A series of six roundtable discussions was conducted by the New England Environmental Finance Center (NE/EFC) from January through May 2002, one in each New England state. The objectives of the series were to consolidate expertise in financing and coordinating projects that combine conservation and development on the landscape, and to identify key areas of unmet need that could be addressed by the NE/EFC. Each discussion entailed several case study presentations and facilitated discussion about what works, what doesn’t work, and what might work in financing and coordinating efforts that combine conservation and development. Key areas of opportunity that emerged from the series as likely candidates for NE/EFC program development include enhancing the role of land trusts in comprehensive planning; training and assisting local governments with natural and cultural resource inventories; facilitating permitting of smart developments; and helping secure financial assistance to enable market demonstration of smart growth.
New England Environmental Finance Center, "Roundtable Series on Innovative Approaches to Land Conservation and Smart Growth" (2002). Smart Growth. 4.
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