Join us in
DC September 14-18, 2008 at
Greening the World’s Capital Cities!
The National Capital Planning Commission
(NCPC), the federal government’s planning agency for
America's capital city, will
bring together capital city planning officials and policymakers
from around the globe.
the role of national capitals in creating a more sustainable
planet. Learn about successful green strategies
from around the world. Meet
colleagues from dozens of capital cities.
You’ll hear the insights of some of the
world’s most prominent thinkers, urban designers, and activists
working to create more sustainable cities:
director of programmes for the World Future Council in London.
Renowned author, documentary filmmaker, and recipient of
a United Nations Global 500 Award for Outstanding Environmental
member of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and a landscape
architect recognized for innovations in environmentally
professor of planning at the University
of British Columbia and
the former planning director for
former mayor of Hull, Canada
and past chairman of
Ottawa’s National Capital Commission.
president of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
architect, leader in green building design, and a founding
member of the Canada Green Building Council.
Carter is the founder and executive director of the
environmental justice organization Sustainable South Bronx.
chair of the World Council for Renewable Energy for the Asia
Pacific region and author of
Tom Hicks, vice president of the U.S. Green
Building Council, where he oversees the Council’s LEED
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.
Richard Moe, president of the National
Trust for Historic Preservation and
Changing Places: Rebuilding Community in the Age of
Tom Murphy, senior resident
fellow at the Urban Land Institute and a former three-term mayor
of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Daniel K. Slone,
expert in land use and environmental law. Counsel for prominent
green organizations including the U.S. Green Building Council
and Congress for the New Urbanism.
executive director of 1,000 Friends of Oregon, a pioneering
public interest group advocating smart growth in land use
director, District of Columbia Office of Planning.
Former director of
Maryland’s Smart Growth Leadership
Plan to attend the
signature event, World
Mayors on Sustainability, featuring
Cassio Taniguchi of
cities recognized internationally for their innovative sustainable
Discussions and workshops will be devoted to
topics such as building community support for green and
sustainable policies; addressing the challenges facing capital
cities; balancing tourism and responsible energy consumption;
and the effect of green design on world-class architecture and
The conference will take place at several of
DC’s most renowned venues including the National Building Museum,
an institution committed to the promotion of sustainable
building practices. International delegates will have the
opportunity to take part in special events throughout the week
including poster presentations and site visits to Washington’s top green sites.