Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Smart Growth Summit set for August

Some important questions to consider: Are Louisiana communities building in a way that will work for the future? Can better planning help us solve our transportation problems? Is there a connection between planning and health?

If you're interested in finding some answers to these questions, you'll want to attend “Livable Louisiana: A Summit on Smart Growth,” August 14-15 in the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge. The Summit will feature discussions and presentations by national and local "Smart Growth" experts on topics such as green building construction, the relationship between public health and planning, sustainable landscape design, innovative transportation solutions, and how to design safer, more pedestrian-friendly communities. There will also be a progress report on Louisiana Speaks.

To find out more,visit the Summit homepage.