Innovative Cities Lecture – The Landscape and Future of Sustainability at UW-Milwaukee

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 345

Presentation from Kate M. Nelson, Chief Sustainability Officer at UW-Milwaukee. This lecture will describe: Origins of Sustainability at UWM, Programs and Strategies Growing Sustainability, and Campus Assessment and Leadership Support.

An RSVP to is kindly requested, but not required.

About: Sustainability at UWM can be seen across campus, from green roofs to environmentally responsible carpet selections, from recycled computers to energy efficiency overhauls of major campus buildings. Changes in campus operations seek to reduce energy, waste, and toxic materials while increasing recycling, renewable energy, and campus awareness of green practices and procedures.

The Office of Sustainability is housed within Facility Services and handles energy and water conservation, recycling, green cleaning, landscaping, surplus, and other operations. However, sustainability reaches across campus, and the Office of Sustainability bridges the gap with Restaurant Operations, the Purchasing Department, University Safety & Assurances, University Information Technology Services, University Housing, and many other committees and staff.

At times, campus sustainability initiatives also connect with Academics. The School of Architecture, the College of Engineering, and the Conservation and Environmental Science Program have initiated and assisted Facility Services with stormwater management, solar PV panel installation, and roof top and community gardens. Connecting student studies with campus initiatives is critical to institutionalizing sustainability at UWM.

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Pizza lunch and refreshments are provided.

Transit Information:
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee area is in a walkable, bike-able, urban neighborhood that is served by several transit lines, including the Milwaukee County Transit System, Badger Bus, and Wisconsin Coach Lines. Please consider utilizing public transit to get to UWM and avoid the hassle of parking.

Questions, comments?
Please contact Andrew Haug, Department of Urban Planning Project Assistant at

APA members who are AICP certified and attend this Innovative Cities lecture will receive 1 AICP Certificate Maintenance (CM) credit. A pizza lunch and refreshments will be provided.