Secrets of Scandinavian Sustainable City Planning
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM (EST)
Scandinavia has long been recognized as a global leader in sustainability. Save the price of a plane ticket as urban planning expert Chris Jakubiak, AICP, takes us on a fact finding tour of sustainable communities in Malmo, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark - right from the comfort and warmth of Bethesda Green. Chris will present an overview of current development plans in Scandinavia based on the success of previous developments up to this point. His presentation will illustrate some of the techniques, best practices and innovations being used to transform old industrial areas in to modern, sustainable, livable communities.
Christopher Jakubiak is the principal and owner of Jakubiak and Associates, Inc., a town planning consulting firm in Towson, Maryland. He has 22 years of experience in urban planning and zoning and holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois. His firm specializes in municipal planning, zoning, and the negotiation of development agreements. Their most recently completed project is the master plan for historic City Dock Annapolis.
This is the fifth event in the Natural Capital series, a series of public events focused on greening the National Capital Region from a business perspective.
Hosted by Doo Consulting LLC, green building consultants.
Bethesda Green is located at the corner of Cordell and Woodmont Avenues, above the Capital One Bank branch. Enter through the front door and turn right to go up the stairs.
Transportation options: Public parking garage is located on Woodmont (near Battery Lane). Metro access via Bethesda station, and a bike rack is available in front of the building.
For assistance on the day of the event, contact Peter Brooks at 202.642.9654.
Breakfast will be served.
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Inspired by Paul Hawken’s book, “Natural Capitalism," our series of educational events will discuss where ecological sustainability and real estate development sustainability meet here in the DC Metro area with the goal of creating a more “Natural Capital.”
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