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Sustainability and Resilience Planning in NWA

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Sustainability and Resilience Planning in NWA

Join this discussion to hear from community leaders about sustainability and resilience planning efforts currently underway to help northwest Arkansas be more sustainable as our region continues to grow and develop. You’ll learn about the City of Fayetteville’s Climate Action Plan and the Northwest Arkansas Energy & Environment Innovation Plan, and get a peek at a new online mapping tool developed to help local landowners, planners, and decision-makers identify ecologically valuable land that will assist them in their efforts to improve sustainability and resilience in our region.

Fayetteville’s Climate Action Plan was developed to help the city reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and to implement nature-based climate adaptation goals to enhance ecosystem services and adaptive resilience.

The NWA Energy & Environment Innovation Plan is currently being developed to promote a sustainable and resilient future for the region, and to support investment in measures and solutions that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, create high-quality jobs, spur economic growth, and enable access to and enhance NWA competitiveness for federal funding opportunities.

About the Presenters:

Peter Nierengarten, P.E. is the Environmental Director for the City of Fayetteville where he manages the city’s Sustainability and Resilience Department. In his role as Environmental Director, Peter focuses on initiatives that improve livability and reduce the energy and carbon footprint for the city through energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste reduction, sustainability, and active transportation.

Tim Conklin, AICP is the Executive Director for the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission. In his role as Executive Director, Tim oversees regional planning efforts and works to build coalitions and foster dialogue between the various municipalities, counties, and agencies that comprise northwest Arkansas to improve quality of life in the region and ensure a bright future for its residents.

Eric Fuselier, ENV SP is an environmental project manager at Olsson and an Envision Sustainability Professional. At Olsson, Eric worked with both the City of Fayetteville and the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission to develop the plans covered in this program.


July 18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Fayetteville Public Library
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Fayetteville Public Library
401 West Mountain Street
Fayetteville, OH 72701 United States
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