Partners for a Livable WNY

Here's the latest from George Grasser, the October 14, 2005 Report. Make sure to check out the Partners Archive for additional information.

James Eppink is a retail economic consultant, town planner and landscape architect. He is the president of J. Eppink Partners, Inc. of Clarkston, Michigan. A native of Tonawanda, he has an established reputation for providing practical and creative solutions to improve developments and neighborhoods. He started his planning career with The Gibbs Planning Group, a national town planning and retail design firm, where he worked on projects in more than 25 states. He often provides the retail component on planning teams headed by Victor Dover, a nationally known planner who was a keynote speaker in Buffalo’s “Smart Growth Tuesdays” series of programs in 2003.

Tuesday - November 15, 2005 - Nichols School

James Charlier, a transportation planner and consultant has served in senior management positions for the Transportation Departments of
Florida and Iowa. He served on the Florida Governor’s Task Force on Urban Growth Patterns and he helped write the State of Iowa’s first multi-modal transportation plan. He has written progressive multi-modal transportation plans for many cities and towns including Denver, Fort Collins and Boulder, CO, Flagstaff, AZ, Honolulu, HI and Jackson Hole, WY. His current clients include the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the cities of Redmond, WA and Nashville, TN, and the Departments of Transportation for the states of Colorado, Minnesota and Hawaii

Thursday - December 8, 2005 - Albright Knox

William Fulton is a journalist, urban planner, researcher, pundit, best-selling author and nationally known speaker and lecturer on land use planning and economic development issues. He is President and Director of Research for Solimar Research Group and a member of the City Council of Ventura, CA. He is the author of “The Reluctant Metropolis”, the “Guide to California Planning”- a standard textbook for many urban planning classes, and “The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles” and he is the co-author, with noted architect Peter Calthorpe, of “The Regional City- Planning for the End of Sprawl”, a pathbreaking work that has helped reshape understanding of how metropolitan regions should be planned and designed. He is the economic development columnist for Governing magazine and the founding editor of California Planning and Development Report”, a monthly newsletter covering land use issues in the State of California. He has also authored many important studies and treatises on land use and growth policy and his seminal report “Who Sprawls Most? How Growth Patterns Differ Across the U.S.,” published by The Brookings Institution, has played a key role in changing the way urban and metropolitan growth issues are now debated. As a native of Central New York (Auburn), a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and a former intern at The Buffalo News, he is familiar with the land use and economic development issues confronting upstate New York regions and communities.
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