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On-Demand Replays Are Provided Below for the Live Event Summarized Here,
Held August 11, 2011

For Some Presentations, Power Point Slides May Also Be Downloaded

In this kick-off session for the Smart Planning Webinar series, learn from national and state leaders about the realm of possibilities for communities.

The American Planning Association’s “Sustaining Places” initiative will be discussed along with the integral relationships between smart planning, green energy, sustainability and economic viability.

Related achievements by the City of Raleigh, NC, will be spotlighted along with landmark work of nearby Research Triangle Park (RTP) . Tangible examples that can be replicated in other locales will be featured.

RTP is widely known as one of the most prominent high-tech research and development centers in the United States. It was created in 1959 by state and local governments, nearby universities, and local business interests. It hosts a far reaching “Clean & Green” energy program focused on renewable energy resources. Through these initiatives, North Carolina has become “a leading smart green technology state”. Its leadership role includes utilizing green technologies as a job stimulus for clean economic development.

Examples of initiatives and practices from other states will also be highlighted, including approaches undertaken in Gainesville and
Alachua County, Florida.

Learn, too, about additional free and low cost resources available right now for the benefit of your community.


• Mitchell Silver, AICP, PP - President, American Planning Association & City of Raleigh, NC Chief Planning & Economic Development Officer and Director, Department of City Planning

• Paula Thomas - City of Raleigh, Manager, Office of Sustainability, City of Raleigh, NC

• Randall Reid - County Manager, Alachua County FL & Sustainability Committee Chair, International City-County Management Association

• Sean McLendon - Manager, Sustainability Program, Alachua County

                   See Webinar tab above (dropdown) for Speaker & Host Bios.

Replay Modules

The August 11 event recording has been divided into modules for your convenience. Each is labeled according to content. The duration is shown on each media player. The lever on the bottom bar of the player can be used to advance or rewind the videos.

PLEASE NOTE: the Website host (Go Daddy) has recently changed its media player software (into which our videos have been loaded). The prior player effectively accomodated Power Point slides, which appear much smaller in the new player (or distorted if viewed in full screen). We have tried alternatives, including You Tube and other third party players, without success and are working on other options for better viewing quality with this replay.

In the meantime
, we recommend starting the video by clicking the arrow at the lower left hand side of the player box (not the arrow in the center of the screen) and referring to the downloadable speaker slides. If you print out the presenter slides (grey tone handout format, 4 to a page works well) you should be able to follow along well. Slide content may not be altered or used without permission or credit to author.

Module 1
(above): Introductory remarks & first speaker - Mitchell Silver
Speaker Slides: Click Here

Module 2 (above): Speaker - Paula Thomas
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Module 3 :

Note: Paula Thomas showed a video as part of her presentation and built upon it in her remarks. Please go to this link to see the video then return to the speaker remarks in Module 4.

Module 4
(above): Speaker - Paula Thomas, Part 2


Module 5 (above): Speakers - Randall Reid & Sean McLendon
Speaker Slides: Click Here

Module 6
(above): Q& A Period, Closing Session

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Other Speaker Handouts

For other speaker handouts from this session, please see the drop down box under the Webinar tab above and select "Handouts".


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