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The Natural Step to Resilient Community Development

Monday May 5, 2014 Pyle Center, Rm 313, 702 Langdon St, Madison, WI

Cost: $20 (student), $30 (regular lunch), $65 (regular lunch plus copy of Torbjorn's new book, "My Journey with Eco-Municipalities: How to Change the World Through Local Action)

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Economist, author and co-founder of Sweden's first "ecomunicipality," Torbjörn Lahti is back in Wisconsin to share a global perspective on successes and challenges in pursuing sustainable community development. He will assist us in discovering ways to invigorate and "sustain" ongoing community and economic development initiatives and tackle social equity challenges using The Natural Step (TNS).

This 6 hour workshop is targeted to local officials, community organizers and planners, sustainable community practitioners, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

By attending, you will learn skills to work more effectively across silos to achieve sustainable solutions around complex community issues. Engage in hands-on exercises around high capacity transit and equitable access to opportunities applying TNS process.

8:30 Registration
9:00 Torbjorn talk Global perspective on eco-municipalities movement: successes and challenges
10:45 Break
11:00 TNS process applied to local issues 12:30 Lunch
1:15 Working session
2:30 Report out

Sponsors UW-Extension, Sustainable Resource Group LLC, Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies, Sustain Dane, Kailo Fund, UW-Madison Office of Sustainability, Dane County. With additional support provide by the City of Madison and CARPC.

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