Evolution of Thought: Sustainability + Regeneration

Posted by PhillyNEXUS on January 5, 2018

Urban Regeneration Forum
Evolution of Thought: Sustainability + Regeneration

6:00 PM — 9:00 PM

1020 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

In the tradition of the Urban Sustainability Forum (hosted by the Academy of Natural Sciences) and Conversations Toward a Sustainable Philadelphia (hosted by the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and Judy Wicks) we are pleased to introduce the Urban Regeneration Forum.

Each event in the Urban Regeneration Forum series will

  • Have a different theme (Regeneration, Resilience, Re-Industrialization, Life Cycles, Supply Chains, Food Systems, Communities, etc)
  • Highlight local leaders within that arena
  • Partner with many of the region’s sustainability non-profits and higher ed institutions via their sustainability programs
  • Rotate between universities for physical location of the headliner events.

The first event will be on Monday, January 22nd, hosted in a 200+ person venue in Center City at Jefferson University, and will feature Bill Reed from Regenesis as well as a panel of local leaders walking the Regenerative talk. Bill’s lecture will provide an overview of Regeneration and provide a luanchpad for local, larger-scale discourse around regeneration.

Local leaders panel:

  • Melissa Lee, CEO of the GREEN Program
  • Fern Gookin, Director of Sustainability, Revolution Recovery, and Co-Founder of RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency)
  • Sylvester Mobley, Executive Director, Coded by Kids (yet to be confirmed)

The following organizations are already on board as co-promotional partners:

  • Delaware Valley Green Building Council (now Green Building United)
  • Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia
  • Jefferson University
  • Drexel’s Urban Strategy Program
  • Lincoln University
  • Temple’s Office of Sustainability
  • Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability


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