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conference 2011

October 27 & 28 2011

Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI

Collaboration & Connections:
Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities

The Capital Region Sustainable Communities Partnership and the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission invite you to “Collaboration and Connections”, this region’s annual planning conference.

Over 30 organizations, governments, and businesses have joined together to forge new collaborative efforts to advance economic opportunity, healthy environments, and strong communities for all. We have developed this conference to bring in new ideas and advance discussion and actions toward a more sustainable region.

The Partnership is hosting leaders from across the country and locally in regional collaboration and aligning sustainable housing, jobs, and mobility. Come learn how Kansas City is communicating sustainability to their greater region, what the Sacramento region is doing to bridge rural and urban places, what the Salt Lake City area envisions for its future, how CEOS are aligning investments along transportation corridors in the Twin Cities, what local leaders are doing to meet the challenge and chart a common course, and more. Keynote speakers include Scott Bernstein, President of the Center for Neighborhood Technology, Catherine Ratté, Principal Sustainability Planner from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission in Massachusetts, and Carlton Eley of the Planning and the Black Community Division of the American Planning Association.

The conference is organized in to four general tracks Embracing Input, Connecting the Dots, Walking the Talk, and the Grab Bag. Day 1 features leaders from across the county sharing how their public and private groups found common ground and reached agreement for a desired future and tangible benefits for the region. Day 2 focuses on equity as the foundation of sustainability, and opportunities to better connect the transportation, housing, and jobs in our region.

Event Sponsors

Capital Area Sustainable Communities Partnership
Capital Area Regional Planning Commission
Dane County Cities and Villages Association
Dane County Towns Association

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