NADO Two-Part Webinar Series: Regional Sustainable Development

Posted on: June 1st, 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, “Land-Based Sustainable Development Strategies in Western North Carolina”, will be held on Tuesday, June 21, from 2pm – 3pm EDT and will feature two initiatives of the Land-of-Sky Regional Council (http://www NULL.landofsky (Asheville, NC).  Linda Giltz, Regional Planner at Land-of-Sky, will describe 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, also a Regional Planner at Land-of-Sky, will discuss 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.

Registration is free; reserve your place for the “Land-Based Sustainable Development Strategies in Western North Carolina” webinar now at: (https://www2 NULL.gotomeeting

The second webinar, “Rural-Urban Connections in the Sacramento Region”, will be held on Tuesday, July 14, from 2pm – 3:30 pm EDT and will feature David Shabazian, Senior Planner with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (http://www NULL.sacog (SACOG).  He will discuss the Rural-Urban Connections Strategy (http://www NULL.sacog (RUCS), a look at the region’s growth and sustainability objectives from a rural perspective.  Through the RUCS framework, SACOG is working with rural residents, businesses, and public agencies to form strategies that enhance agriculture, rural economies, resource conservation, recreation, quality of life, and regional sustainability. This webinar will demonstrate the interactive scenario modeling tools that SACOG is using to broaden understanding of how land use and transportation investments affect rural areas, agriculture production, and the region as a whole.

Registration is free; reserve your place for the “Rural-Urban Connections in the Sacramento Region” webinar now at: (https://www2 NULL.gotomeeting

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