The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 |
Friday, January 13, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (ET)

Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

In March 2011, building on progressive work of local officials in cities around the world, the US and Brazil agreed to collaborate through a Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability (JIUS) to generate economic growth, create decent jobs, eradicate poverty and protect the environment by focusing on increasing investment in green infrastructure and city-scale green technology strategies. This Joint Initiative brings together public and private leaders from the US and Brazil to serve as a platform for actions addressing the challenges and opportunities of developing urban infrastructure that promotes sustainable development with concrete economic, social and environmental benefits.

Please join us for a conversation with Michael Nutter, Mayor of the City of Philadelphia, Izabella Teixeira, Minister of the Environment of Brazil, and Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as they discuss the Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability and their priorities for investing in building greener economies and smarter, healthier, more equitable communities in Philadelphia, Rio de Janeiro, and in cities around the world.

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About the Center for Environmental Policy

The goals of the Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) at the Academy of Natural Sciences are to evaluate key issues of environmental policy, facilitate dialogues and decision-making on environmental topics, and inform the public from both an academic as well as a practical perspective.  CEP answers the need for a non-partisan, science-based organization  that is capable of accessing and guiding a myriad of public and private stakeholders.  For more information about current CEP projects and initiatives, please visit: