GreenTown: The Future of Community | Creating Healthy, Sustainable Communities

Elgin, Illinois

GreenTown: Elgin took place on April 28, 2011 at The Centre in downtown Elgin.

Key speakers during the main event on April 28th included:

- Randall Arendt, Landscape Planner and Author
- Bob Dixson, Mayor, Greensburg, Kansas
- Dr. Richard Jackson, author, Chair of the School of Health at UCLA, former head of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Jack Pizzo, President, Principal Landscape Architect, Senior Ecologist, and Founding Partner, Pizzo & Associates
- Peter Silvestri, President, Elmwood Park
- F. John Steffen, Council Member, City of Elgin

The afternoon tracks at GreenTown Elgin included sustainability in Elgin and the Fox River Valley; local food, water and waste reduction; green design and build; outdoor spaces; green jobs; energy efficiency and renewables.

Download the conference brochure from GreenTown Elgin here.

View sponsors from GreenTown Elgin here

Below are select presentations that are available for download. If there is a presentation not available here, please contact Thomas Confar at 312.706.2527 or

Dr. Richard Jackson, Author, Chair of the School of Health at UCLA
Our Shaping of the Environment Shapes Our Health, Wealth and Future

Terry Warriner Ryan, Partner, Jacobs/Ryan Associates
Sustainable Sites Initiative: Connecting the Land to the Building

Josh Ellis, Associate, Metropolitan Planning Council
Before the Well Runs Dry: Ensuring Sustainable Water Supplies in Illinois

Janie Maxwell, Registered Dietician, Making Kane County Fit for Kids
State, County and Regional Initiatives to Promote Healthy Communities