The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy’s annual New England Smart Growth Leadership Forum takes place on Dec 2, 2011 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. .
This year’s theme is “Putting Sustainability into Practice” will provide an opportunity for participants to share information about successes and challenges in smart growth.
Participants include executives and leadership from governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and private sector players with a critical role in shaping growth inNew England.
Attendees will share information about successes and challenges in smart growth, and learn from national experts about advances in the field.
Ron Sims, former HUD Deputy Secretary, will be the lunchtime keynote speaker. Other speakers at this event include:-
- Barbara Fields, HUD Regional Administrator
- Teresa Heinz, professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia
- Doug Farr, president and CEO of Farr Associates
The agenda for the event includes a discussion of European models of sustainability, and another discussion on measuring and evaluating sustainability.
But according to the Lincoln Institute’s weblog, there’s likely to a lot of discussion at the event about the scrapping of the $97 million in HUD-DOT-EPA “Partnership for Sustainable Communities” grants.
The grants have reportedly been scrapped in the mini-bus 2012 House-Senate budget agreement that passed Congress and was signed by President Obama recently.
What : New England Smart Growth Leadership Forum
Where : Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in Boston, MA
When : Dec 2, 2011
For more information, visit lincolninst.edu.