The Indian American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), will co-sponsor a second panel discussion to focus on Orlando’s future as a smart and sustainable city. The Smart and Sustainable Cities Collaboration II (SSCC) Panel Discussion will unite local officials, corporate and educational leaders to discuss how Central Florida, and more specifically Orlando, can implement more green initiatives within our community for a cleaner, healthier, smarter and more sustainable future in Central Florida.
The SSCC II Panel Discussion will take place on Thursday, March 7th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the UCF Center for Emerging Media. It is located at 500 West Livingston Street, in downtown Orlando. The IACC is co-sponsoring this event with the UCF India Center.
Panelists will also discuss the dynamics of urban change; the opportunities and challenges that will increase for our community as we implement these innovations; the interdependence of social, economic, environmental and technological factors; and how these evolve as we shape the modern city, and improve the quality of urban life in Orlando.
Panelists will include: Chris Castro- Director, Office of Sustainability and Resilience, City of Orlando; Eric Hill- Director of Transportation System Management and Operations, MetroPlan Orlando; Arthur Huang- Ph.D. LEED-AP, Assistant Professor, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, UCF; and Eric Levy- Midday News Anchor, Spectrum News 13, joins us again as Moderator. This year’s event follows a successful panel discussion on smart and sustainable cities at Rollins College, last March.
IACC President Yog Melwani says, “Last year’s Smart and Sustainable Cities Collaboration offered powerful insights about how we can improve our quality of life in Orlando, in the coming years. This year, we will take the discussion to a whole new level. There are many issues for our leaders to consider while ensuring sustainable policies meet the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects.”
Mr. Melwani is available for media interviews ahead of this important community event.