Planning & Growth

Supreme Court Property Rights Case Has Environmental Implications

The Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on Dec. 2, 2009. The case, which started with legal action in 2004, involves a dispute over restoration of a stretch of Florida panhandle beaches damaged by storms.

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October 6, 2009 to October 7, 2009

The Natural Step: Strategic Sustainability for Leaders - Level 1 Course

Companies and communities can thrive within naturally sustainable systems. The workshops focus on The Natural Step Framework, a proven, science-based method for achieving strategic sustainability.

“Green initiatives are a good start, but not enough,” according to TNS-USA Executive Director, Regina Hauser. “We use a comprehensive framework that helps people develop a vision and strategies for long term sustainability, building on short term successes.”
Learn More: http://www.naturalstepusa.org/SSFL

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October 20, 2009 to October 22, 2009

Resilient Cities: Urban Strategies for Transition Times

North American cities are scrambling to comprehend and manage the shift toward ecological practices and greater resilience. This event will explore strategies to make cities more robust, and also feature a shoulder program on green media.

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Feds Focus on 24 Solar Sites in 6 Western States

Good solar potential, relative proximity to existing or potential energy transmission corridors, and the perception of the fewest conflicts with existing land uses and the natural environment were factors in site selection.

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October 6, 2009 to October 7, 2009

Gearing Up for a Low Carbon Economy

The Canadian Institute's conference will offer an in-depth look at how Canadian and U.S. carbon initiatives compare and contrast, and the most up-to-date carbon policy information from both sides of the border.

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August 10, 2009

DEADLINE: SEJ Post-Conference Tour / IJNR Lake Country Institute

The Institutes for Journalism & Natural Resources will, for the first time, conduct SEJ's Post-Conference Tour, Oct 11-14, 2009. Journalists chosen as fellows will explore several newsworthy destinations in northern Wisconsin. Apply by: August 10, 2009.

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