Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sustainability & Information

This morning I attended a breakfast meeting, as a Fellow of the SLU Center for Sustainability, at the Bannister House. It was a well-run meeting between Fellows and faculty about the potential for collaboration, research, and more. The updates by faculty of work in progress is encouraging - many will provide valuable information for our region.

At the end of the day I attended a seminar called 'The State of the Neighborhood' organized by UMSL at their Grand Center facility. Todd Swanstrom lead a panel discussion after presenting salient information/metrics about neighborhoods in St. Louis and St. Louis County.

The new facility looks terrific - here is a view of the exterior:

Washington U's Sustainability Newsletter is notable for including information about events and functions of other institutions that might ordinarily be seen as competitors. This is really gratifying to me and at the heart of triple bottom line goals for our region.