Traditional Building Conference

Chicago 2010: Keynote Address

Greener at the Grassroots: Mayors and Sustainability Policy

9:45 am – 11:00 am

Moderator: Peter A. Harkness, Founder and Publisher Emeritus, “Governing”

Panelists: To be Announced. Please check back for updates.

  • Apply lessons learned from mayors who are helping their cities to grow greener.
  • Reflect on the politics and policies that actually support sustainable architecture, landscapes and transportation.
  • Be aware of the relationship between states, localities and the business community.

The public sector at the local level has recognized that a greener environment is fraught with economic opportunity. New Urbanists have been telling us for decades to look to historical town development to unlock the door to livable, cleaner, safer and more attractive communities. Savvy mayors are leading their communities with zoning, building, and transportation policies toward a future that is attracting all age groups back to urban living. Join us for a compelling discussion with three mayors who are designing cleaner and greener communities.