11th Annual Conference

Building Sustainable Communities:
International, National and Local Perspectives

Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
October 24-25, 2014
Friday, October 24, 6.00 pm – 9.30 pm
Saturday, October 25, 8.00 am – 5.30 pm

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Program (Download PDF):
Opening Session: Friday, October 24

6.00 pm  Conference Registration and Reception

6.30 pm
Welcome:   Linda Silka, Director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center

Introduction:   Emily Markides, ESTIA President

Moderator:  Jim Settele, Director of School of Policy and International Affairs (SPIA)

7.00 pm   The Famagusta Ecocity Project as a Model of Ecology and Peace
Vasia Markides, artist & filmaker and Ceren Bogac Asst Prof. of Architecture

8.00 pm The Architecture of EcoPeace: Revitalizing Famagusta from Ghost Town to Ecocity
Jan Wampler, MIT Distinguished Professor of Architecture

8.45 pm Question/Answer Session

Saturday, October 25

8.00 am Conference Registration

8.30 am Welcome
Linda Silka, Director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center

gkisedtanamoogk, Bundle Keeper of the Wampanoag Nation

Jim Settele, Director of School of Policy and International Affairs (SPIA)

9.00 am A New Definition of an Architect
Jan Wampler, MIT Distinguished Professor of Architecture

9.45 am A Systems Approach to Community Development
Bernard Amadei, Founder of Engineers Without Border

10.30 am Break

10.45 am Islands Foreshadow the Future in Sustainability
Soren Hermansen and Malene Annikki Lunden, Co-Directors of the Samso Energy Academy, Denmark

11.45 am Lunch – Mediterranean Diet Menu based on Seasonal and Organic Food
Music by the Park Street Pickers (guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, washtub bass and vocals)

12.45 pm Bringing it All Home: Creating a Stong Economy for Maine
Chellie Pingree , Congresswoman, 1st Congressional District -Invited

1.30 pm Maine’s Climate & Energy Future
Ivan Fernandez, Distinguished Prof. of School of Forest Resources, Climate Change Institute, and the School of Food and Agriculture
and Habib Dagher, Prof. of Civil Engineering & Director of the Advanced Structures and Compsites Center.

2.15 pm Break

2.30 pm Panel: Local Action Can Bring Resilience to Maine
David Kelly, Builder & Designer, Bangor EcoHomes
Joline Blais, Assoc. Prof. of New Media, The Belfast Ecovillage
Lisa Fernandes, The Resilience Hub and Portland Maine Permaculture
Eileen Hagerman, The Terrell House Permaculture Living and Learning Center, University of Maine

3.30 pm Panel: Question/Answer Session with all the Presenters

4.45 pm Closing Statements by all the Presenters/Evaluation

Co-Sponsors for ESTIA/UMaine Conference

Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration
Auxiliary Services
Office of Sustainability
College of Engineering
Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
School of Policy and International Affairs
Honors College
Peace and Reconciliation Studies Program
Sociology Department
Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition
Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Climate Change Institute
Advanced Stuctures and Composites Center


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