Stephen F. Austin State University

Austin Workshop

The Center for a Livable World sponsored an executive workshop in the Texas state capitol building in Austin from June 1-3, 2010. Twenty key individuals, representing a cross-section of interests, worked behind closed doors to develop a set of consensus recommendations that cut across ideological divisions. Faculty from the College of Liberal & Applied Arts created a briefing book that guided the discussion.

The recommendations provide a roadmap on how to move forward in achieving sustainable development that should be adopted by policymakers at all levels of government. This event demonstrates that progress is possible without the baggage of ideology.

Workshop Participants

John Blount, Director, Architecture & Engineering Division, Harris County
Libby Cheney, Head of Safety, Environment & Sustainable Development, Shell Oil
Jennifer Clymer, Environmental Program Coordinator, Austin Climate Protection Plan
Caleb Crow, President, Little Foot Consulting
Alex Garvin, President and CEO, AGA Public Realm Strategists
Gary Hampton, Dean of Applied Technology, Austin Community College
Henrik Harjula, Principal Administrator, Environment, Health and Safety Division (OECD)
Lauren Heine, Science Director and Partner, Clean Production Action
Marilyn Johnson, Director, Environmental Initiatives & Sustainability, IHS
Jill Jordan, Assistant City Manager, City of Dallas
Jonathan Kleinman, Program Director, CLEAResult Consulting
Richard MacLean, Executive Director, The Center for Environmental Innovation
Tim Mohin, Director, Corporate Responsibility, Advanced Micro Devices
Thomas Mote, Senior Project Manager, Hines Interests
Ed Quevedo, Senior Counsel, Paladin Law Group ® LLP
Robin Schneider, Executive Director, Texas Campaign for the Environment
Russel Smith, Executive Director, Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association
Laura Spanjian, Sustainability Director, City of Houston
Mark Vickery, Executive Director, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Mark Wysong, Vice President of Environment, IHS


Toward a Livable World

Briefing Book

Toward a Livable World: Delivering on the Promise of Sustainability