Sustainable Cities: WEC weighs in on interconnected systems [VIDEO]
Cities have great advantages. They provide good jobs and are the most efficient form for delivery of services such as waste disposal, power, education, fire protection, and transportation, when compared with rural areas. City dwellers also use less energy than their counterparts in the countryside. Many experts envision that cities of the future will utilize more sustainable water, waste, energy, and transportation infrastructures. But what will drive the innovation needed to create these cities? And what role will government, industry and NGOs play in bringing about this change? Certainly not immune to partisan politics, cities have nonetheless been the proving ground for sustainable development, as ELI's expert panelists, including WEC's Terry Yosie, debated on November 8, 2012.
Lynn Scarlett, Former Deputy Secretary of the Interior (Moderator)
Shlomo (Solly) Angel, Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning, New York University
Ken Cornelius, Head-Global Center of Competence Americas, Siemens Infrastructure & Cities
Colin Harrison, Distinguished Engineer, Enterprise Initiatives, IBM
Julia Parzen, Coordinator, Urban Sustainability Directors Network
Carter H. Strickland, Jr., Commissioner, NYC Department of Environmental Protection
Terry Yosie, President, World Environment Center
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