Innovative Regional Strategies Linking Smart Growth, Infrastructure and Climate Change

Los Angeles (February 8, 2007)- Learn about innovative ways in which regional agencies are working to simultaneously reduce traditional air pollution and greenhouse gases. These efforts are linked to new land use and transportation strategies developed to slow urban sprawl and encourage alternative modes of transportation beyond the auto, directly reducing vehicle miles traveled.

Learn more from:
* Moderator: Larry Greene, Air Pollution Control Officer, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
* Tom Jordan, Special Projects Administrator, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
* Jim Lopez, Deputy Chief of Staff to King County Executive, Washington
* Henry Hogo, Assistant Deputy Executive Officer, Science and Technology Advancement, South Coast AQMD
About Smart Growth
Ten years ago, smart growth was a burgeoning concept- one that had gained footing in a few progressive places throughout the country. These days, smart growth plays an important role in communities across the nation. Smart Growth is about quality of life and the ability for all people to have access to decent livable communities. For some, this is inherent in their daily lives. For many others, especially those in the middle and lower classes, choices and options for safe and healthy living are few.
Whether the problem is the jobs/housing imbalance, increasing vehicle miles traveled, competition for localized tax base, open space preservation, or air and water quality, the importance of a regional model for smart growth planning is critical. Local governments and their neighbors need to find common ground through understanding the benefits of land use polices directed at making the regional healthier, this will in turn create more livable communities in localized neighborhoods.
About the 6th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities (February 8-10, 2007)
The 2007 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Los Angeles, California, hosted record attendance of over 1,500 people from across the country for three full days of presentations, discussions, and information sharing. The conference was produced by the Local Government Commission (LGC). Audio CDs of the conference are also available. Nearly all of the conference sessions, plenaries, breakouts and workshops were audio recorded.
For more information, visit
New Partners for SmartGrowth
Smart Growth Online