Urban Sustainability Forum- Special EventSustainability and the City Budget: Choices and Trade-offs for Philadelphia
February 19, 2009
6:30-8:30- ProgramAcademy of Natural Sciences
19th St. and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Is sustainability only for good times? Is going green in Philadelphia too costly to consider during a financial crisis? What are the implications for an urban sustainability agenda in the current economy? What trade-offs confront the city?
Get answers to these questions and hear how reducing demand for energy, developing renewable energy resources, enhancing green infrastructure and creating green jobs can help the current budget climate. As Mayor Nutter last month told a congressional hearing, "Making Philadelphia the 'greenest city in America' has become a hallmark challenge of my administration."
The director of the Mayor's Office of Sustainability, Dr. Mark Alan Hughes
, and finance director, Rob Dubow
, will share their thoughts on how the city will meet that challenge despite the city's other pressing needs. They will be joined by a panel of experts
representing a diversity of organizations to engage in a dialogue on the pressing budget issues and what implications the economic crisis might have for Philadelphia's sustainability projects and programs.
You won't want to miss this timely and vitally important forum. RSVP today to secure your seat