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Media Contact: Herb Booth, Office:817-272-7075, Cell:214-546-1082, hbooth@uta.edu

ARLINGTON - A luncheon discussion run by Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck, Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief and Frisco Mayor Maher Maso highlight a daylong conference on sustainability issues Thursday Oct. 2.

The conference – Public/Private: Making Sustainability Work – will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UT Arlington School of Architecture’s second floor auditorium, 601 W. Nedderman Drive.

The mayors will discuss Public Policy and Sustainability.

The keynote speaker is Richard Hansen, LEED, AP, DMJM H&N. He has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant in the building industry. He is currently division manager for a DMJM Design multi-disciplinary A/E team in Orange, Calif., where he is responsible for the management, administration and strategic direction of a team of more than 100 specialists. Hansen also is responsible for the national engineering practice of DMJM H&N. His current roles also include the integration of sustainable design techniques, advanced design tools and processes, allowing him to develop an integrated, holistic approach to design.

Architecture Dean Don Gatzke also will address the conference.

“We are excited to bring this lineup of speakers to a conference on campus,” Dean Gatzke said. “There are big payoffs for those developers and policy-makers who decide to ‘go green.’ It’s a very hot topic.”

Register online or receive more information and a complete agenda at this Website.

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