Episode 4: Creating Sustainable Places
Original Air Date: 5/5/11, 7:30 p.m., KCPT
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The fourth episode of Imagine KC features the region's new "Creating Sustainable Places" initiative. We hear from HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims, who sat down with us for a short interview following his March 24 announcement of the grant, to discuss what this opportunity means from a national perspective. Co-chairs Jan Marcason, City Council, Kansas City, Mo., and Curt Skoog, City Council, Overland Park, Kan., talk about how the project will unfold and who's involved. And local planning and sustainability experts describe how focusing on strategies to develop sustainable corridors and activity centers, and advance new conservation efforts will result in a region that is more vibrant, connected and green.
Viewers will come away with a better understanding of how this collaborative effort among a broad network of regional partners, rooted in a strong commitment to social equity, affordable housing, and moving the region from plans to transformative projects will create a more sustainable and economically competitive region.
Creating Sustainable Places is guided by a Coordinating Committee representing a broad cross section of the region’s institutions and organizations. One of the Coordinating Committee’s first tasks is to establish a set of principles to guide the initiative over the next three years; help define what a sustainable region is; and describe the actions that will make it a reality. A DRAFT of the guiding principles is now available for public viewing and soon an online form will be available to collect feedback.