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September 28, 2010

Robert Young to Present Fireside Conversation September 29

Oregon Law’s 2010-11 fireside conversation series, “Local Approaches to Global Problems: Solutions for Sustainable Communities,” welcomes Assistant Professor Robert Young from the university’s Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management.

Professor Young will present “Changing the Rules of the Game” at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 29, in the Many Nations Longhouse.

Professor Young works in the fields of urban and regional planning, sustainable economic development, and urban ecology. As a practitioner in the public sector, he served as the director of planning for the City of Philadelphia Recycling Office, and was appointed by former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman to head the nation’s first statewide Office of Sustainable Development. In the private sector, Professor Young founded two successful, large-scale composting firms in California and New Jersey.

The Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center, the Environmental Studies Program, the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program, the Green Business Initiative, and the Sustainable Cities Initiative cosponsor the annual fireside conversation series.

This event is free and open to all members of the university community.

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