Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hamilton County sustainability series continues Friday

The third in a series of workshops on county fiscal and environmental sustainability takes place this Friday from 8 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. in the Great Hall at the University of Cincinnati's Tangeman University Center.

"Fiscal Sustainability and Quality of Life of Our Communities", presented by the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission's Planning Partnership, builds upon the group's efforts to bring local governments, institutions of higher education, and members of the public and private sectors together to reestablish the county as the vibrant core of the Greater Cincinnati region.

Presentations will include:

  • "Is There Such a Thing As a Sustainable Fiscal Future?" by Michael A. Pagano, dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and Interim Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago;
  • "The Smart Growth Dividend" by Peter Katz, director of Smart Growth and Urban Planning for Sarasota County, Florida and author of The New Urbanism: Toward an Architecture of Community;
  • "Restoring Prosperity: Catalyzing Transformative Changes in Governance" by Lavea Brachman, executive director of Greater Ohio; and
  • "OKI Fiscal Impact Analysis Model – A Tool for Local Governments" by Travis Miller, regional planning manager with the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments.
Agenda 360 Executive Director and Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Vice President of Regional Initiatives Mary Stagaman will serve as the master of ceremonies. A 30-minute question and answer session will follow the presentations.

All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Registrants will receive validated parking in any UC parking garage.

For more information, contact Catalina Landivar at (513) 946-4455 or Catalina.Landivar@hamilton-co.org.

The next workshop has been scheduled for March 11.

Previous reading on BC:
HCRPC wants input on compehensive plan (5/16/08)