The Stegner Center’s twenty-first annual symposium, to be held on March 31 and April 1, 2016, will address the topic “Green Infrastructure and Resilient Cities: New Challenges and New Solutions.” The symposium will examine the many challenges cities face today, and the ways in which we can create cities that are both sustainable and resilient. Topics to be addressed will include urban design, green architecture, water use (including reuse of waste water and storm water), the suburban-urban interface (including regional transportation and city planning), energy (including distributed generation), new urbanism, and how to plan for climate change to plan for disasters.
Several speakers will focus on how green building and infrastructure relate to the Wasatch Front. The College of Law’s new LEED Platinum Building will be highlighted as an example of green architecture. Along with the symposium, the Stegner Center will host the Wallace Stegner Lecture, given by Professor Larry Susskind, on during the noon hour on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The symposium, as usual, will be interdisciplinary in nature, and include speakers from the sciences and social sciences, academia, government, industry, and the legal profession.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Tony Arnold, University of Louisville
- Alexandra Aznar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Sara Bronin, University of Connecticut
- Thomas Butcavage, SmithGroupJJR
- Melissa Berry, Chapman University
- Nicole DeNamur, Pacifica Law Group
- Chris Duerksen, Clarion Associates
- Stacey L. Eriksen, U.S. EPA Region 8
- Kellen Zale, University of Houston
- Eric Millis, Director, Utah Division of Water Resources
- John Nolon, Pace University
- Larry Susskind, MIT (Wallace Stegner Lecture)
For additional information or to register, please look online at the Stegner Center at www.law.utah.edu/stegner after the first of the year.