Anyone interested in going? It's $300-400 to attend.
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>The 10th annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy
>and More Livable Communities Conference in Charlotte, NC is right around
>the corner Februarry 3-5 in fact! This is the largest and most
>comprehensive conference focused on smart growth and sustainable
>communities held in U.S. each year, and not one to miss.
>The multi-disciplinary program includes dynamic plenaries, in-depth
>implementation workshops, cutting edge breakouts featuring the latest
>research, case studies, tool and strategies, and tours of local model
>projects. The line-up of over 400 speakers is stellar, with
>international and national expertise mixed with local and regional âknow
>howâ. We expect 95% of the over 100 sessions to be AICP accredited.
>The program this year also has a strong underlying them of financing and
>capacity-building important and timely topics for state and local
>goveernments, NGOs, and the grassroots organizations working in the
>trenches on critical smart growth issues across the country.
>Additional emphasis is being placed this year on providing as many
>networking opportunities for participants as possible. Beyond the usual
>informal networking opportunities offered the number one reason peoplle
>attend this event conference planners are organiziing networking forums
>that will focus timely issues such as: the unique challenges of smart
>growth in small towns and rural areas; new federal technical assistance
>for sustainable communities; advocacy building at the local and national
>level; continuing the conversation on better connecting environmental
>justice, equitable development and smart growth; smart growth
>strategies, tools and resources in southern states; and Health Impact
>Assessments for new and experienced practitioners. We expect others to
>be added before and during the conference.
>SIGN UP NOW! The conference registration deadline is January 14th!
>Register at http://www.newpartners.org/registration.html.
>The deadline to receive the reduced group rate for this event ($95) at
>the Westin Charlotte Hotel is January 10th. Call 1-866-837-4148 and
>indicate that you are attending the New Partners Conference.
>Roberta Lane White, Management Analyst
>U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
>Office of Sustainable Communities
>Mail Code: 1807T
>1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
>Washington, D.C. 20460
>Visit www.newpartners.org to register NOW for the 10th Annual New
>Partners for Smart Growth Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on
>February 3-5, 2011.
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