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On February 13th, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Innovation Practice Institute and Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law will present a daylong forum: Building Sustainable Neighborhoods: Powering Sustainable Development in Allegheny County. The forum is being hosted by Phipps Conservatory. The day will feature compelling discussion by legislators, innovators, and industry experts on how Allegheny County can become a leader in sustainable growth and energy development.

Topics will include:

  • The Transition to Renewable and Alternative Energy
  • Local Energy Initiatives: Power Grid Infrastructure and Integration
  • The Sustainability of Natural Gas Development
  • University Research – At the Vanguard of Regional Development
  • Preserving Historical Roots in the Face of Innovation
  • Pennsylvania: Capitalizing on Innovation Without Sacrificing Environmental Resources
  • Green Buildings: Investment and Payback
  • Growing the Green Economy: Green Jobs and Economic Development
  • Growing the Green Economy – Social Enterprise
  • National Academies of Science Framework for Sustainability at EPA: The Green Book

Councilman Bill Peduto will moderate the discussion on Growing the Green Economy – Social Enterprise. US Congressman Mike Doyle will give the keynote address. You can see a full schedule of panels and speakers and additional event details here.

This forum is free and open to the public. (Lunch is provided for a fee of $10.)

Building Sustainable Neighborhoods:
Powering Sustainable Development in Allegheny County
February 13, 2012, 8:30am – 4:00pm
Where: Phipps Conservatory, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213 (map)