To encourage a new generation of urban policy makers and promote early career research, Cities Alliance, IHC – Global Coalition for Inclusive Housing and Sustainable Cities, USAID, the Wilson Center, and the World Bank are co-sponsoring the 7th annual paper competition for graduate students, seeking abstracts on urban poverty in the developing world.
The grand prize winner will receive a travel stipend to attend the United Nations Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016. Winning papers will be published and selected authors will be invited to present their work in a policy workshop at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.
-See more at the Wilson Center website.
The 3rd Annual Sustainable Economy Conference
April 30, 2012
8:15 am – 4:30 pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
How Can Massachusetts Build Bridges to a 21st Century Economy?
The 3rd Annual SEC is designed to advance the knowledge, perspective and networks of all sector leaders and others working to create a sustainable economy, improve economic recovery and growth, reduce operation costs, drive job creation, build sustainable communities and expand the green economy in Massachusetts. This is achieved with interactive panels, roundtable discussions and single-leader sessions on diverse and relevant topics with distinguished Conversation Leaders and a networking reception.
Massachusetts and the world economy face unprecedented challenges as well as opportunities in the 21st century. Developing sustainable communities and a sustainable economy in our current economic and environmental circumstances are major challenges and major opportunities of the 21st century. In response, the mission of the 3rd Annual SEC is to build bridges within and across Massachusetts’ government, business, academic, nonprofit and community sectors to a viable 21st century economy.
A key to creating a viable 21st century economy is for all sector organizations to systematically participate in the market shift to embed sustainability, as well as diversity and inclusion, into their business model while partnering in new ways within and across sectors.
The value of sustainability, as well as diversity and inclusion, in developing new opportunities, improving competitiveness, attracting and retaining skilled employees and residents and providing value added to customers, stakeholders and communities is the foundation for fostering a 21st century economy in Massachusetts.
The demand for sustainable solutions will be drivers for the 21st century economy. The 3rd Annual SEC is designed to:
- Provide a platform to discuss new collaborations and partnerships for sustainable solutions within and across sectors
- Serve as a resource on cutting edge “sustainable thinking” through experiences, case studies, and showcases
- Promote diversity and inclusion to improve business performance in Massachusetts
- Provide effective tools and approaches for meeting the challenges of the changing global market and encouraging businesses to meet the new market expectations
- Promote an equitable and ecologically sustainable economy
The 3rd Annual SEC is designed to foster the development of new networks and business relationships.
The 3rd Annual SEC brings together the government, business, academic, nonprofit and community sectors for the purpose of creating sustainable communities and a sustainable economy in Massachusetts.
No Refunds after April 1st 5pm EST