A panel of speakers from 3 different states (Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin) will discuss how communities' land use decisions can impact and respond to a changing climate. They will share examples from various communities and may touch on agriculture and food, infrastructure systems, the link with smart growth and sustainability, and environmental protection. In addition, each speaker will discuss how climate change is expected to affect their various states.
Jim Shortle is a Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics and Director of the College of Agricultural Sciences Environment and Natural Resources Institute. He has been on the Penn State faculty since receiving his Ph.D.in Economics from Iowa State University in 1981. His research and teaching are ... Read More
Thomas W. Blaine hails from Russell, Kentucky – a portion of the “tri-state area” where the Bluegrass State meets West Virginia and Ohio. He has three degrees from the University of Kentucky: a B.A. in Political Science, an M.S. in Marketing and a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics. He ... Read More
James LaGro is a professor in the Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The causes and consequences of land use dynamics and landscape change – especially within the built environment – are Professor LaGro’s primary research, teaching, and outreach interests. His current work focuses on ... Read More