Monday, January 14, 2008

Implementing Better Models for Development in the Lehigh Valley

From Virginia Savage, Director of Main Street Initatives at Lehigh County:
Lehigh and Northampton Counties have partnered with the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, Wildlands Conservancy, Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PA Governor’s Center for Local Government Services and the Conservation Fund to host “Implementing Better Models for Development in the Lehigh Valley,” an evening presentation, on Thursday, January 24 from 5:30-8:30p.m. at Allentown Symphony Hall.

Ed McMahon, a nationally recognized authority on sustainable development, land conservation and urban design, will provide a public talk based on his book, “Better Models for Development in Pennsylvania.”

Learn about development decisions that are more profitable and less costly for both the developer and the community through:
  • Inspiring examples of development that compliments a community's character
  • Ideas for using tools such as education, incentives and voluntary initatives
  • Common-sense solutions that enhnace the Lehigh Valley's economy, communities and enviornment

Please pre-register by contacting Sharla Kistler at the Wildlands Conservancy: 610-965-4397 or

In addition, a special thank you to our sponsors to date: Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, Allentown Symphony Hall, PPL, Lehigh Valley Land Recycling Initiative, Renew Lehigh Valley and DeSales University!

Feel free to send this message on to anyone you feel may be interested in attending this FREE presentation.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you on January 24!

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