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Environmental Forum


Three Keys to Sustainable Urban Communities: Water, Power and Transportation

The second annual climate change forum sponsored by Hitachi, featuring panels organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and The Brookings Institution.

Details for the Event

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2010
Venue: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Auditorium
Address: 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005

Forum Schedule

Thursday, May 27, 2010

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Registration Opens

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Master of Ceremonies - Dr. Vaughan Turekian, Chief International Officer, AAAS
Opening Remarks - Dr. Alan Leshner, Chief Executive Officer, AAAS and Executive Publisher, Science
- Bruce Katz, President and Director of Brookings' Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution
- Tadahiko Ishigaki, Chief Executive for the Americas, Hitachi, Ltd.

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Panel One: "Electricity/Energy"

Moderator - Dr. Charles Ebinger, Senior Fellow and Director, Energy Security Initiative, The Brookings Institution
Panelists - Michael Miller, Director, Environment and Renewables, Electric Power Research Institute
- William Parks, Senior Technical Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy
- Naofumi Sakamoto, Chief Researcher, Hitachi Research Institute

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Keynote Presentation by the Honorable Lisa Jackson, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Panel Two: "Transportation"

Moderator - The Honorable Dave McCurdy, President and CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (former Congressman)
Panelists - Matthew J. Klein, President, Akridge
- Dr. Michael Meyer, Director, Georgia Transportation Institute, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Robert Puentes, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution

5:30 - 5:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

5:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Sushi and Sake Reception