Governors' Institute on Community Design
On January 4 – 6, Jim Charlier participated in a workshop for Delaware Governor Jack Markell in New Castle Delaware. The Governors’ Institute on Community Design provided the workshop. Also participating as presenters and members of the support team were:
Governor Parris Glendenning, former Governor of Maryland and President of the Smart Growth Leadership Institute;
Douglas Foy, President, Serrafix; former Secretary of Commonwealth Development in Massachusetts;
- John Frece, Director, Smart Growth Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
- Chris Leinberger, Visiting Fellow, the Brookings Institution; founding partner, Arcadia Land Company; and,
- Tamar Shapiro, Director, Governors’ Institute.
Governor Markell’s objective for the workshop was to identify means of responding effectively to the economic crisis Delaware is facing (along with the rest of the nation). Governor Markell believes Delaware must coordinate its investments efficiently and quickly and must take full advantage techniques that will enable the State to achieve fiscally sustainable local development patterns.
The Governors’ Institute on Community Design advises governors and state leaders as they seek to guide growth and development in their states. The Institute brings together leading practitioners and academicians in the fields of government, design, development, and regional economics to help each state’s executive team make informed choices as they shape the future of their states. The Governors’ Institute was created in 2005 and is modeled on the successful Mayors’ Institute on City Design. The National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provide major funding for the Governors’ Institute.
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