Public Choices and the Dynamics of Sprawl
A Televised Panel Discussion
Sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara and WNED-TV
Supported by the HSBC in the Community Foundation, Inc.
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Robert Bullard is an author, lecturer, and nationally recognized expert on sprawl and environmental justice. He served on President Clinton's transition team in the national resources and environmental cluster. Currently, he is Blair Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University.
Kevin Gaughan is an attorney and a nationally recognized expert on the subject of regional governance. He founded the Chautauqua Conferences on Regionalism in 1997. He organized "A Canal Conversation" on the future of Buffalo's Erie Canal harbor. He is also a proponent of the reconstitution of a regional planning body for Erie and Niagara counties.
Hal Morse is the executive director of the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council. He previously served as manager of the West Valley Demonstration Project, Director of Planning for Cattaraugus County, and as a transportation planner in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mary Lou Rath represents the 60th District in the New York State Senate. She is also the Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Local Government and has worked on the development of "smart growth" legislation for New York.
Robert Shibley, moderator of the panel, is Director of The Urban Design Project and Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning at The University at Buffalo. He also serves as director of the Downtown Buffalo 2002! strategic plan review and implementation campaign. Professor Shibley is widely published and nationally recognized in the fields of urban design, planning and architecture.
The VideoWNED taped the panel discussion and made copies available to the League. If you would like to have a copy of the videotape, please contact the League with your request.
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To make this program available to a wider audience, Robert G. Shibley and Bradshaw Hovey of The Urban Design Project at SUNY at Buffalo edited a transcript of it and developed questions for discussion. It is suitable for educators to use either in conjunction with the videotape or as a reading and discussion assignment on its own. It will also be of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about the dynamics of sprawl.
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