7/25/2010 - 7/27/2010
The Westin New York
New York, NY
Creating a Culture of Sustainability: Forming New Partnerships With and Within Public Transportation
Join public transportation and sustainability professionals from across the country for this 6th annual APTA Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop.
Achieving greater sustainability has been a driver of innovation within organizations and communities, calling for the creation of new, often non-traditional, partnerships. Within organizations, having an effective sustainability program means a collaborative effort across departments and embedding sustainability from top to bottom and bottom to top. Within communities, it means creating links between public transportation, economic development agencies, local governments, housing, energy providers and many other actors to take a far more holistic approach to planning, development and rehabilitation.
How are APTA members operationalizing sustainability and making sustainable procurement, design, construction, production, service, operations and maintenance the modus operandi. How is that articulated in terms of the transit industry’s role in building livable communities? And what kind of partnerships are being formed with what outcomes?
This workshop highlights cutting-edge energy efficient, economically sound, and socially responsible developments and practices and how you measure and manage them.
Hear from a variety of speakers, including APTA Sustainability Commitment signatories, with real world experience. Learn how public agencies and private companies can save money and improve efficiency, lessen environmental impacts and promote strategies that encourage public transit use. Understand what good models exist for creating local, regional and state partnerships on sustainability and the opportunities for partnering with the federal government.
Last but not least, see firsthand what New York City and its surroundings are doing to make their city and region more livable through smart transportation and land-use policies.
Who Should Attend?
- Transit board members
- Transit system chief executive officers
- Professionals in planning, operations, engineering and capital construction
- Individuals who promote sustainable development and livable communities
- Suppliers and consultants interested in providing "green" services