SPUR Evening Forum: Emerald Cities

"What is the future of manufacturing and industrial production in U.S. cities? Can it be done sustainably? Join us for an evening discussion with writer and professor Joan Fitzgerald. Professor Fitzgerald directs the Law, Policy and Society Program at Northeastern University and has written extensively on the role of industry as part of the shift to a green economy. She will give us a preview of her book Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development, to be published by Oxford University Press in January 2010." 

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Talking Headways Podcast: Highways and Partisanship

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This week we're joined by Clayton Nall, a professor of political science at Stanford University, to discuss his new book about the interstate highway system and political partisanship -- The Road to Inequality: How the Federal Highway Program Polarized America and Undermined Cities. Professor Nall discusses how partisanship affects the way people think about transportation projects, and historical shifts in the politics of transportation policy.

EcoDistrict Presentation Series: Biophilic Cities and Green Cities of Nature

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From sf-planning.org: Biophilic Cities and Green Cities of Nature April 17th, 2012, 12:00-1:00pm, at Room 431, Planning Department Timothy Beatley, professor of sustainable communities at the University of Virginia School of Architecture will speak about biophilic cities and green cities of nature highlighting examples from the US and beyond. Timothy’s work is focused on sustainable communities […]