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2012 Speaker Series - July 25

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. 

First Floor Media Room, County Administration Building (CAB), 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Topic: Sustainable DC CM | 1.5
Sustainability, transportation, sustainable development, food access, climate and energy, water quality, and green economy
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Harriet Tregoning, Director of the Washington, D.C. Office of Planning.

Harriet Tregoning is the Director of the Washington, D.C., Office of Planning, where she works to make D.C. a walkable, bikeable, eminently livable, globally competitive, and sustainable city. Prior to this she was the director of the Governors’ Institute on Community Design and co-founder (with former Maryland Governor Glendening) and executive director of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute. Tregoning developed her expertise in state level action in the State of Maryland where she served Governor Glendening as both Secretary of Planning and then as the nation's first state-level Cabinet Secretary for Smart Growth. Prior to her tenure in Maryland state government, Tregoning was the director of Development, Community and Environment at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Tregoning’s academic training is in engineering and public policy. She was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for 2003–2004.

Event Description:

2012logo The Prince George's County Planning Department is hosting its third year of the speaker series, which is based on the six key topics generated from Envision Prince George's . Please join us for relevant discussions on various topics pertaining to our County, State and Region.  Read more .

Overview of Discussion:
D.C. Office of Planning (OP) Director Harriet Tregoning will speak on the District’s Sustainable DC initiative, which OP is co-leading with the District Department of the Environment. Mayor Vincent Gray launched Sustainable DC in 2011. The Mayor’s vision for Sustainable DC is to make the District the most sustainable city in the nation. Sustainable DC is a cross-disciplinary, multiagency, and multistakeholder initiative that will create the District’s sustainability vision in nine topic areas: the built environment, waste, energy, water, the green economy, climate, food, nature, and transportation. Director Tregoning’s presentation will provide an overview of the District’s successes to date to achieve sustainability in a number of areas, the goals and objectives of this innovative initiative, and current efforts to create a vision and recommendations to guide implementation by the public and private sectors over the next several years. Event participants also will learn about how this initiative models silo-busting collaboration among a local planning agency; agencies in others fields such as the environment, transportation, health, public works, and job creation/workforce development; community and non-profit advocates; and private sector stakeholders. Additionally, participants will learn about Sustainable DC’s significant use of online and social media outreach strategies to engage the public. Examples include the creation of a dedicated web site where residents and other stakeholders could post their ideas on how D.C. can become more sustainable and cast a vote, a Twitter Town Hall, and a dedicated hash tag to generate more ideas and enable users to track discussions on Sustainable DC across Twitter.

Contact: E. Fatimah Hasan , AICP, Planner Coordinator;
Hyojung K. Garland , LEED AP & ED+C, Senior Planner

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