SILUS

Urban Ecosystem Services and Decision Making: A Green Philadelphia

Final Event Report on the USGS website (pdf file)

Agenda

  • Session 1: Welcome and Context
  • Susan Wachter, The Wharton, School, University of Pennsylvania, SILUS Co-Director
    Katherine Gajewski, Director of the Philadelphia Office of Sustainability
    Carl Shapiro, Director, Science and Decisions Center, U.S. Geological Survey

  • Session 2: Morning Keynotes
  • Our Goals for a Green Philadelphia: What We Can and Must Achieve, Michael DiBerardinis, Deputy Mayor, City of Philadelphia
    Science and Urban Ecosystem Services: A National Perspective, Bill Werkheiser, Acting Deputy Director, U.S. Geological Survey

  • Session 3: Urban Water: Managing Stormwater, Rivers, and Watersheds
  • Moderator: Susan Wachter, SILUS Co-Director
    Howard Neukrug, Water Commissioner, Philadelphia Water Department (Presentation)
    Tom Daniels, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania (Presentation)
    David Hsu, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania (Presentation)

  • Session 4: Lunch Keynotes
  • America's Great Outdoors and Urban Waters Initiative, David Russ, Regional Director, Northeast, U.S. Geological Survey (Presentation)
    Thinking Holistically and Making Connections, Mark Alan Hughes, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

  • Session 5: Urban Green: Managing Forests, Trees, and Greenspace
  • Moderator: Emily Pindilli, Science and Decisions Center, U.S. Geological Survey
    Michael Rains, Director, Northern Research Station, U.S. Forest Service (Presentation)
    Laura Jackson, Research Scientist, Sustainable & Healthy Communities Research Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Presentation)
    Nancy Goldenberg, Senior Vice-President for Programs, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (Presentation)

  • Session 6: Establishing an Urban Research Agenda for Decision Ready Science: Priorities and Opportunities
  • Moderator: Dianna Hogan, U.S. Geological Survey, SILUS Co-Director
    Sarah Low, Coordinator, Philadelphia Field Station, U.S. Forest Service (Presentation)
    Kathleen Wolf, Research Social Scientist, University of Washington (Presentation)
    Christopher Crockett, Deputy Water Commissioner, Philadelphia Water Department