Randolph Faculty, Students Lead Session at National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment

Discussion promoted strategic partnerships between academia, citizens, and local government to promote sustainable urban planning and development.  


On January 21, 2010, Karin Warren, associate professor of environmental studies, Rick Barnes, professor of psychology and environmental studies, and students Megan Roberts '10, Katelin Shugart-Schmidt '10, and Danielle Simms '10 led a three-hour break-out session at the National Council for Science and the Environment's (NCSE) 10th National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment: The New Green Economy.

NCSE's signature national conference engaged leading thinkers and doers from a diversity of disciplines, sectors, and perspectives in a structured conversation about the meaning of the green economy and how investment in green education, research and jobs can help solve both the economic and environmental crises.

The Break-out session focused on devising strategies for promoting sustainable urban planning and development, and engaged over forty participants from academia, public policy, government, and non-profit organizations in a productive conversation that resulted in cohesive recommendations.

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