Selected Invited Lectures & Presentations
Americans Prefer Fostering Their Own Economic Growth to Protecting the Planet. Invited lecture to the SPURS/Humphrey Seminar: Myths about America (and American Planning). Massachusetts Institute of Technology (April 25, 2016).
Innovation in Urban Sustainability and Climate Change Planning. Invited lecture, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (March 17, 2016).
Innovation in Urban Sustainability and Climate Change Planning: Applications to Colombian Cities. Invited keynotes, Annual Assemblies of CAMACOL in Manizales, Bogota and Cali, Colombia (March 14, 15, 16, 2016).
Amsterdam City Agenda on Sustainability. Commentary on Climate Action in the US. Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam. (January 12, 2015).
Energy, Transportation and the Metabolic City. Invited Masterstudio Lecture. University of Amsterdam Urban Studies Program. (January 13, 2015)
Innovative Public-Private Partnerships for Addressing Sea-Level Rise. Rising Sea Summit of the Association of Climate Change Officers. New York (September 24-26, 2014).
MIT Sea Grant Climate Change Symposium: Sustaining Coastal Cities. Panelist: Looking Forward to the Next Century: Adaptation and Mitigation. (June 16-18, 2014).
Keynote Speaker. Massachusetts Sustainable Communities and Campuses Conference. Lowell, Ma. (April 17, 2014).
Ecodistricts as Levers for Climate Change Planning in European Cities. Keynote address, International Conference on the Renewable Wilhelmsburg Climate Protection Conference. Hamburg, Germany (October 15, 2013).
The New Tech Challenge: Matching Industry Growth with Sustainable Development. Invited panelist, Northeastern Seattle (September 25, 2013).
Sustainable Energy: Policy and Practice. Presentation at Charlotte Campus, Northeastern University Global Impact Series. (February 27, 2013).
The Role of Waste-to-Energy in Urban Climate Change Planning. University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business. (October 9, 2012).
Cities, Economic Development and Sustainability. University of Oregon School of Law. (October 12, 2012).
Répondre au Changement Climatique : Défis et Innovations de la Planification Urbaine” at Sciences Po, Paris as part of the “Cities are Back in Town” lecture series. (June 5, 2012).
Sustainable Economic Development. Invited presentation to the Sustainable Communities Initiative, Rhode Island College. (April 5, 2012).
Framing Urban Industrial Futures. Keynote address, Urban Industrial Futures Forum. University of Washington Tacoma. (February 9, 2012).
The Clean Energy Economy: A New Job Engine for Cities and Regions? Guest panelist, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (December 7, 2011).
Sustainability Planning in Stockholm and Malmö. Invited lecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design (November 29, 2011).
Sustainable Cities: A US-European Comparison. Presentation to the Urban Land Institute Sustainability Committee. Boston (November 2, 2011).
The Grand Vision vs. the Low-Hanging Fruit: How Cities Address Climate Change. IDEAS Boston 2011. (October 20, 2011).
Invited presenter, Symposium on Identifying the Future of Transatlantic Cooperation on Climate and Energy. Hosted by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Washington, D.C. (October 18, 2011).
Invited presenter, Roundtable on Sustainable Cities: Building Stakeholder Support for the Urban Green Economy. German Marshall Fund of the United States. Washington, D.C. (October 4, 2011).
Eco Districts as the Grand Vision for Urban Climate Change Planning. IDEAS Boston 2011. UMASS Boston (May 20, 2011).
Linking Sustainability and Economic Development. Invited lecture, Nicis Institute (urban research institute for Netherlands), The Hague. (May 26, 2011).
Emerald Cities: US and European Comparisons. Invited lecture to Global utmaning (Global Challenge). Stockholm. (May 3, 2011).
Cities and the Green Economy: What are the Real Options? 2011 Charles Causier Memorial Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (April 14, 2011)
Growing the Green Economy: Linking Environmental Sustainability and Economic Development. Keynote Speaker for the American Planning Association’s Economic Development, Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Divisions. Boston (associated with the APA annual conference). (April 10, 2011).
Planning Sustainable Mega-Cities. Invited Guest Lecture, University of Amsterdam Stichting Leergand Intensief Meervoudig Ruimtegebruik (sLIM) lecture series. (October 15, 2010).
How Many Green Jobs, Really? Invited keynote presentation at the annual Massachusetts Green Careers Conference (October 1, 2010).
Emerald Cities and the Future of Sustainability. Invited keynote presentation, Annual Showcase, Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment, University of Kentucky. (September 22, 2010).
Building the Future: Opportunities for Energy Innovation and Efficiency in the Massachusetts Economy. Invited presentation to the Mass Technology Leadership Council. (September 14, 2010)
Emerald Cities: The Next Generation. Invited book presentation at the Author Fishbowl, Amazon.com Seattle. (April 28, 2010).
Greening the Economy for a Healthier Planet. Invited lecture, Salem State College Earth Day Program (April 22, 2010).
What is the Potential for the Massachusetts Green Economy? Invited presentation at the Boston Federal Reserve Bank, New England Study Group. (May 18, 2010).
Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development. Invited lecture, University of Pennsylvania, PennPlanning and PennDesign Speaker Series (March 15, 2010).
Emerald Cities and the Green Economy. Invited lecture presented at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI) lecture series (December 3, 2009).
What Should Cities and States Be Doing to Promote the Green Economy? Invited lecture to the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association. (November 17, 2009).
Where are the Green Jobs, Really? Invited presentation to the Vial Center on Employment and the Green Economy, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California, Berkeley (November 19, 2009).
Emerald Cities: What the U.S. Can Learn from European Cities. Cornell University City and Regional Planning Department Lecture Series (September 15, 2009).
Emerald Cities: Setting a National Agenda for Cities and the Green Economy. Invited panelist at the Campaign for America’s Future annual conference, Washington, D.C. 9 (June 1-3, 2009).
Cities and the Green Economy in the U.S. and U.K. Invited lecture, Regional Insights Lecture Series sponsored by Newcastle University’s Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies and One North East, northern England’s economic development agency. (May 13, 2009).
Building the Low-Carbon City: A Continuum of Action. Invited lecture, Graduate School of Architecure, Planning, and Preservation Lecture Series. Columbia University (February 6, 2008).
Building a System for Career Advancement in Massachusetts. Keynote address to the Commonwealth Workforce Coalition. Worcester, Ma. (March 8, 2006).