WRAL-TV’s Fishel To Lead Town Hall Discussion “Smart Growth” on March 30

Greg Fishel

WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel

WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel will continue his quarterly Town Hall meeting series at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on Thursday, March 30, 2017.  Discussing the topic “Smart Growth: Making Our Cities Sustainable,” Fishel will be joined by Vatsal Bhatt of the U.S. Green Building Council and Kenneth Bowers, Director of Planning for the City of Raleigh.

Attendees will learn about the challenges that cities are facing around the globe and in particular here at home. The discussion will also address how we can overcome a variety of challenges and help our cities continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty.

This Town Hall addresses the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, which focuses on ensuring the development of inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities. This program is part of a series at the Museum ― The Nature of Science: A Town Hall with Greg Fishel ― inspired by Albert Einstein’s view that “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” The series is designed to provide in-depth discussions with leaders from around the globe, as they explore the major scientific and environmental issues of our time. Comments and questions from the audience are encouraged.

Doors to the WRAL 3D Theater open at 6:30 p.m. All guests are invited to attend a coffee and dessert reception following the program from 8:30 to 9 p.m. in the Museum’s Natural Treasures Gallery. This program is made possible by the Friends of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Capitol Broadcasting Company.

The event is free and open to the public.

For those who cannot attend in person, the Town Hall discussion will be live-streamed here:  https://livestream.com/naturalsciences

Greg Fishel Town Hall – Smart Growth: Making our cities sustainable
Thursday, March 30, 2017
7:00 – 8:30pm
NC Museum of Natural Sciences, WRAL 3D Theater

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