Tuesday March 8, 2013: Public Affairs Week

Hi Everyone:  next Tuesday evening during Public Affairs Week we have a highly relevant panel that I am moderating.  Please consider attending!  RSVP not needed.

City Sustainability and the Prospects for Waste Disposal
Tuesday March 12, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Baruch College, Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Ave (corner of 24th Street), Rm 14-220
Samantha MacBride, Assistant Professor
Venetia Lannon is the regional director for Region 2
(New York City) for the New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation. Prior to this, she was senior
vice president of the New York City Economic Development
Corporation, where she led the Maritime group. In
her previous work at EDC, she was an active participant
in the development and negotiation of the City’s 20-year
Solid Waste Management Plan. Before joining NYCEDC in
2003, Ms. Lannon was a deputy director at the New York
City Department of Sanitation’s Recycling Bureau where
she oversaw the composting program. Ms. Lannon holds
a Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College and a Masters in
Public Administration from Columbia University.

Ron Gonen is deputy commissioner of sanitation for the
City of New York where he is responsible for managing
New York City’s recycling and waste reduction programs.
He also serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia
Business School. Mr. Gonen is the co-founder of
RecycleBank. During his tenure as CEO from 2004-2010,
RecycleBank grew to a company that diverted over a
billion pounds from landfills. Prior to RecycleBank, Mr.
Gonen was in management consulting at Accenture and
Deloitte Consulting. He was recognized in 2009 by the
United Nations Environment Program as a Champion of
the Earth. He was the recipient of the 2010 University
Medal of Excellence from Columbia University and was
awarded the Social Enterprise Teaching Award by Columbia
Business School.

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Powerpoints from Week1


Waste Management in New York City

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Week 1: Introduction to the Course; Overview of NYC’s Waste Management System

We will spend today discussing the course — including content and expectations — and we will start getting to know each other.

In order to find out more about each student, I’ll administer a non-graded initial assessment questionnaire.

If possible, review this site before coming to class.  It will be used as a resource throughout the semester. http://www.nyc.gov/html/dsny/html/emerging_technology/

Optional review:
New York City Solid Waste Management Plan 2006 http://www.nyc.gov/html/dsny/downloads/pdf/swmp/swmp/swmpweb.pdf

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