Peer Learning

Sustainable Communities Learning Network 3.0

JAN 14 – JAN 16, 2013 | NEW ORLEANS, LA

Peer Learning Recap

The Sustainable Communities Learning Network SCLA was designed and delivered for sustainability practitioners across the country who are working with federal grants or are receiving technical assistance from the Partnership for Sustainable Communities. The workshop brought 16 regional and community teams together and helped them find ways to collaborate effectively with key stakeholders, garner the necessary internal and external support for their efforts, and find sustainable funding sources.

The event was a rare opportunity for these practitioners to connect, in a private and productive environment, with peers, as well as leading national practitioners, thinkers, investors, and policy makers. The workshop was the third in-person capacity-building opportunities offered by ISC and Smart Growth America through the Sustainable Communities Learning Network.



Presenters, Advisors, and Staff:

Brad Barnett, PlaceMatters
Camille Manning Broome, Center for Planning Excellence
Stacie Dabbs, Office of Community and Economic Development, Fresno State University
Christopher Forinash, Institute for Sustainable Communities
Bill Fulton, Smart Growth America
Bill Gilchrist, Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City of New Orleans
Jocelyn Hittle, PlaceMatters
Mark Kirstner, Piedmont Together
Tom Madrecki, Smart Growth America
Dwayne Marsh, Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Elisa Ortiz, Smart Growth America
Debra Perry, Institute for Sustainable Communities
Florine Raitano, RD Specialists
Kalima Rose, PolicyLink
Ken Snyder, PlaceMatters
Elizabeth “Boo” Thomas, Center for Planning Excellence
Sarita Turner, PolicyLink
Bill Vanderwall, Minnesota Housing Partnership
Tua Vang, Spokane Tribe of Indians

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

An international nonprofit organization, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) has 26 years of practical experience working with local leaders to accelerate climate change and sustainability solutions. ISC’s programs are designed to facilitate peer learning and engagement among local leaders charged with the work of making their communities more sustainable. ISC has led more than 110 projects in 30 countries, and currently works in Asia and the United States. Learn more at: http://www.iscvt.org/

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The workshop brought 16 regional and community teams together and helped them find ways to collaborate effectively with key stakeholders, garner the necessary internal and external support for their efforts, and find sustainable funding sources.

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Augusta, GA
Augusta, GA
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Austin, TX
Austin, TX
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Berkshire County, MA
Berkshire County, MA
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East Arkansas
East Arkansas
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East Central Florida
East Central Florida
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Gulf Coast, MS
Gulf Coast, MS
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Kentucky-Tennessee Delta Region
Kentucky-Tennessee Delta Region
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Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
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Lower Cape Fear, NC
Lower Cape Fear, NC
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New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA
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Opa-Locka, FL
Opa-Locka, FL
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Piedmont Triad, NC
Piedmont Triad, NC
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Saint Charles Parish, LA
Saint Charles Parish, LA
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San Joaquin Valley, CA
San Joaquin Valley, CA
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Worcester, MA
Worcester, MA
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