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Sustainable Communities Initiative: A New Direction for America

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  • justino707
    Join a dynamic conversation on development issues at the Valley Futures Forum Sustainable Communities Initiative: A New Direction for America Shelley Poticha,
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      Join a dynamic conversation on development issues at the Valley Futures Forum

      Sustainable Communities Initiative: A New Direction for America

      Shelley Poticha, Senior Advisor
      U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

      Ms. Poticha will describe what it means to be sustainable and why sustainability is important for Valley communities. Then she will explain why the Sustainable Communities Initiative was developed and what HUD, DOT, and EPA expect the program to achieve. Among the regions that received a Sustainable Communities Initiative grant is the San Joaquin Valley, represented by 14 co-grantee cities.

      Shelley Poticha is the Director for the Sustainable Housing and Communities at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Poticha has also been a Co-Chair at Transportation for America since its launch in 2008, president and CEO of the national nonprofit Reconnecting America since 2004, and former executive director of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Throughout her career, Poticha has become a national leader for the reform of land-use and transportation planning and policy and has helped stimulate a national conversation about the role of transportation in shaping communities and making them more sustainable and affordable. Shelley has co-authored several books, including The New Transit Town: Best Practices in Transit-Oriented Development, Street Smart: Streetcars and Cities in the 21st Century, and The Next American Metropolis, as well as the Charter of the New Urbanism.

      WHERE:
      The Great Valley Center Community Room
      201 Needham Avenue, Modesto, CA

      WHEN:
      Thursday, March 17, 2011
      5:00 – 6:45pm

      Fee for the Forum:
      $10 (check or cash, payable at the door)

      Beverages and light snacks available

      For more information, please visit www.valleyfuturesforum.org or email nuplanner@...

      Presented by:
      • American Planning Association, Central Section
      • Building Industry Association of Central California
      • Congress for the New Urbanism, NorCal Chapter
      • Local Government Commission
      • Great Valley Center
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