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Growing Greener Cities

  • Subject: [cg] Growing Greener Cities
  • From: "Sally McCabe" SMcCabe@Pennhort.org (by way of Sally McCabe)
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 07:09:07 -0400

A limited number of homestays are offered for ACGA members. Contact Sally at smccabe@pennhort.org or call 267-968-0765.

Register Now - Growing Greener Cities

Growing Greener Cities:
Symposium on Urban Environmental Issues in the 21st Century October 15 - 17 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

Hosted by:
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
The Penn Institute for Urban Research
The Media & Policy Center Foundation

Inspired by the PBS film series "Edens Lost & Found," this national symposium promotes sustainable urban environments and the role of community-based participation. Sessions will focus on how integrated management of natural resources, including water, air, land and greening of the environment fosters social, economic and environmental revitalization of cities.

Professionals from across the country should attend who are involved in urban planning, redevelopment, design, horticulture, public health, advocacy and municipal administration as well as students, academics, activists, greening leaders and civic leaders.

Featured speakers:
--Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize; Founder, Green Belt Movement --Samuel Assefa, Deputy Chief of Staff, Economic & Physical Development, Office of the Mayor, City of Chicago --Alexander Garvin, President and CEO, Alex Garvin & Associates, Inc.
--Neal Peirce, columnist, Washington Post --Lily Yeh, Founder and emeritus Executive Director, The Village of Arts and Humanities

Online registration, the complete program featuring over 60 leading practitioners and researchers, speaker bios, hotel information, and directions are available at www.pennsylvaniahorticulturalsociety.org/phlgreen/GGCintro.html.

Homestays are offered for ACGA members. Contact Sally at smccabe@pennhort.org or call 267-968-0765.

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