Mayor Nutter in Rio de Janiero to Discuss Sustainability


Philadelphia Inquirer, August 15, 2011 -- Mayor Nutter and the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson, are in Rio de Janeiro this week to listen, learn, and lend their expertise on green development as one of the world's premier cities embarks on a $200 billion reinvention of its infrastructure.

With Brazil set to host the 2014 World Cup, Rio picked as the site of the 2016 Olympics, and mammoth road and sewer projects in the works, officials see the meeting as a platform to push sustainability and the benefits of a green economy.

Government, industry, academic, and nonprofit officials from both countries will meet for three days - among them EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Philadelphia Water Commissioner Howard Neukrug, and Philadelphia Deputy Mayor for Transportation Rina Cutler - to exchange information and ideas.

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