Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sustainable Urban Planning in RVA

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of meeting with several board members of Richmond's non-profit Partnership for Smarter Growth (PSG). Their mission is to "educate and engage the communities in the Richmond region to work together to improve quality of life by guiding where and how we grow". Richmond is a wonderful place with a lot of potential to be even better - it's great that we have a specific organization invested in such a cause. They are working to promote smart urban growth, community leadership and awareness, better public transportation, local food and land conservation (to name a few).

PSG is hosting an exciting public event this month! On October 24, their third annual River City Saunter event will focus on an exploration of the future of Broad St and sustainable development in the Richmond region. It's only $15 to attend and will take place at the Renaissance Conference Center on 107 W Broad St. Don't think of the fee as a fee, but as a small contribution to an organization that is vital to Richmond's urban growth and development. RSVP by October 14 via PSG's website.

Kristen Ziegler

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