ST September Mtg: Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV – Sept 9th

Monday, September 9, 2013

5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St)

ST September Meeting
Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community
Part IV

Sustainable Tucson’s “Conversations with our Public Officials” series provides Tucson community members the opportunity to meet with local public officials to discuss a wide range of sustainability issues. The venue offers a unique opportunity to converse with our public officials in a supportive atmosphere designed to build understanding and establish relationships.

Join Sustainable Tucson for our fourth Conversation with our Public Officials.

Jessie Baxter, Outreach Coordinator for Congressman Raul Grijalva, Ray Carroll, Pima County District 4 Supervisor, and Claire Zucker, Director, Sustainable Environment Program, Pima Association of Governments, will share their vision of a more sustainable Tucson. A networking session will precede the meeting from 5:30 to 6:00.

We believe that building a sustainable future will take the cooperation and partnering of residents, government, institutions and organizations. It is in this spirit that we are reaching out to our public officials by bringing them together with Sustainable Tucson and the wider public in this discussion process. Our ultimate intent for these popular “fishbowl discussions” is to build partnerships and work together toward our common goals.

We invite you to join us on September 9 for this exciting conversation with our local public officials.

Doors open at 5:30 pm. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 pm.


Effective Citizen Planning for Sustainable Development

This is a series of short courses for people who want to engage in effective City planning.

August 7: Land Use Planning 101

The fundamentals of planning in Arizona cities and counties including subdivisions, lot-splits, master development plans, public input, comprehensive and general plans. Presented by Mark Apel, Area Extension Agent, Pima County Cooperative Extension.

August 14: Incorporating Sustainable Development into Plans

Moving from policy to action in terms of the best ideas around sustainable development.  How Plan Tucson incorporates the city’s sustainability framework.
Presented by Leslie Ethen, City of Tucson Office of Sustainability.

August 21: Planning Tools You Can Use

Making use of readily available GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology on the web to create maps and help communities visualize planning concepts on the ground. Presented by Dr. Iris Patten, Urban Planner

All workshops will take place at UA Downtown,  44 N. Stone Ave., Tucson from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Parking is available at the Pennington Street Garage (first hour free) or free on the street after 5:00 pm.