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INSS - Integrated Network for Social Sustainability Conference
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Join us at a multi-site conference for a deep dive into social sustainability! Panelists will represent a diversity of perspectives — academic, community practitioner, and policy— in each level of the Permaculture design principles.

6/8/2016 to 6/10/2016
When: June 8-10, 2016
Where: ICA GreenRise
4750 N Sheridan RD
Chicago, Illinois  60640
United States
Contact: Seva Gandhi
773-769-6363


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Integrated Network for Social Sustainability Conference Midwest Host site

 

Join us at a multi-site conference for a deep dive into social sustainability! Panelists will represent a diversity of perspectives — academic, community practitioner, and policy— in each level of the Permaculture design principles (see permaculture flower image). All are welcome to attend! 


Pricing is as follows (includes lunch):
University/Academic - $120 full conference/$55 per day
Individual - $75 full conference/$30 per day
Student/Senior - $25 full conference/$10 per day


CSLN member discount
 is available for $10 per day, or $20 for three days. Limited scholarships are also available. Email Samantha at ssainsbury@ica-usa.org for more information.


*Limited parking passes are available upon request only

 

 

AGENDA

Wednesday, June 8th (Day 1)
8:00-8:30 Coffee & Mingling
8:30-9:30 Welcome: Chicago Plenary
9:30-11:00
Finance & Economics
Focus: Alternative, innovative, community supported economies
Speakers: A. Poltorak (Urban Canopy), K. Monahan (Dill Pickle & Sol House), and A. Bro (Michigan State University)
11:10-12:30 Land Tenure & Community Governance
Focus: Urban agriculture & public space
12:30-1:30
LUNCH
1:30-3:00 Built Environment
Focus: Adaptive Reuse
Speakers: P. Golob, R. Boyle, R. Mohamed (Wayne State University), N. Davis (Blacks in Green), A. Vesselinovitch (Ross Barney Architects)
3:15-4:45 Land & Nature Stewardship
Focus: Place-based education, service and stewardship curriculum
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Thursday, June 9th (Day2)
9:00-10:00 Coffee & GreenRise Building Tour
10:00-11:00 Cross-site:Introductions & Welcome
Atlanta GA, Bend OR, Charlotte NC, Chicago IL, London UK, Oxford MS, Washington DC
11:00-12:15
Cross-site: Keynote Speaker:Dr. Timothy Beatley
Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia
FocusThe Promise and Potential of the Global Biophilic Cities Movement
12:15-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-2:30 Cross-site: Highlighting theChicago Sustainability Leaders Network (CSLN)
Focus: Collaborating to create sustainable futures; in-between space
2:45-4:15 Education & Culture
Focus: Holistic education models; sustainability education
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Friday, June 10th (Day3)
9:00-10:00 Coffee, Reflections, and World Cafe
10:00-11:30 Cross-site: Invisible Disasters Panel
Explore the role of communities and local informal networks in addressing disasters that, for multiple reasons, fail to attract the attention and action of central authorities.
11:30-12:00 Cross-site conference conclusion
12:00-12:45 LUNCH
12:45-2:15
Health & Spiritual Well-being
Focus: Personal narrative, identity, and well-being.
Speakers: D. Bender (American Indian Center), Dr. Aurora Chang (Loyola University), B. Bermudez (Youth Empowerment Performance Project - YEPP)
2:30-4:00 Tools and Technology
Focus: Communities & the grid; Informed use
4:00-4:30 Conference Close Out

 

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Mission of the Integrated Network for Social Sustainability

The INSS works to encourage a greater appreciation for social aspects of sustainability with a particular focus on engineering and its allied professions. At heart, we see sustainability as an integrated concept, rather than as separate environmental, economic, and social sustainabilities, in that each of these elements is inseparable from the others. Social elements remain underappreciated in this model, and we work for greater inclusion of these in planning and practice.

The conference will be held across the following sites: 

Atlanta, GA - Bend, OR - Charlotte, NC - Chicago, ILFort Worth, TX - London, UK - Oxford, MS - Washington, DC

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