San Antonio hosted its first Sustainability Forum on June 23, 2015, part of the SA Tomorrow comprehensive planning process.
SA Tomorrow is addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with adding one million people to the region by 2040, through a Comprehensive Plan update, a Sustainability Plan and a Multi-modal Transportation Plan.
The ideas generated through activities including the Sustainability Forum will used to build the Sustainability Plan. (scroll down for the agenda) Video of the Sustainability Forum is available for replay right on this page.
Your voice matters in the SA Tomorrow process. Get more information at SATomorrow.com (@SATomorrow2040 on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/SATomorrow2040 on Facebook) to learn more about how you can get involved. You can also participate in the policy discussions at http://satomorrow.mindmixer.com.
Leading By Example: Welcome from City Manager Sheryl Sculley followed by a panel of the Municipal Directors leading the SA Tomorrow planning process.
Moderated by District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg. Panelists:
- Doug Melnick, Sustainability Chief, San Antonio Office of Sustainability
- Terry Bellamy, Assistant Director, Transportation and Capital Improvements
- John Dugan, Director, Planning and Community Development
Sustainability in Action: Presentations and panel discussions that summarize existing activities and inspire further action. Panelists:
- Kim Stoker, Environmental and Sustainability Director, CPS Energy
- Steve Graham, Assistant General Manager, San Antonio River Authority
- Eric Cooper, President and CEO, San Antonio Food Bank
- Karen Guz, Conservation Director, San Antonio Water System
- Matthew Hobson, Assistant Director, San Antonio Solid Waste Management Division
Speed Planning: Quick idea blasts on topics relevant to sustainability in San Antonio. Participants rotate through a number of tables for 10 minutes each.