Sustainable Cities

Urban planners, architects, environmental experts, and civil society leaders representing 21 countries will be in Cleveland to explore how local government and community organizations are advancing sustainability. Visitors will experience a case study in how Northeast Ohio is working to improve environmental resiliency through collaboration in order to promote a green city on a blue […]

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Energy Security and Climate Change Resilience

Growing trends towards a “green energy” economy influence how international cooperation, environmental technologies, and government policies will develop in future years. The Cleveland Council on World Affairs presents a project that will incorporate these themes to educate participants in U.S. energy policy formulation, facilitate conversations about U.S.-European energy policy concerns, and to discuss strategies for […]

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Changemakers: The Impact of Social Entrepreneurship in the U.S.

Social enterprise combines philanthropy and profit by drawing upon business techniques to solve social problems. In the midst of an “urban renaissance” and facing the need to address social challenges in the City, Cleveland has established initiatives and institutions that focus on bringing sustainable change through social enterprise. Beginning with the Cleveland Foundation, the world’s […]

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“Third Places” in the U.S. – Sustainable Urban Development

CCWA is pleased to welcome Mr. Sylvain Barfety, an international visitor from France traveling to the United States to learn about sustainable urban development. Specifically, Mr. Barfety will be examining “third places,” a sociological term referring to the social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home (“first place”) and the workplace (“second […]

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Coalition on Climate Change

Visitors from Bulgaria, Indonesia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Senegal and Uzbekistan will come to Cleveland to review U.S. energy policies at the municipal level, trends in energy production and distribution, alternative and renewable energy approaches, and public private partnerships for the development of clean energy and alternative fuel solutions. International Visitors Program  Each year, over 300 […]

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