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Key Issues Confronting Planners: Sustainability and Climate Change

Event Details
Speaker: Robert T. Ernst, PhD
Date: Friday, September 27, 2013
Session: 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Location: City Council Chambers
Municipal Center, Plano, Texas


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.

Informal Reception to Follow
Urban Crust
1006 E. 15th Street
Historic Downtown Plano

FREE EVENT
Sponsored by NCTAPA
RSVP to Amy Mathews, AICP at
amy.mathews@flower-mound.com

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Speaker: Robert T. Ernst, PhD
Speaker Robert T. Ernst, PhD
Robert T. Ernst (PhD in Geography, University of Florida) has 40 years’ experience, specializing in landbased systems, including comprehensive urban and regional planning, policy/strategic planning, land use, urban re-development, and environmental studies. He has been a university professor and has provided consulting services to local political jurisdictions; regional, state, and ...

Robert T. Ernst (PhD in Geography, University of Florida) has 40 years’ experience, specializing in landbased systems, including comprehensive urban and regional planning, policy/strategic planning, land use, urban re-development, and environmental studies. He has been a university professor and has provided consulting services to local political jurisdictions; regional, state, and federal agencies; foreign governments; and private land development and natural resource firms in the United States and overseas. In the past two years, several papers he has written on environmental issues including sustainability have appeared in the American Planning Association’s online journal, Practicing Planner; the latest appears in the September 2013 issue.

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Organizer APA TEXAS NORTH CENTRAL SECTION

Sponsored by NCTAPA
RSVP to Amy Mathews, AICP at
amy.mathews@flower-mound.com

When?

Fri, Sept. 27, 2013
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Where?

City Council Chambers, Municipal Center, Plano, TX
1520 K Ave
Plano, TX 75074

Location:
City Council Chambers
Municipal Center
1520 Avenue K
Plano, Texas 75074
(North of 15th Street)


Parking is limited although there are city lots nearby.
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