MACo 2012 Summer Conference Session – Taking to the Air: Climate Change Strategies & County Implications

Water quality has been the main issue driving state and local land use debates in recent years, but that may be about to change. The State’s strategies for addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gases include broad statements about using local land use policies to reduce vehicle miles traveled by citizens. Can local land use plans really effect broad changes in citizen lifestyle and workplace choices? Is it reasonable to hold local governments accountable  for reducing vehicle miles traveled when so many contributing factors are outside of their control? Speakers will discuss the policy and implementation challenges involved with these new State goals.

Speakers:

  1. David A. Costello, Deputy Secretary for Policy and Planning, Maryland Department of the Environment
  2. Wendell Cox, Principal, Wendell Cox Consultancy
  3. Karla Raettig, Executive Director, Maryland League of Conservation Voters

Date & Time:  Thursday, August 16, 2012; 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

MACo’s 2012 Summer Conference will be held from August 15 – 18 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. Read more about MACo’s Summer Conference. Download our registration brochure.

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