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Friday, May 13 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Me, You and the Community We Know: Four Cities Transitioning to a Clean Energy Future
TRACK: Place + Locus

The future belongs to cities, but only to cities that can plan for, implement, and adapt to our changing world. Come hear how four very different cities – Vancouver and Toronto, Canada, and Ann Arbor and Flint, Michigan - are moving towards high performance buildings, better transportation options, and transitioning to cleaner energy. Learn how cities are actively engaging with citizens, politicians, and professionals to initiate and enable the municipality to lead the community towards a more prosperous, resilient and sustainable future. Also, find out what challenges cities have to overcome and how to help the community you live in move forward.

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Bonnie Bona

Project Manager, Clean Energy Coalition
Bonnie Bona has been a Project Manager with Clean Energy Coalition in Ann Arbor since 2010 working with municipalities and building owners to deliver energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. She is a licensed Architect, LEED Accredited Professional, and a member and past chair of Ann Arbor’s City Planning Commission. Ms. Bona is Interim Co-Director of the emerging 2030 Districts in Detroit and Ann Arbor.
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Chris Higgins

Green Building Planner, City of Vancouver (BC)
Chris works with the City of Vancouver as a Green Building Planner. Chris’s work is focused on greenhouse gas reductions through improving existing buildings and making policy to require the most energy efficient new homes. Prior to working with the city, Chris worked with the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) as the LEED Canada for Homes Program Leader (www.cagbc.org/homes ). Chris helped develop the Canadian standard, and... Read More →

Rachel Moscovich

Senior Planner, Integral Group
Rachel is a Senior Planner at Integral Group, working with public and private sector clients to develop and implement sustainability targets and plans, at the community and district scale. This includes sustainable master planning, and policy development for local governments. Rachel is an experienced strategist and project manager with ten years’ experience in the sustainability field. Her work experience ranges from policy development... Read More →
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Kevin Schronce

Lead Planner / Planner III, City of Flint, Department of Planning and Development
Kevin Schronce has been a planner with the City of Flint since 2012, and is currently the Lead Planner. He has a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University in City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning. He previously worked for the Blight Elimination Team with the Genesee County Land Bank and was Urban Agriculture Crew Leader/Technical Support with Edible Flint. With the City of Flint he lead the public process of creating Imagine Flint... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Westin: Puget Sound