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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Sustainable Pgh event
Early registration ends after 11/28!
Thursday, December 13, 2012 8:00 am - 3:30 pm David L. Lawrence Convention Center Downtown Pittsburgh Networking Lunch Included
Early Registration: $35 $30 for Members of Sustainable Pittsburgh, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Students, and Elected and Appointed Officials
Our region is faced with a multi-billion dollar price tag for clean water, transportation, and redevelopment. Time has run out for band-aid approaches. But what are the sustainable solutions we deserve and how can we turn problems into lasting opportunity?
Regional sustainability, and thus prosperity, hinge on a new way of thinking and partnering for increased collaboration between businesses and local government. This conference comes at a critical juncture for our region. Clean water, transportation, and innovative finance for redevelopment are top priorities as defined by emerging and established leaders in SWPA. Attend to learn what is at stake and how you can become involved. Learn about breakthrough ways businesses and local government can work together to solve problems regionally and unleash our full potential for sustainable development.
Featuring joint keynote discussion:
Mario Leone, Manager, Borough of Monaca Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Transportation Funding - Beyond quick fixes Barry Schoch, Secretary of Transportation, PA Department of Transportation
High Stakes Case for Green Infrastructure - What would you rather pay for? Jim Good, Interim Executive Director, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (Veolia Water North America)
Innovative Finance for Urban Redevelopment - Smart growth or otherwise? Michael Pehur, Development Finance Consulting Director, Duane Morris Government Strategies
Each keynote will be followed by moderated panel discussion and Q&A.
Additional speakers include:
Steve Bland, Port Authority of Allegheny County Lynn Colosi, Clear View Strategies Chad Davis, Michael Baker Jr., Inc. Dave Dudo, Beemack Trucking Craig Dunham, Dunham reGroup LLC Steve Feller, Mt. Lebanon Bill Gatti, TREK Development Group Steve Gifford, Greensburg Community Development Corporation Susan Hockenberry, Local Government Academy Joe Massaro III, Massaro Corporation Mark Minnerly, The Mosites Company Ruthann Omer, The Gateway Engineers, Inc. Mark Peluso, Town Center Associates Mary Ellen Ramage, Borough of Etna Allison Robinson, UPMC John Schombert, 3 Rivers Wet Weather Alex Sciulli, Highmark Michael Silvestri, Peters Township Mayor Maggie Stock, City of Butler Ken Zapinski, Allegheny Conference on Community Development