Event: State of the Harbor Conference

Inner Harbor
Photo of the Inner Harbor, Baltimore
Source:  Kevin Harber (Flickr)

On Saturday, February 5th, the first annual State of the Harbor Conference held by Baltimore Waterfront Partnership. The Partnership’s initiate Healthy Harbor by 2020 seeks to have a ‘swimmable, fishable Inner Harbor’ in the next nine years. If you are from Baltimore, you are probably already aware that the Inner Harbor is in need of tender loving care. To learn more about this event, go to http://www.healthyharborbaltimore.org/

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“The City is not the problem, its the solution…”

To get over my sadness about not being able to attend the TEDx MidAtlantic conference in DC this past Friday, I decided to look at some TED Talks on sustainability and pretend I attended as hard as I could!  While checking out a few of the talks, I came across this presentation given by Jaime Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil.  For those not in the know, Curitiba has become a world model for sustainability with a focus on transportation (specifically Bus Rapid Transit).  Take a look at talk, it ends in the Lerner singing and the audience providing the music!