Growing Sustainable Communities Conference - Iowa

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Non CERTs
Oct
3
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Grand River Center
Port of Dubuque
500 Bell Street
Dubuque  Iowa
United States

Hosted by

City of Dubuque; Sustainable City Network

The Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is the largest and longest standing sustainability conference in the Midwest. The 10th annual conference will be two days of education, inspiration and collaboration on topics of interest to anyone who cares about creating great towns and cities that stand the test of time.

This year’s conference will include workshop speakers with a wide range of expertise, including representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Arbor Day Foundation, the Iowa Economic Development Authority, the Government Alliance on Race & Equity, the Econservation Institute, Great Plains Institute, Green Iowa AmeriCorps, the Iowa Clean Cities Coalition, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust, The Nature Conservancy and businesses such as General Electric, HDR, Shive-Hattery, and many others.

Speakers from municipal governments large and small will also present case studies on the sustainability initiatives in their respective communities, from large cities like Minneapolis, New Orleans, Nashville, Kansas City, Charlotte and Des Moines, to Broward County, Fla., and the small and mid-sized communities of Brookings, S.D., Columbia, Mo., Huntington Beach, Calif., South Euclid, Ohio, Madison, Wis., New Lebanon, Ohio, and the Iowa communities of Cedar Rapids, Muscatine, Cedar Falls and Dubuque. Researchers from numerous universities and nonprofits will also present their findings.

Workshop topics at this year’s event include tree canopy projects and programs, watershed and stormwater management, brownfield redevelopment, solar energy, small-town sustainability, biogas conversion, equity, placemaking, livability, climate action planning, education/community partnerships, mobility planning and design, sustainability tools and frameworks, alternative fuel vehicles, green building and sustainable development, local foods, LED streetlight conversions, affordable housing initiatives, green infrastructure, sustainability metrics, training and community engagement, among others.

 

May be of interest to the following communities

Minnesotans building a clean energy future

         

    CERTs Partners:

Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission