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The 2020 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit has been reimagined as a multi-day, virtual event taking place on August 5-7, 2020.  We are excited to explore the theme “Cities of the Future: Becoming a Regenerative Region.” 

Highlights for this year’s Summit:

  • A keynote address by Majora Carter, an award-winning urban revitalization strategist and corporate consultant

  • A plenary panel featuring Majora Carter, Jamie Love, Associate Director of U.S. Programs at the Institute for Sustainable Communities, and Victoria Parks, Commissioner at Hamilton County Commissioner Office

  • 21 breakout sessions with dynamic sustainability leaders, exploring how cities can become regenerative hubs that enhance our natural resources and support healthy, equitable communities

  • A sustainability awards ceremony

Greening the Ghetto

Ted Talk by Majora Carter


Majora Carter

Majora Carter is award-winning urban revitalization strategist and corporate consultant. She is the founder of Sustainable South Bronx and Green for All, and has worked at the intersection of race, place and environment for over two decades. Her work in the South Bronx has transformed a once blighted community into a hub of opportunity and advancement for residents of all backgrounds.

Carter's work has won major awards, including a MacArthur 'genius' Grant, a Peabody Award, the Rudy Bruner Award Silver Medal, nine honorary doctorates, and accolades from various professional groups. She is quoted on the walls of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture: “Nobody should have to move out of their neighborhood to live in a better one.” 

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The mission of the L&L Nippert Charitable Foundation is to continue Louis and Louise Nippert’s long-standing and generous philanthropic efforts to benefit the residents of the Tri-State Area.

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