Smart Valley Places Kick-Off Convention

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The Smart Valley Places Kick-Off Convention took place on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the Fresno Radisson Hotel and Conference Center.  This event brought together participants from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to discuss strategies to implement smart growth in the Valley.  The convention featured break-out discussion groups where participants shared and exchanged information about their experience implementing smart growth in the Valley.  The five discussion topics included: Job Creation and Retention in the San Joaquin Valley, Making the Rransportation and Land Use Connection, Advancing Public Participation, Achieving a Regional Strategy, and Financing Local Planning in an Era of Less.

Keynote speeches were be given by Michael Freedman, an expert on sustainable regionalism, Cynthia Abbot, Lead Sustainability Officer Region IX of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Dr. Glenda Humiston, State Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.  Virginia Madueño, Mayor of Riverbank, and Rob Wooley, City Manager of Clovis, provided closing remarks.  These dynamic speakers shared insights on how the Valley can prosper in the future and lead the country in viagra sustainable regional growth.

Conference Resources
Agenda (0.09 MB PDF)
Michael Freedman’s PowerPoint Presentation, Part I (3.3 MB PDF)
Michael Freedman’s PowerPoint Presentation, Part II (5.2 MB PDF)
Glenda Humiston’s PowerPoint Presentation (2.4 MB PDF)
Overview of Smart Valley Places (0.9 MB PDF)
Overview of Smart Valley Places Compact City Projects (0.9 MB PDF)

Questions?
E-mail Ben Noble or call (510) 348-3815 or
E-mail Laura Podolsky or call (916) 448-1198 x311

On June 17th, 2011, posted in: Announcement, Recent News by

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