The Next Generation of Manufacturing in Philadelphia
Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
Reception: 6:00 PM
Program: 6:30 PM
The Role of Manufacturing in a Sustainable Philadelphia
Philadelphia is still a manufacturing city! Urban manufacturing is surprisingly strong, green, and competitive as it adapts to world-wide economic change. This forum will describe the strengths of manufacturing in Philadelphia and the challenges it faces. Urban sustainability requires a strong economy and manufacturing is a crucial component of Philadelphia’s economy. Can Philadelphia’s sustainability movement support policies and initiatives to strengthen urban manufacturing?
Shawn Garvin, Regional Administrator, EPA Region 3.
Introductions and EPA’s role in supporting urban manufacturing.
Adam Friedman- Director, Pratt Center for Community Development.
National perspective on the role of manufacturing in cities and what government and citizens can do to support it.
Steve Jurash, President & CEO, Manufacturing Alliance of Philadelphia
Offers insight from years of working to support Philadelphia manufacturers.
Evan Malone, NextFab Studio- How do high-tech innovations transition to production and jobs?
Come early for the reception to learn more about:
- Viridity Energy
- Shoebox Recycling
- Clean Air Council
- Energy Coordinating Agency
- The Hacktory
- Sustainability Workshop
- Community Design Collaborative
Organized by EPA Region 3, Pollution Prevention Program, and supported by the Center for Environmental Policy at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
When & Where
The Academy of Natural Sciences, 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: http://www.ansp.org/environmental