The symposium agenda

Sustainable Communities Symposium 2000
Cleveland State University
Convocation Center
May 11-12-13, 2000

Thursday, May 11, 6-9 p.m.

Opening session

Welcome - Philmore Hart, American Institute of Architects Cleveland Chapter and SCS 2000 Planning Committee chair

Keynote presentation - Greg Watson, program director for the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust and former director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Boston

Symposium introduction - Gary Lawrence, president of Sustainable Strategies and Solutions, Inc., and former planning director of the City of Seattle

Symposium reception

The lecture and reception were presented in collaboration with the Cleveland Green Building Coalition's "Redesigning Cleveland for the 21st Century" speaker series.

Friday, May 12, 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Plenary session

David Sweet, dean of the Levin College of Urban Affairs, CSU
Jane Campbell, Cuyahoga County Commissioner

"Why we're here: The thought and practice of sustainability" - Gary Lawrence

"What we value in Northeast Ohio" - Visual presentation by the Architecture and Urban Design Working Group

"Process and priorities: Overview of SCS 2000" - Phil Hart

Presentations of the Working Groups

Architecture and Urban Design
Paul Alsenas, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission
Paul Volpe, City Architecture
Ruth Durack, Urban Design Center of Northeast Ohio, KSU
Carol Thaler, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission
Patty Stevens, Schmidt Copeland Parker Stevens

Business and Economics
Chris Cole, Venture Lighting International
Lisa Hong, Sustainable Business Council

Merle R. Gordon, Cleveland Councilwoman, Ward 15

Chris Swift, Baker & Hostetler
David Goss, Build Up Greater Cleveland

Kenneth Montlack, First Suburbs Consortium and Councilman, City of Cleveland Heights

Luncheon speaker
Courtland Gould, director of Sustainable Pittsburgh

Breakout groups
Refining the actions agendas
of the Working Groups
Architecture and Urban Design
Business and Economics
Political and Legal
Neighborhood Actions

Poetry for Sustainability
Ray McNiece, National Slam Poetry Champion

Reports of breakout groups

Response and wrap-up
Gary Lawrence

Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m. to noon

Plenary session

U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich

"Transit and livable communities"
Joe Calabrese, general manager of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority

"The LTV Experience"
Mark Tomasch, Public Affairs, LTV Steel Company

What's sustainable?
Perspectives from stakeholders in the region

Next steps
A community discussion on implementation

Gary Lawrence

Ceremony to ratify SCS 2000 agenda


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Proceedings of Sustainable Communities Symposium 2000
Three days in May 2000
Symposium agenda
The thought and practice of sustainability
Themes of the discussion
Agenda for architecture/urban design
Agenda for business/economics
Agenda for infrastructure
Agenda for political/legal issues
Agenda for health
Forging a regional civic vision
Committed to people and place
Sustainability pledge
Quotes from speakers
Resources for sustainability

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