Appendix A
WORKSHOP AGENDA

Transitioning to Sustainability: The Challenge of Developing Sustainable Urban Systems


The National Academies’ Second Sustainability R&D Forum


September 23, 2009

The National Academy of Sciences, Lecture Room

2100 C St. NW, Washington, D.C.

OBJECTIVES

  • Share information about ongoing activities and strategic planning efforts, with an eye towards strengthening cross-agency, cross-sectoral partnerships

  • Explore how federal agency efforts can complement/leverage the efforts of other key stakeholders

  • Identify critical research gaps and needed analytical tools

8:30 AM

Welcome and Goals of the Forum

Tom Graedel, Clifton R. Musser Professor of Industrial Ecology, Yale University

8:50 AM

Keynote Address

Xavier de Souza Briggs, Associate Director for General Government Programs, Office of Management and Budget

9:20 AM

Panel: Developing Livable Urban Areas

Moderator: Ann Bartuska, Acting Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture

This panel will consider the various dimensions of “livable” urban areas, and will comment on R&D that attempts to link public health, environmental management, and urban development goals

  • Michael Freedberg, Director, Division of Housing Technology Research, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Howie Frumkin, Director, National Center for Environmental Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control

  • Amy Glasmeier, Head of Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Nancy Grimm, Co-Director, Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Project



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Appendix A WORKSHOP AGENDA Transitioning to Sustainability: The Challenge of Developing Sustainable Urban Systems The National Academies’ Second Sustainability R&D Forum September 23, 2009 The National Academy of Sciences, Lecture Room 2100 C St. NW, Washington, D.C. OBJECTIVES □ Share information about ongoing activities and strategic planning efforts, with an eye towards strengthening cross-agency, cross-sectoral partnerships □ Explore how federal agency efforts can complement/leverage the efforts of other key stakeholders □ Identify critical research gaps and needed analytical tools 8:30 AM Welcome and Goals of the Forum Tom Graedel, Clifton R. Musser Professor of Industrial Ecology, Yale University 8:50 AM Keynote Address Xavier de Souza Briggs, Associate Director for General Government Programs, Office of Management and Budget 9:20 AM Panel: Developing Livable Urban Areas Moderator: Ann Bartuska, Acting Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture This panel will consider the various dimensions of “livable” urban areas, and will comment on R&D that attempts to link public health, environmental management, and urban development goals □ Michael Freedberg, Director, Division of Housing Technology Research, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development □ Howie Frumkin, Director, National Center for Environmental Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control □ Amy Glasmeier, Head of Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology □ Nancy Grimm, Co-Director, Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Project 39

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PATHWAYS TO URBAN SUSTAINABILITY 40 10:00 AM Audience Q&A 10:10 AM Break 10:30 AM Panel: Resilience and Adaptation Moderator: Glen Daigger, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, CH2M Hill, Inc. This panel will address the key environmental threats communities face and will discuss R&D on environmental impact reduction, resilient infrastructure, and adaptation measures □ Keelin Kuipers, Coastal Storms Program Manager, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration □ Walter Peacock, Professor and Director, Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Texas A&M University □ Denice Wardrop, Assistant Director, Institutes of Energy and Environment, Penn State University □ William Werkheiser, Eastern Region Director, U.S. Geological Survey 11:10 AM Audience Q&A 11:20 AM Panel: Models, Metrics, and Future Scenarios Moderator: Denise Stephenson Hawk, The Stephenson Group This panel will focus on how urban change is modeled, how human and environmental outcomes can be measured, and what information is most useful (or needed) in assessing outcomes □ Jon Fink, Director, Global Institute for Sustainability, Arizona State University □ Thomas Parris, Vice President and Director of Sustainability Programs, ISCIENCES LLC □ Steward Pickett, Director, Baltimore Ecosystem Long-Term Ecological Research Program □ Dale Quattrochi, Senior Research Scientist, Earth Science Office, National Aeronautic and Space Administration □ Jennifer Wolch, Dean, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley 12:00 PM Audience Q&A 12:10 PM Luncheon Keynote Adolfo Carrion, Director, White House Office of Urban Policy

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APPENDIX A 41 1:00 PM Panel: Moving Urban R&D into Practice Moderator: Jeremy Harris, former Mayor of Honolulu This panel will present the end-users’ perspective and will explore opportunities to both broaden the impact of place-based R&D and disseminate promising practices more efficiently □ James Davenport, Project Manager, National Association of Counties □ John Frece, Director, Office of Smart Growth, EPA □ Harriet Tregoning, Director, District of Columbia Office of Planning □ Dana Williams, Mayor, Park City, Utah 1:45 PM R&D Gaps and Opportunities (Small Group Discussions) □ Tools and Knowledge Transfer □ Technology Development □ Research and Evaluation 3:30 PM Break 4:00 PM Feedback from Group Rapporteurs 4:45 PM Closing Comments 5:00 PM CONCLUDE 41

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