Bradford moderates session at sustainability summit

Bill Bradford, P.E., a senior vice president and Hanson’s energy, sustainability and resiliency principal who works at the Orlando, Florida, regional office, moderated a collaboration effort focused on industry, innovation and infrastructure issues in central Florida.

On May 5 and 6, the East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative, Central Florida Foundation, city of Orlando, University of Central Florida’s Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity and Orange County hosted an event in Orlando called 17 Rooms. It’s a method for problem-solving and action development focused on the U.N.’s 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). This brainstorming concept comes from a partnership between the Brookings Institution and The Rockefeller Foundation.

The summit gathered leaders and community and organization representatives from the eight-county region to plan actions under all 17 SDGs that could be completed in 12–18 months. Each room had a facilitator and moderator. On May 6, Bill moderated a room, or session, based on the ninth SDG: industry, innovation and infrastructure.