Norton Speaks at 2018 Freshwater Summit

Richard Norton, professor of urban and regional planning, presented at the 2018 Freshwater Summit on October 26. The summit, which took place in Traverse City, Michigan, is an annual gathering of citizens and environmental experts. Norton’s presentation, “Planning to be a Resilient Great Lakes Community,” addressed climate change and how Michigan communities can incorporate sustainability and smart growth into their short- and long-term planning processes.

Other speakers included Senator Gary Peters [D-MI] and Great Lakes Commission Policy Director Matt Doss.

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