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Be the first to experience new cutting-edge, high-resolution,
land-cover data and explore the possibilities.

Tuesday, Nov. 19
8–8:30 a.m.:
Breakfast and Registration

8:30–11:30 a.m.:

Call: 816/701-8234
Email: gti@marc.org

Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110

Free to attend

Register Online

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.

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.

Mid-America Regional CouncilAcademy for Sustainable Communities Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Sui te 200 | Kansas City, MO 64105
ph: 816/474-4240 | fax: 816/421-7758
www.marc.org/sustain | gti@marc.org