Planning Tools for the Next Century

Washington, DC (January 30, 2001)- Among the challenges to creating better communities is building community support for smart growth projects. For this reason, it is important for citizens, builders, and planning professionals to use tools to gain a greater understanding of the way planning decisions will look and affect us over time. Bill Becker, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Denver Regional Office demonstrates and discusses some of the planning tools of the next century.

For example, computer simulation can show the maturing of 50-year-old trees in just a second, or GIS modeling tools can generate alternative scenarios for the growth of a region 25 years forward to help communities achieve public consensus for innovative plans.
Listen to Planning Tools for the Next Century.
About the Smart Growth Speaker Series
The Smart Growth Speaker Series hosts speakers on a monthly basis to describe this new development paradigm, explore specific approaches, to foster dialog, and identify opportunities for positive change in growth and development patterns. Event sponsors are the Smart Growth Network, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Building Museum. The series, which is free to the public, is held at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street N.W, Washington D.C. (Judiciary Square Metro). Registration not required.
Listen to the Smart Growth Speaker Series on your computer. Audio archives and other resources from past presentations are available under the Event Theme/Description. These resources are free.
For more information, contact Kevin Nelson or visit the Smart Growth Speaker Series.