February 2009 Archives

February Follow-up

For those of you that missed Cheryl Contant's presentation on Feb. 12 or simply wish to see it again please follow the link below. In her PowerPoint (now PDF) Cheryl uses her own experiences and research in Atlanta, Georgia to show with fascinating clarity how city planning has changed over time.

February 12 Presentation


March Discussion

To everything turn, turn, turn...Come join our March spring discussion of Asking the Big Questions as we ponder energy efficiency and renewable energy. Joel Tallaksen, Assistant Scientist at the West Central Research and Outreach Center, will be the guest speaker. From biomass to wind turbines and everything in between, this will be an evening of discussion not to be missed!

Chapters for the March reading are 11 and 12 from Plan B 3.0.

See you in the McGinnis Room at Briggs Library on Thursday, March 12. Discussion starts at 7:00 p.m. Snacks and refreshments served at 6:30 p.m.

February Asking the Big Questions

After a holiday hiatus Asking the Big Questions is back on Thursday, February 12. Please join us at 7:00 p.m. as we continue to discuss the book Plan B 3.0 by Lester R. Brown. Up for this month is Chapters 9 and 10 focusing on feeding the Earth's six billion plus population and designing cities that are healthier for human beings. The guest speaker will be UMM Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean Cheryl Contant.

Haven't been to a discussion before? That's fine. Simply read the chapters online at Plan B 3.0 and then come on the 12th. Don't have time to do the reading? That's okay too. Just bring yourself and contribute to the discussion anytime you like. Participation isn't mandatory and there is always something interesting being talked about. Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 p.m.

To help spur you on here's a couple of websites that tie in with February's discussion topics:
World POPClock Projection
Harmonious Cities

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