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Resilient Cities Conference

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 21st, 2009

Source: PostCarbon Institute

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Three of Post Carbon’s urban experts will feature in a special PostCarbon Institute evening event at the Resilient Cities: Urban Strategies for Transition Times conference October 20-22 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The conference, featuring Paul Hawken, Majora Carter, and many other internationally-recognized speakers, will focus on how cities and urban regions in North America can prosper in the face of growing sustainability challenges. Participants will advance their thinking on three key subjects:
– best current practices for managing sustainable urban systems;
– capturing opportunities in the green economy; and
– strategies for building widespread sustainability collaborations.

The Post Carbon panel –a “shoulder event” the evening of Tuesday, October 20th–will be an honest conversation on what cities truly face in a world of growth limits, and what citizens and leaders can realistically do to cultivate local resilience. It features Bill Rees (Our Ecological Footprint), Anthony Perl (Transport Revolutions), and Warren Karlenzig (How Green is Your City?), and will be moderated by PCI Program Director Daniel Lerch (Post Carbon Cities).

“Resilient Cities” is organized by Gaining Ground in association with Smart Growth BC and the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics. Register for the conference.

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