Public Radio WBHM 90.3 FM will host an "Issues & Ales" event concentrating on sustainable development and Birmingham's future Wednesday, Mar. 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at WorkPlay at 500 23rd St. South.
The evening will focus on what Birmingham is doing, and what Birmingham's experts and residents think it should be doing, to improve the environment as the City continues its current revitalization. Lee Ann Macknally, President of Macknally Land Design, will be the keynote speaker, followed by Dr. Fouad H. Fouad, director of the Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
A panel discussion facilitated by WBHM's news director Rachel Osier Lindley will follow Macknally and Fouad's remarks. Panelists include Michael J. Churchman, executive director of the Alabama Environmental Council, Natalie Kelly, founder Kelly Green Marketing and Consulting and publisher of My Green Birmingham, Auburn University's Ben Wieseman and Stacie M. Propst, Ph.D., Executive Director of GASP.