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Online event: San Francisco peak oil town hall meetings
August 4, 2008 - Aug 20 2008
Published by San Francisco Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force (original article)

In an example of a creative form of outreach and education, the San Francisco Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force teamed up with the Presidio School of Management to plan a series of online "town hall meetings" on various aspects of peak oil.

Grant deadline: U.S. EPA Clean Diesel Emerging Technology Grant
September 21, 2008 - Sep 21 2008
Published by U.S. EPA (original article)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to award approximately $3.4 million in grants to establish projects using emerging technologies to reduce emissions from the nation's existing fleet of diesel engines. Addressing the existing fleet is important because it pre-dates EPA's stringent new particulate and nitrogen oxide standards and diesels remain in use for decades. The deadline for application is 21 Sep 2008.

World Sustainable Building Conference 2008
September 21, 2008 - Sep 25 2008
Published (original article)

The World Sustainable Building (SB) Conference series, which has been held every three years, is the peak gathering of the world’s leading technical experts and researchers on sustainable built environments.

International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2008
August 25, 2008 - Aug 29 2008
Published by International Disaster and Risk Conference (original article)

Climate change adaptation is included in the (perhaps not too catchy) motto of the International Disaster and Risk Conference that will be held in Davos, Switzerland in August: "Public-private partnership – Key for integral risk management and climate change adaptation." Both climate change and energy uncertainty are critical risks to society.

Powering the Urban Future
October 13, 2008 - Oct 14 2008
Published by Ecoenergen (original article)

Urban planning as a multi-disciplinary endeavor must come to grips with energy provision against the backdrop of climate change and the increasing scarcity of traditional sources. The purpose of "Powering the Urban Future" is to bring specialists from the energy sector --consultants, engineers, and enterprises in the Renewable Energy Source (RES) and Energy Efficiency (EE) areas-- together with city planners, municipal authorities, architects, financial services professionals, investors, and EU Commission representatives, in order to discuss practical experiences and strategies for the future.

Climate Change and Urban Design
September 14, 2008 - Sep 16 2008
Published by Council for European Urbanism (original article)

The theme of the Council for European Urbanism's third annual conference is Climate Change and Urban Design.

Rail Volution: Building Livable Communities with Transit
October 26, 2008 - Oct 29 2008
Published (original article)

Rail~Volution 2008, a national transit and livability conference, provides a perfect opportunity to apply new approaches and lessons learned in your own community. Rail~Volution offers something for everyone: planning professionals, community activists, government officials, civic leaders, private developers and business leaders.

Webcast: How To Pay: Challenges and Solutions Of Environmental Protection
July 22, 2008 - Jul 22 2008
Published by Local Government Environmental Assistance Network (original article)

If you're struggling with how to fund the development and maintenance of environmental systems--like drinking and waste water systems--the How To Pay: Challenges and Solutions Of Environmental Protection is for you and your local government team.

Urban Planning and Environment Association 8th annual symposium
March 23, 2009 - Mar 26 2008
Published by International Urban Planning and Environment Association (original article)

Topic: Sustainability Issues and Challenges for Spatial Planning in 21st Century Cities and Regions. The 8th International Symposium (UPE 8) of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association aims to be a forum for discussing urban and environmental issues.

The Virtual Energy Forum
June 10, 2008 - Jun 11 2008
Published (original article)

It's not about virtual energy, it's about real energy. And it will save you travel energy: the Virtual Energy Forum is a two day online-only event focused on how leading companies can adopt better energy management practices to cut cost, while at the same time adopting clean energy alternatives -- presenting alternative energy technologies, policies, and best practices in a live, interactive environment.



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