Water, Water Everywhere: Exploring Stormwater Strategies in Smart Growth Communities

Los Angeles (February 8, 2007)- Join national experts and designers to explore different regional and site-specific strategies for minimizing stormwater runoff in smart growth communities. Examine approaches for allocating projected growth regionally and then apply site specific stormwater strategies to further minimize runoff, and work with architects and urban designers to figure out the best stormwater strategies for a variety of urban design barriers, such as infill sites, narrow streets, and compact buildings.

Learn more from:
* Geoffrey Anderson, Director, Development Community Environment Division, U.S. EPA
* Clark Wilson, Associate Principal, Community Design & Architecture
* Jessica Millman, Maryland Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth
* Pat Stoner, Director, Resource Conservation Programs, Local Government Commission
* Lynn Richards, Senior Policy Analyst, U.S. EPA
* Jeff Loux, Director, Land Use & Natural Resources Program, UC Davis Extension
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