Monday, April 23, 2007

CMRC Business Stewardship Series Presents Sustainable Design & Development April 24th!

Sustainable Design and Development: Policy & Planning Implications
April 24th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Kate Shackford, Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation
Planning for Sustainability: Bronx Initiative for Energy & Environment

Pete Atkin, Green Order
The Benefits of Sustainable Design to Businesses

Jeff Raven, Amman & Whitney
Implementation and Engineering for Green Projects

Moderator: Joel Banslaben
Coastal Marine Resource Center

Location: Louis Berger, 199 Water Street, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10038.
RSVP to or 646-515-9290

Agenda & Overview
On April 24th, 2007, the CMRC will host a seminar on “Sustainable Design and Development: Policy and Planning Implications” that will explore the opportunities for greening real estate in our urban metropolitan region. The event will include a panel of distinguished speakers from various sectors presenting their thoughts on creating sustainable design and development. Major themes of the seminar will be:

1) What benefit does sustainable design provide for urban regions & residents?
2) What benefit does sustainable development have for businesses & investors?
3) Where are the incentive gaps & what can be done to align common goals?

The Panel will be followed by a working session designed to identify the major challenges to implementing sustainable design and development. Structured breakout groups will create policy and planning solutions aimed at increasing water, energy, land-use and materials efficiency that will be forwarded directly to policymakers.

The CMRC’s Business Stewardship Initiative seeks to integrate the resources of local businesses with conservation efforts. We would like to thank our sponsors and partners for their continued support! For more information please visit or contact us at

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