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Florida Institute of Government at FAU Hosts Seminar Focusing on Going ‘Green’

BOCA RATON , FL (June 22, 2007) – The John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government at Florida Atlantic University will host “Redeveloping Green: Sustainable Development Issues and Options for Local Government Officials and Developers” on Thursday, June 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.   The seminar will take place at the Coconut Creek Community Center, 900 NW 43 rd Ave., Coconut Creek.

“For more than a decade, the FAU Institute of Government has run a series of Hot Topics sessions for local government officials and the private sector covering cutting edge topics and “need to know” issues,” said Sarah Shannon, director of the institute. “In response to participants’ requests, we decided this was an important issue to bring to the table.”

Co-sponsored by the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, “Redeveloping Green” was designed for newly-elected or appointed officials, veteran officials and those unfamiliar with the green redevelopment and sustainability concepts.   The course also addresses the concerns of other stakeholders who need to learn more about the basics, as well as any relevant issues coming from the 2007 legislative session.

Keynote speaker of the event is Graham Grady, Esq., a partner of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP in Chicago, Illinois, in the firm’s real estate department, with a concentration in zoning, land use and government relations matters. A noted figure in Chicago’s private, public and civic sectors, Grady will explain both what is happening nationally and how Chicago began it’s now famous green efforts.

Seminar topics of discussion include an introduction to green development, resources available to assist in implementing a green redevelopment project or plan, and a panelist discussion of case studies concerning the challenges faced and experience gained in green redevelopment.

Cost to register for the seminar is $75. To register, send a check or purchase order made payable to FAU to John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government at FAU, Bldg. 44, Room SO 277, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431. Registration also is available at www.fau.edu/fiog. For more information, contact Sarah Shannon at 561-297-3749 or sshannon@fau.edu.

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The John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government at FAU was established in 1982 as an affiliate of the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government. Our primary mission is to forge closer government-university ties to address the needs of state, regional, and local governments and nonprofit agencies. Our service area includes Broward, Glades, Hendry, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beac, and St. Lucie counties. The host organization for the Institute at FAU is the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions within the College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs.

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