The DC Environmental Network Invites All Metro-Based Environmentalists to a BROWN BAG LUNCHEON:
How Green is the District's Development Future?
How development projects at Poplar Point, Ft. Lincoln, McMillan Park and other sites around the District will shape our communities.
- Jim Dougherty, Conservation Chair, Sierra Club
- Tony Norman, Chairman, McMillan Park Committee (invited)
- Dottie Yunger, Anacostia Riverkeeper
- Chris Weiss, Director, DC Environmental Network
Even as the national economy continues to suffer developers and government agencies are positioning the District of Columbia and surrounding region to move as quickly as possible on numerous development ventures both new and old including projects at Poplar Point, Ft. Lincoln and McMillan Park in the District. Depending on how carefully Mayor Fenty and the DC Council shepherd plans for these new developments the District could either see well designed livable communities and businesses or projects that negatively impact the health and economic viability of our city.
Many in the Districts environmental community are particularly concerned about urban green spaces. Urban green spaces play a key role in improving the livability of our towns and cities. The quality of life and viability of cities depend largely on the design of urban green as well as open, public spaces in order to fulfill their role as an important component of our city. Urban green spaces are seen by many as an important contribution to the sustainable development of cities.
However, based on preliminary plans and visioning some of us have seen so far for Poplar Point, Ft. Lincoln and McMillan Park, the potential benefits of green spaces are not being adequately prioritized.
Join us as our panelists discuss strategies for strong, economically viable communities and protection and expansion of urban green spaces in a way that grows the District.
Each panelist will speak for 5-10 minutes. We will then convene a discussion open to all participants.
DATE & TIME: Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 12:00 NOON to 1:30 PM
PLACE: Global Green USA,1100 15th Street NW, 11th Floor.
CALL-IN NUMBER: 775-269-3893 when prompted enter 399602
Please remember to bring a picture ID to get in the building.
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