What will Durango look like and be in 2040? Local futurists share their visions.
- Sarah Lemcke is a certified early childhood educator, advocate for children and passionate champion for progressive education. She is employed at Riverview Elementary School as a preschool teacher for children ages 3-5. Having always been passionate and fascinated by alternative forms of education, she spent the summer training at a forest kindergarten in Zurich, Switzerland. Her experiences as a forest teacher altered her paradigm around education for the better. Sarah is committed to bringing best practices into public education and is proud to work in a district where this mindset is encouraged and supported.
- Richard Grossman practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Durango for 40 years. For most of that time he was the volunteer medical director of the health department. He has written the column Population Matters for The Durango Herald since 1995. In high school he read an advertisement in Scientific American titled “A Statement of Conviction about Overpopulation” which said, “We believe that widespread, effective and voluntary use of medically sound and individually acceptable birth control is an essential factor in any humane design to raise world living standards and achieve international peace.” He was hooked and since that time has done what he can to help every child born in Durango be planned, healthy and loved. In addition, he has learned about the limits to growth, and learned that humans have gone far beyond those limits.
- Greg Hoch worked for the City of Durango’s Community Development Department for 35 years, beginning in 1981 until his retirement in 2016. From 1981 to 1987, he served as Durango city planner, and from 1987 to 2016 as the department director. A native Denverite, but a resident of Durango since 1974, Greg graduated from Hamilton College in 1970 with a BA and Drew University in 1972 with an MA in urban and regional studies. He basically describes his work for the city as administering the pubic decision-making processes related to they physical forms and associated change within the city.
Event Type(s): Adult Event, Family Event
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Presenter: The Durango Herald