The Malden River - Connections and Collaborations
Friday, October 19, 2018
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. EDT
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Sometimes it feels as though there are invisible walls that require us to stop planning at the municipal borders. But some needs require us to look beyond our borders – housing, economic development, and climate change, among others. It can be hard enough to get people to plan for the communities in which they live – how do we get them to think beyond the town line?
By their very nature, regional plans cross those boundaries. How can we ensure that regional planning still considers, reacts to, and incorporates the individual needs of each community? How do we achieve equal investment from each community into the full process?
Our panelists worked on two simultaneous plans, one for a commercial corridor within a single community, the other for a river-based greenway that connected three communities. Join us to discover how we coordinated our planning efforts and learn what worked well and what we could do better.
We will ask you to share your experiences with regional and local planning, understanding that there can be conflict between the two types of processes. Together we will investigate tools for joint planning efforts and see what will work, and what may not.
Emily Innes, firstname.lastname@example.org