‘Sprawl Summit’ on metro transportation planning and policy is March 9 St. Thomas Newsroom February 23, 2005 ‘Sprawl Summit’ on metro transportation planning and policy is March 9 The Environmental Law Society at the UST School of Law will host a presentation on current transportation planning in the metropolitan area and how transportation policy decisions affect the economic, social and environmental climate of the region.This free event, "Sprawl Summit: Transportation Policy and Planning in the Twin Cities – Present and Future Implications of Growth Strategies," will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Schulze Grand Atrium at the School of Law building. A $5 lunch fee is charged to nonlaw students. If you are interested in lunch, send an e-mail to Lisa Becchetti. Presenters are: Peter Bell, chairman of the Metropolitan Council John Adams, chair of the University of Minnesota Geography Department and Fesler-Lampert chair in urban and regional affairs Jim Erkel, land use and transportation program director, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy Jerome Organ, professor of law, will moderate. If you are interested in attending, contact Michael Wietecki, (651) 962-4931.