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Casper Smart Growth Workshop

May 5, 2006

The City of Casper and the Local Government Commission (LGC) hosted a one-day smart growth workshop in Casper on Friday, May 5, 2006.  The workshop was well-attended by the public, including elected and appointed officials, developers and land owners, and interested citizens.

Jim Charlier gave a presentation on “Designing Safe, Walkable Streets.”  The full program is shown below.

8:30am - Registration

9:00am - Welcome & Introductions

9:15am - Presentation: What is Smart Growth and What Does it Mean to Casper
Paul Zykofsky, AICP, Land Use/Transportation Director,
Local Government Commission, Sacramento, CA

10:00am - Presentation:  The Economic Benefits of Smart Growth
Dena Belzer, Principal, Strategic Economics, Berkeley, CA

10:45am - Break

11:00am - Presentation: A Developer’s Perspective on Smart Growth

11:45am - Presentation:  Implementing Smart Growth: Getting Your Codes to Work
Laura Hall, Principal, Fisher and Hall Urban Design, Santa Rosa, CA

12:30pm - Lunch

1:15pm - Presentation:  Designing Safe, Walkable Streets
Jim Charlier, Principal, Charlier & Associates, Boulder, CO

2:00pm - Panel Discussion and Next Steps:  Question and Answer Session with Speakers

3:00pm - Adjourn

3:10pm - Walkability Audit of Downtown Casper (optional)
Facilitated by Jim Charlier and Paul Zykofsky (35-45 minutes)

Here is a copy of Jim’s presentation in PDF format:

CharlierCasperPres.pdf 13.86 MB

Additional Related Links:
Local Government Commission in Sacramento
City of Casper, Wyoming
Strategic Economics (Dena Belzer)
Fisher and Hall Urban Design (Laura Hall)

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