Fall 2018 Symposium

On November 2nd, 2018, The Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum will hold its annual Fall Symposium, “From Here to There: Sustainable Urban Development in the Triangle and Beyond.”

This year’s symposium will focus on Sustainable Urban Development, from issues of city infrastructure, mass transit, and increasing walkability, to macro-scale discussions of how to make our cities more resilient to the threat of climate change. The epicenter of the discussion will be the Triangle area, as well as the roles Durham and Duke can play in shaping how the Triangle grows and develops over the coming years. Speakers will include the local planners, state lawmakers, and advocates central to these processes.

If you are interested in attending please RSVP by clicking here.

If you cannot attend in person, the event will be livestreamed on YouTube at the following links:
Panel 1
Panel 2
Panel 3

Location:

Duke Law School, Room 3041

210 Science Drive,

Durham, NC 27708

Schedule of Events + Speakers

8:30am – 8:45am: Breakfast

8:45am – 9:00am: Welcome

9:00am – 10:30am: Panel 1 – “Building”

This panel will be discussing ways that the Research Triangle can develop in a sustainable manner. Focusses will include “green building”, policy or legal impediments, and the interaction between historic land use.

Panelists:

  • Kofi Boone, NC State University, Department of Landscape Architecture
  • Timothy Johnson, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment
  • Floyd McKissick, Jr., North Carolina Senate, District 20
  • Danielle Spurlock, UNC Chapel Hill Department of City & Regional Planning

10:45am – 12:15am: Panel 2 – “Moving”

This panel will be discussing the significance of alternative modes of transportation for sustainable urban development. This topic will be examined through multiple lenses, including environmental justice reform, political and policy barriers, and efficient urban transit.

Panelists:

  • Ellen Beckmann, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Durham
  • JoHanna Cockburn, Director, NCDOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Division
  • Patrick McDonough, Planning/Transit Development, GoTriangle
  • Karen Rindge, Executive Director, Wake Up Wake County

12:15pm – 1:15pm: Lunch (first come, first served)

1:15pm – 2:45pm: Panel 3 – “Lasting”

For the conclusion of the symposium, panelists will be discussing how communities can continue developing in a sustainable manner. The panel will discover elements such as the interactions between human health and climate change, policy tools need to sustain development, and resilience to pollution and climate change.

Panelists:

  • Keith Hirokawa, University of Albany Law School
  • Heather Keefer, Associate Director, Wake Up Wake County
  • Nicole Scott-Harris, New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance
  • Brie Sherwin, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Mike Woodard, North Carolina Senate, District 22

2:45pm – 3:00pm: Closing Remarks

Fall 2018 Symposium

On November 2nd, 2018, The Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum will hold its annual Fall Symposium, “From Here to There: Sustainable Urban Development in the Triangle and Beyond.”

This year’s symposium will focus on Sustainable Urban Development, from issues of city infrastructure, mass transit, and increasing walkability, to macro-scale discussions of how to make our cities more resilient to the threat of climate change. The epicenter of the discussion will be the Triangle area, as well as the roles Durham and Duke can play in shaping how the Triangle grows and develops over the coming years. Speakers will include the local planners, state lawmakers, and advocates central to these processes.

If you are interested in attending please RSVP by clicking here.

If you cannot attend in person, the event will be livestreamed on YouTube at the following links:
Panel 1
Panel 2
Panel 3

Location:

Duke Law School, Room 3041

210 Science Drive,

Durham, NC 27708

Schedule of Events + Speakers

8:30am – 8:45am: Breakfast

8:45am – 9:00am: Welcome

9:00am – 10:30am: Panel 1 – “Building”

This panel will be discussing ways that the Research Triangle can develop in a sustainable manner. Focusses will include “green building”, policy or legal impediments, and the interaction between historic land use.

Panelists:

  • Kofi Boone, NC State University, Department of Landscape Architecture
  • Timothy Johnson, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment
  • Floyd McKissick, Jr., North Carolina Senate, District 20
  • Danielle Spurlock, UNC Chapel Hill Department of City & Regional Planning

10:45am – 12:15am: Panel 2 – “Moving”

This panel will be discussing the significance of alternative modes of transportation for sustainable urban development. This topic will be examined through multiple lenses, including environmental justice reform, political and policy barriers, and efficient urban transit.

Panelists:

  • Ellen Beckmann, Senior Transportation Planner, City of Durham
  • JoHanna Cockburn, Director, NCDOT Bicycle/Pedestrian Division
  • Patrick McDonough, Planning/Transit Development, GoTriangle
  • Karen Rindge, Executive Director, Wake Up Wake County

12:15pm – 1:15pm: Lunch (first come, first served)

1:15pm – 2:45pm: Panel 3 – “Lasting”

For the conclusion of the symposium, panelists will be discussing how communities can continue developing in a sustainable manner. The panel will discover elements such as the interactions between human health and climate change, policy tools need to sustain development, and resilience to pollution and climate change.

Panelists:

  • Keith Hirokawa, University of Albany Law School
  • Heather Keefer, Associate Director, Wake Up Wake County
  • Nicole Scott-Harris, New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance
  • Brie Sherwin, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Mike Woodard, North Carolina Senate, District 22

2:45pm – 3:00pm: Closing Remarks