MNR students contribute to report on the role of cities in the green economy for Rio +20 released by the USGBC, UNEP, and WBCSD


MNR students Lorien Koontz and Laurie Henley both submitted case studies of innovative sustainability strategies being advanced by North American cities that were selected for inclusion in a joint report released by the US Green Building Council, the United Nations Environmental Programme, and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development as part of a campaign leading up the Rio +20 Earth Summit held in June.

The report, titled “Rio +20 – Advancing the Transformation to a Green Economy through Green Buildings and Resource Efficient Cities,”  was distributed as a synthesis of stakeholder consultations held in five major North American cities as part of the coalitions’ “Road to Rio +20” event series.  Koontz and Henely prepared and submitted the case studies as part of their participation in an online course on green infrastructure offered by Dr. Courtney Kimmel through the MNR program.