Reserve your spot at the Summit for Smart Growth 12/05/14 at the Hotel Bethlehem


The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission projects that 145,000 more people will move here in the next 20 years.   What will the Lehigh Valley look like in order to accommodate this influx in a sustainable way?

We’re three weeks away from one of the most dynamic events of the year! The 2nd Annual Summit For Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities, “Moving From Ideas to Actions,” takes place on Friday, December 5th at the Hotel Bethlehem. It will engage community leaders and those who want to be part of the process in finding solutions to tough regional challenges.  Now is the time to reserve your spot for the Summit at renewlv.org. Seats are limited!

We plan for 200 people to join us for a vibrant discussion that will engage experts from the local, state and national level.  The event will be a high-profile opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to co-creating new regional solutions to challenges such as: how we streamline governance, revitalize our urban communities and preserve open space. A more in depth itinerary for the summit can be found at this link.

RenewLV continues to serve a unique role in facilitating dialogue and cooperation that is essential in improving services and finding inefficiencies in government operations.   The Lehigh Valley continues to thrive because of the culture of the region: its sense of community, its resilience, its collaborative spirit and its willingness to look at new approaches to solving complex problems.

Despite the tremendous efforts in recent years, there is still much more work to be done on municipal cooperation, resource consolidation, preserving open space, revitalizing our downtowns and building up existing communities rather than developing farmland.  The Summit will provide an opportunity to raise the bar, shed light on critical and neglected areas, identify solutions and work together to lead and affect change.  Our collaborative work has never been more important.   Join us!

Seating is limited, so reserve your spot now at www.renewlv.org (bottom of the page) for $65 per person. Registrations can also be paid by check made payable to RenewLV and sent to 1337 East Fifth Street, Bethlehem PA 18015.  With any questions, please e-mail:  jmarin@renewlv.org or call 484-893-1060.

It’s also not too late for your organization or company to be a sponsor of the Summit.  By clicking here, you can find a sponsorship brochure, and by clicking here you can make your online sponsorship donation and join our sponsors, including our Presenting Sponsors PPL and Just Born, our Partner Sponsor, Sam Adams/Boston Beer, our Contributor Sponsors Brown Daub Foundation, City Center, Embassy Bank, HDR and Lehigh Valley Health Network, and our Community Supporter Sponsers Easton Coach, Hanover Engineering, Lehigh Financial Group, Morris Black & Sons, Inc., Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, Pa., Smooth-On, Spillman Farmer Architects, St. Luke’s Hospital, Susqeuhanna Bank, Taggart Associates and The Sustainable Energy Fund.

To AICP planners, 5 CM credits are pending for this event.

-Joyce Marin, Executive Director of RenewLV

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