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Piedmont Triad Livable Communities Summit

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

7:30 am to 12:00 pm

Old Salem Visitor Center

600 South Main Street

Winston-Salem, NC

This year the Piedmont Triad Livability Summit will focus on REGIONALISM. It's not a new concept but one we have perhaps gotten away from here in the Triad. On May 6, 2011 the Piedmont Triad kicked off, a 3-year effort lead by the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council. The goal of the project is to develop a framework for creating a stronger region. Strengths and challenges within our region have been identified. From those strengths and challenges and other regional data, reasons why YOU should be concerned about our region have been crafted. 

For example...


Nearly 350,000 new jobs will be added to the region by 2040. but they are not the jobs of the past; they will require a much more educated workforce.


PLUS, you will be able to help decide a new name for the project. So join me on October 25, 2012 at the Old Salem Visitors Center for this important regional event.


This project is about making our region a winner not just competitive! 


Confirmed Speakers:

Algenon L. Cash, Managing Director - Wharton Gladden & Co., LLC * Bethany Wilcoxon, Project Manager - The Tomorrow Plan for the Greater Des Moines Region * Mark E. Kirstner, Project Manager - Piedmont Triad Sustainable Communities Project  * Dr. Chris Nelson, University of Utah - Regional Housing Market Analysis * Brent McKinney - Former PART Executive Director * Deb Ryan, RLA Ryan-Harris, Inc. - Urban Design, Planning & Participation * Brenda Sutton, Rockingham County Agricultural Extension Office - Piedmont Local Food * Jeanne Johnston, Lexington Community Planner - Lexington Multimodal Center * Bob Chapman, TND Partners - South Elm Street Development * Kristen Jeffers, Community Activist - Civic Engagement


Summit sponsors:

Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation * Piedmont Triad Regional Council * Piedmont Triad Partnership * City of Greensboro * Old Salem Museums and Gardens * Wharton - Gladden, LLC. and the 40 members of the Sustainable Communities Consortium including A&T University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Winston-Salem State University, Forsyth Futures, Partnership for Health, Piedmont Conservation Council and many others. 


Be on the look out for registration information coming in the next few weeks. I hope to see on October 25th at Old Salem. More info at:



Mark E. Kirstner, Project Manager

Piedmont Triad Sustainable Communities Project


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