Peer Learning

Transition to Implementation 2

Oakland, CA — October 20-22, 2014

Peer Learning Recap

The Sustainable Communities Leadership Academy: Transition to Implementation was designed and delivered for sustainability practitioners across the country that have received grants from the Partnership for Sustainable Communities. The workshop brought together 12 grantee teams, in the final stages of completing their HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Plans or Community Challenges. This workshop focused specifically on moving grantee communities from plan approval to implementation and provided a forum for the teams to exchange best practices and discuss common challenges.

The event was a rare opportunity for these practitioners to connect in a private and productive environment with peers and with leading national practitioners, thinkers, investors, and policy makers.



Presenters, Advisors, and Staff:

Craig Adelman, Director of Transit Oriented Development, Low-Income Investment Fund
Gina Bartlett, Senior Mediator, Consensus Building Institute
Alexandra Bastien, PolicyLink
Neha Bhatt, Smart Growth America
Karen Chapple, Institute for Urban and Regional Development, UC Berkeley
Catherine Cox Blair, Natural Resources Defense Council
Ignacio Dayrit, Center for Creative Land Recycling
Kelly Dixon, Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council
Steve Etcher, Community Edge LLC
Corinne Goodrich, former Program Manager, Grand Boulevard Initiative
Johnny Jamarillo, Association of Bay Area Governments
Dwayne Marsh, Senior Advisor, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Economic Resilience
Sara Maxana, Puget Sound Regional Council
Dylan Mullenix, Des Moines Area MPO
Christie Oostema, Envision Utah
Bart Roberts, University at Buffalo Regional Institute
Kalima Rose, PolicyLink
Geoffrey Ross, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency
Parin Shah, Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Ken Snyder, PlaceMatters
Sarah Treuhaft, PolicyLink
Alisa Valderrama, Natural Resources Defense Council
Bill Vanderwall, Minnesota Housing Partnership
Madeline Wander, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity
Dace West, Network Director, Mile High Connects
Bethany Wilcoxon, Greater Des Moines Partnership
Chris Zimmerman, Smart Growth America

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES

An international nonprofit organization, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) has over 25 years of practical experience working with local leaders to accelerate climate change and sustainability solutions. ISC’s programs are designed to facilitate peer learning and engagement among local leaders charged with the work of making their communities more sustainable. ISC has led more than 100 projects in 30 countries, and currently works in China, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Bangladesh and the United

For more information, please visit www.iscvt.org.

This workshop brought together 12 grantee teams, in the final stages of completing their HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Plans or Community Challenges.

Team Name:
CONNECT Our Future
Charlotte Region, NC
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Team Name:
Denver Region, CO
Denver Region, CO
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Team Name:
Sustainable Yellowstone
Fremont County, ID
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Team Name:
The Tomorrow Plan
Greater Des Moines, IA
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Team Name:
Guayanilla-Peñuelas, Puerto Rico
Guayanilla-Peñuelas, Puerto Rico
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Team Name:
Granite State Futures
New Hampshire (Statewide)
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Team Name:
One Region Forward
Niagara/Buffalo Region, NY
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Team Name:
Prosperity Plan
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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Team Name:
Southern Nevada Strong
Southern Nevada Region
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Team Name:
Washtenaw County, MI
Washtenaw County, MI
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Team Name:
Washington District Plan
West Sacramento, CA
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RELATED RESOURCES

Workshop Guide for the Transition to Implementation SCLA held in Oakland, CA from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22


In this video from a recent SCLA workshop focused on how practitioners can transition from planning to implementation, Gina Bartlett from the Consensus Building Institute outlines approaches to collaboration & stakeholder engagement for each step of your project's process.


Slides from Madeline Wander’s presentation Measuring Environmental Justice to Create Sustainable Regions


Goals & Questions from Measuring Environmental Justice to Create Sustainable Regions