UNH Hosts Forum on Population,
Environment, and Growth in New England Oct. 23
Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations
October 16, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire's Center for Integrative
Regional Problem Solving (CIRPS), the Center for Environment and
Population and the National Wildlife Federation will host an Evening
Forum on Population, Environment, and Growth in New England at the
UNH Elliot Alumni Center 1925 Room, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2003, from
7:30 to 9 p.m.
The "New Hampshire Report on Population and the Environment,"
the first in the new series of "U.S. State Reports on Population
and the Environment," will be unveiled at the event. A limited
number of complimentary copies will be available.
The forum is free and open to the public, and registration is not
required. Light refreshments will be served.
Speakers for the panel include:
- Vicky Markham, founding director of the Center for Environment
and Population (CEP), presenting the recently released "New
Hampshire State Report on Population and the Environment"
- Beth Della Valle, coordinator of the Maine State Planning Office's
Land Use Team, presenting on the state of population growth and
smart growth efforts in Maine
- David Soule, Northeastern University, Massachusetts, Center
for Urban and Regional Policy, discussing land-use trends at the
national, regional, and state levels, and their impact on quality
of life and the environment
Doug MacPherson, reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) will
Following the presentations, audience members are invited to participate
in a discussion with the speakers to examine the benefits and challenges
of taking a regional approach to address the issues of population,
environmental impact and sustainable community development.
Local co-sponsor is the New England Coalition for Sustainable Population
For more information contact: Amy Seif, 603-862-4650; Vicky Markham,
603-431-4066; and Julie Starr, 802-229-0650.