Penn State City Lights invites the public to sustainability event

January 25, 2013

Penn State alumni and the public are invited to attend "Urban Sustainability and Regenerative Design” from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 21, at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh. The event is part of the Penn State Alumni Association’s City Lights programming and is co-sponsored by the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture.

Phipps, now known as one of the world's greenest public spaces, was established in 1893. The steel and glass Victorian greenhouse has stood as a cultural and architectural centerpiece of Pittsburgh and, in recent decades, has become a prime example of advanced green-building practices, sustainable gardening and environmental awareness.

The program features Ken Tamminga, professor of landscape architecture in Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture, and a faculty member of the Inter-College Graduate Program in Ecology. Tamminga will discuss sustainability and community regeneration, and will explain how alumni and campus members can engage communities in green efforts.

A reception with hors d'oeuvres and private conservatory access will be held at 6 p.m. followed by a seated dinner at 7 p.m., and a dessert and an educational program beginning at 8 p.m.

The fee is $30 for alumni association members and $45 for non-members. To register, visit or call 800-548-LION, option 5.


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