Tonight, I will be moderating a ULI South Carolina program entitled, “Creating Value with Green Space” to be held at the Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street. The featured speaker is Ed McMahon, ULI/Charles Fraser Chair for Sustainable Development. Conservation development technologies have been around for decades, but only in the past few years have developers, conservation organizations, landowners, and local governments begun to harness the potential of these technologies to link land conservation with land development while protecting natural resources. Ed McMahon will provide insights from his new book, Conservation Communities: Creating Value with Nature, Open Space, and Agriculture, which illustrates that developers can profit by creating value with nature, open space, and agriculture.
Following Ed’s presentation, a panel of three local industry experts, Matt Sloan(Daniel Island Company), Elizabeth Hagood (Lowcountry Open Land Trust) and Perry Wood (Wood Partners) will share their experiences from local projects and discuss the issues raised by Ed McMahon as they might impact projects and communities in the coastal South Carolina Region.
Following the program, Ed’s book, will be for sale at the event, and Ed will be available for book signing.
Registration begins at 5:00 pm and the program will begin at 5:30.