Land-Based Sustainable Development Strategies in Western North Carolina

Posted on: June 21st, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

The NADO Research Foundation is sponsoring a two-part webinar series exploring how regional development organizations are incorporating sustainability principles into their regional planning processes.

The first webinar of the series, “Land-Based Sustainable Development Strategies in Western North Carolina”, was held on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 and featured two initiatives of the Land-of-Sky Regional Council (Asheville, NC).  Linda Giltz, AICP, Senior Planner at Land-of-Sky, described the Linking Lands and Communities Project, a four-county, multidisciplinary program to help guide land use decisions across the landscape by identifying and mapping the region’s most valuable natural and cultural resources.  Erica Anderson, AICP, also a Senior Planner at Land-of-Sky, discussed the Western North Carolina Forest Products Cooperative Marketing Project, a program that builds the capacity of forest producers to sustainably pursue a variety of forest enterprises using a bottom-up planning and economic development approach guided by forest producers and by forest product consumers.

Click here for the webinar recording (WMV). (http://www NULL.ruraltransportation NULL.org/uploads/NADONC NULL.wmv)

Click here for a PDF of the presentations (PDF). (http://www NULL.ruraltransportation NULL.org/uploads/NCsustdevt NULL.pdf)

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