• CalGreen Staff

Professor Karen E. Firehock (UVA) is the August 2018 Transformational Speaker Series Presenter (30 A

Webinar will focus on the importance of natural resource protection as imperative in the planning and design of transportation infrastructure.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–With its mission to advance systems thinking and the Triple-Bottom Line, the California Green Academy (“CalGreen”) is proud to announce Professor Karen E. Firehock (UVA) as the August Transformation Speaker Series (“Series”) presenter. Focusing on sustainable transportation, the Series features some of the greatest minds in resilient infrastructure, urban mobility, and innovative transportation, and is a partnership with TransportiCA and Island Press.

Presenting from her critically-acclaimed publication Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning (TransportiCA’s August Book Club selection), Prof. Firehock discusses the increasing importance for transportation planning and engineering being based upon green infrastructure principles, with natural resources considered our greatest assets.

“We are absolutely honored to hear from Prof. Firehock, as her book is a pinnacle for sustainable infrastructure planning and design, and her incredible leadership as Founder and Executive Director of the Green Infrastructure Center has meant these innovative best practices are accessible to anyone–elected officials, municipal planners, citizens, and so forth,” stated Greg Justice, CalGreen’s Chief Sustainability Officer (CEO/ED).

TransportiCA elected Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning as the August 2018 Book Club selection, because the publication has become paramount in providing, “a diversity of measures governments can take to ‘green’ their communities, while also improving infrastructure for the long-term, especially for sustainable transportation planning.”

The August Series webinar takes place Thursday, 30 August, from 09:30-10:30 PST (12:30-13:30 EST), streaming live here. (Registration not required.) You can follow the Series on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, and connect with the partnerships’ social media in the descriptions below.

A PDF of this release can be downloaded here.

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