Evergreen’s Center for Sustainable Infrastructure to Collaborate with the City of Olympia Public Works

The Olympia Public Works Department is initiating an exciting “value planning” exercise with Evergreen’s Center for Sustainable Infrastructure (ECSI) to set the stage for a transportation corridor study expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017.

The Fones Road corridor in east Olympia is failing to meet the transportation levels of service established by the City of Olympia.  Early estimates suggest that the cost of the standard road-widening and street improvement response could exceed $15 million.

The purpose of the value planning exercise will be to identify alternative approaches that affordably meet the need for multi-modal transportation throughout the corridor, in ways that better serve the City’s climate, economic development, livability, and other comprehensive plan goals.

Value planning exercises are especially recommended for projects like Fones Road that have the potential to impact a broad range of City priorities, including compliance with growth management, multi-modal mobility, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and climate mitigation and adaptation policies.  This value planning process will develop a range of options that also include consideration of improvements to regional trail connections, open space, stormwater, and economic development. Rhys Roth, Director, ESCI

MPA Faculty present paper on Tribal Governments & Sustainability

On January 13, 2017, MPA new faculty member Lachezar (Lucky) Anguelov presented a paper at SPSA (Southern Political Science Association) 88th Annual Conference in New Orleans.  Lucky coauthored the paper, Implementation of EECBG sustainability programs among Native American Tribal Governments: Environmental v Economic Sustainability, with MPA new faculty member Eric Trevan.

ASPA Fall Social September 26 in Seattle

JOIN ASPA Evergreen Chapter  For Our Fall Social

Kicking Off Our 2016-2017 Program Year

“THE POWER OF PUBLIC SERVICE”

Monday, September 26, 2016

TanakaSan Restaurant, 2121 6th Ave., Seattle WA

5:30PM-7:30PM

Members — $10.00–Members can bring one guest at this price

Non-members — $10.00 (self only)

RSVP and Tickets: evergreenaspaonline.org

SPEAKERS–*BUFFET—*CASH BAR —GAMES

MPA Alum Hakan Axelsson has photos featured in New York Times Article

MPA  2008 alum, Hakan Axelsson,  who currently works for Washington State Institutional Review Board,  has photos pictured in a New York Times article. Check it out below:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/10/opinion/tapping-a-troubled-neighborhoods-inner-strength.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=0

Exciting News About MPA Adjunct Katherine Himes

Katherine Himes who will be teaching the MPA fall elective, Science Policy to Action, has had an article published in the journal Science & Discovery http://www.sciencediplomacy.org/article/2016/us-forest-service-helps-foster-protected-landscape-management-in-central-asia

Katherine has also received a foreign policy fellowship:  http://www.fpinterrupted.com/!/1097/our-fall-2016-fellows/

MPA Alumni Association: SAVE THESE DATES

MPA Alumni Association would like you to save these dates:

Saturday, August 13th 2016

Purpose: Social event to identify leaders and increase attendance at the September meeting.Potluck at Woodland Creek Park, 6729 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, WA. 98503 from 3-6pm.

Thursday, September 1st 2016

Purpose: 1st Formal Leadership Meeting

Confirmed guests: MPA Program Director Doreen Swetkis and President George Bridges

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: TESC, room: Sem 2 E2109

Saturday, October 15th 2016

Purpose: participate in Return to Evergreen to raise awareness of the MPAAA, begin to cultivate MPA donors, and promote inter-cohort networking

Time: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Location: TESC, room: TBD