Transitioning to Sustainability - September 1
Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)
We are pleased to invite Tribal Leaders, Tribal Program and Resource Managers, Transportation Planners, Infrastructure Support Agencies, and Community Members to a workshop entitled “Transitioning to Sustainability.” This workshop presents a suite of performance-based infrastructure renewal practices that provide strategies for developing sustainable, livable, and disaster resistant communities and ecosystems.
The practices covered in this interactive workshop enhance the quality of life, preserve local ecosystem integrity, promote coordinated infrastructure systems and promote the cultural identity of the community. Participants will be able to lead planning and implementation teams that will be able to help their communities be effective partners in proactive regional responses to global challenges, such as transportation planning, improvement of transportation safety, disaster response and recovery, economic competitiveness, public health, biodiversity and national security.
The one-day, interactive workshop is comprised of five topics:
- “Visioning to Action” – practices that allow all community members to characterize desired future conditions for quality of life and environment;
- Models and Forecasts – integrated community characterizations form the basis of management goals, performance measures, and more;
- Infrastructure Ecology – use of ecological methods to assess interconnected infrastructure networks, and coordinate regulatory practices to support desired future conditions, reduce community vulnerability to disasters, reduce life cycle costs, and improve management of land use;
- Collaborative Enterprise – create partnerships that improve the project quality and community outcomes, and that cut project delivery risks; and
- Review Initiatives – discuss sources of inspiration and lessons learned.
This conference will be conducted at the Harrah’s Rincon Casino and Resort, 777 Rincon Way, Valley Center, CA, 92082. All individuals are responsible for their own lodging. The Harrah’s Rincon is holding a block of rooms for this conference at a rate of $89.00 (single/double), plus tax per room night, for participants per room night. A deposit equal to the first night’s room rate including tax is required upon booking. Make your room reservations by August 24, 2011 by calling (800) 427-7247 and mention that you are with the National Indian Justice Center, Group Reservation Code—S0901N.
Registration is free but is limited. To register, please complete the form below for each person who will
be attending and return it via mail, email or fax by August 24, 2011 to:
National Indian Justice Center
5250 Aero Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: (707) 579-5507 Fax: (707) 579-9019
When & Where
California Department of Transportation and National Indian Justice Center