|#e.24814||Friday 3:00PM to 5:00PM
September 27, 2013
CM | 2.00
Key Issues Confronting Planners: Sustainability and Climate Change
Sustainability and climate change are challenges that practicing planners are increasing familiar with. But many planners have not engaged in critical discussions concerning the efficacy of the concept of sustainability in creating better cities or its relationship with climate change. Participants in this session should come prepared to discuss the good, bad, and ugly aspects of sustainability and how sustainability and climate change are interrelated. The session will conclude with a discussion of whether voluntary pro-environmental actions on the part of individuals and local jurisdictions can significantly affect the release of CO2 into the atmosphere. The meeting will be structured for open participation and all attendees are encouraged to contribute.