2013 Spring MI+SPIA Lecture Series: “Greening the Nation’s Capital: the Promise and Potential of the Sustainable DC Plan” by Harriet Tregoning, Director, DC Office of Planning
Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Join us on March 28, 2013, as Harriet Tregoning, Director of the District of Columbia Office of Planning, discusses the Sustainable DC Plan and how her office, along with the District Department of the Environment and other partner agencies, plans to transform the District into a “more socially equitable, environmentally responsive and economically prosperous community.” Tregoning will share her insights about the plan’s sustainability principles and elements, the experience of engaging the public, and the District’s thoughts on implementation of the plan across departments.
Following successful sustainability plans in sister cities such as New York (PlaNYC) and Philadelphia (Greenworks Philadelphia), The Sustainable DC Plan is the District’s first sustainability plan that sets forth a policy blueprint for making the District the healthiest, greenest, most livable city in the nation over the next 20 years. In the summer of 2011, Mayor Gray launched the planning process with the goal of leveraging a menu of sustainability strategies that would improve the quality of life and create new economic growth for all DC residents. The Sustainable DC Plan reflects 20 months of hard work involving 700 working group members, nearly 200 public meetings and over a thousand ideas that make up 32 goals, 31 targets and 143 specific actions. Thanks to the hard work of residents, workers, business leaders and professional experts, the District has a strategy in place to address its core urban challenges with innovative, forward thinking solutions focused around sustainability.
6:00 – 6:30 PM UAP Alumni Networking Reception with students and prospective students
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MI+SPIA is a joint research venture between the Metropolitan Institute of Virginia Tech and Virginia Tech's School of Public and International Affairs.