Regional Greenprinting and Other Collaborative Planning Processes for Achieving Smart Growth

Washington, DC (February 7, 2008)- As communities find ways of adapting and implementing smart growth measures, they realize that they must work closely with surrounding communities to have a greater chance of being successful. This session will address how communities across the country are coming together to address park and open space priorities, water quality and land conservation as part of their overall planning efforts. Three case studies will be discussed: 1) The Livable Communities, 2) Vision North Texas, and 3) Falls Lake/Upper Neuse.

Jim Durrett, Executive Director, Livable Communities Coalition
Caryn Ernst, Trust for Public Land, Conservation Vision Associate Director
John Promise, P.E., Director of Environment & Development, North Central Texas Council of Governments
About New Partners for Smart Growth
The 2008 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Washington, DC, hosted attendance of more than 1300 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), with support from a very impressive and multi-disciplinary group of partners and sponsoring organizations, agencies and companies.
Related Resources:
7th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy, and Livable Communities