This will be a free presentation on the future of energy and climate with an emphasis on coastal issues, with time for extended discussion. Target audience is concerned citizens, elected officials, planners, business and public management professionals, sustainability, climate, and energy professionals and faculty and students in various relevant programs, such as UNCW’s Masters of Coastal and Ocean Policy and Environmental Studies. Much of the focus will be on what is needed at the local level where these energy and climate issues hit home in real ways.
Scott Shuford is a certified city planner with over 30 years of professional experience in local government planning. He currently serves as the Development Services Director for the City of Fayetteville, NC, but his experience includes senior planning positions in Onslow County, Asheville, Wilmington, and Carolina Beach in North Carolina, and St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Brevard County in Florida, as well as a two-year stint as a private sector planning consultant. As a private consultant, Mr. Shuford was retained by the University of North Carolina at Asheville and NOAA's National Climatic Data Center to work on climate change outreach to professional planners. As part of this effort, he co-authored a 2010 American Planning Association (APA) report entitled Planning for a New Energy and Climate Future. He is also a co-author for APA’s Climate Change Policy Guide.
Lumina Theater is located on the campus of UNC Wilmington in the Fisher Student Center. Free parking will be available in Lots A, D, E, F and K. You can find a campus map here.
This program is sponsored by the UNCW Coastal Health Initiative (CHI). The CHI is a program initiated by the UNCW School of Health and Applied Human Sciences dedicated to exploring the impacts of the state of the coastal environment on human health and life quality and the impact of humans on the health of the coastal environment.
For more information on this program or the Coastal Health Initiative, contact:
Dr. James Herstine