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Co•Evolution – A New Systems Framework to Shape the Future 2010

Co•Evolution describes the need to more effectively guide and manage the future of the network of human activity that wraps around the world, the natural system and their relationship.

The goal of Co-Evolution is to create a new systems-based framework for a comprehensive and integrated approach to understanding and engineering Human Networks and the Natural System rather than the traditional fragmented and segmented approaches currently in use.

Co-Evolution builds on what was learned in the Piedmont Crescent initial study and prepares for the formal construction of a scientific body of knowledge upon which to develop new policies, regulations and investments.
Michael Gallis & Associates



Michael Gallis & Associates
Piedmont Crescent - Nature and the Human Network 2008

Major federal study of the southern forest extending from southern Virginia to Birmingham, AL to determine and describe the relationship and impacts of the growing human network on the natural system.

280 pages

Sponsored by: US Forest Service

Project Team: Michael Gallis & Associates, Global Ecosystems Center (American Forests), Michael Flaxman (MIT)

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Michael Gallis & Associates
Mobile Bay Region 2008

Creating a strategic framework for regional growth & resiliency

The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce engaged Michael Gallis & Associates to assist them in initiating and organizing a regional development strategy that would maximize the economic opportunities facing the region, improve the quality of life and sustain the environment, while creating a strategic framework to guide growth in a pattern that is more resilient to natural disasters.

Sponsored by: National Oceanic and Atmoshpheric Administration

128 pages

Available here
 



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Transportation Vision and Strategies for the 21st Century 2007

Congress created the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission and directed it to develop a “conceptual plan” to ensure that the surface transportation system will continue to serve the needs of the United States over at least the next 30 years. During a series of hearings across the country, Commission members themselves have called for the development of a “bold national vision” for transportation. AASHTO, in collaboration with several industry partners, has developed a national transportation vision which seeks to do both. Calling upon the foremost transportation experts in the country, AASHTO and partner associations convened topic panels and a visioning summit to bring forward key issues and solutions. Jointly they have compiled comprehensive recommendations that will enable the United States to achieve the transportation vision described. The findings contained in this report chart a path to modernize and transform today’s system to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Michael Gallis was asked to write the section titled:
A Vision for a Globally Competitive America Creating Strategies for the 21st Century
 



Michael Gallis & Associates
21st Century Global Hudson Valley 2006

The sourcebook was intended to create a culture of stewardship and a shared vision for the future of the Hudson Valley region in this era of globalization by building a strong and informed foundation of citizenship action and effective working relationships across public, private and institutional boundaries to achieve an innovative economy, livable communities, social inclusion and collective governance.

16 pages

Sponsored by:Mid-Hudson Pattern for Progress, Central Hudson Gas&Electric Corp., HSBC Bank USA, New York State Electric & Gas, Hillside Homes and Development Corp, IBM Corporation, State University of New York colleges at: Columbia-Greene, Dutchess, New Paltz, Orange, Purchase, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.

Copies: 12,000 first printing -Feb, 2006

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Michael Gallis & Associates
The New Regional Agenda: Central Florida 2003

The sourcebook and companion web site, www.myregion.org are information and resources that summarize the findings and recommendations of over two thousand business, government and civic leaders representing thirteen urban and environmental systems across the seven-county Central Florida region. Created as a resource for Public officials, business leaders and community-based organizations for future decision making, and a framework for continuing regional projects and initiatives.

24 pages

Sponsored by: myregion.org Copies: 10,000 first printing -July 11,2003

Available here

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Michael Gallis & Associates
The Common Framework: West Michigan 2002

A Region in Transition

A strategic framework designed to provide the global, North American and Super-regional context for redefining the West Michigan region. The framework was to become the foundation for policy, planning and investments to guide the three-part region to more effectively manage growth and compete together in the global economy. A tool for building new relationships between the private, public and institutional sectors to maximize the value of investments in regional programs and facilities, human resources and the quality of life throughout the region.

28 pages

Sponsored by: the West Michigan Strategic Alliance

Copies: 15,000 first printing -August 26, 2002

Available here

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Michael Gallis & Associates
Utility Planning 2002

A Comprehensive Model: Environment • Urbanization • Growth • Transportation • Land Use

A GIS based comprehensive model designed to provide the foundation for policy, planning and investments to guide infrastructure development in Mecklenburg County. Creating a common understanding of the future growth and utility demands for Mecklenburg County. A tool for building long range strategy and inter-county relationships.

20 pages

Sponsored by: A report of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities

Copies: 4,500 first printing -December 20, 2001

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Michael Gallis & Associates
Memphis Region Sourcebook 2001

Creating a strategic regional future A strategic framework designed to provide the foundation for policy, planning and investments to guide region and metro development to more effectively compete in the global economy. A tool for building new relationships between the private, public and institutional sectors to maximize the value of investments in regional programs and facilities, human resources and the quality of life throughout the region.

28 pages

Sponsored by: a report of the Governors' Alliance for Regional Excellence

Copies: 10,000 first printing -July 19, 2001

Available here

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Michael Gallis & Associates
Detroit Transportation Hub 2001

Connecting the world to the Detroit Region

A comprehensive strategy to establish Regional Detroit as an integrated major multi-modal transportation hub that is competitive in the global marketplace. Based on incorporating the needs of the regional economy and identifying the strengths and opportunities for improvement of the region's existing transportation resources.

12 pages in a folding envelope

Sponsored by: An initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber

Copies: 2,500 first printing -June 1, 2001

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Michael Gallis & Associates
Connecticut Strategic Economic Framework 1999

Defining the Issues, Relationships and Resources Necessary to Compete in a Global Economy

A strategic framework designed to provide the context for policy, planning and investments to guide statewide development and successfully compete in the emerging global age. A tool for building the new relationships between and among the private, public and institutional sectors to maximize the value of investments, human resources and the quality of life in each community.

20 pages

Sponsored by: a report of the Connecticut Regional Institute for the 21st Century

Copies: 5,000 first printing -Nov. 1999 10,000 second printing -Jan. 2000

Available here

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Michael Gallis & Associates
Greater Cincinnati Metro Region Resourcebook 1999

Preparing for the New Millennium

A comprehensive guide to the global forces, North American integration, Super-regional competition, metro region and its urban systems, their resources, opportunities and challenges. Prepared as the basic tool for public information and education.

24 pages

Sponsored by: The Metropolitan Growth Alliance

Copies: 25,000

Available here

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Michael Gallis & Associates
Centers and Corridors Map 1998

A Framework of Transit Choices

In conjunction with the Centers and Corridors Sourcebook, this map explores the development pattern, transit plan, long-term transit options, and continuing road investment in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Sponsored by: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission

Copies: 3,000

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Michael Gallis & Associates
Centers and Corridors Sourcebook 1998

A User Guide to the Long Term Development to Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Prepared as a tool to be used in establishing long-term transportation and land use policies for the development of a transit system Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Create wide spread public understanding of the long-term patterns and pressures of growth upon metropolitan form and structure and the role of transit in shaping the future metropolis.

16 pages

Sponsored by: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission

Copies: 5,000

Michael Gallis & Associates



Michael Gallis & Associates
Charlotte / Douglas International Airport Strategic Development Plan 1997

Air - Sea - Rail - Road - Power - Communications

The Strategic Plan for Charlotte Douglas International Airport was produced in a systematic, four-step process with the participation of Norfolk Southern, Bellsouth, Duke Power, and SeaLand representatives over three years. The plan detailed eight strategic development initiatives.

12 pages

Sponsored by the Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Michael Gallis & Associates



Michael Gallis & Associates
Concord - Cabarrus Sourcebook 1997

Defining issues for the City of Concord and Cabarrus County to prepare for a quality future in the high-growth regional context.

Understanding the changing patterns, dynamics and impacts of metropolitan growth on the City of Concord and Cabarrus County, one of the six, non-core metro counties. What are and will be the implications of the metro's recent explosive growth and the factors and forces to be considered in shaping long-term urban, economic and environmental policies for Concord-Cabarrus.

20 pages

Sponsored by: City of Concord / Cabarrus County / Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce / Cabarrus Economic Development / NorthEast Medical Center / Cabarrus County Schools

Copies: 5000

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Michael Gallis & Associates
Piedmont Triad Strategic Plan 1996

Part Two: The regional Imperative

Part Two of the Piedmont Triad Strategic Plan documents the work completed in Phases 4, 5 and 6 of the strategic planning process. The Regional Imperative presents a comprehensive outline of opportunities and recommendations for broadly strengthening and enhancing the social, political, economic and quality of life aspects of the region.

195 pages

Sponsored by: The Piedmont Triad Partnership with the support of Cablevision, the City of Greensboro, the City of High-Point, the City of Kernersville, the City of Winston-Salem, Davidson County, Forsyth County, Guilford County, High-Point Chamber of Commerce, Kernersville Chamber of Commerce, Sara Lee Corporation, T3C2, Wachovia Bank and the Winston-Salem Foundation

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Michael Gallis & Associates
Rickenbacker International Airport Vision for the 21st Century 1996

Introducing the Ideas, Concepts and Potentials for Rickenbacker and the Region.

TheVision Document is a summation of the Long Range Development Concept Plan completed by the Project Team in 1996. The vision was to expand Rickenbacker into an integrated multi-modal transportation and communications complex that allows companies to choose the most efficient, reliable ways to transport their products.

20 Pages

Sponsored by: Franklin County Commissioners and Rickenbacker Port Authority Project Team: CH2M Hill, Burgess & Niple Ltd, Sypher: Mueller Inc, Dr Geoffrey Gosling, Barr & Barr Communications, Aviation Resource Partners Inc, and Michael Gallis & Associates

Michael Gallis & Associates



Michael Gallis & Associates
Charlotte Mecklenburg Sourcebook 1996

Finding new ways for cities to grow after all available land in Mecklenburg County is annexed

The strategies necessary to ensure a safe, stable, and desirable community for all residents and businesses during the period of transition from expanding and flexible city limits to permanent and fixed city limits.

20 pages

Sponsored by: City of Charlotte / Mecklenburg County / Charlotte-Douglas International Airport / Charlotte Chamber of Commerce / Charlotte Department of Transportation / Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utility Department / Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission

Copies: 3,000

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Michael Gallis & Associates
Belmont Peninsula Strategic Plan 1994

The strategic plan report was the result of a community based planning process which built a broad consensus on key issues affecting the future of Belmont. The process involved establishing visions, goals, and the strategies necessary to achieve those goals and visions.

Sponsored by: Belmont Abbey College, the City of Belmont, the Belmont Chamber of Commerce, the Robert L. Stowe Foundation, the Associated Foundation, Parkdale Mills, NC Center for Applied Textile Technology, Southern Bell, and Duke Power Foundation

84 pages

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Michael Gallis & Associates
Regional Land Use Vision 1994

Defining the future land use pattern for the Charlotte Metropolitan Region

Maximizing the value of existing and future development in relationship to the cost of transportation infrastructure and services.

Sponsored by: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission

4 pages

Copies: 5,000

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Michael Gallis & Associates
Regional Sourcebook 1991

Defining the future regional choices for the Charlotte Metropolitan Region

The context, growth stages, key lessons of other metro regions, key components of the development strategy, and five alternate choices for regional growth patterns.

Sponsored by: Carolinas Urban Coalition - Cities of Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Kannapolis, Monroe, Mooresville, and Rock Hill / Charlotte Douglas International Airport / Catawba County Economic Development Corp. / Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Commission

20 pages

Copies: 3,000

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