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Sustainable Cities: A Discussion with the Mayors of Tempe, Mesa, and Phoenix

Sustainability Series

Mark Mitchell

  • Mayor, City of Tempe

Scott Smith

  • Mayor, City of Mesa

Greg Stanton

  • Mayor, City of Phoenix

Arizona's desert cities face many unique challenges associated with planning and achieving sustainability, particularly in urban areas. The downturn in the economy coupled with environmental changes and shifts in population and resources create unparalleled obstacles for local cities. What are communities doing to improve their livability in terms of social equity, environmental responsibility, and economic impact considering the current conditions?

Rob Melnick, executive dean of the Global Institute of Sustainability, will lead Mayors Mark Mitchell, Scott Smith, and Greg Stanton in a discussion that will address the challenges and opportunities that face their respective cities.

Special thanks to our sponsor, the Mesa Arts Center.

This event is centered around the Policy and Governance in Sustainable Systems challenge area.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(reception to follow)