A Sectoral Approach to Urban 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
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.