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March Charlotte Monthly Educational Event
Tue, March 28, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
CHARLOTTE AREA MONTHLY EDUCATIONAL EVENT!
Rob Phocas, Charlotte’s Sustainability Director, will present on the vision for the North End Smart District.
A 3.6 square mile area north of Uptown, which will be the focus of sustainability projects done on a smart city platform.
SPEAKER: ROB PHOCAS
Rob serves as the sustainability director for the City of Charlotte, an organization of 7,000+ staff and a City with nearly 800,000 residents. He supports a variety of internal and external programs in the energy, environment and sustainability spaces.
Example internal initiatives include the implementation, and continued evolution, of the Internal Environmental Operations Plan (IEOP). The IEOP sets, measures and reports out on goals from fleet to energy efficiency, employee commuting to green procurement practices. The Sustainability office has developed an online dashboard to report out to the public the results of the plan and its continued evolution. Externally, Rob works very closely with Envision Charlotte and other community entities to advance Charlotte’s sustainability goals.
Rob’s work with Envision Charlotte, one of the leading urban smart city programs, has evolved into the creation of the North End Smart District. A 3.6 square mile area north of Uptown Charlotte with a vision to become a vibrant center for economic development and job growth with a great quality of life fueled by data, innovative technologies, and collaboration, on a foundation of equitable community engagement. Rob’s smart city efforts also include managing an internal smart cities cabinet, which consists of city staff from several departments leading smart city projects.
Fouth Tuesday of every month at Byron's South End
101 W Worthington Ave #110, Charlotte, NC 28203
11: 30 AM - Networking & Lunch
12:00 PM - Educational Presentation