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Green Region as a Pattern for Ecological Regional Development by Betsy del Monte - NTC Monthly Meeti
Wednesday, March 07 2012, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Green Region as a Pattern for Ecological Regional Development by Betsy del Monte - NTC Monthly Meeting  (AT)
Wednesday, March 7     6:30 PM

NTC Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm
(Eat & Greet at 6:30pm and Meeting at 7:00pm)

Topic: “Green Region” as a Pattern for Ecological Regional Development

Betsy del Monte represents Vision North Texas, a coalition of private, public, educational, and nonprofit-sector sponsors that have been involved with long-term planning to the North Texas region since 2005. In 2010 they released North Texas 2050, a report containing their recommendations. Five alternative futures are described: Business as Usual, Connected Centers, Return on Investment, Diverse and Green Region.

Betsy will talk about the latter alternative which emphasizes green development of natural assets as the foundation for future regional growth. It is based on an initial identification of natural assets and open spaces that create a ‘green infrastructure’ for the region and that should be protected or enhanced. It also emphasizes support for green jobs, the use of alternative energy sources and LEED building standards, and sustainable community design.

Meetings are open to the public.

Location: The Dallas County AgriLife Extension Office
10056 Marsh Lane, Dallas (Map)
Suite B-101 (downstairs)
(This is located at the NE corner of Marsh Lane & Walnut Hill, next to Wendy's)

Approved AT (1 hour) - JEV 1/4/2012, rev 2/6/2012