• Program 2008-09

The Economic Recovery Act and a Sustainable Economy


March 17, 2009


6-8 pm


New York City Bar Association - Meeting Hall, 42 West 44 Street, New York, NY 10036

This panel will analyze President Obama's proposed stimulus bill through a sustainability lens followed by a deeper discussion on the role of policy to foster a more sustainable economy. In particular the discussion will focus on balancing the immediate needs of the economy and the long-term timeframe of sustainability. For example, groups such as Sustainable South Bronx, NYC Economic Development Corp., NYSERDA, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Apollo Alliance are working towards creating jobs while advancing the goals of sustainability.


Bonnie Hulkower, Writer TreeHugger.com


Miquela Craytor, Executive Director, Sustainable South Bronx; Lindsay Robbins Rozan, NYSERDA; Harry Charalambides, Sr. Project Manager, NYC Economic Development Corp.; Ernest Tollerson, Director, Policy and Media Relations, Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Mijin Cha, Urban Agenda