The Montgomery County Planning Board Agenda

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

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Last updated: May 25 at 5:00 P.M.

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7:00 PM Planning Board Meeting (MRO Auditorium)
Item 1 Growth Management Speaker Series


K. Moritz

M. Banach


Dr. Edward (Ned) Hill is Professor and Distinguished Scholar of Economic Development at the Maxine Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. Hill edited Economic Development Quarterly from 1994 to 2005. The Economic Development Quarterly is dedicated to publishing research on the development of the American economy. He earned his Ph.D. in both economics and urban and regional planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Topic: “The Ten Fundamentals of Economic Development.” Dr. Hill presents the animals in exhibit in economic development zoo in his presentation that covers the fundamentals of economic development. The presentation contains the ten fundamentals of professional economic development practice. These guidelines help regions and communities fight the allure of development fads and allow them to maximize their local resources and competitive advantages. Attendees will learn the differences between community and economic development and understand how to make the connections between the two.

8:30 PM Park Item
Item 2

Overview of Staff Presentation to the Planning Housing Economic Development (PHED) Committee on Park Recreation Buildings

M. Wallis

(No Public Testimony will be taken)

Planning Board Action/Decision: Discussion only, no vote taken.