Neighborhood Strategies to Preserve Open Space

Los Angeles (February 8, 2007)- Thinking green does not take much space! Learn how even small bits of land can provide neighborhood green space and collective parcels of neighborhood green add up to a land use system that provides beauty, relaxation, and activity. Community practitioners and green experts from cities across the country will share their efforts to bring green space to the back door of citizens in dense, urban environments.

Included are examples of best practices, discussion of key success factors, and interactive exchange about how you make green space a reality and bring projects to completion.
Learn more from:
* Moderator: Teresa Brice, Program Director, Phoenix LISC
* Stephanie Taylor, Central City Neighborhood Partners
* Steve Rasmussen Cancian, Landscape Architect
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