5th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment

June 23-25, 1999

Baltimore / Maryland - USA

Best Western Hotel

5625 O'Donnell Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
Tel: (410) 633-9500;
for reservations, (800) 528-1234
Fax: (410) 633-4314




8:00-8:45 AM
Room: Fells Point

Date: 6-23 Time: 8:45-10:15 AM Room: Harbor A
Session [1]: Issues of Resource Management

Panel A
Lauren McCain1
Univ. of Colorado

"Public Attitudes as Barriers to Black-tailed Prairie Dog Recovery"

Michael Reiter2
James Eagleman
Brown County State Park,

"The Ongoing Development of a Resource Management
Strategy: Plant and Deer Population at Brown County
State Park, Indiana"

Chair: Michael Reiter

Discussants: 1Michael Reiter 2Mamdouh Nasr

Date: 6-23 Time: 10:30-12:00 NOON Room: Harbor C
Session [2]: Policy and Problems: Managing Our Resources

Panel B
Wander de Laat1
Joske Bunders
Vrije Univ.

"Approaching the Problems of Biodiversity Loss: Analyzing
Programs and Their Netherlands Perspectives in an
Interdisciplinary Framework"

Mamdouh Nasr2
Bonn Univ.
Germany &
Ain Shans Univ.

"Combating Desertification and Utilizing Dry Lands through
Water Harvesting in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Region:Technical and Economic Potentials and Constraints
and Policy Implications"

Mitali De3
Fouzia Siddiq
Keith Hipel
Univ. of Waterloo

"Development of Water Management Policy for
Minimizing Environmental Risk"

Chair: Wander deLaat

Discussants: 1Michael Reiter 2Glenn D'Alessio
3Michael Reiter

Lunch Break/Open Time

12:00 NOON - 1:45 PM

Date: 6-23 Time: 1:45-3:00 PM Room: Harbor A
Session [3]: Building Our Environment: Two Views

Panel A
Glenn D'Alessio1
Univ. of Massachusetts

"The History of Reinventing Solar-Orientation, Now Called
Passive-Solar Energy-Efficient, Building Practices: Keeping
Them in the Light"

Mik Ilet2
Marcus Jefferies
S.E. Chen
Univ. of Newcastle

"Education for Sustainability in Construction Management"

Chair: Mamdouh Nasr

Discussants: 1Mamdouh Nasr 2Glenn D'Alessio

Date: 6-23 Time: 1:45-3:00 PM Room: Harbor B
Session [4]:Environmental Education: Perspectives from Start to Finish

Panel B
Ralph Kunkel, Jr.1
Stonehill College

"Using the Parts to Teach the Whole"

Bridget Lyons2
Phyllis Machledt
Sacred Heart Univ.

"Anecdotal Evidence on Incorporating Environmentally
Focused Service Learning Projects into Courses in
Biology and Economics"

Chair: Bridget Lyons

Discussants: 1Wander deLaat 2Leslie Blake

Contact Time/Juice Break

3:00-3:15 PM
Room: Fells Point

Date: 6-23 Time: 3:15-4:00 PM Room: Harbor C
Session [5]:Conference Roundtable

Kevin L. Hickey
Demetri Kantarelis
Charles Estus
Assumption College

"University Transportation Centers in the U.S. Linking
Environmental Research with Transportation Issues:
Your Ideas"

U.S. Department of
Transportation Representative
Washington, DC

Tibor Machan
Chapman University

Ralph Kunkel, Jr.
Stonehill College



8:00-8:45 AM
Room: Fells Point

Date: 6-24 Time: 8:45-10:15 AM Room: Harbor A
Session [6]:Environmental Health: Case Study Views

Panel A
Raj Dhruvarajan1
Univ. of Manitoba

"Occupational Health Hazards of Waste Picking in Urban
India: A Case Study of Bangalore City"

Cheryl Teelucksingh2
York Univ.

"Re-Appropriating the Master's Tool: GIS analysis in
Environmental Racism and Research the Case of Toronto (Canada)"

Charles Simmons3
Eastern Michigan
State Univ.

"Media Coverage of Environmental Justice: A Case

Chair: Tibor Machan

Discussants: 1David Parsons 2Wander deLaat
3Tibor Machan

Date: 6-24 Time: 8:45-10:15 AM Room: Harbor C
Session [7]:The Business of the Environment

Panel B
Tea Kovacevic1
Zeljko Tomsic
Nenad Debrecin
Univ. of Zagreb

"External Costs: An Attempt to Make Power
Generation a Fair Game (Case Study Croatia)"

Maria Tysiachniouk2
Center for Independent
Social Research

"Encouraging Public Participation in Sustainable
Development through the Russia Effort of the Third
Sector in the St. Petersburg Region"

Beverly Kratcher3
Creighton Univ.

"Integrating Environmental and
Economic Principles"

Chair: Maria Tysiachniouk

Discussant: 1Anthony Lumby 2Sonya C. Newenhouse
3Joan T. Schmit

Contact Time/Coffee Break

10:15-10:30 AM
Room: Fells Point

Date: 6-23 Time: 10:30-12:00 NOON Room: Harbor A
Session [8]: Environmental Laws and Hazards

Panel A
Leslie Blake1
Univ. of Surrey
Rosalind Malcolm
Univ. of Surrey
United Kingdom

"Statutory Nuisance Law in England and Wales"

Patricia H. Hynes2
Boston University

"Boston Lead-Safe Project: A Demonstration Project for Reducing
Exposure to Lead Contaminated Soil in the Inner City Yards"

Monica F. Spann3
U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency
Jerome Blondell
Katherine Hunting

"Hazards to Children from Residential Pesticide Exposures"

Chair: Patricia H. Hynes

Discussants: 1Charles E. Simmons 2Lauren McCain
3Patricia H. Hynes

Date: 6-24 Time: 10:30-12:00 NOON Room: Harbor C
Session [9]:Social Considerations of Environmental Concerns

Panel A
Henri Acselrad1
Univ. Federal do Rio
de Janeiro
Maria das Gracas
Univ. Estadual do ParÓ

"Social Conflicts and Environmental Changes in the
Amazon Tucurui Dam Region"

Theresa Goedeke2
Univ. of Missouri -

"Avoiding the Social Pitfalls of Natural Resource Planning:
Lessons from a Failed Man and the Biosphere Reserve

Sonya C. Newenhouse3
Madison Environmental
Group, Inc.
Joan T. Schmit
Univ. of Wisconsin

"The Benefits of Using an Integrated Approach to Study
Environmental Issues: Lessons from Madeline Island, Wisconsin"

Maria Tysiachniouk4
Svetlana Pchelkina
Center for Independent
Social Research

"Social Aspects of Sustainability in Post Soviet Russia:
Kitezh Case Study"

Chair:Michael Reiter

Discussant: 1Maria Tysiachniouk 2Thomas R. Sadler
3Linda Hadfield 4Jo Crotty

: 6-24 Time: 10:30-12:00 NOON Room: Harbor C
[10]:Issues of Sustainable Development

Panel C
Arthur Oyola-Yemaiel1
Florida International Univ.

"The Role of Coordinative Interstitial Group Network
Management toward Sustainable Development"

David Parsons2
Sheffield Hallam Univ.
United Kingdom

"Sustainable Employment in Local Economic Trading Systems"

Cheryl Rodgers3
Univ. of Portsmouth
United Kingdom

"Implementing Local Agenda 21
in Europe: A Case Study of SME's
in Boros, Sweden"

Chair: Helen Purkitt

Discussants: 1Tea Kovacevic 2Bridget Lyons
3Phyllis Machledt

Date: 6-24 Time: 1:45-3:00 PM Room: Harbor A
: [11]: Managing Pollution and Creating Sustainability:
Three Views

Panel A

Jo Crotty1
Univ. of Nottingham
United Kingdom

"Willingness and Capability:Managerial Response to
Pollution Problems in Russian Manufacturing Enterprises"

Mu-Yen Hsu2
National Yunlin Univ.

"Integrating Environmental Regulation and Technology
Policy to Promote Pollution Abatement Innovation and

Maria Tysiachniouk3
Svetlana Pchelkina
Center for Independent
Social Research

"Building Sustainable Communities in Russia:
Reuskala Case Study"

Chair: David Parsons

Discussants: 1Cheryl Rodgers 2Ralph Kunkel
3Glenn D'Alessio

:6-24 Time: 1:45-3:00 PM Room: Harbor B
Session [12]:Environmental Costs and Benefits: Financial Considerations

Panel B
Anthony Lumby1
Univ. of Natal-Durban
South Africa

"Environmental Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis: The Choice
of an Appropriate Discount Rate"

Thomas R. Sadler2
Pace Univ.
New York

"An Analysis of Environmental Taxation in an Optimal Tax

Chair: Bridget Lyons

Discussants: 1Gary O'Donovan 2Anthony Lumby
: 6-24 Time: 1:45-3:00 PM Room: Harbor C
Session [13]:Environmental Concerns: Personal; Regional; Psychological

Panel C
Linda Hadfield1
Consultancy, Inc.
United Kingdom

"Boffins and Burgers: The Relationship Between Scientific
Knowledge and Public Consumption"

Anu Gokhale2
Illinois State Univ.

"Strategies to Improve the Urban Environment in India:
A Delphi Study"

Helen Purkitt3
U.S. Naval Academy

"How People Perceive Linkages Between Environmental and
Security Issues: Insights from Political Philosophy"

Chair: Kimberly Reiter

Discussants: 1Annik Magerholm Fet 2Lars Brede Johansen
3Tibor Machan

Contact Time/Juice Break

3:00-3:30 PM
Room: Fells Point

: 6-24 Time: 3:30-4:30 PM Room: Harbor A
Keynote A[14]:

Tibor Machan
Chapman Univ.

"The Metaphysics, Ethics and Politics of Environmentalism"

Date: 6-24 Time:7:00-8:30 PM Room: Chesapeake 1
Session [15]: Conference Dinner Speaker

Steve Hufford
Team Leader for Electronic
Public Access, EPA Center
for Environmental Information
and Statistics

"The Internet as an Interdisciplinary Environment for
Interdisciplinary Environmentalists"


8:00-8:30 AM
Room: Fells Point

Date: 6-25 Time: 8:30-10:15 AM Room: Harbor A
Session [16]: Green Prospects and Policies: Three Cases

Panel A
Ingrid Bartsch1
John Swinton
Univ. of South Florida

"The Economics of Sugar Policy in the Florida Everglades
Agricultural Area"

Mu-Yen Hsu2
National Yunlin Univ.

"Green Patent: Linking Economic Development and Environmental
Protection by Promoting Innovation for the Environment"

Maria Tysiachniouk3
Antonina Kuliasova
Center for Independent
Social Research

"Greening of New Regions in Russia: Tibercule Case Study"

Chair: Beverly Kratcher

Discussants: 1Anthony Lumby 2Sonya C. Newenhouse
3Joan T. Schmit

Date: 6-25 Time: 8:30-10:15 AM Room: Harbor C
Session [17]:Business Approaches to Environmental Management

Panel A

Lars Brede Johansen1
Annik Magerholm Fet
Norwegian Univ. of
Science and Technology

"Business Networks and Virtual Enterprise - An Organizational
Approach to Industrial Ecology"

Bridget Lyons2
Nadhim Frangul
Theresa Ralabate
Sacred Heart Univ.

"A Case Study of Bioengineering in America: Profits, Risks and
Standards of Value in the Commercialization of Monsanto's
New Leaf Potato"

Gary O'Donovan3
Victoria Univ. of

"Corporate Legitimacy and Environmental Reporting:
Identifying the Audiences and Choosing Disclosure Approaches"

Chair: Kimberly Reiter

Discussants: 1Michael Reiter 2Anu Gokhale
3Ron Salz

Contact Time/Coffee Break
10:15-10:30 AM
Room: Fells Point

Date: 6-25 Time: 10:30-11:30 AM Room: Harbor B
Keynote B [18]:

Larry Washington
V.P. of Environmental,
Health & Safety, Human
Resources and Public Affairs
The Dow Chemical Company

"Sustainability: A Mission for Everyone"

Date: 6-25 Time: 11:30-12:15 PM Room: Harbor A
Session [19]: Open Meeting of All Interdisciplinary
Environmental Association Participants
and Members

Kevin L. Hickey
Demetri Kantarelis
Assumption College
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