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Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable


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Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable

  1. 1. A Mid-Atlantic Overview – The Roundtable Process April 20, 2009 Tom Christoffel, AICP, EditorRegional Community Development News
  2. 2. Traditional Mid-Atlantic MapStates, Major Cities & Connecting Highways
  3. 3. New View – States, County & Multi-County Regions
  4. 4. Roundtable I – October 21, 2005 - Middletown, Virginia - Northern Shenandoah Valley• Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission response to Wash COG 2030 projections – Impacts perceived of continued growth – Strong impact since 9/11 – Region may not want to continue to supply labor and be affordable housing solution – Other outlying regions interested in the conversation – Why were we concerned about the Mid-Atlantic?
  5. 5. Area – Roundtable IBegin looking at the Mid-Atlantic as Regions This is where we started
  6. 6. Super-Region Label - Issue Areas• Multi-State Transportation Corridors - 9/340/I-81/270/I-95/• Hazard mitigation• Metro Evacuation• Homeland Security• Air Quality• Water - ground and surface (ICPRB)• Vision/Scenario/Alternatives (from a local region process related to those in other regions)• Infrastructure• Broadband• Regional Policy• No new bypasses in metro region puts more pressure on existing roads.• Freight & Multi-modal/multi-state freight/rail and ports• Labor chain - everyone imports labor from outside their region - no surplus of labor even at the fringes
  7. 7. Roundtable II – Expanded AreaCo-sponsors – NARC, NADO, AMPO Location – Washington, D.C.
  8. 8. Roundtable III – Baltimore Participation area grows –NARC, NADO & AMPO Co-sponsor
  9. 9. County to County Work- flows: 2000 CTPP Region to Region work flow like WILMAPCO
  10. 10. Roundtable 4 – Fredericksburg - November, 2007• Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division, American Planning Association and State Chapters work with Regional Councils for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable as a model for the U.S.• Regional level recognized as a level or coordination needed for smart growth with the participation of Governor Parris Glendenning.• Mid-Atlantic Regional planning analysis prepared with region coding I developed.
  11. 11. % change – provides a different picture.
  12. 12. 2005 Population density by region.
  13. 13. Loss ofcountryside –viewshed? Regionland area lessFederal and StateLands – includingUrban Areas
  14. 14. Overall density in 2005 drops when Urban areas pulled out – withtime series we could see better the sprawls as build out occurs.
  15. 15. Consider Regional Councils as a Unit of Analytical Geography• This could be extended to the U.S. to enable comparative multi-county regional analysis over time on standard regional geography.• It can adapt to many levels of multi-jurisdictional planning.
  16. 16. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable is a means to coordinate regional planning at broader scales – the Mega Region and Interstate Corridor. Shameless Plug: Please consider joining the I-95 CorridorRegional and Intergovernmental Planning Division,American Planning Association
  17. 17. Local Planet Contact Information “Think Local Planet, Act Regionally.” ContactTom Christoffel, AICP, Editor, Regional Community Development News Regional Intelligence – Regional Communities, LLC Box 1444 Front Royal, Virginia (VA), USA 22630 E-mail: Phone: 1- 540-635-8582 Blog: --