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Federal partnerships with local governments, transit oriented development [Conference Round Up]

Planning Pool authors, Daniella F. and Dylan M. attended the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Charlotte, NC. You can check out what we tweeted here @planningpool or with the hashtag #np4sg2011. Dylan’s attended some of the more interesting sessions and workshops at the conference, so you didn’t have to! Here’s a round up of some of the more interesting new work in planning.
Southern Rural and Urban Sustainability Projects: Progress with Partnership for Sustainable Communities
Asheville, NC-HUD, and civic leaders in Asheville partnered to focus on re-development around the Riverfront District. Stephanie Monson, Urban Planner in Asheville, explained that forming partnerships was extremely difficult. Chris Stears with HUD echoed this sentiment, describing his partnership with Stephanie as a “new date.” While partnerships with local governments and civic bodies are necessary for the local government, Stears recognizes … Continue Reading

Haiti, Board Games, Atlanta Beltline, Progressive Planning in CLT [Conference Round Up]

Planning Pool authors, Daniella F. and Dylan M. are at the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Charlotte, NC, for the next few days. We’re going to be liveblogging the more interesting conference proceedings. You can follow us on twitter @planningpool or with the hashtag #np4sg2011. Dylan’s been attending some of the more interesting sessions and workshops at the conference, so you don’t have to! Here’s a round up of some of the more interesting new work in planning.
Planning in Haiti
DPZ and Crabtree Group have teamed up in Haiti to help with smart redevelopment and planning. They’ve formed a plan using wetland restoration along the coast and DPZ’s light imprint development to deal with 10 and 100 year storms and flooding. Engineers have proven that the DPZ/Crabtree Group model actually performs better than nature itself during intense … Continue Reading