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Summer 2005 Meeting

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Thursday, June 9

​12:00 - 1:00pm


1:00 - 1:30pm

Welcome and Brief History of New Cities

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz

1:30 - 2:30pm

Seizing the Moment in Energy

Howard Learner

3:30 - 3:00pm


3:00 - 4:30pm

Seizing the Moment in Transportation

Scott Bernstein

4:30 - 5:00pm


5:00 - 7:00pm

Some Innovation in Cities in Transportation and Energy

Joel Rogers
Sharon Feigon, CEO of I-Go Car Sharing
Mayor Tom Bates, Berkeley
Sadhu Johnson, Commissioner of the Office of the Environment; or Samuel Assefa, Deputy Commissioner of Urban Design
Mayor Rocky Anderson, Salt Lake City

​7:00 - 7:30pm


​7:30 - 9:30pm




Friday, June 10

7:30 - 8:30am


8:30 - 11:00am

Organizational issues

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2005 schedule


Seizing the Moment in Energy


Howard A. Learner is the Executive Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center, responsible for overall strategic planning and administration, overseeing all program areas, and managing and securing the budget. Mr. Learner is an attorney specializing in complex civil litigation and previously served as the General Counsel for Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, a public interest law center in Chicago. J.D., Harvard Law School, 1980; BA, Political Science, University of Michigan, 1976.

Seizing the Moment in Transportation


Scott Bernstein is President of the Center for Neighborhood and Technology (CNT), which develops resources to promote healthy, sustainable communities. Bernstein is a founding board member of both the Surface Transportation Policy Project and Smart Growth America. He was appointed by President Clinton to the President’s Council for Sustainable Development, and served as co-chair of the task forces on State, Local and Regional Initiatives as well as the Metropolitan Strategies Working Group.

Some Innovation in Cities in Transportation and Energy


Organizational issues


Name, Title, City/Organization
Bob Agee, City Manager, Annapolis, MD
Samuel Assefa, Chicago, IL
DJ Baxter, Senior Advisor to Mayor Rocky Anderson
Scott Bernstien, Director, Center for Neighborhood Techonology
Chuck Tooley, Billings, MT
Robert Daley Jr., Chicago, IL
Dave Cieslewicz, Mayor, Madison, WI
Arijit De, Head, Camden Redevelopment Agency
Cisco Devries, COS, Berkeley
Laura Dresser, Research Director, COWS
Sharon Feigon, CEO, I-Go Car Sharing
Kate Gordon, Senior Associate at COWS
Graham Richard, Mayor, Fort Wayne, IN
Farheen Hakeem, Candidate for Mayor, Minneapolis, MN
 Jeanne Hoffman, Advisor to Mayor Dave Cieslewicz
Irma Andseron, Richmond, CA
Jim Brainard, Mayor, Carmel, IN
Sadhu Johnson, Chicago, IL
Judith Valles, San Bernadino, CA
Howard Learner, Director, Environmental Law and Policy Center
Michael Mairle, Strategic Planner for Milwaukee, WI
Marty Blum, Mayor, Santa Barbara, CA
Virginia Mayer, Washington D.C Lobbyist for Boston, MA
Matt Mayrl, Research Associate at COWS
Kevin McCarty, Surface Transportation Policy Project
Pam O’Connor, Mayor, Santa Monica, CA
Pete Clavelle, Mayor, Burlington, VT
Peter Lewis, Mayor, Auburn, WA
Janet Piraino, Chief of  Staff,  Madison, WI
Randy Primas, Chief Operating, ficer, Camden, New Jersey
Rocky Anderson, Salt Lake City, UT
Joel Rogers, Director, COWS
Len Simon, Lobbyist
Julie Sinai, Senior Education Advisor to Mayor Tom Bates
Tom Bates, Mayor, Berkeley, CA
Bridgette Torres, Center for Neighborhood Technology