The annual Sustainability in Public Works Conference is now a part of the APWA Congress! Beginning in Toronto 2014, this important conference will be merged with the APWA annual Congress to expose these important sustainability issues, discussions, sessions, and solutions to a broader audience. Sustainability is not just the responsibility of the sustainability coordinators and officers—it is everyone’s responsibility and chances are you need to stay informed and involved in your community.

Best of all, there are no additional fees for participating in Sustainability in Public Works—all full registrants are eligible to attend any or all Sustainability activities.


  • 40 education sessions dedicated specifically to sustainability showing you how to efficiently deliver infrastructure projects and services in an environmentally and socially responsible way that ensures the best economic choice in the long term. 
  • A Sustainability Pavilion on the Exhibit Floor featuring dozens of exhibitors’ innovative tools, products and resources in sustainability.
  • Envision™ Roundtable Super Session—Network with Envision™ users and discuss the potential applications and uses for the Envision™ infrastructure sustainability rating system. 
  • Center for Sustainability Roundtable—Join the leaders of the APWA Center for Sustainability in a roundtable discussion about sustainability in public works. Members of the APWA Center for Sustainability will be present to provide an overview of the Center’s recent activities, discuss the latest developments and trends driving the development of sustainable communities. 
  • General session speaker, Alex Steffen, Planetary Futurist and best-selling author of Worldchanging:
    A User’s Guide to the 21st Century
    and Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities That Can Save the Planet.
  • And much more.