As Charlotte grows (44 people move here each day), it's critical that we grow smarter. To help, Sustain Charlotte launched a new monthly event series called Grow Smart CLT!
Join us for our March event, where our panelists will tackle the issue of smart growth and green space!
Smart Growth + Green Space. Green spaces are a great benefit to our environment. They filter pollutants and dust from the air, they provide shade and lower temperatures in urban areas, and they even reduce erosion of soil into our waterways but more and more of those spaces are disappearing. Our panel will discuss from various viewpoints how green space ties in with «growing smart».
Winiker is a federal and state criminal defense attorney at Winiker Law in Charlotte. He is also the Mecklenburg County Parks and Rec Commissioner and works with Greenways for Mecklenburg, a nonprofit organization established to advocate for the accelerated completion of the greenway system in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
Perkins is a professor of chemistry and environmental science at Queens University.
Dunning is the Principal at Shook Kelly, Inc., a local firm that combines the disciplines of brand strategy, architecture, urban planning and communication design into one integrated approach they call Perception Design.
Jones is Division Director at Mecklenburg Park and Recreation
The panel will be moderated by Sustain Charlotte's Executive Director Shannon Binns.
Tickets are $5 for non-Sustain Charlotte members (donate at least $5/month or $60/year) and free for members. Interested in becoming a member to attend the events for free? Visit sustaincharlotte.org/membership
These fun yet informative events will dive into the multiple sustainability challenges that Charlotte faces due to our rapid growth. Learn more about these events at growsmartclt.org