What is Real Resilience? Positioning our Communities to Thrive in Changing Times
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m. EST
Silver Spring, MD, United States
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What will our Region look like in 2050? What are the probable disruptive technological, social, and economic changes coming our way in the next few decades and the impacts these changes may have on the county, the Region and our cities and towns. What can we do to position ourselves to not just endure, but thrive with the changes headed our way?
The event is free and open to the public and planning professionals. The presentation, which will include question-and-answer discussions, will be held at the Planning Department headquarters (8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD).
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This event is part of a three-part Winter Speaker Series, "Imagine the Future of Montgomery County," sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Department, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, to be held in January, February and March 2019, that will focus on the upcoming General Plan update and the broad trends and challenges facing the county in the next 20-30 years.
The General Plan of Wedges and Corridors, first adopted by the M-NCPPC in 1964, has been revised and amended numerous times through local area master plans and countywide functional plans. Its core concepts of wedge-shaped areas of land situated between major road corridors connecting different communities have shaped the county for the past 54 years. This simple, pioneering idea has endured, but needs an update given the recent demographic, cultural, economic and technological changes in the county and the region.
The 2019 Winter Speakers Series will offer lessons from other jurisdictions in the DC region that have updated such comprehensive plans and address issues such as resiliency, mobility and equity that will influence Montgomery County’s General Plan update.
Khalid Afzal, Khlaid.firstname.lastname@example.org