A Mid-Atlantic Overview – The Roundtable Process Roundtable 5 November 7, 2008 Tom Christoffel, AICP, Editor Regional Community Development News
Traditional Mid-Atlantic Map States, Major Cities & Connecting Highways
Roundtable I – October 21, 2005 - Middletown, Virginia - Northern Shenandoah Valley • Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission response to Wash COG 2030 projections • Impacts perceived of continued growth • Strong impact since 9/11 • Region may not want to continue to supply labor and be affordable housing solution • Other outlying regions interested in the conversation • Why were we concerned about the Mid-Atlantic?
Area – Roundtable IBegin looking at the Mid-Atlantic as Regions This is where we started
Super-Region Label - Issue Areas • Multi-State Transportation Corridors - 9/340/I-81/270/I-95/ • Hazard mitigation • Metro Evacuation • Homeland Security • Air Quality • Water - ground and surface (ICPRB) • Vision/Scenario/Alternatives (from a local region process related to those in other regions) • Infrastructure • Broadband • Regional Policy • No new bypasses in metro region puts more pressure on existing roads. • Freight & Multi-modal/multi-state freight/rail and ports • Labor chain - everyone imports labor from outside their region - no surplus of labor even at the fringes
Roundtable II – Expanded AreaCo-sponsors – NARC, NADO, AMPOLocation – Washington, D.C.
Roundtable III – BaltimoreParticipation area grows – NARC, NADO & AMPO Co-sponsor
County to County Work-flows: 2000 CTPP Region to Region work flow like WILMAPCO
Roundtable 4 – Fredericksburg- November, 2007 • Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division, American Planning Association and State Chapters work with Regional Councils for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable as a model for the U.S. • Regional level recognized as a level or coordination needed for smart growth with the participation of Governor Parris Glendenning. • Mid-Atlantic Regional planning analysis prepared with region coding I developed.
Loss of countryside – viewshed? Region land area less Federal and State Lands – including Urban Areas
Overall density in 2005 drops when Urban areas pulled out – with time series we could see better the sprawls as build out occurs.
Consider Regional Councils as a Unit of Analytical Geography • This could be extended to the U.S. to enable comparative multi-county regional analysis over time on standard regional geography. • It can adapt to many levels of multi-jurisdictional planning.
I-95 Corridor Today we’ll get examples of what regional planning is being done at broader scales. Shameless Plug: Please consider joining the Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division, American Planning Association
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