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2008 November 7, 5th Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable

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Multi-State, Multi-Regional Solutions: Transportation, Land Use and the Environment - Friday, November 7, 2008

Location: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)
190 North Independence Mall West - 8th Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sponsored by: Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division, American Planning Association APA Chapters: Delaware, Maryland, National Capital Area, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia

Hosted by: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)
Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO)

This Event is for: Planners, Elected and Appointed Officials, Private Sector Representatives and Citizens, Local, Regional, State and Federal Agencies. Attendees.

Planning Roundtable. Final Agenda (Word and PDF)

8:00 A.M. Registration and Continental Breakfast
(DVRPC CONFERENCE CENTER)

8:45 A.M. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Moderator: LEE SCHOENECKER, AICP
Past Chair, Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division American Planning Association

BARRY SEYMOUR, Executive Director, DVRPC
TIGIST ZEGEYE, Executive Director, WILMAPCO

9:00 A.M. A Mid-Atlantic Overview – The Roundtable Process. Slides.
TOM CHRISTOFFEL, AICP, Editor, Regional Community Development News

9:15 A.M. Panel 1: Linking Land Use and Transportation
Moderator: LEE SCHOENECKER

Speakers:
Maryland Sustainable Communities Initiative. Slides.
RICHARD E. HALL, AICP, Secretary of Planning, Maryland Department of Planning

Greater Washington 2050: A New Regional Initiative. Slides.
DAVID ROBERTSON
Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (WashCOG)

SPC’s Regional Long-Range Plan. Slides.
JIM HASSINGER, AICP
President and CEO, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC)

10:30 A.M. Break

10:45 A.M. Panel 2: Multi-State, Multi-Regional Solutions:

Transportation, Land Use and Multi-State Regional Approaches in the Mid-Atlantic. Slides.
Moderator: LEE SCHOENECKER, AICP

Speakers:
The Mid-Atlantic in the Northeast Mega-Region. Slides.
PETRA TODOROVICH, Director, America 2050 (A Regional Plan Association Project)

Transportation in the I-95 Corridor – The Mid-Atlantic Segment. Slides.
GEORGE SCHOENER, Executive Director, I-95 Corridor Coalition

Inter-Regional Report 2008 and Planning at the Edge. Slides.
TIGIST ZEGEYE, Executive Director, WILMAPCO. Slides.

12:00 Noon Luncheon

A Strategic Discussion: The New Surface Transportation Act: Authorization Issues, Needs and Goals. Slides.
Moderator: BARRY SEYMOUR

Speakers:
ANNE P. CANBY
President, The Surface Transportation Policy Partnership (STPP)

THE HONORABLE ALLEN D. BIEHLER, P.E.
Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation and Incoming President, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

Q & A Networking Discussion to Follow

1:30 P.M. Panel 3: Is the Mid-Atlantic Water-Rich? Regional Watershed Planning (DVRPC CONFERENCE CENTER)
Moderator: KEVIN BYRNES, AICP
Director of Regional Planning and Regional
Demographer, George Washington Regional Commission

Speakers:
The Delaware and Susquehanna River Basins. Slides.
CAROL R. COLLIER, P.P., AICP, Executive Director, Delaware River Basin Commission

The Potomac and Chesapeake River Basins. Slides.
JOSEPH HOFFMAN, Executive Director, Interstate Commission for the Potomac River Basin

2:30 P.M. Panel 4: Regional Responses to Air Quality and Climate Change
Moderator: KEVIN BYRNES, AICP

Speakers:
The Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials, Perspective. Slides.
MICHAEL W. BAKER, Chief, Air Quality / Federal Initiatives
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Regional Green House Gas Emissions Inventory. Slides.
ROBERT GRAFF, Manager, Economic Analysis & Coordination, DVRPC

Update on the Virginia Commission for Climate Change
STEPHEN WALZ, Senior Advisor for Energy Policy, Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of the Governor

3:45 P.M. Regional and Intergovernmental Planning
Discussion / Next Year’s Conference
TOM CHISTOFFEL

4:00 P.M. Adjourn

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