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LV/Berks Section Event: Growing Greener…
February 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Growing Greener: Writing Conservation by Design Ordinances
February 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Barn at Camp Olympic Park, Lower Macungie Township
3120 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus, PA 18049
Registration link: https://conservation-by-design.eventbrite.com/
Speakers: Randall Arendt and Ann Hutchinson, AICP
The Lehigh Valley-Berks and Southeast Sections of the American Planning Association and the Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects invite you to participate in this training course on the technical aspects of the Growing Greener: Conservation by Design approach to land use planning and residential development. This training is intended primarily for professional planners (county, municipal or private) who consult with municipalities and review or write land use ordinances. Participants will become familiar with the specific wording and provisions that typically must be added to existing codes to give local officials the tools they need to ensure that new subdivision proposals will be designed around the central organizing principle of land conservation. Township engineers and zoning officers who must enforce these codes are also invited.
This course is offered in response to requests by municipal officials for technical assistance in revising their existing land use ordinances to incorporate state-of-the-art principles of conservation planning. The training includes model ordinance discussion, hand-on exercises and case studies of developments built under the regulations.
Approved for 6 CM credits