Why Place Matters…   10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania Presentation to  Association of Independent Colleges and Universities ...
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania   <ul><li>Who we are… </li></ul><ul><li>We are the leading advocate in Pennsylvania for res...
Building on our Success   <ul><li>Research that shapes state and local government policies  </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Devel...
What is Smart Growth   <ul><li>Planning, development and transportation practice that… </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrates deve...
Land Use Decisions are the Common Denominator   <ul><li>Land use policy is at the intersection of multiple disciplines…. <...
At the Core… <ul><li>Smart Growth is about building better places.  </li></ul><ul><li>So you might ask: Why does Place Mat...
Why “Place” matters Energy and Environment Equity   Economy
Economics   <ul><li>Reduce public infrastructure costs  </li></ul><ul><li>Attraction of private capital  </li></ul><ul><li...
Energy  <ul><li>Responsible Consumption  </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient Delivery  </li></ul><ul><li>Increase consumer choices...
Equity  <ul><li>Build social networks  </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance public connectivity  </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage creativit...
A Campus, an evolving Place <ul><li>Campuses, like communities are constantly evolving, they are not static entities. </li...
Placemaking and the Campus Information   Infrastructure Economy Social Capital   Institution
Business as Usual is not an Option <ul><li>Start with people and place in mind  </li></ul><ul><li>Great places create grea...
Competition Builds Character and Hopefully Great Places <ul><li>Campus construction arms race over the last decade </li></...
Opportunities for Colleges and Universities   <ul><li>@ the State level   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocate for policies that...
Ways to Work Together   <ul><li>Improving land use decisions that…  </li></ul><ul><li>Make smarter public investments that...
10,000 Friends: Where we are headed <ul><li>Creation of the Smart Growth Caucus and Business Council  </li></ul><ul><li>Pr...
10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania Thanks You <ul><li>Please contact one of our offices near you….  </li></ul><ul><li>Pittsbur...
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10,000 friends.why place matters aicup v 3 (1)

  1. 1. Why Place Matters… 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania Presentation to Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) Jack Machek, President and CEO Grant Ervin, Western Pennsylvania Regional Director
  2. 2. 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania <ul><li>Who we are… </li></ul><ul><li>We are the leading advocate in Pennsylvania for responsible and efficient land use. </li></ul><ul><li>Our Vision is to have a positive impact on the built and natural environment. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Building on our Success <ul><li>Research that shapes state and local government policies </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Development and Advocacy that leads to sustainable investment decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Education that creates more informed leaders and builds better communities. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Smart Growth <ul><li>Planning, development and transportation practice that… </li></ul><ul><li>Concentrates development </li></ul><ul><li>Provides Compact design </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a community for transit, pedestrian, bikes and autos </li></ul><ul><li>Mixes building uses and </li></ul><ul><li>Creates access to a variety of housing choices </li></ul>
  5. 5. Land Use Decisions are the Common Denominator <ul><li>Land use policy is at the intersection of multiple disciplines…. </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Real Estate Development & Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Local Government … </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a more sustainable Economy and Environment </li></ul>
  6. 6. At the Core… <ul><li>Smart Growth is about building better places. </li></ul><ul><li>So you might ask: Why does Place Matter? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why “Place” matters Energy and Environment Equity Economy
  8. 8. Economics <ul><li>Reduce public infrastructure costs </li></ul><ul><li>Attraction of private capital </li></ul><ul><li>Expand market potential </li></ul>
  9. 9. Energy <ul><li>Responsible Consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Increase consumer choices </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce Household Costs </li></ul>
  10. 10. Equity <ul><li>Build social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance public connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage creativity </li></ul>
  11. 11. A Campus, an evolving Place <ul><li>Campuses, like communities are constantly evolving, they are not static entities. </li></ul><ul><li>We are all impacted by surrounding conditions, the economy and market trends </li></ul><ul><li>Our communities and campuses reflect those trends and we must constant engage our communities to facilitate our adaptations </li></ul>
  12. 12. Placemaking and the Campus Information Infrastructure Economy Social Capital Institution
  13. 13. Business as Usual is not an Option <ul><li>Start with people and place in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Great places create great comparative advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Demographic shifts are placing wind in the sails …Market is moving the direction of smart growth… Employees and students are demanding higher quality places </li></ul>
  14. 14. Competition Builds Character and Hopefully Great Places <ul><li>Campus construction arms race over the last decade </li></ul><ul><li>Princeton Review – Green College Honor Role </li></ul><ul><li>Walkscore www.Walkscore.org </li></ul><ul><li>Housing and Transportation Affordability Index http://htaindex.cnt.org </li></ul>
  15. 15. Opportunities for Colleges and Universities <ul><li>@ the State level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocate for policies that use our resources to build better places </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help foster research and development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educate and develop leaders to make better decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>@ the Regional level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage local and county planning agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demand more efficient Water, Sewer and Transportation networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be models and laboratories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>@ the Local level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage the experts…students, faculty and the surrounding community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power of Planning - Finding the right connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage activity centers and encourage safety </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Ways to Work Together <ul><li>Improving land use decisions that… </li></ul><ul><li>Make smarter public investments that.. </li></ul><ul><li>Leveraging private investment opportunities. </li></ul>
  17. 17. 10,000 Friends: Where we are headed <ul><li>Creation of the Smart Growth Caucus and Business Council </li></ul><ul><li>Promote 50 Smart Growth Projects in PA </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a smarter system of transportation and infrastructure investments </li></ul><ul><li>Formation of Pennsylvania Smart Growth Fund </li></ul>
  18. 18. 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania Thanks You <ul><li>Please contact one of our offices near you…. </li></ul><ul><li>Pittsburgh </li></ul><ul><li>Grant Ervin [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Harrisburg </li></ul><ul><li>Jack Machek [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Philadelphia </li></ul><ul><li>Dan Wofford [email_address] </li></ul>

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