March 6, 2006
The Public Policy Learning Community at the College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, and Saint John’s University, Collegeville, sponsors its annual Spring Policy Forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 at the Stephen B. Humphrey Auditorium on the SJU campus.
The topic of this year’s event is, “Metropolitan Growth: Debating the Good Life.”
A four-person panel will discuss the increasingly important issues of land use, housing and transportation, and look at the questions, “How do we grow?” and “Where do we go?”
“This panel brings together nationally-known experts with diverse viewpoints on the best ways to respond to a myriad of public policy issues facing our growing metropolitan areas,” said Matt Lindstrom, associate professor of political science at CSB/SJU and director of the PPLC. “Covering ecology, economics and ethics, the panel is sure to be both informative and entertaining.”
The panel consists of:
The panel will be moderated by Ernie Diedrich, professor of economics and environmental studies at CSB/SJU. He has been a member of the faculty since 1980, and is known for his intellectual and social interest in environmental economics.
Diedrich co-founded the schools’ environmental studies program, and has served in a variety of leadership roles in non-profits, such as the Minnesota League of Conservation Voters, the Minnesota Project and, most recently, the Avon Hills Initiative.
The event is free and open to the public.