Sustainable and Resilient Communities

APA Arizona Chapter


Thursday, October 27, 2016
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. MST

CM | 1.50

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Description: According to the American Planning Association the need for leadership on comprehensive approaches to sustainability planning is growing. The built environment is one of several critical systems that create the foundation of a sustainable community.  In this session you will discuss with Arizona sustainability professionals the framework of a sustainable community and take a deeper dive into the connectivity of systems.  You will explore the role that planning has in supporting a more resilient community and identify decision-making criteria that extends beyond code and plans.
Panel Members: Nicole Woodman, Sustainability Manager, and Tamara Lawless, Sustainability Aide, City of Flagstaff; and Mark Hartman, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Phoenix


mark hartman

Invited Speaker

Chief Sustainability Officer City of Phoenix June 2014 – Present (2 years 4 months)|Phoenix, Arizona Area Mark is Phoenix's Chief Sustainability Officer, charged to catalyze the long list of actions already underway to help Phoenix become a global leader in sustainability. Most recently, In April 2016, council approved the ... Read More

tamara lawless

Invited Speaker

Tamara is a Sustainability Specialist for the City of Flagstaff, where she monitors municipal and community energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, fosters sustainable behaviors within the city organization, and provides outreach to the Flagstaff community on energy initiatives. Prior to working for the City of Flagstaff, she completed her ... Read More

nicole woodman

Invited Speaker

Sustainability Manager, City of Flagstaff, January 2007 – Present (9 years 9 months) The Flagstaff Sustainability Program prioritizes the development and implementation of policies and programming directly related to municipal and community-wide sustainability. Planning, policy development and programming supports the integration of sustainability principles throughout City operations while providing critical resources ... Read More