Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sir Paul McCartney-- Going "Green"?




Drawing on Sir Paul McCartney's musical illusions of "strawberry fields forever," the Inland Empire Section of the American Planning Association(APA), credits the legendary British singer/songwriter with inspiring strategties on agricultural land uses. Sir Paul was a headliner at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, where stakeholders are planning their second symposium this month which seeks to understand the potential future of the Coachella community through its historic past. Mr. Buford Crites, a long time resident of the valley, scholar and well known regional personality will moderate the program which includes a list of thirteen expert speakers from the fields of archaeology, Native American pre-history and history, urban planning, economic development, politics, environment, government and the building industry. The Keynote speaker will be Douglas McCulloh, international photographer and artist, who will bridge the gaps between the past, present and future by providing a recent human account of the challenges and opportunities revolving around the events that led to the current economic recession. He will also discuss thought-provoking stories from his recently published book "Dream Street", a seven year chronicle of a 134-home subdivision in the Inland Empire that was built on--what else--A former strawberry field.

The Inland Empire refers to the urbanized areas of several southern California counties, and is a division of the American Planning Association, which itself is a national organization. The event is scheduled for June 17, 2009. For further information contact Miguel Angel Vazquez at mavurbanplanning@gmail.com or call: (951)788-8313.

For those interested in Paul McCartney...he visits New York July 17th and 18th in his first ever concert at Citi Field. Tickets go on sale exclusively online at 507 Tixx on June 15th.

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