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June 29th 2009:Sustainability in the Modern Urban City

This show will examine on-the-ground perspectives of building sustainability and resilience in the modern urban city. Mandy Mahoney, Director of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta, and Lynette Young, Executive Director of Sustainable Atlanta, will reflect on progress in Atlanta and the surrounding region as a showcase for challenges being faced by cities worldwide. The show builds on Jeb Brugmann’s June 22nd show which was oriented to urban resilience—and illuminates the core hurdles, arenas of progress, and learning that can be gleaned from practical experience with sustainability.

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Lynnette Young

Lynnette Young is the President and CEO of Damespointe, Inc., a management consulting firm assisting in strategic environmental sustainability programs and effective governmental relations strategies. Since 2007, Damespointe has served as the lead consulting firm for the launch of Sustainable Atlanta, which addressed all of city government’s operations and internal polices. Prior to taking on Sustainable Atlanta, Ms.Young spent 5 years as Chief Operating Officer for the City of Atlanta.
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Mandy Schmitt Mahoney

Mandy Schmitt Mahoney is Director of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta. This initiative is aimed at improving the city’s green programs and policies such as water and energy conservation, reducing solid waste, reducing emissions, and improving the rates of recycling. Mandy graduated from Duke University with a master’s degree in environmental management, and has a law degree and a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental studies from Emory University.
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