In less than two weeks, Alex Steffen will be at Town Hall Seattle presenting Worldchanging's latest thoughts about the planetary challenges we face and his cutting edge ideas about bright green solutions, sustainability and urban innovation.
On Nov 11 and 12, join Alex, Richard Conlin, Mike McGinn and the Worldchanging Team for an evening of stimulating conversation, essential information and green networking.
Please feel free to come early and hungry, as the street food perfectionists from Skillet will be providing food and drinks. After grabbing something to eat, head inside to chat with friends and visit our sponsors, while listening to live music.
After Thursday night's talk, plan to stick around to mingle and enjoy a free glass of delicious beer from The Fremont Brewing Company.
Alex Steffen: Building a Planet with a Future
A two-night talk presented by Town Hall’s Center for Civic Life, 11/11 and 11/12
A New Global Future - Night One - Alex Steffen, introduced by Richard Conlin
Nine billion people on a straining planet is a recipe either for catastrophe or transformation. Which future we get - tragic disaster or sustainable prosperity - will depend largely on the choices we here in the developed world make. What is possible for billions of people rising out of poverty will be determined largely by the shape of the economy we create in places like Seattle. How do we understand what a bright green future looks like and how do we propel our region toward it? This first night will explore the breakthroughs in renewable energy, green building, clean technology, smart infrastructure and sustainable design that can enable the Pacific Northwest to not only help lead the planet away from catastrophe, but also to become an economic power house.
Seattle's Bright Green Moment - Night Two - Alex Steffen, introduced by Mike McGinn
Cities are the engines of a bright green economy. A new urban way of life is emerging that is not only ecologically frugal, but wealthier, healthier, and more enjoyable. At the same time, smart cities are becoming the hothouses of sustainable innovation, growing the designs, technologies, policies, and start up companies that will thrive in the new global economy. Learn how leading urban regions like London, Copenhagen, Melbourne and Seoul are scrambling to rebuild themselves on bright green lines in order to lead in the economy of tomorrow. Join the conversation on how we can use cutting edge practices such as innovation networks, metropolitan coalitions, and government 2.0 to break through the logjams blocking Seattle's progress to build a more vital, sustainable and prosperous home.
Both talks will be in the Great Hall at Town Hall Seattle, and start 7:30 p.m. (doors at 7:00 p.m.). Each talk is 90 minutes, no intermission. Presented by Town Hall’s Center for Civic Life.
Thanks to our sponsors:
American Institute of Architects, Bullitt Foundation, Climate Solutions, Community Coalition for Environmental Justice, Fremont Brewing Company, Greendrinks, Groundwire/OneNW, PubliCola, People’s Parking Lot, Three Degrees, Undriving, Urban Land Army, Seattle Tilth, Sierra Club, Sightline, Sustainable Industries, Sustainable Seattle
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