February 15, 2018
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Library
7130 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043
Panel Discussion: Resilient, Sustainable West Falls Church Economic Development Project: Learning from Regional Experience
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Hear how the City can learn from regional experience to integrate environmental and economic sustainability principles into the West Falls Church Economic Development Project.
The community is invited to a panel discussion,
hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Council (ESC), at the Mary
Ellen Henderson Middle School Library on February 15, 2018, from 7:00
p.m. to 9:00 p.m. entitled: Resilient, Sustainable West Falls Church Economic Development Project: Learning from Regional Experience.
purpose of this event is to engage City decision-makers and the broader
community in a discussion of how the City can integrate environmental
and economic sustainability principles into the West Falls Church
Economic Development Project, driving resilient development, maximizing
environmental benefit, creating place and reducing financial risk.
will hear practical insights from professionals who have undertaken
successful sustainable neighborhood scale projects in our region. The
distinguished panel will explore the following issues:
- What do we mean by "resilient" development, and how can we apply insights from Washington DC's Climate Ready DC plan?
are relevant frameworks and standards for resilient, sustainable
development at the neighborhood scale, i.e. going beyond the building?
can we learn from developers like Federal Realty Investment Trust and
Urban Atlantic who are already developing and financing sustainable
communities in the Washington DC area?
- Why should we consider the site's energy infrastructure upfront?
can we learn from Washington DC's Capitol Riverfront Business
Improvement District in terms of how sustainable development contributes
to economic development?
A Q&A session will follow the panelists' presentations, which will last about an hour.