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Webinar 4: Smart Growth and Strategic Zoning for Livable Communities

Throughout the fall of 2020, the Town of Wareham, Massachusetts will work closely with national leaders from around the country and interact with subject matter experts.  Invited guests will help guide future redevelopment plans for Wareham Village by focusing on incorporating elements of climate resilience, stormwater management, and green infrastructure into design plans that are closely connected to economic development opportunities.  Through the exchange, Wareham will also be able to explore innovative and sustainable environmental finance opportunities associated with their redevelopment plans.

Each webinar will have an accompanying Podcast available to hear additional details about invited communities who have a compelling story to share.  The webinars will summarize details and recommendations that are the result of earlier held private discussions between Wareham and invited guests.  These webinars will be a chance for you to hear about national case studies directly from the leaders who helped make it happen in their community.

Listen to the podcasts on smart growth:

S1 | E9: Smart Growth (ft. Ranson, WV)
S1 | E10: Smart Growth (ft. Warwick, RI/RIPTA)

 Webinar Description:

As Wareham approaches redevelopment, it is important that the Town does so in a way that considers an array of community needs. Smart, mixed-use development offers the opportunity for compact economic redevelopment that maximizes efficiency and carries out a strategic plan for growth. With the vision of a Wareham Village where residents can “work, play, and live” all in one place, smart growth could position the riverfront Village as a hub of activity within the Town. This webinar brings together communities that have employed principles of smart growth, form-based coding, and strategic zoning to create public spaces that further a broader vision of efficiency and vibrancy.

Participating Communities:

Ranson, WV
Portland, ME
Warwick, RI
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
Low Impact Development Center (Beltsville, MD)
Grow Smart RI (Providence, RI)