Tuesday, June 19, 2007: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
The Kestrels (Boise Centre on the Grove)
B Symposia (sp)
What Makes a Green City – The Boise Experiment
Green Planning is transforming cities across the country, from Chicago to San Francisco, as well as the smaller cities like Austin, Texas. Green design is taking hold here in Boise with green buildings taking shape downtown, and in neighboring cities like Nampa and Caldwell, which are initiating green planning policies and guidelines. Green Planning focuses upon development practices–land use planning, green design, and sustainable communities. It is more than simply a collection of techniques, but a change in approach and underlying philosophy for planning cities. Does this signal a paradigm shift? This half-day workshop will explore what makes a "green city" and cover such topics as recent trends, carbon footprint analysis, relationship to climate change, role of universities, and local developments in green planning and design. It will follow with an after-lunch tour of the Platinum LEED Platinum Banner Bank Bullding in Downtown Boise.
Sponsor: The Pacific Division Sections on General and Interdisciplinary Studies and Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Organizers:Morty Prisament
Ken Baker
Presider:Morty Prisament
9:00 AMIntroductory Remarks
9:15 AMThe Evolution of Green Planning – Philosophy, Trends, and Connections
Morty Prisament
9:45 AMMeeting the 2030 Challenge
Beth Baird
10:15 AMBreak
10:30 AMBoise Cool Cities Campaign
Jessica Ruehrwein
11:00 AMProject-Based Education
Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg
11:30 AMThe Carbon Connection, Our Carbon Footprint – How to Rate a Green City?
Victoria A. Evans

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