Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Responsible Development
Community Forum Series
August 9, 2011
Responsible Development along urban waterways and their surrounding landscapes extends traditional development beyond a solely economic profit motive to embrace a triple-bottom line that includes people, planet, and profit. We will explore the importance of strategic, responsible development along urban waterways, which are often seen simply as corridors or geographic barriers. Using local watersheds as our case study, panelists and roundtable guests will discuss organizational and individual approaches to the complex process of riverfront development and associated land use. Panelists will address issues that include economic development, environmental education, and development plans to preserve rivers as cultural and spiritual centers.
The format is a moderated panel and roundtable discussion with audience Q&A. This session will be recorded (audio and video) for research purposes and support of the project’s exhibition component.
Irv Sheffey, Associate Organizing Representative, Environmental Justice and Community Partnerships Program, Sierra Club
Mary Brown, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Life Pieces to Masterpieces
Josh Burch, Environmental Protection Specialist, District Department of the Environment
Brooke DeRenzis, Project Director, DC Appleseed
Peter Ensign, LEED AP - Executive Director, DC Greenworks
Albert “Butch” Hopkins, President and CEO, Anacostia Economic Development Corporation
Keith Ware, Vice President and Co-owner, Eco-Green Living (DC)