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.

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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 tconfar@a5inc.com

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