A How-to Guide to Carbon-Neutral Cities

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

At NESEA we know how to make really good buildings. But we can only solve so many problems with better buildings. We need to start working just as collaboratively and thoughtfully on making better cities and regions. In this full-day workshop, you’ll have an opportunity to engage with real-world practitioners from three different countries whose home cities have established quantifiable plans for achieving carbon-neutrality within our lifetimes. The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with the framework and tools to go back to their own communities and do the same. We’ll look at support provided by national, regional, and local governments; the role of carrots and sticks; ways to engage the private sector; and the importance of public perception, opposition, and support. Participants will have a chance to review the plans each municipality has developed and challenge the planners with the hard questions about dream versus reality.

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