Right Sizing America’s Shrinking Cities through Land Banking and Green Infrastructure

October 24, 2007
Washington, DC
Joe Schilling of Virginia Tech’s Metropolitan Institute and Dan Kildee, Treasurer of Genesee County, Michigan will discuss innovative strategies employed by communities that are seeking to address their shrinking populations and declining investments in center cities. Strategies and tools to be discussed include green infrastructure and urban greening, land banking, land trusts, and collaborative community planning processes.


The Smart Growth Speaker Series is free. No registration required.
The Smart Growth Speaker Series is sponsored by the U.S. EPA, ICMA, the National Building Museum, and the Smart Growth Network. Smart growth is development that serves economy, community, and environment. The series hosts speakers on monthly basis to discuss this approach to development, explore specific growth-related issues, foster dialog, and identify opportunities for positive change in growth and development patterns.
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Place: The National Building Museum, 401 F Street, N.W., Washington, DC (Judiciary Square Metro)
For more information, visit the Smart Growth Speaker Series.