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E-M:/ Land Use Conference Announcement

Enviro-Mich message from Julie Stoneman <juliemec@voyager.net>

Hi--just a friendly reminder of next week's conference
sponsored by the Land Information Access Association.  If
you haven't seen their Land Information Systems technology or their
community participation programs, this would be
an excellent opportunity to do so.--Julie Stoneman

>Conference Announcement
>Building A Sense of Place: Tools for Defining Sustainable Communities
>Monday, November 9th, 1998
>Kellogg Center, Michigan State University
>East Lansing, Michigan
>Sponsored by:
>Land Information Access Association
>Michigan Municipal League
>Michigan Townships Association
>The Nature Conservancy
>As the capstone event for the Building A Sense of Place Project, this
>conference will focus on the lessons learned and opportunities presented
>during this groundbreaking, three-year project. Through presentations,
>panel discussions, and demonstrations, conference participants will
>learn about public participation processes for defining and documenting
>the cultural and natural resources that sustain our communities.
>Technology demonstration will highlight the use of Geographic
>Information Systems (GIS) and multimedia databases in the creation of
>publicly accessible tools for land use planning and community
>Keynote speaker, Luther Propst of the Sonoran Institute, will offer a
>review of how communities can re-build and sustain a high quality of
>life. As a land use planner and attorney, Mr. Probst has extensive
>experience in working with cities and towns throughout the western
>United States. He will share his views on how we may reach beyond
>typical adversarial approaches to land use, toward a sense of shared
>communities based on sustainable economies.
>Conference panelists will relate local experiences in community
>cooperation and vision. Mayors, city managers, township supervisors, and
>community specialists will offer a refreshing review of successful
>community building and intergovernmental cooperation in Michigan. The
>speakers will also discuss ways comprehensive Community Information
>systems (CIS) can help local units of government improve public services
>while supporting expanded intergovernmental cooperation. Additionally, a
>panel of well-known experts will offer creative ideas on how communities
>can move toward a sustainable future.
>To download a conference brochure go to http:\\www.liaa.org. You will
>need Adobe Acrobat to read and print the brochure. 
>For more information e-mail acollett@liaa.org or call the Land
>Information Access Association at (616) 929-3696
>Registration is limited to 150 participants - Register Now!
>Amy Collett, Community Planner
>Land Information Access Association
>Phone: (616) 929-3696

Julie Stoneman
Director of Land Programs
Michigan Environmental Council
119 Pere Marquette Dr., Suite 2A
Lansing, MI  48912
Ph:	517-487-9539
Fax:	517-487-9541
Email:	juliemec@voyager.net

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