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blog by S.J. Velasquez  • 

Author Catherine Tumber’s message is an unlikely one: rust belt cities can serve as models for sustainable urban living.

She has the evidence to back it up, and interested parties can listen to Tumber make her case Thursday evening at Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.

Tumber, author of “Small, Gritty and Green: The Promise of America’s Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low Carbon World,” will be the featured speaker for the free lecture and public forum at 7 p.m. She’ll present research on rust belt cities and the important role they can take in today’s—and tomorrow’s—economy.

This is the first event in the Get the Rust Out speaker series sponsored by the Partnership for the Public Good, Buffalo First!, the John R. Oishei Foundation and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.

According to a Buffalo First! article on TheGoodNeighborhood.com:

“The objectives of this series are: to provide practical tools that inspire and empower community-driven economic development; to foster cross-sectoral collaboration that furthers the goal of a resurgent regional economy; and to build momentum for convening the national conference of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) to be hosted in Buffalo in June of 2013.”

The event is free and open to the public.

TAGGED: burchfield penney, lecture, rust belt

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