"Sustainable Regions in the Mid-Atlantic" September 30 - October 1 - Wilmington, Delaware

7th Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable

APA - Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division

October 1, 2010 Wilmington will host the 7th Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable “Sustainable Regions: States and Localities Working Regionally in the Mid-Atlantic.” The Honorable Thomas R. Carper, U.S. Senator, Delaware has been invited to give the keynote speech. On September 30, a Riverfront Walking Tour Workshop will be held, showcasing Wilmington as a Mid-Atlantic Regional Hub.

WILMAPCO is serving as the host agency, with co-sponsorship by the Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division, American Planning Association and APA Chapters: Delaware, Maryland, National Capital Area, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, as well as the Regional Studies Association and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Historic roundtable support has been received from: AMPO, NADO and NARC.

The October 1 program includes, in addition to Senator Carper’s Keynote, panel topics include a Super Session: – Intermodal Regional Planning – The Roles of Rail, Aviation, Inter-city Bus in Sustainability for Localities, States and Regions; Visioning Sustainability –Integrating new values in planning; a HUD/DOT/EPA Regional Sustainability Program Discussion; State and Regional Planning – Developing Tools that Support the Practice and, in closing, a discussion: Might the Mid-Atlantic benefit from a Regional Research Network/Learning Network as exist in other parts of the world and in the U.S.?

The full agenda and registration information can be found at: http://www.wilmapco.org/mid-atlantic/ There is no registration fee and American Institute of Certified Planners certification credits are planned. Attendance is limited.

The first Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable was held in 2005 in Middletown, Virginia, followed by events in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland; Fredericksburg, Virginia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Frederick, Maryland. Attendance is open to Planners and Elected and Appointed Officials, Business Persons and Citizens.

For more information contact: Tom Christoffel, Chair, Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable Steering Committee – 540-664-7037 (cell) or via email Tom.Christoffel@gmail.com

Please forward this notice to those who may be interested.