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|Graduate Degree: MIT, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Undergraduate Degree: Emory University
Areas of Interest: Conservation and energy issues
Mentor: Susan Tracy, The Strategy Group
Agency: Planning Department, City of Newton
Supervisor: Juris Alksnitis, Project Coordinator
Project Description: Amelia prepared a draft of an Energy Action Plan for the City of Newton to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support more energy efficient policies. While at the City of Newton she was involved developing and refining a comprehensive energy policy for the City of Newton, Massachusetts. One of the most environmentally-progressive mid-sized cities in the nation, Newton engaged Ms. Ravin to modernize energy policy on a broad scale, coalescing the work of a number of departments, developing consensus across city agencies, involving community organizations, and driving the project to the point of implementation.