Day: Friday, May 1, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Title: Retrofitting Suburbia: "Retooling" Tested Methods for Conservation Planning for Use in the Inner Suburbs
Description: NeighborSpace of Baltimore County, Inc. is working to address livability issues in Baltimore County's inner suburbs through strategic open space conservation. Recently, NeighborSpace worked with the National Park Service to create a strategic conservation plan by retooling a methodology (Spatial Multi-criteria Analysis) used in rural conservation planning for use in an urban setting. This approach is innovative in that it involves (a) reconfiguring a method designed for contiguous landscapes for a fragmented one and (b) targeting not only open spaces but also “gray fields." The session will explore the elements of the methodology, including using "pairwise comparison" to engage stakeholders, and case studies around effectiveness.
Track: Urban & Community Conservation
Level: Intermediate
Lead Presenter: Eric Rockel: Board Member - NeighborSpace of Baltimore County Inc.
Co-Presenter(s): Wink Hastings: Landscape Architect - National Park Service, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program