Sustainable planning expert to present lecture, discussion April 28

An award-winning author and international leader in sustainable community planning and development will share his knowledge with the campus and larger community during a presentation and discussion from 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, April 28 in Alumni Rooms A and B of the University Union. Torbjörn Lahti is trained as an urban planner, and during the past 30 years he has provided education and consulting in the “eco-municipality” systems approach to sustainable development — including with a number of communities across Wisconsin. The initiator of Sweden’s national association of eco-municipalities, Sekom, Lahti is the author of several books on the subject, and is co-director of the Institute for Eco-municipality Education and Assistance. Lahti’s presentation is supported by the Environmental Management and Business Institute, NEW ERA and the UW-Extension. It is free and open to the public