Rural Conservation and Economic Development

If you live in central Virginia and are interested in balancing rural conservation and economic development, make plans to join the conversation on Wednesday, April 27 at the Centerville Firehouse in Manakin-Sabot.

Partnership for Smarter Growth, in collaboration with Citizens Concerned with Goochland Growth, Capital Region Land Conservancy, the 35 Mile Drive Association, and the Goochland County Chamber of Commerce, presents…

GOOCHLAND VILLAGE SERIES

BALANCING RURAL CONSERVATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Part 3: Community Design Goals and Processes
for Goochland Villages

Wednesday, April 27th, 7:00 – 9:00

Centerville Firehouse
52 Broad Street Road
Manakin, VA 23103

Enjoy presentations and opportunities for Q&A and dialogue about the process, challenges, opportunities, and context of engaging the community in village development in Goochland County. 

REBECCA DICKSON

County Administrator, Goochland County

DAN HOLMES

Director of State Policy, Piedmont Environmental Council

RACHEL FLYNN

Former Director, Planning and Development, City of Richmond and Lynchburg

PARTNERSHIP FOR SMARTER GROWTH

Partnership for Smarter Growth (PSG) is the regional hub for smarter growth education and implementation.  PSG’s mission is to educate and engage the communities in the Richmond region to work together to improve quality of life by guiding where and how we grow.  We address the interconnected issues of land use, transportation, housing, conservation, food security, and economic development integral to our quality of life. 

GOOCHLAND VILLAGE SERIES

The Goochland Village Series engages high quality speakers and local citizens and leaders to explore how conservation coupled with appropriately designed communities in the right places can ensure preservation of rural character and a strong economy for Goochland county.  PSG is pleased to work closely with Goochland organizations and residents to present this program. 

Our first event, entitled What Makes a Village and held in November of 2009, was a partnership with the County of Goochland and featured architect Carlton Abbott and landscape architect Ralph Higgins.  Our second event, Learning from a Neighboring Village Model, was held on February 9th and brought together public and private stakeholders involved in creating  a village in New Kent on existing infrastructure. This final event in the series, Community Design Goals and Processes for Goochland Villages, highlight the perspectives of Goochland County decision makers and land use and planning experts on how to engage the community in village development in Goochland.

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