Environment and Environmental Studies; Health and Medicine; Policy for Science and Technology


Meeting 6
June 11, 2012 - June 12, 2012
Arizona State University (ASU)
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
800 S. Cady Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287



If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Dylan Richmond
Email: drichmond@nas.edu
Phone:
Fax:


Agenda:

Sustainability Linkages for Urban Systems

June 11-12, 2012

Arizona State University (ASU)
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
800 S. Cady Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287

Public Agenda

June 11, 2012

Open Session

8:30 AM Welcome and Introductions; Discussion of Matrix and Framing Questions
Dr. Thomas Graedel, Yale University; Chair of the National Research Council Committee on Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government

“Plenary” Session: Urban Sustainability and Linkages

9:00 AM Urban Sustainability: Overview of Key Issues Including Energy
Paulo Ferrao, Technical University of Lisbon

9:30 AM Forging Interagency Linkages on Sustainability
Xavier Briggs, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Urban Sustainability and Linkages: Phoenix

10:00 AM Overview of Sustainability Challenges in Phoenix
Dan Childers, ASU School of Sustainability and Director of Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER

10:30 AM Conservation of Threatened Species and Habitats
Kimberly McCue, Desert Botanical Garden

11:00 AM Urban Heat Islands and Public Health
Diana Petitti, ASU's Department of Biomedical Informatics

11:30 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator: Anna Palmisano, US Department of Energy (retired)

12:00 PM Break for Lunch

1:00 PM Water Resources and Sustainability in Phoenix
Ray Quay, ASU Decision Center for a Desert City; Former Assistant Director of Water Services for the City of Phoenix

1:30 PM Design of the Urban Landscape
Billie Turner, ASU

2:00 PM Overview of Current Sustainability Efforts in Phoenix
Colin Tetreault, Senior Policy Advisor of Sustainability to Mayor Stanton

2:30 PM Panel Discussion
Moderator: Paulo Ferrao, Technical University of Lisbon

3:00 PM Meeting Wrap-up
Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University

3:15 PM Open Session Adjourns

3:15 - 5:30 PM CLOSED SESSION FOR COMMITTEE ONLY

June 12, 2012

7:00 AM Field trip to Tour Phoenix (led by Dan Childers and Stevan Earl, ASU) – Limited space available; Please contact Dylan Richmond (drichmond@nas.edu) for more details.

9:00 AM Open Session Adjourns

9:00 - 10:15 AM CLOSED SESSION FOR COMMITTEE ONLY

OPEN SESSION

10:15 AM Welcome and Introductions; Discussion of Matrix and Framing Questions*
Dr. Thomas Graedel, Yale University; Chair of the National Research Council Committee on Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government

Urban Sustainability and Linkages: Philadelphia

10:30 AM Overview of Sustainability Challenges in Philadelphia
Mark Alan Hughes, University of Pennsylvania

11:00 AM Public Health Issues and Sustainability in Philadelphia
Charles Branas, University of Pennsylvania

11:30 AM Panel Discussion
Moderator: Glen Daigger, CH2M HILL

12:00 PM Break for Lunch

1:00 PM Transportation Issues and Sustainability in Philadelphia
Erik Johanson, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority

1:30 PM Water Resources and Sustainability in Philadelphia
Christopher S. Crockett, Philadelphia Water Department (via teleconference)

2:00 PM Panel Discussion
Moderator: Deborah Swackhamer, University of Minnesota

2:30 PM Meeting Wrap-up
Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University

2:45 PM Open Session Adjourns

2:45 - 4:30 PM CLOSED SESSION FOR COMMITTEE ONLY




Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Thomas Graedel
Robert Anex
Anna Palmisano
Lynn Scarlett
Howard Frumkin
Robert Stephens
Lauren Zeise
Paulo Ferrao
William Carroll
Deborah Swackhamer
Stephen Polasky
Sally Katzen
Glen Daigger

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Panel presentations
Planning for next meeting
Report outline

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 19, 2012