Industrial Symbiosis Research Symposium August 15th 2008
Please hold the evening of Friday, August 15 to the morning of Sunday, August 17, 2008 for the next Industrial Symbiosis Research Symposium. The Fifth Annual Symposium will be sponsored by the Devens Enterprise Commission in Massachusetts, USA at the former Army base now redeveloped as an eco-industrial center. Peter Lowitt, Director of the Devens Enterprise Center, will chair the event and the theme for this year is "The Role of Planning in Industrial Symbiosis."
The Symposium will have a primarily social event Friday night, August 15, a day of programming Saturday, August 16 on the theme "The Role of Planning in Industrial Symbiosis" with sessions concluding on the morning of Sunday August 17. The Symposium coincides with the opening of the Gordon Conference on Industrial Ecology which will be held at Colby-Sawyer College in the New London, NH from August 17-22, 2008.
For more information on the Gordon Conference please visit: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2008&program=industeco
The Industrial Symbiosis Research Symposium is targeted to researchers in this subfield of industrial ecology. The first symposium was sponsored by Yale University in 2004 (proceedings in PDF at http://environment.yale.edu/publication/series/industrial_ecology/) It has since been sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers in Stockholm in 2005, the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme and Advantage West Midlands in Birmingham, UK in 2006 and Dalhousie University School for Resource and Environmental Studies in Halifax, Nova Scotia last year.
A detailed program will be sent in April 2008. Please forward this mail to any colleagues who might be interested in the event as researchers in industrial symbiosis. If you have ideas while the plans are forming, please feel free to contact Peter Lowitt at MDFAPLowitt@Massdevelopment.com or me.
Hold the date: 15-17 August 2008
The 2008 Planning Committee
Peter Lowitt, Mass Development
Marian Chertow, Yale University
Stephen Levine, Tufts University
Neil Angus, Mass Development
Anthony Sarkis, Antioch University New England
Melanie Quigley, Yale University
Marian Chertow, Ph.DAssociate Professor and Director, Industrial Environmental Management ProgramYale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies205 Prospect StreetNew Haven, Connecticut 06511203-432-6197 - phone203-432-5556 - firstname.lastname@example.org - e-mail