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Toolkit for sustainable cities

Using Environmental Management Systems (EMS) as a framework

By - Mar 6th, 2010 06:33 am
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Carolynn Leaman’s, NEDC, presentation will outline Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and how cities can use them as a toolkit to frame or certify their green objectives/initiatives.  Governments have become more interested in ways to combine economic growth with good environmental stewardship.  As a result, harnessing ingenuity by the skillful design of environmental policies is a current challenge that they face.  Working together, wise government and inventive industry could be a formidable alliance for a healthier world.  EMS is helpful for companies in examining how their operations impact the environment and would require companies to state what they do, do what they state, and then evaluate their system.  Carolynn will also discuss eco-municipality/conservation communities, eco-industrial parks, and the key elements for successfully accomplishing eco-agenda for local authorities or municipalities/cities.

Carolynn is a sustainability consultant and strategic planner with professional credentials (NEDC) in economic development.  She spent four years with Milwaukee Economic Development Corp/DCD as the Officer of Industrial Land Development and Strategic Planning and was co-author of Milwaukee Mayor Barrett’s 2005 Green Team Report, specifically on ‘green collar jobs.’

Carolynn holds a B.S. Summa Cum Laude in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University; a Masters of Urban Design from Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; and a degree from London School of Economics in ‘International Business and the Environment.’  She also teaches at the university level and has twenty years of sustainable land development work.  Carolynn was the winner of The Business Journal’s inaugural Best Green Business Awards program in June 2009 to honor the top firms of environmental sustainability in Southeast Wisconsin.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
12:00PM – 1:20 PM
Room AUP 345

Free pizza will be provided, courtesy of the Department of Urban Planning. This lecture is registered for 1.0 CM Credits for AICP members. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone whom you know that might be interested.

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