Next RenewLV Brown-Bag: March 12th at Lehigh Valley Heritage Center

RenewLV’s next brown-bag session will be held on Friday, March 12th, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Center, 432 West Walnut St, Allentown. The brown-bag series aims to provide an informal setting in which community members can learn about issues related to urban development and revitalization; smart growth; and regional collaboration. A key goal of this series is to highlight the Lehigh Valley’s progress on these efforts.

The topic for this brown-bag session is Redevelopment Efforts in the Lehigh Valley, with specific focus on the work of the redevelopment authorities in the region’s cities. These authorities work with a range of stakeholders across the public and private sectors to advance innovative projects. The session will include brief presentations from panelists, followed by plenty of time for discussion.

Our confirmed panel for this session is:

  • Karen Pooley, Executive Director, Redevelopment Authority of the City of Allentown: Discussing past and current projects in Allentown
  • John Rohal, Executive Director, Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority: Discussing past and current projects in Bethlehem
  • Chad Helmer, Senior Project Manager at Taggart Associates and Project Manager of the Bushkill Creek Corridor Revitalization Project: Discussing the redevelopment of the former Simon Silk Mill in Easton

I hope you’ll bring a lunch (perhaps from one of the downtown dining establishments) and join us on the 12th. RenewLV will be recording this session and making it available to listen on our website. Check out past brown-bag session recordings on RenewLV’s Multimedia page.

If you would like additional information or if you have any questions, feel free to contact me at or 484-893-1062.

About Beata Bujalska

Beata Bujalska is the former Campaign Coordinator for Renew Lehigh Valley. She currently lives in Panama, a place that fascinates her due to (among other reasons) its recent development boom.

Posted on March 1, 2010, in About RenewLV, Events, Housing, Municipal Government, Neighborhoods, Urbanism. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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