Register today for the:
2011 Sustainable Community
and Regional Revitalization/Development Symposium!
March 8, 2011
8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Parrington Hall - Room 309
Evans School, University of Washington
Jointly hosted by:
Evergreen Chapter, American Society for Public Administration
The Hyogo Administrative Policy Studies Association and The University of Hyogo
Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs – University of Washington
In the fall of 2003, the Evergreen Chapter of ASPA entered into an international Memorandum of Understanding with the Hyogo Administrative Policy Studies Association (HAPSA). This agreement was arranged, in large part, to honor a forty year history of Washington State and the Hyogo Prefecture of Japan, as sister-states. Over the last seven years, the relationship has blossomed, especially with person-to-person exchanges.
In March 2006 several ASPA-Evergreen Chapter members were invited to Kobe for an International Seminar on Public Policy Research and Education. A few months later, in September 2006, students from the University of Hyogo arrived in the Puget Sound region for a three-week institute. The culminating event of that exchange was an international symposium on disaster preparedness and emergency management, co-sponsored by the Evans School at the University of Washington, in partnership with the Evergreen Chapter. In March 2009, a delegation from the Evergreen Chapter was again invited to attend and make presentations at a conference in Kobe. These international symposium were co-hosted and sponsored by the University of Hyogo.
Committed to the future success of our international discourse and friendship, the Evergreen Chapter of ASPA will be hosting several of our HAPSA colleagues for this joint international symposium in Washington state. Based on current issues both in our respective countries and across the globe, the partners have selected a theme of “Sustainable Community and Regional Revitalization/Development,” encompassing economic, social, and environmental sustainability in communities and regions. Initial topics in the planning stage are:
Ø Local government response to economic crisis and revenue shortfall regarding issues affecting Community and Social Services;
Ø Sustainability efforts such as Sustainable Agriculture with Industrial and Rural/Urban Linkages; and
Ø Use of community volunteers in response to disaster crisis and community revitalization.
We hope to see you there!
ASPA Member $15.00