5 Upcomming Water/Transit Planning Events

Two hot growth topics, water and transit, are the focus of several upcoming public education events!  Be sure to mark your calendars for these exciting events (scroll down to the end!):

WAKEUP Growth Issues Happy Hour: Topic –
FALLS LAKE POLLUTION”

Jan. 19, from 5:30-7pm
Sitti
in Downtown Raleigh (cash bar)

Join WakeUP on Tuesday, Jan. 19th for another Growth Issues Happy Hour at Sitti in Downtown Raleigh to discuss Falls Lake water quality challenges and learn more about the implications of stormwater runoff.  A casual event to foster discussion about events affecting our community.  Note: cash bar.

Questions?  Contact Andrew Campbell at accampbe@ncsu.edu

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“TRANSPORTATION IN AMERICA”
Jan. 21, from 6-8:00pm
Progress Energy Center of the Performing Arts in Raleigh

6:00pm – Check-in and Registration
6-8:00pm – Presentation, Panel Discussion, and Question & Answer Period

  • What will the new national transportation policy look like?
  • How can Raleigh be ready to take advantage of national transportation policies and emerging resources?
  • What examples are there of American cities that have adapted to the new transportation realities?
  • How will high speed rail affect Raleigh?

Answers to these questions and many more!  For more information and to pre-register to attend email:
trisha.hasch@ci.raleigh.nc.us or call 919.807.8480

Brought to you by the Raleigh Department of City Planning & Transportation for America.

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“TRANSIT IN THE TRIANGLE: THE BENEFITS FOR YOU AND THE REGION”
January 28, 2010, from 5-8 pm
 McKimmon Center in Raleigh

This free public forum will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the importance of transit for the Triangle region, how your life could be improved with transit, what does transit look like today, and how other metro regions have benefited from transit and transit-oriented development.

Brought to you by the Institute for Emerging Issues, in conjunction with WUNC TV, and Blueprint America.  The Capital Area Friends of Transit, the Durham-Orange Friends of Transit and WakeUP Wake County are partners in the forum.

Click Here to Register! 

 Agenda:

  • 5:00 – 5:30   Networking
  • 5:30 – 5:35   Welcome
    • Anita Brown-Graham, Director, Institute for Emerging Issues
  • 5:35 – 5:45   Introduction to Blueprint America
    • Shannon Vickery, Director of Production, WUNC-TV
  • 5:45 – 6:15   Transit and Our Quality of Life
    • Nina Szlosberg, President, Circle Squared Media
  • 6:15 – 6:45   Transit Options for the Triangle
    • David King, CEO and General Manager, Triangle Transit
  • 6:45 – 7:15   Opportunities for the Triangle
    • Guest Speaker
  • 7:15 – 7:30   Closing
    • Representative Deborah Ross, NC General Assembly
  • 7:30 – 8:00   Networking

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“REALITY CHECK ONE YEAR LATER
Feb. 24, from 4-5:30pm
Progress Energy Center of the Performing Arts in Raleigh

The Research Triangle Region is projected to grow by 1.2 million people and 700,000 jobs over the next 20 years.  Accommodating that growth as a region is the primary focus of a regional quality-growth initiative… (read more)

Click Here to Register! This event is free and open to the public.

Brought to you by Triangle Tomorrow, the Research Triangle Regional Partnerships’ Quality-of-Life Program, and Triangle District Council of the Urban Land Institute.

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“IS OUR DRINKING WATER IN DANGER? FALLS LAKE POLLUTION, OUR WATER SUPPLY AND EFFECTS OF GROWTH”  –  A WakeUP Public Education Forum

Feb. 27, from 9:30am-noon
McKimmon Center in Raleigh

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 27 as WakeUP will hold a public education forum focusing on pollution in one of Wake County’s key sources of drinking water: Falls Lake.  Several leading voices will outline the challenges we face with our drinking water supply and offer greater insight to potential solutions that could be presented during the Falls Lake Stakeholder Process.  Ever wondered what stormwater runoff is and why it’s a key problem for our drinking water? Come learn from the experts!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!  This event is free and open to the public.

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