Jamie Greene, AIA, FAICP participated in a panel at the 2016 Design Columbus Education Day and Trade Show in Columbus, Ohio April 18, 2016.
The one day event, presented by the Central Ohio Chapters of the US Green Building Council and the Construction Specifications Institute, was an opportunity to learn and engage in the transformation of the Central Ohio built environment to be more healthy, prosperous, and sustainable.
The panel session, Designing to 2050: Evolving Today’s Neighborhood Design to Meet Tomorrow’s Regional Demographics, also included Kerstin Carr, Director of Planning & Environment at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and Kimberly Sharp, the Deputy Director of Planning and Development for the City of Westerville.
Panelists discussed the impact of demographic trends on development preferences and neighborhood design, how the public and private sectors can work together to address sustainable building and design solutions, examples of successful local policies that encourage a sustainable built environment, and best practices in public engagement to build support for real estate development projects. The discussion highlighted recent planning work with Imagine Westerville.
We enjoyed seeing our colleagues and discussing sustainable development!