Wednesday, May 19, 2010
From Roberta Lane at EPA:
The Call for Session Proposals process for the 10th Annual New Partners
for Smart Growth Conference is open until June 30, 2010. To submit a
proposal, visit http://www.newpartners.org/session_proposals.html
I am very intrigued by the theme, which is "Equitable Development." From the submission form:
We strongly we encourage proposals that cover any of the thematic categories listed below, as all are extremely important to the conference program. That said, we are very interested in proposals that enhance our knowledge of and develop new approaches to address the following topics: (1) how to finance smart growth (for example: making the business case for smart growth, public-private partnerships, public infrastructure financing, and innovative private investment strategies), (2) capacity building for local governments and grassroots organizations implementing smart growth in their communities, and (3) equitable development and environmental justice. Please note that while the list of categories includes “Equitable Development” as a theme, ALL sessions should explore equity and public health considerations.
Should be interesting, plus it's in nearby (for me) Charlotte, NC, next February.
Jamie Baker Roskie