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U.S. EPA Division Director to Discuss "Smart Growth" as Part of Ohio Wesleyan's Sagan National Colloquium

November 15, 2006

As the nation grows, Geoffrey Anderson is dedicated to promoting smart development that serves the economy, the community and the environment.

Anderson, director of the Development, Community and Environment Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will discuss “Smart Growth as a Partnership Between Science and Environmental Policy” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in Ohio Wesleyan University’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the center’s Benes Room.

Anderson joined the EPA in 1994, and two years later helped to create the Smart Growth Network, a consortium of more than 30 partners dedicated to improving the way the nation develops. Smart Growth Network provides information and tools for intelligent, responsible growth and acts as a conduit to share best practices and policies. More information about the network is available at www.smartgrowth.org.

Anderson’s work has included principal authorship of “Why Smart Growth: a primer,” “Transportation and Environmental Impacts of Brownfields vs. Greenfields Development,” and contributions to “Getting to Smart Growth,” volumes 1 and 2. He assumed the role of division director in 2000, overseeing its outreach, technical assistance, research and policy activities.

The Sagan National Colloquium is in its 21st year at Ohio Wesleyan. The year’s theme is “The Citizen Scientist, How Science Affects Our Daily Lives.” For more information, please visit snc.owu.edu or call 740-368-3995.