Shelley Poticha: Getting to a Sustainable Future: Reconnecting America

Professional Planning Colloquium

Shelley Poticha is president and CEO of Reconnecting America and oversees all activities of the Center for Transit-Oriented Development. Previously, Shelley was executive director of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), where she guided CNU's growth into a nationwide coalition with a prominent voice in national debates on urban revitalization, growth policy, and sprawl. She also launched a number of key initiatives addressing inner-city revitalization, mixed-income housing, infill development techniques, environmental preservation, alternative transportation policies, and real estate finance reform. She has coauthored The New Transit Town: Best Practices in Transit-Oriented Development, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Capturing the Demand for Housing Near Transit,” the Charter of the New Urbanism, and The Next American Metropolis with Peter Calthorpe.

This lecture is part of Cornell Law School's Defining Sustainable Development: Land Use, Climate Change, and Water Resources conference.