2010 September 30, 7th Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable

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7th Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable

Sustainable Regions: States and Localities 

Working Regionally in the Mid-Atlantic

September 30 – October 1, 2010 – Wilmington, Delaware

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

Sponsored by:  Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division, American Planning Association and APA Chapters: Delaware, Maryland, National Capital Area, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia to allow no admission cost to participants, as well as by the Regional Studies Association and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and organizations from the Wilmapco Regional Community.

Hosted by: WILMAPCO - Wilmington Area Planning Council 

Historic Roundtable Support: AMPO, NADO, NARC 

Location: Chase Center on the Riverfront - 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801 - (302) 425-3929 

Day 1 - Afternoon and Evening

Wilmington, Delaware: Mid-Atlantic Regional Hub Showcase – Riverfront Walking Tour Workshop

Wilmington is an historic regional hub in the Mid-Atlantic. Its Riverfront is a living example of the benefits of environmentally oriented revitalization. This history and the current results will be shared in a Riverfront  Walking Tour Workshop organized by the Riverfront Development Corporation. Featured will be the regional relationships involved that make the Wilmington Riverfront a model for smart growth and sustainability in a network of wider regions. The tour will begin at the Chase Center and run from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. (Max: 35 participants) AICP certification credits proposed 1.5.  At 6 p.m. there will be a Dutch treat dinner at the DuPont Environmental Education Center followed by a discussion of the Riverfront revitalization.

Day 2 – Morning and Afternoon 

AICP Credits proposed 5.5

8:00 – 8:40 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 

8:40` - Introduction  - Bob Leiter, Chair, APA Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division 

Welcome by Wilmington officials and WILMAPCO   

8:45 Keynote – Call to Action: Working Intergovernmentally in the Mid-Atlantic Region – The Honorable Thomas R. Carper, U.S. Senator, Delaware 

9:15 -10:45 - Panel 1 –  Super Session – Intermodal Regional Planning – The Roles of Rail, Aviation, Inter-city Bus in Sustainability for Localities, States and Regions

Moderator – Tigist Zegeye, Executive Director, WILMAPCO 

1) National Rail Plan – Freight & Passenger - Karen Rae, Deputy Administrator, Federal Rail Administration (Invited)

2) The Future Needs Us - Norfolk-Southern - Rick Crawford, Norfolk-Southern  Freight 

3) Aviation Capacity Issues in the Eastern Coastal Mega-region – Roger Moog, Manager of Aviation Planning, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

4) Inter-City Bus – Union Station Project – Washington, D.C. - Bob Kuhns, AICP, Clark-Nexsen

10:45 -Noon - Panel 2 - Visioning Sustainability –Integrating new values in planning

Moderator –  Rich Bickel, FAICP, Director, Planning Division, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

1)  Visioning Sustainability Process Design – How Hampton Roads Plans to Build on Decades of Integrative Planning Using Current Best Practices  – John Carlock, AICP, Deputy, Executive Director, Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC)

2)   A Mid-Stream County Perspective - imagine 2060 The Region We Create – “a dialogue about how to plan for the Baltimore region we want to create for future generations.” - Marsha L. McLaughlin, Director, Department of Planning & Zoning, Howard County, Maryland 

3)  Region Forward: A Comprehensive Guide for Regional Planning

and Measuring Progress in the 21st Century - Prepared by the Greater Washington 2050 Coalition and Approved by the COG Board of Directors on January 13, 2010 - David Robertson, Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (WashCOG)

Noon –Lunch 

12:45 p.m. Panel 3 – HUD/DOT/EPA Regional Sustainability Program Discussion 

Moderator:  Barry Seymour,  Executive Director, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Mid-Atlantic representatives: 

John Hall, Department of Housing and Urban Development

Gail McFadden, Department of Transportation/Federal Transit Administration

David Campbell, Environmental Protection Agency 

2:00 to 3:30 - Panel 4 – State and Regional Planning – Developing Tools that Support the Practice 

Moderator: Lee Schoenecker, Past Chair, APA Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division 

1)  A Research Partnership: Maryland State Planning and the Smart Growth Center 

- Richard E. Hall, AICP, Maryland Secretary of Planning, Maryland Department of Planning

Rich Hall

- Gerrit Knaap, Executive Director, National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, University of Maryland

2) "Commercial Freight and the Resilience of the BOSFOLK Corridor" - Dr. Earl “Rusty” Lee  - Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware  (or? park-n-ride study, travel time runs, TDM)

3) The Regional Science-Regional Planning Connection - Rutgers University - Southern Regional Science Association - Michael L. Lahr, Co-editor, The Review of Regional Studies Associate Research Professor, Center for Urban Policy Research  

3:30 to 3:55 – Closing Session - Next steps discussion – 

Might the Mid-Atlantic benefit from a Regional Research Network/Learning Network as exist in other parts of the world and in the U.S.? 

Can the research resources of universities, states, regional councils, localities and professional organizations be brought together for the long term goals Sustainable Regions: States and Localities Working Regionally in the Mid-Atlantic?  

Is there a host region for Roundtable 8 in 2011?

Discussion leader: Tom Christoffel, AICP, MeRSA, Chair, Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable Steering Committee

4:00  Adjourn


Cost: There is no cost for attendance due to coverage of basic expenses by the Divisions, APA State Chapters, RSA, WashCOG  and sponsors from the Wilmapco Regional Community. 

Budgeted attendance: 125




Direct link to registration page https://events.constantcontact.com/r...f371122c&oseq=

Conference Hotel

Conference Rate:  $95 +$16 parking - Sheraton Suites, 422 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, DE

Phone: 1-800-325-3535

Conference reference – ask for:  Mid-Atlantic Roundtable

Directions and Map

Chase Center on the Riverfront - 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, Delaware 19801 - (302) 425-3929



Chair, Roundtable Steering Committee Tom.Christoffel@gmail.com

Phone:  540-635-8582 (Land)  540-664-7037 (Cell)

WILMAPCO contact: Randi Novakoff, Transportation Planner rnovakoff@wilmapco.org

Phone: 302/737-6205 Ext. 111

Information and presentations from the prior events

Prior Events

Mid-Atlantic Regional Transportation Planning Coordination Roundtable

October 21, 2005 –  - Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, Virginia

Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable - II

February 17, 2006 - 400 N. Capitol St, NW, Hall of the States - Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Mid-Atlantic Super-Region - 

Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable – III

December 8, 2006  - Baltimore Metropolitan Council – Baltimore, Maryland

4TH Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable 

Taking Smart Growth to the Regional Level - 3.0 - Region to Region Cooperation 

November 9, 2007 - George Washington Regional Commission

University of Mary Washington, N.S. Campus - Fredericksburg, Virginia

5th Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable

Multi-Regional, Multi-State Solutions: Transportation, Land Use and Environmental

November 7, 2008 - Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

6th Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable

Smart and Sustainable – Local & Regional, State and Multi-State - How will planning contribute to achieving these goals of the citizenry?

September 30 – October 1, 2009 - Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) - Frederick, Maryland

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