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2007 November 9, 4th Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable

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Title: Taking Smart Growth to the Regional Level 3.0 Region to Region Cooperation

Location: University of Mary Washington, Stafford Campus, Main Auditorium (University Hall-the new North Building): From I-95 – exit 133, Route 17 North – Travel about three miles. Turn left onto Village Parkway at traffic light. Turn right onto University Boulevard. 121 University Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA 22406-7239. Map and lodging information on page 3 of Print Version of Agenda

Sponsored by: Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division, American Planning Association and APA

Chapters: Maryland, National Capitol Area, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Hosted by: George Washington Regional Commission, University of Mary Washington – Geography Department

For: Planners and Elected and Appointed Officials, Business Persons and Citizens

Contact Information: Tom Christoffel, AICP, Senior Planner, Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, 103 E. Sixth Street, Front Royal, Virginia 22630, Phone: 540-636-8800 x 209. Use this email address: tchrist@shentel.net.

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Agenda:

  • 8:15 Continental Breakfast
  • 8:50 1. Conference Moderator - Lee Schoenecker, Chair, Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division, American Planning Association
    • Welcome - Richard V. Hurley, Acting President and Vice President for Administration, Finance, and Legislative Affairs, Mary Washington University
    • The Honorable Matthew J. (Matt) Kelly, Member, Fredericksburg City Council, Chairman, George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC), and Chairman, Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO)
  • 9:00 2. Roundtables Review - Regional Analysis 3.0 Mapping – Tom Christoffel, AICP, Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, Virginia. Bio and Slides (4.2 MB)
  • 9:25 3. How Aviation Shapes Regions – Leo Schefer, President, Washington Airports Task ForceSlides (70 MB) AT COLAB
  • 9:50 4. Regional Community Planning Practice – Panel 1:
    • Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Dataset - What it can tell planners about the regional housing market? - Robert Ruiz, Arlington County, Planning Division. Slides PPT (9.6 MB) AT COLAB and PDF (3.8 MB)
    • Traffic Calming; Regional Transit Visioning; Linking Planning and Operations - John Ward, Associate Director, Planning Division, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Slides (6.4 MB)
    • Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey - Tigist Zegeye, Executive Director, WILMAPCO. Slides (1.5 MB)
  • 10:50 - Break
  • 11:00 5. Regional Community Planning Practice – Panel 2:
    • Regional Water Resources Policy Planning – Shenandoah Valley – Virginia/West Virginia - John Staelin, Committee Chair and David Bulova, Consultant, AMEC. Slides (1.3 MB). See Shenandoah Valley Science Symposium
    • 2050 Visioning - Paul Desjardin – Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Show (21 MB) AT COLAB
    • Scenarios: Creating a Vision for the Future – NIPC's 2040 Regional Framework Plan – APA’s national Plan of the Year 2006 - Ron Thomas, AICPSlides (95 MB) AT COLAB
  • Noon – Lunch – Keynote Speaker:
  • 6. Parris Glendening, President, Smart Growth Leadership Institute – Leadership for Region to Region Community Cooperation – Smart Growth at the 3.0 Regional Level. Bio and Show (5.2 MB) Note: For viewing only and not for download and reuse.
  • 1:30 7. Regional Community Planning Practice – Panel 3 - Partnerships Serving Regions – University, Corporate and Public:
    • GIS Center Vision - Historic Preservation, Environmental Science, and Computer Science – University of Mary Washington Geography Department - Steve Hanna, Associate Professor & Chair. Slides (0.5 MB)
    • George Mason University, School of Public Policy, Center for Regional Analysis - Lisa A. Fowler, PhD. Bio
      RiversideQuest – Visioning Software Demonstration – Corporate Partnership - Kevin Byrnes, AICP, Director of Regional Planning and Regional Demographer, George Washington Regional Commission. Slides (2.4 MB)
    • Smart Growth Maryland Today - David Costello, Assistant Secretary, Director, Maryland Department of Planning, Office of Smart Growth. Slides (3.0 MB)
  • 3:00 8. Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division Discussion: Lee Schoenecker
    • 5th Regional Conference – November 7, 2008 – Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Philadelphia co-hosted by WILMAPCO
    • Jointly sponsored by State Chapters as Regional Planning Practice Training for Certification
    • Basis for multi-state cooperation on other issues in the Mid-Atlantic Region
    • Self supporting so as not to be a burden on the host region(s)
    • Model for other 3.0 regional areas in North America
    • Opportunity for other events
  • 3:30 9. Adjourn – Regional sightseeing/research
  • Supplemental Presentation:
    • Maryland’s Scenario Building Efforts: The National Center for Smart Growth, Uri Avin, FAICP, Practice Leader, Regional Growth Management, PBPlacemaking, Baltimore, MD. Slides (4.8 MB)

Notes

 

Welcome - Richard V. Hurley, Acting President and Vice President for Administration, Finance, and Legislative Affairs, Mary Washington University.

On behalf of the University which is growing rapidly - we are in one of the new buildings on campus.

The Honorable Matthew J. (Matt) Kelly, Member, Fredericksburg City Council, Chairman, George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC), and Chairman, Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO).

We are in the 4th fastest growing region in Virginia! What is Smart Growth? Disconnect between politicians and planners - need to bridge in meetings like this.

Conference Moderator - Lee Schoenecker, Chair, Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division, American Planning Association Need information to recertify your accredidations (pass around at the Break).

Introducing Tom Christoffel as founder of Regional Roundtable Series.

Roundtables Review - Regional Analysis 3.0 Mapping – Tom Christoffel, AICP, Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission, Virginia See Handouts - "I see regions" in process of working on this for 35 years.

Reviewed Roundtables 1-3 Highlights - Defining Regional Boundaries is Critical (the search for the perfect set of boundaries). Leads to concept of Regional Communities - Name of George Washington is a master stroke. In Virginia, county boundaries have changed, so take a scale approach using the county - the original sub-state district.

How Aviation Shapes Regions – Leo Schefer, President, Washington Airports Task Force.

Airports serve regions - appreciate previous remarks - aviation sector has a important bearing on planning (not just the noise overhead)

Example of Hanover Regional Airport surrounded by an industrial park. 97% of population within a short distance of airport-aviation services. Air Taxi On Demand Service for all regional airports. 21st Century "Main Streets" Dulles Corridor. Visionary to purchase the access to the Dulles Airport. Foresaw Washington DC growing towards the airport. Making sure the Dulles Loop works for access. Washington DC is 21 jurisdications looking for a city! Companies engaged in global trade employ more people than the Federal government now!

Question About Location of Participants: Distributed across 4-5 regions.

Regional Community Planning Practice – Panel 1:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Dataset - What it can tell planners about the regional housing market? - Robert Ruiz, Arlington County, Planning Division

About 1 in 5 subprime mortgages will end in foreclosure - the worst rate in modern mortgage history (Prince Georges and Arlington Counties). Demographic characteristics do not respect legal boundaries! Efforts to curb predatory lending need cooperation across boundaries.

Traffic Calming; Regional Transit Visioning; Linking Planning and Operations - John Ward, Associate Director, Planning Division, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.

You have the traffic congestion in this region! I saw it driving down. Work with communites along cooridors to improve traffic -looking at closed loop traffic signal optimization. Planning for Incident Management - Ramp Designations Help Response Equipment Getting There. IDRuM: Interactive Detour Route Mapping - from binder to the Internet.

Traffic calming is more than physical measures. Federal funding for Dots and Dashes to improve use of public transit.

Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) – Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey - Tigist Zegeye, Executive Director, WILMAPCO.

Previous Presentation - Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor - Has been described as the “most important economic event in Maryland since World War II” - BRAC 2005 called for major changes to Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) in Maryland. Relocation Guide is available online.

Panel 1 Discussion.

Question: Take study to the next level - help those that have actually lost their homes? Answer: Yes, at beginning stages.

Break

Regional Community Planning Practice – Panel 2:

Regional Water Resources Policy Planning – Shenandoah Valley – Virginia/West Virginia - John Staelin, Committee Chair and David Bulova, Consultant, AMEC.

2003 Expanded Regional Scope and 2004 Water Resources Assessment. Make it a data-driven effort develop a strategic plan. Elected officals developed goals. Dealt with stakeholder groups in Valley so can't say left out. Multi-county and multi-state (two in West Virginia). About 60 people "at call". Prioritization approach. Value of support services to help elected officals do this. See recent Science Symposium. Advantages of Regionalism.

2050 Visioning - Paul Desjardin – Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Need 400,000 new households - how many can we sign you up for? 50th anniversary of MWCoG with Gala new week - coffee table book. Envy of other regions - first class transit system, billions in Federal spending, etc. Putting pressure on the footprint. Tysons Corner has more office space than downtown Miami. Reality Check on Growth in DC and elsewhere for thought leaders - exercise with LEGOS - produced common principles (e.g. preserve open space, etc.). Rename Greater Washington 2050 and develop a Compact. See Mile-High Compact for the Denver Region. Commission a statistical survey of the citizenary (e.g. need more park space in my district, etc.) and develop measures of efffectiveness (air quality, water quality, afforable housing, etc). Next steps: Adopt a Work Plan, etc.

Scenarios: Creating a Vision for the Future – NIPC's 2040 Regional Framework Plan – APA’s national Plan of the Year 2006 - Ron Thomas, AICP.

From Chicago - Burnham Plan coming up for 100th anniversary.

Panel 2 Discussion.

Lunch – Keynote Speaker:

Parris Glendening, President, Smart Growth Leadership Institute – Leadership for Region to Region Community Cooperation – Smart Growth at the 3.0 Regional Level.

See Webcast (busy clicking slides).

Regional Community Planning Practice – Panel 3 - Partnerships Serving Regions – University, Corporate and Public:

GIS Center Vision - Historic Preservation, Environmental Science, and Computer Science – University of Mary Washington Geography Department - Steve Hanna, Associate Professor & Chair.

Smart Growth Maryland Today - David Costello, Assistant Secretary, Director, Maryland Department of Planning, Office of Smart Growth.

George Mason University, School of Public Policy, Center for Regional Analysis - Lisa A. Fowler, PhD.

RiversideQuest – Visioning Software Demonstration – Corporate Partnership - Kevin Byrnes, AICP, Director of Regional Planning and Regional Demographer, George Washington Regional Commission.

Panel 3 Discussion.

Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division Discussion: Lee Schoenecker.

5th Regional Conference – November 8, 2008 – Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Philadelphia co-hosted by WILMAPCO Jointly sponsored by State Chapters as Regional Planning Practice Training for Certification.

Basis for multi-state cooperation on other issues in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Self supporting so as not to be a burden on the host region(s).

Model for other 3.0 regional areas in North America.

Opportunity for other events.

Registrants

 
  • A. Ray Griffin, Jr.
  • Alexander Long
  • Andrea K. Hornung
  • Angeline Pitts
  • Barbara Schoeb Nelson
  • Bob Wilson
  • Brand Niemann
  • Brian R. Rizzo
  • Carrie Kissel
  • Claire Jones
  • David Costello
  • David L. Bulova
  • Dennis Carney
  • Douglas W. Sanford
  • Faith Wheeler
  • Gail B. Brooks
  • Gary Mitchell
  • Gary W. Stanton
  • Governor Parris N. Glendening
  • Henry “Hap” Connors, Jr.
  • Henry H. Zhang
  • Jack Green
  • JD Bondurant
  • Jessica S. Juriga
  • Joe Callahan
  • John D. Ward
  • John Seward
  • John Staelin
  • Joseph K. Hoffman
  • Julia Haskins
  • Kenneth W. Dyche
  • Kevin F Byrnes
  • Kui Zhao
  • Landon C. Wellford
  • Laura Gumkowski
  • Laurel Hammig
  • Lee Schoenecker
  • Leo Schefer
  • Linda K. Carpenter
  • Lisa A. Fowler
  • Liz McAdory
  • Lorna Parkins
  • M. Megan McDonald
  • Margaret Durant
  • Mark E. Riblett
  • Marne E. Sherman
  • Matthew Criblez
  • Meta R. Braymer
  • Michael E. O'Neal
  • Midori Hartman
  • Oke Olayinka
  • Patricia Valentine
  • Patrick Mulhern
  • Paul DesJardin
  • Ray Ocel
  • Raymond Dubicki, Jr.
  • Richard G. Bickel
  • Richard V. Hurley
  • Robert D. Harding
  • Robert Ruiz
  • Ron Thomas
  • Samuel R. Martin
  • Sharon Bulova
  • Steve Hanna
  • Tigist Zegeye
  • Tom Christoffel
  • Uri P. Avin
  • Wanda Parrish
  • William H. Ross
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