A new approach to urban development in Thurston County will be discussed at a symposium set for 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, at the South Puget Sound Community College's Natural Resource Building.
The event will feature a talk by Rex Burkholder, a new urbanist leader from Portland, Ore., and a panel discussion by development, neighborhood and environmental leaders in the South Sound community.
The symposium is entitled: "Green Urbanism: The Sustainable Antidote to Sprawl," and is designed to highlight some of the strategies in the Thurston Regional Planning Council's Sustainable Thurston Plan.
The event will also test the waters to see if South Sound business, neighborhood and environmental groups are ready to embrace the plan, which would encourage channeling more of the region's future growth into urban neighborhoods and corridors.
The cost of the event is $20, and includes coffee, snacks and lunch. For more information, visit www.Vision2Action.us or call 360-789-9669.