Sustainability and Cities (Update)

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Update:  The 2nd day of the Green Intelligence Forum starts this morning and can be watched live on the screen below.

My colleagues at The Atlantic have produced an outstanding forum -- very diverse views throughout from the environmental sector, the corporate sector, the think tank crowd -- on the question of how to build more sustainable cities in the future. The title: "GREEN INTELLIGENCE FORUM: Creating the Sustainable City of the Future."

I am going to be managing/chairing three of the sessions later today -- and have to admit that my favorite will be one which features Democratic Staff Director of the Senate Energy Committee, Bob Simon, pairing off with Republican Staff Director of the Senate Energy Committee, McKie Campbell -- on what is politically possible and what is not on the energy and environment fronts.

This is now streaming live below I hope. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is opening the day -- and much more to come today and tomorrow.



Here is the schedule.

If folks want to attend -- even at this late date, just go to the Madison Hotel and give my name.

And special treat, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and author of The Great Reset and Rise of the Creative Class Richard Florida will be with us tomorrow in the conference -- always interesting to hear Richard script out what the city is going to look like and be in coming decades -- sort of Carl Sagan-esque. Richard Florida is editor of The Atlantic Cities, which is one of our great new online affairs.

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