Tuesday, Nov. 19
Breakfast and Registration
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110
Free to attend
Local communities across the nation are including natural resource considerations into their planning processes. MARC has completed assembling the base data essential to integrated environmental planning. This workshop will provide the opportunity to see
what new data is available, and how that information may be applied in a variety of contexts to achieve community goals like conserving natural areas, protecting air and water quality, and reducing
urban heat islands. The workshop will be presented in two segments, each with its own learning objectives.
- General Overview Session (for a general audience)
- Understand information available through the
MARC Natural Resources Inventory.
- Discover how the NRI information enriches planning discussion and decisions.
- Creating Sustainable Places Corridor Plan Application Session (for local planners and designers)
- Increase understanding of how community plans, policies, and infrastructure investments impact resource conservation and restoration.
- Evaluate opportunities to enhance resource conservation as plans are implemented.
- Patti Banks is the owner of Vireo, a firm that focuses on Landscape Architecture, Community Planning, Environmental Design, Ecological Services, and Graphic Arts in Kansas City and Omaha.
- Tom Jacobs is the director of environmental programs
with Mid-America Regional Council.