Speaker to address sustainable cities April 20 at Rockford College

Kimberly Gray. Photo provided

From press release

Kimberly Gray, a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University, will present a talk titled “The Modern American City: Can We Ever Make it Sustainable?” at 4 p.m., April 20, at Rockford College’s Maddox Theatre.

Gray’s work is motivated by a commitment to protect and improve the environment, and a drive to solve interesting problems in science and engineering. In her talk, she discusses the various perspectives on “sustainability,” a term that means very different things to different people, and makes the case for why this is a pressing issue to be addressed sooner rather than later.

The program, part of the college’s Forum Series, is co-sponsored by the American Chemical Society-Rock River section. It is free and open to the public, although tickets must be reserved. For tickets and other information, call the college’s box office at (815) 226-4100. For more about the Forum Series, see www.rockford.edu/?page=ForumSeries.

From the April 14-20, 2010 issue

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