The Obama administration has proposed a new agenda for urban policy that includes an integrated sustainability model for connecting infrastructure investments, especially transportation, to housing, land use and the environment. Given the challenges that exist around implementing this ambitious model, how do we best prepare and support metropolitan regions beginning to develop integrated blueprint plans for sustainability? What is the federal role in this effort?
On October 13, the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program hosted a panel discussion around building smartly for the future. Architect and planner Peter Calthorpe delivered opening remarks, and Brookings Visiting Fellow Christopher B. Leinberger moderated a conversation among metropolitan leaders who are utilizing blueprint-style planning to guide transportation and other infrastructure investments.
After the program, panelists took audience questions.