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Lehigh Valley Section: Recent Land Use Court Decisions & Smart Growth|4.5 CM (1.5 Law)

March 5, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 1:30 pm

Recent Land Use Court Decisions & Smart Growth for the 21st Century

Saturday, March 5, 2016
7:30 AM–1:30 pm. (check-in 7:30 AM)

Albright College, Center for Excellence In Local Government
1940 North 13th Street
Reading, PA -Roessner Hall, Room 100

Program Fees
Municipal Officials/General Public $45.00
Attorneys $90.00 (includes 4.5 Substantive CLE’s)
Planners $60.00  Approved for 4.5 CM (1.5 Law)

Program Description
7:30 am – 8:00 am – Registration / Breakfast!!
8:00 am-9:30 am. – “Recent Land Use Court Decisions”

Speakers: Joan E. London, Esq., Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys, Chris Hartman & and Michelle Mayfield, Hartman, Valeriano, Magovern,& Lutz PC

This session will focus on recent court decisions and enactments regarding planning, zoning, and other land use issues, and issues of interest to local officials and municipal solicitors. The session will examine the relevant background information on cases and recent legislation and their potential impact on local land use decisions and ordinances.

9:30 am – 9:45 am – Break
9:45 am. – 1:30 pm. (w/15 minute break) “Smart Growth for the 21st Century”

Speaker: Janet Tharp, Smart Growth Instructor for the National Association of Realtors.

Provides professional planning services to clients in need of creative, effective solutions to issues related to urban growth and development. She has worked for over 30 years for both public and private sector planning organizations. Her public sector experience includes leading city planning divisions in Dallas and Arlington, Texas. As a planning consultant, Janet has successfully completed a range of planning and development-related projects in urban and rural communities across the country. In Louisiana she has managed smart growth plans in numerous communities and worked with the Center for Planning Excellence and the Louisiana Realtors Association to conduct workshops on implementing smart growth principles in planning and coastal development. Janet believes that planning must be based on local values and traditions. She seeks to understand diverse community guiding principles and viewpoints and incorporate them into her work.

Part 1: Ms. Tharp will lead a presentation and discussion regarding Berks County’s demographics, assets, and issues. Utilizing that discussion she will discuss factors favoring smart growth and discuss what defines smart growth.

Part 2: Following a group exercise the economic arguments for smart growth as well as how you can utilize your resources and influence to achieve smart growth principals in development.

Part 3: Group discussion.

1:30 pm – Adjournment

Questions, please contact Sara Pandl or Shannon Rossman


March 5, 2016
7:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Albright College, 100 Roessner Hall
1940 North 13th Street
Reading, PA 19612 United States