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San Diego's New Mayor Needs a Sustainable Vision

San Diego will elect a new Mayor on February 11th
We have many challenges ahead that demand his attention. . .
challenges that will affect our region for decades to come.

What does it mean to have a Sustainable Mayor for San Diego?
How does the Mayor incorporate all three elements:
a thriving economy, clean environment and equitable society?

How can the Mayor and City Council deliver policies and incentives to make our region sustainable? In jobs, transportation, infrastructure, energy, water, natural resources, land use and planning.

We need a meaningful vision from our next mayor.
Come join us to flesh out these issues before the election -
and offer the candidates ideas and solutions to consider.

This is a non-partisan educational evening.
Both candidate's platforms will be viewed and discussed.
 

Here's the UT San Diego Editorial as a preview: http://www.wrsc.org/event/green-scene-why-san-diego-needs-mayor-sustainable-vision


Speaker:

Cary Lowe
Land Use Attorney and Mediator
Law office of Cary Lowe

Cary D. Lowe co-chaired the Water Policy Implementation Task Force, is a California land use lawyer, with 35 years of experience representing property owners, land developers, builders, public agencies, Indian tribes, citizen groups and non-profit organizations, in connection with a broad range of land use and environmental issues. In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Lowe holds a Ph.D. in urban planning and has been admitted to the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is known among real estate developers, environmental organizations and public agencies for his extensive knowledge of land use issues and his ability to bring together adverse interests in complex disputes

Discussant:

JACQUES CHIRAZI  Program Manager

Clean Tech at City of San Diego

Jacques Chirazi, certified Biomimicry Professional has managed the California City of San Diego's Clean Technology Program since 2007. His focus is to create economic growth while fostering sustainability. One emerging initiative is to bridge cleantech with biomimicry. He develops and supports a clean technology cluster in San Diego. As a critical thinker, analyzing complex program and policies, he leverages his strong communication skills while collaborating across a diverse range of private, public and non-profit sector groups. With the passion for learning about the natural world and understanding how nature could transform the corporate environment, his long term vision is to create new business models and financial instruments to accelerate the commercialization of biomimetic solutions.

Jacques served six years as Senior Project Manager at Bainbridge Inc., a strategic management consulting firm, which provides consulting services for Fortune 500 companies. He currently teaches sustainability courses and clean technology to business students at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University. He holds a Masters of Arts from UCSD Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies in International Environmental Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from San Diego State University. Jacques is also a certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.), Renewable Energy Professional (R.E.P.) and LEED-GC.

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  • Sean

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    January 9, 2014

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