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Conference: Regional Planning Comes of Age

12:58 PM EDT on September 9, 2006

A groundbreaking conference exploring the promise and practice of regional land use planning in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, on the 25th Anniversary of the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan.

The conference will include plenary addresses and seminars on regional land use planning aimed at preserving natural and historic resources while strengthening communities in our dynamic and growing part of the country. Hon. Bruce Babbitt, Robert Yaro, and Doug Foy will deliver plenary addresses.

Seminars will address topics such as transfer of development rights, growth management tools, protecting water resources through regional planning, economic impacts of regional planning, using regional planning to preserve historic and cultural resources, cooperative planning across political boundaries, and regional zoning and land use regulation.

Seminars will also explore outstanding and developing examples of regional planning, such as the New Jersey Pinelands, the Adirondacks Park, the Long Island Pine Barrens, the Cape Cod Commission, Chesapeake Bay watershed initiatives and much more.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan, there will be a banquet on Thursday night the 28th.

WHEN: Sept. 27-29 (See Conference and Banquet Program for full details)

WHERE: Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

TO REGISTER: http://www.regionalplanningcomesofage.org/conference/registration.html

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