Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Twelfth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability.
The Twelfth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
Carlton Eley is an environmentalist, urban planner, and lecturer. He has ten years experience advancing projects targeting environmental justice and sustainable urban policy, and he is U.S. EPA’s leading expert on the topic of equitable development. Carlton is credited for elevating equitable development to the level of formal recognition within U.S. EPA as an approach for encouraging sustainable communities. He has coordinated national competitions that recognize communities for encouraging equitable development, and he has published multiple articles as well as blogs on the subject. He nominated South Carolina State Representative Harold Mitchell, Jr. and the ReGenesis Project for the 2015 National Planning Excellence Award for Advancing Diversity and Social Change (in Honor of Paul Davidoff).
Carlton has served on community advisory service teams for Pamlico County, North Carolina; Gary, Indiana; Birmingham, Alabama; and the Vecht River Valley in the Netherlands. Carlton’s work has been commended by the Ford Foundation, the National Charrette Institute, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His technical assistance work and public engagement efforts have earned citations from the American Planning Association and the National Organization of Minority Architects. Carlton is the editor of the e-newsletter ‘Urban Leader 2.0’. He has a B.A. in Sociology/Social Work Curriculum from Elizabeth City State University and a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa.
Veronica Dujon is the Director for Academic Planning and Policy for the Higher Education Coordination Commission Office of University Coordination. In this capacity, she leads the Commission's efforts to coordinate academic programs, degree pathways, and student success initiatives among Oregon's public universities. As a scholar, she conducts research on and publishes in the areas of environmental sociology with a focus on conflicts over declining natural resources; the impact of globalization on people’s well-being; the role of women in the global economy; and the tensions between national development strategies and forces of globalization. Among her major research interest areas are 1) how to build sustainable societies that are inclusive of all people and in which people thrive, and 2) the use of ecosystem services in rapidly urbanizing areas. Among her publications are two edited volumes: Understanding the Dimensions of Social Sustainability (2009) with colleagues Prof. Mary King and Jesse Dillard, and Social Sustainability: A Multilevel Approach to Social Inclusion (2013), Jesse Dillard and Eileen Brennan. She is a three-time winner of the John Eliot Allen Teaching Award. In 2005 she was nominated for the U.S. Professor of the Year Award. In 2008 Prof. Dujon received the PSU Distinguished Faculty Award.
Jennifer H. Allen, PHD, is an Associate Professor of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and a Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University. Her research focuses on sustainable economic development, collaborative approaches to reducing use of toxics, and rural-urban connections. Jennifer served as the Director of Portland State’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions from 2012-2015, and has previously worked at the World Bank, Ecotrust, and the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. She is an Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commissioner, and has served on the boards of Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Shorebank Pacific, Portland Energy Conservation Inc., Illahee, the Portland Sustainability Institute, Friends of Forest Park, and the Food Alliance. Jennifer holds a BA in American Studies from Yale University, a Master of Environmental Management from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a PhD in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University.
For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.
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