Panel Features Esri President Jack Dangermond and Community Leaders
Redlands, California — November 03, 2010 — Esri president Jack Dangermond and several leaders from the City of Redlands, California, will be joining together for a panel discussion that seeks to forge a vision for making the city an even better place to live. The forum will be held in Redlands, California, at the Esri Conference Center, 380 New York Street, on November 17 at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.
University and K–12 school leaders, city government staff, police, and conservationists will participate in the forum moderated by Dangermond. Topics will include current city issues; the many facets that make Redlands special; and plans for future preservation, sustainability, and continued prosperity. Panelists will bring both strategic and practical ideas from their respective fields that we as a community can consider to truly distinguish and enrich our town.
The ultimate goal is to take the ideas generated from the forum and apply them to the GeoDesign process for improving the city. Based on concepts found in Ian McHarg's seminal Design With Nature, GeoDesign integrates geographic science with design, resulting in a systematic methodology for geographic planning and decision making. This gives architects, urban planners, and others, the geographic information and analysis they need to design well.
Redlands Forum presentations are sponsored by Esri and the University of Redlands through the university's Town & Gown organization.
- Jim Appleton, President, University of Redlands
- Jim Bueermann, Chief of Police, City of Redlands
- Larry Burgess, Director, A.K. Smiley Public Library
- Jim Holmes, President, Redlands Community Hospital
- Sherli Leonard, Executive Director, Redlands Conservancy
- Enrique Martinez, City Manager, City of Redlands
- Lori Rhodes, Superintendent, Redlands Unified School District
To learn more about upcoming Redlands Forum events and speakers, visit esri.com/redlandsforum or call 909-748-8011.
About University of Redlands Town & Gown
The Town & Gown organization strives to promote a positive relationship between the university ("gown") and the Inland Empire area ("town"), provides scholarships to qualified area students, and showcases the cultural and entertainment activities on campus. Town & Gown membership, which costs $30 annually per household, provides access to specific events as well as a variety of other arts and cultural events on campus. To join, contact the university's Alumni Relations office at 909-748-8011.
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