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  • Anna Read of the American Planning Association presents at the Urban Conservation Summit in Atlanta on September 21, 2016.

Improving indicators in urban areas for future versions of the Blueprint

For the past year, the American Planning Association (APA) has been working with the South Atlantic LCC to improve the Conservation Blueprint design near and within cities and identify opportunities and challenges to integrating local government green/blue infrastructure efforts with regional infrastructure approaches like the Blueprint. In September 2016, 25 planners and conservation professionals gathered in Atlanta to [...]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Featured, Member Blog|Comments Off on Improving indicators in urban areas for future versions of the Blueprint

South Atlantic urban conservation summit: Thinking megaregionally

On September 21-22, 2016, more than 25 urban planners and conservation professionals met in Atlanta to engage with the American Planning Association (APA) and the South Atlantic LCC to help set the stage for future Conservation Blueprint revisions in regard to urban environments. The South Atlantic Urban Conservation Summit focused on how urban planners are [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on South Atlantic urban conservation summit: Thinking megaregionally

Update on Blueprint 2.1 progress

I'm really excited about the improvements in this next version of the Blueprint. Even though we're still in the middle of running models, there are a few things that already seem clear. Much better approach for urban open space: In the upland hardwood ecosystem, Blueprint 2.0 was only really capturing a few very large parks near [...]

By |April 1st, 2016|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Update on Blueprint 2.1 progress

Two new projects to improve the Blueprint and remove barriers to action

If you were at the Blueprint 2.0 workshops, you probably remember talking about barriers to action in Blueprint areas. You might also remember pointing out places where the Blueprint priorities made sense to you and other places where they didn't. If you were on an Indicator Revision Team, you probably remember pointing out issues with [...]

By |September 3rd, 2015|Featured, Staff Blog|Comments Off on Two new projects to improve the Blueprint and remove barriers to action