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2021 NNECAPA Planning Conference

Oct 13 - 15, 2021
Burlington, VT

Join us at the 2021 NNECAPA Planning Conference in October in Burlington, Vermont. Stone's Amy Macrellis will be sharing her thoughts and insights on community wastewater planning as part of a panel on Thursday, October 14th, as detailed below.

SESSION: The Fantasy of Compact Settlement in the Absence of Infrastructure: Translating Policy Goals Into Public Investment in New England (Thursday, October 14th, 4:15 - 5:30 pm)

Juli Beth Hinds, AICP, Birchline Planning LLC
Jim Sullivan, Executive Director; Bennington County Regional Commission
Amy Macrellis, Senior Water Quality Specialist, Stone Environmental
Chris Campany, Executive Director; Windham Regional Commission

Compact settlement is a nearly ubiquitous policy goal for state, local, county, and regional government. But what of investment in the wastewater, drinking water, and storm water infrastructure necessary to retain, expand, and create new compacts settlements upon which most smart growth, climate change and adaptation, conservation, energy, economic development, and other planning initiatives depend? Budgets are the ultimate policy statement. How might the planners of New England move forward together to demand state and federal funding necessary to plan, design, engineer and implement the compact settlements necessary to preclude the large lot exurban development path of least resistance. The purpose of this forum is to have planners and related professions engage in a discussion with one another about what is working, what is not, and what we as professionals can do to prompt action. Panelists will introduce the issues to prime the conversation.