Saturday, May 20, 2006

Sustainable Energy, Urban Revitalization, and Jane Jacobs

The first part of the broadcast is of interest relative to Illinois energy issues, etc., and the brownfield issues in and around Syracuse. Governor George Pataki wants a quarter of New York State's electricity to come from renewable sources by the year 2013.. Is that possible -- and where will the power come from?

The second part concerns common issues on revitalization of urban areas, issues of sprawl, and reasons for re-populating "downtowns". How can aging towns remake themselves for the better, while protecting or improving air, water, and living conditions for the people who live there?

I'm slowly re-reading Jane Jacob's "Death and Life of Great American Cities". The above Science Friday discussions echo a lot of her themes and memes.

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Anonymous said...

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Listed below is the toll free dial in information for our teleconference on Wednesday August 2nd beginning 10:00am CST. Below the dial in information is the tentative topic agenda that Frank Knott has organized for the meeting. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding this meeting please contact me at the numbers and addresses listed at the bottom of this email. Thank you very much for all of your efforts and interest in making Connect SI happen!

Meeting Description: Greater Egypt Community and Economic Development COI

1-Understanding the role in facilitating the work of the Greater Egypt Community and Economic Development COI

2-Insure that COI leadership is aware of other CSI projects that will be supporting and informing their work effort

3-Confirm leadership for the COI and any additional team members required to assure regional and sector coverage

4- Communicate leadership role of the Executive Leadership team for Connect SI working with Dr. Poshard as Chair of Connect SI

5- Review and prioritize work plan, set realistic timetable for accomplishing work plan and establish work teams

6-Determine support requirements for COI from CSI Executive Director, his support team, external advisors and in-kind resources

7-Make sure application of the ViTAL EConomy processes used in this phase of CSI are understood by leadership

8- Agree on meeting locations for future milestone meetings to assure maximum regional constituent input to COI



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