Events Archive

March 2011

March 21 – Erb Colloquium / Cary Coglianese


12-1:30pm. Ross, E0530. “Performance Track’s Postmortem: Lessons from EPA’s ‘Flagship’ Voluntary Program.”

Dr. Coglianese is Professor of Law and Political Science at UPenn Law School; Director of Penn Program on Regulation. Mr. Coglianese specializes in the study of regulation and regulatory processes, with a particular emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative regulatory strategies and the role of conflict and cooperation in business-government relations. His recent books include: Import Safety: Regulatory Governance in the Global Economy; Regulation and Regulatory Processes; and Leveraging the Private Sector: Management-Based Strategies for Improving Environmental Performance. He has also recently written on climate change policy, public participation and transparency in federal rulemaking, and voluntary environmental programs.
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March 21 – Erb Speaker Series / Mike Mitchell

Sustainability, Design Thinking, and Business Strategies: Developing ‘Optimal Environments’ in China

Founder & CEO of MCM Group, Mr. Mitchell is a designer and planner who has spent over 35 years on sustainable design and building projects, including work on several Olympic venues. 5-6:30 pm, R1220. Free and open to the public.

Internationally recognized destination, lifestyle and community planner, Mr. Mitchell has contributed to more than 2,000 projects in 59 countries over his thirty-five year career. Among his most well-known successes was serving as Group Vice-President of the Los Angeles Olympics.

Mr. Mitchell has served as a senior planning consultant to six other Olympic Games, four World Fairs, and has worked with many of the largest leisure, recreation and property development companies in the world, as well as dozens of national and city governments.

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March 21 – SNRE PhD Candidate / Jose Alfaro

“How Liberia will get it’s groove back.  Writing the story of electrification through Agent Based Modeling and Role Playing.” 3:00 pm, Dana 1046.

March 19 – 20 – Arts and the Environment Symposium

A two-day event to facilitate dialogue about the role of the arts in environmental education and stewardship. Details

March 19 – Conference: Lean Years, Infrastructure, Dwelling, Sustenance

8:30 AM-5:30 pm, Rackham Amphitheater 4th Fl. Free and Open to the Public. Details

March 19 – Second Annual SNRE Sustain-a-Ball

8:00-11:00pm At Live at PJ’s. Tickets: $15. SNRE. Sponsored by SNRE

March 18 – Conference: Sustainable Enterprises in Emerging Markets

Keynote Speaker: Jan Piercy, former US Representative of the World Bank. 11am – 5pm, Ross, Colloquium Room (6th floor). Sponsored by the Navara Foundation / Open to the University Community- Registration Required

March 18 – Conference: Lean Years organized by the P+ARG

Conference: Lean Years, an interdisciplinary UM design exhibit organized by the Planning + Architecture Research Group (P+ARG).
Exhibit Reception, 5:30pm North Campus (A&AB Rm 2106). Keynote Lecture: Ellen Dunham-Jones – Retrofitting Suburbia, 6:30pm Rm 2104. RSVP

March 16 – Dr. Larry Brilliant: “Sustaining Humanity”

3:30- 5pm, Rackham Auditorium. Sponsored by the SNRE Dean’s Speaker Series. Free and Open to the Public – Reception to Follow. Details

March 15 – Doug Kelbaugh: Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism

SMART Distinguished Speaker Series. 6:30 pm, Art & Architecture Auditorium, Taubman College, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd. Details