Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sustainable Installation presentation: Thursday May 17th

Details: With more than 300,000 buildings and 2.2 billion square feet of building space, the Department of Defense has a footprint three times the size of Wal-Mart. Facing increasing energy costs and changing operational requirements, the Department is undertaking major steps to create bases and installations that can better meet its evolving needs.

Learn how the Department is using comprehensive master planning and updated construction and operations standards to plan, build, and operate more energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable facilities that support its mission and also respond to the concerns of host communities, particularly in urban settings.

The program will feature a keynote by Dr. Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, followed by a panel discussion and an in-depth presentation on the soon-to-be-released update to the Unified Facilities Criteria.

Dr. Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Installations and Environment
Dr. Mark Gillem, AIA, AICP, Associate Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Oregon and Principal, The Urban Collaborative
Rear Admiral (Ret.) James Manzelmann, Deputy Director of Mission Services, Defense Intelligence Agency

David Robertson, Executive Director, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

When: Thursday, May 17, 2012 | 9:00 AM – Noon
Where: George Mason University – Arlington Campus, Founders Hall Auditorium, 3351 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA RSVP @ the National Capital Planning Commission webpage

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