Panel: A Sectoral Approach to Urban Sustainability
(Environmental Sustainability)

Thursday, July 19, 2018: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Building 3, Room 212 (ITAM)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Chair:  Rachel M. Krause, University of Kansas

Urban Structure and Sustainability: Chicago and Los Angeles Metro Areas
Josep Roca and Blanca Arellano, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Social-Technical Transition in American Cities: A Study of Transportation Electrification
Derek Ehrnschwender1, Saba Siddiki2, Sanya Carley1 and Sean C. Nicholson-Crotty1, (1)Indiana University, (2)Syracuse University

Sustainability is a broad encompassing term. Even urban environmental sustainability, which has a considerably more narrow focus, includes many diverse sectors and technologies. There is a value to thinking about sustainability and sustainability governance as a comprehensive whole, but when it comes to project or policy development, this 10,000 foot view is often less helpful. The specific actors, technologies, and barriers to successful policy implementation vary by issue and require their own careful examination. This panel takes a sectoral approach to urban sustainability and examines four key areas: transportation, waste water, buildings, and lighting. Together these sectors have significant implications for urban energy use, GHG emissions, and overall citizen well-being. This panel shows how these sectors are inter-related, but also exposes each to specific examination. Presenters in this panel will discuss common themes across their studies, including a discussion of factors make urban environmental sustainability most successful across a range of diverse sectors.

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