As part of its commitment to address critical issues that impact Northeast Ohio, the Levin College Forum presents Emerald Cities: Sustainability and Economic Development. Keynote speaker Joan Fitzgerald, Professor and Director of the Law, Policy and Society Program at Northeastern University, and a group of expert panelists will discuss and examine how green initiatives can revitalize old industrial cities such as Cleveland on Thursday, May 27 from 4 – 6:30 p.m. in Glickman-Miller Hall Atrium at The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, 1717 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115.
This public is invited to attend this FREE event. Registration is recommended. Visit www.urban.csuohio.edu/forum or call 216.523.7330 to register.
In the absence of a comprehensive national policy, cities have taken the lead in addressing the interrelated environmental problems of global warming, pollution, energy dependence, and social justice. Fitzgerald, author of the book titled Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development, argues that cities are uniquely suited to promote and benefit from green economic development and that investing in green research and technology may help to revitalize older industrial cities like Cleveland and Toledo.
Wendy A. Kellogg, Professor, Associate Dean and Chair at CSU’s Levin College and member of the university’s Campus Sustainability Coalition, will moderate a panel discussion about the role of state and national government policy in helping cities create the next wave of clean technology growth.
For more information about this event, the Levin College Forum and/or future Forum events contact Kathryn Wertheim Hexter at 216.687.6941 or email@example.com.
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 16,000 students, 8 colleges and more than 250 academic programs, CSU provides a hands-on learning environment that connects students, ideas and real-world experience.
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