Sustainability Roundtable: Laura Grabowski, Metro Louisville - Louisville Vacant Properties

When Sep 27, 2019
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Urban Studies Room 200 (426 W Bloom St)
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Laura GrabowskiPlease join us for UofL's Sustainability Roundtable on alternate Fridays throughout the fall at 11am.

On September 27th, our speaker will be Laura Grabowski, Director of Metro Louisville's Vacant and Public Property Administration. Laura oversees a team of 8 staff and three boards charged with alleviating vacant and abandoned properties, including real estate sales, foreclosures and condemnation proceedings, rehab, and demolition. She manages a $2 million annual budget and develops innovative solutions to address vacant and abandoned properties.

Upcoming Fall Roundtables include:
Oct. 11 – Allison Smith, Metro Louisville - Brownfields
Oct. 25 – TBA
Nov. 8 – Jessica Eggleston, UofL Masters in Sustainability student
Nov. 22 – Lilias Pettit-Scott, Urban Agriculture Coalition - High Tunnel Production

The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch! Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Tamara Sluss.

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