SAVE THE DATE!
10th Annual Southwestern PA Smart Growth Conference:
Regional Collaboration: Investing in Sustainable Communities
Friday, October 15, 2010
David L. Lawrence Convention Center, downtown Pittsburgh
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Online registration coming soon (Early registration: $25; After 9/23: $45) Free for elected officials.
For exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For this 10th anniversary, the conference will be a milestone for the high stakes surrounding the region's capacity building for smart growth. Focus will be on alignment with the Obama Administration's Interagency Partnership for Sustainable Communities (comprising federal DOT, EPA, and HUD) in supporting integration of housing, transportation, water infrastructure, energy conservation, and land use planning and investment. As such, this one-day, conference will identify barriers and solutions to cross-jurisdictional coordination for regional smart growth and sustainable community development policy and implementation. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan hit home the need and opportunity of our times in recently stating, "Our challenge now is to bring that holistic view of community development into the mainstream -- to help build sustainable neighborhoods, communities and regions that are as interconnected as the challenges they face."
The conference will again serve as a public input session to the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission's process of updating the region's Long Range Transportation and Development Plan. This update will be distinguished by addition of enhancements appropriate to a regional sustainable development plan per the six "Livability Principles" prioritized by the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities.
Annual Smart Growth Conference - Past Conferences
2009 - Sustainable Community Essentials: Applying the Policy and Practice
2008 - Revitalize the Region - Seize Market Interest to Redevelop Core Communities
2007 - Focusing Growth for Regional Prosperity
2006 - Coming Together to Revitalize Our Communities
2005 - Regional Participation for Sustainable Development
2004 - Regionalism, Governance & Western Pennsylvania's Competitiveness in the
2003 - Promoting Regional Equity Through Smart Growth
2002 - Building Livable Communities: Planning For Smart Growth