The Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) and Sustain Charlotte have partnered to bring you the 2018 Charlotte Sustainability Summit with support from the National Science Foundation!

The day to day livelihood of urban residents around the world are subject to dynamics in human migration, capital flows, armed conflict, natural and human-triggered disaster, climatic shifts, and technological transitions that are largely outside the control of local government. Yet local governments are often the first responders to the challenges of global change, and leaders at the state and local level are stepping up to fill a sustainability policy vacuum left by national governments incapable or unwilling to confront the realities of climate change, global trade, population growth, etc. With these challenges in mind, our summit theme is “Localizing Sustainability: Local challenges, local champions”.

About INSS

The Integrated Network for Social Sustainability (INSS) works to encourage a greater appreciation for social aspects of sustainability with a particular focus on engineering and its allied professions. At heart, they see sustainability as an integrated concept, rather than as separate environmental, economic, and social sustainabilities, in that each of these elements is inseparable from the others. Social elements remain underappreciated in this model, and we work for greater inclusion of these in planning and practice.

About Sustain Charlotte

Sustain Charlotte is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that informs, engages, and empowers residents to address the numerous sustainability challenges that have accompanied our rapid population growth. They work to inspire choices that lead to a healthy environment, equitable society, and vibrant community for generations to come.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.

This event material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1231382.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.