Monday, February 13, 2012

Planning for Prosperity Dinner Program @ the 2012 National Planning Conference

Shrinking Communities Division Initiative announces "Planning for Prosperity Dinner Program." Held at 6:00 -8:30 pm on Sunday night of the conference, we invite you to join us for an exploration of how shrinking cities can be regenerated with lessons learned from the U.S. Joe Schilling will present APA’s new PAS Report “Cities in Transition.” Join us for dinner, program and book-signing. Located at Border Grill. Check event #P008 for details.

About the Speaker: Joseph Schilling is the Associate Director of the Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech. He leads the Institute’s Sustainable Communities Initiative that explores the intersection of design, planning and collaboration in the development of sustainable regions, communities and neighborhoods. His field work serves as a living laboratory for research, service learning, and policy change by extracting and disseminating model programs and practices. Through case studies, policy roundtables and planning studios Professor Schilling’s research and technical assistance activities cover diverse topics, such as sustainability planning, vacant property reclamation, urban regeneration, smart growth, active living and zoning code reform. He is also an accomplished public policy facilitator having organized dozens of research, policy, and community forums.

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