RenewLV Brown-Bag Session on Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND), October 2 in Allentown


AllentowRenewLV is proud to be launching a series of “brown bag” discussions that will touch on a variety of topics related to urban development and revitalization, smart growth, and regional collaboration. This series aims to provide an informal setting in which community members can discuss where the Lehigh Valley is making progress on these fronts, and examine the key challenges and opportunities.

The first of these sessions will be Friday, October 2, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Fowler Community Room at the Baum School of Art, 510 Linden Street in Allentown. The topic for this first session will be traditional neighborhood development (TND), an approach to community design that seeks to create mixed-used, walkable places. We’re fortunate to have a top-notch panel, which includes:

  • Becky Bradley, Director, Department of Planning & Codes, City of Easton
  • Michael Hefele, Director of Planning, City of Allentown
  • Darlene Heller, Director of Planning and Zoning, City of Bethlehem
  • Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
  • The session is free and open to the public. I hope you’ll consider bringing a lunch and joining us. If you’d like additional information or have any questions, email us or call 484-893-1062. Also, we’d be interested in hearing any ideas for future topics for these sessions–leave a comment here or email them to us. We hope to see you on the 2nd!

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    Posted on September 21, 2009, in Events, Neighborhoods, Trends, Urbanism. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

    1. Very exciting! I hope I can make it. Other topics could be: Transit-oriented Development; Brownfield Redevelopment; and Transfer of Development Rights.

    2. All great suggestions – and we welcome new topic ideas, so please, keep posting your comments.

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