Senior ECPA Fellow Jeff Soule Visits Chile on Behalf of ECPA

Monday, October 07, 2013

Jeff Soule, a Senior Fellow in the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA), will be traveling October 5 – October 11, 2013 to participate in meetings and events in Chile including a workshop with the Ministerio de Vivienda y Urbanismo and a conference for students and academics at the “American Academy of Science and Technology”. Senior ECPA Fellow Jeff Soule works as Director of Outreach and International Programs at the American Planning Association and is
representing the Sustainable Communities in Central America and the Caribbean Initiative.

The Senior ECPA Fellows program is a network of high-level technical experts in the fields of climate change and energy who travel between countries in the Western Hemisphere to consult with governments or other institutions. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemispheric Affairs and is administered by Partners of the Americas. There are currently 20 Senior ECPA Fellows who participate in these international exchanges. The main areas of focus for the program are: energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy infrastructure, energy poverty and access, sustainable forestry and land use, and climate change Mr. Soule is an expert in sustainable urban planning and development. During his exchange to Chile, Jeff Soule plans to visit Valdivia and participate in a workshop with the “Ministerio de Vivienda y Urbanismo.” Mr. Soule will also assist in the Tactical Urbanism event with NGOs and local citizens. During his stay in Santiago he will hold a conference for students and academics at The American Academy of Science and Technology, as well as lead a workshop with mayors and relevant staff of Santiago’s municipalities and the Urban Planning Institute.

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Partners of the Americas is an international network that promotes social and economic development in the Americas through leadership, voluntary service, and development programs. Its mission is to connect individuals, volunteers, institutions, businesses, and communities to serve and to change lives through lasting partnerships. Partners envisions an interconnected hemisphere that maximizes the social and economic potential, and leverages the full diversity, of the Americas.