The fourth session of the Fall “Smart Growth is Smart Business” interactive series will focus on “Making It Happen – Putting Smart Growth Policies and Practices to Work” and feature Journalist, Urban Planner, City of Ventura Council Member and Solimar Research Group President, William Fulton of Ventura, California.
Mr. Fulton is economic development columnist for Governing Magazine, founding editor of California Planning & Development Report, a monthly land-use newsletter, and writes frequently for the Sunday Opinion Section of the L.A. Times.
He is a well-known book author as well. His L.A. Times best-seller, The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles, has just been published in paperback by Johns Hopkins University Press. His book The Regional City: Planning For The End of Sprawl, co-authored with New Urbanist architect Peter Calthorpe, was published in 2001 by Island Press. His well-known text, Guide to California Planning, is now in its second edition.
Mr. Fulton is an experienced speaker and lecturer on land use planning and economic development issues, having delivered hundreds of speeches and presentations throughout the nation over the past fifteen years. He has also appeared on radio and television programs in California and throughout the nation.
Mr. Fulton earned his B.A. in Mass Communications from St. Bonaventure University, an M.A. in Journalism/Public Affairs from The American University in Washington, D.C., and an M.A. in Urban Planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.
The Thursday night December 8th, 7:00 p.m. session will be held at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY). Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. The forum is free and open to the public.
The session will be moderated by Partners for a Livable Western New York. The evening will open with keynote William Fulton’s presentation at 7:00 p.m. and provide opportunities for audience participation to maximize learning.
The “Smart Growth Is Smart Business” series is coordinated by planning committee members from Partners for a Livable WNY, The Wellness Institute of Greater-Buffalo, Forever Elmwood, The Federal Reserve Bank and The Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning. Sponsors for the free to the public series include: Uniland Development Company, LP Cimminelli Inc., Greater Buffalo Savings Bank, Buffalo Niagara All-America City Committee, The Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning, First Niagara Bank, The New York State Council for the Arts, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, The New Millennium Group, the Citizens Regional Transportation Corporation and community donations. The community is invited with registration starting at 6:30 p.m. The Albright-Knox Auditorium is handicap accessible. For information please contact Phil Haberstro at The Wellness Institute at 716-851- 4052