The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Next Generation of Urban Manufacturing in Philadelphia
Thursday May 17 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Can Philadelphia’s sustainability movement support policies and initiatives to strengthen urban manufacturing? Find out at this Urban Sustainability Forum.
Networking Reception: 6:00–6:30 pm
Program: 6:30–8:30 pm
Urban sustainability requires a strong economy, and manufacturing is a crucial component of Philadelphia’s economy. Urban manufacturing is surprisingly strong, green, and competitive as it adapts to worldwide economic change. This Urban Sustainability Forum will describe the strengths and challenges of manufacturing in Philadelphia.
Shawn Garvin, Regional Administrator, EPA Region 3
Garvin will provide introductions and discuss the EPA’s role in supporting urban manufacturing.
Adam Friedman, Director, Pratt Center for Community Development.
Friedman will present a national perspective on the role of manufacturing in cities and suggest what government and citizens can do to support it.
Steve Jurash, President & CEO, Manufacturing Alliance of Philadelphia
Jurash will offer insight gained during years of working to support Philadelphia manufacturers.
Evan Malone, NextFab Studio
Malone will ask how high-tech innovations transition to production and jobs.
Joe Houldin, CEO, Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center
Houldin will discuss developing the area’s manufacturing “talent pool.”
Karen Randal, Director, Office of Business Attraction and Retention, Department of Commerce, City of Philadelphia
Matt Bogoshian, Senior Policy Counsel, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
Organized by EPA Region 3, Pollution Prevention Program, in collaboration with the Center for Environmental Policy at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Bicentennial Series: New Questions for an Old Planet
For the past 200 years, Academy scientists have worked to solve many of nature’s great mysteries. As we enter our third century, we face new questions about how human behavior impacts the Earth and its natural systems. Expert panelists and distinguished speakers will explore these questions at our bicentennial series, “New Questions for an Old Planet.” We will inquire about climate change, energy, and population; food and public health; water; and green building, urban design, and the built environment. Join us this year to learn how you can make a difference!
The Academy’s Town Square Series runs through June 2013 and is open to the public. “New Questions for an Old Planet” is sponsored by the Academy and our partners at Drexel University.