LIU Post Sustainability Scholar Assists with New Southampton Plan: Interview with WPKN 89.5 FM
Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post
Dr. Scott Carlin, an associate professor of geography at LIU Post and member of the Southampton Town’s Sustainable Advisory Committee, has contributed a plan that assists the town in reviewing changes in municipal practices within the framework of economic, social, and environmental sustainability. The plan, called “Southampton 400+ Plan,” – referring to Southampton Town’s 400th Anniversary in 2040 – contains 10 sections of best practices in sustainability operations, including education, water quality, land use, economics, local energy usage, green buildings, production and management of water and overall quality of life. The plan was initiated by the Sustainable Southampton Green Committee, with funding from a U.S. Department of Energy grant.
“The plan asks Southampton Town to think about all those elements, which are historically treated separately, and treat them in a more integrated and interdependent fashion,” Dr. Carlin says on the radio show “Sustainability East End” on WPKN 89.5 FM (wpkn.org) on June 13, 2013. “The reason for that is that when you look at interconnections between land use and energy, you can find more effective ways to deliver services in a more efficient way, improving the town to plan for its future,” he added.
Listen here to Dr. Carlin’s interview with host Francesca Rheannon.
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