Archive for March, 2009



Hopefully we can get a small group of people who want to head up to Amherst for this.  It looks like it might be worthwhile, and the price is definitely right.  If everyone could let me know by next Tuesday the 17th if they would like to attend, I will RSVP for us.

– Wes


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2030 Sustainable Urbanism Summit: Addressing Climate Change in New England

April 2-3, 2009
Portsmouth, N.H.


Building on CNU National’s “Climate @ CNU” Initiative, local and national experts, together with all summit attendees, will generate ideas for helping New England communities create low-carbon infill development and compact neighborhoods, sharing tools such as form-based codes and smart street design alternatives to help break down the barriers that encourage auto-dependent sprawl. More info. is available at http://www.cnunewengland.org.

The Sustainable Urbanism Summit will address climate change in New England and seek to develop new strategies for reducing our region’s effect on this crisis. The Summit will provide speakers and attendees with the platform to craft innovative and proactive strategies to move New England into a new era of civic, economic, and environmental opportunity. Working sessions will explore strategies for more walkable development patterns, increased public transportation opportunities, new innovations in sustainable energy production, incentives for local agriculture, and other issues raised by the Summit’s many innovative speakers.


I have been to this conference twice, and both times I definitely got a lot out of it…   If you are interested in these sorts of transportation topics, it wouldn’t hurt to make the trip.

– Wes

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