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Reason #6 to Attend the Summit for Smart Growth on 12/9: Fresh Ideas

There are lots of great reasons to attend the Summit for Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities next Friday, December 9th at the Renaissance Hotel in Allentown.  I’ve assembled six to share with you over the next few days.  smart-growth-poster-vertical-1-jmIdea #6:  Fresh Ideas

People say that our events are high energy, full of fresh ideas on how to get from ideas to actions, to realize more sustainability and smart growth in our region. 

This year the two big themes we’ll be exploring at the Summit will be Social Entrepreneurship:  “Doing Well by Doing Good” (the intersection of money and meaning) and “Making Sustainability Legal.”  Each of these ideas on their own is hotter than a pistol.

The first, Social Entrepreneurship, has the potential to literally transform our regional economy from the ground up — and in ways that we can all feel good about.  The second, “Making Sustainability Legal,” will discuss what kind of communities we will leave for our children and the road blocks local municipalities often find in preserving their communities and quality of life.  We’ll be exploring some somewhat revolutionary ideas on how some municipalities are handling those challenges.  

We’ve got exciting speakers, dynamic panelists, and great opportunities to network and collaborate at our break out sessions, (this is where people find the real opportunities to make a difference can happen.)  

As an added bonus this year, through the magic of technology, Vince Smith, the Borough of Catasauqua’s Borough Council President will taking us on a magic carpet ride of their new mixed-use, walkable, bikeable neighborhood in the planning stages:  the Iron Works.  You won’t want to miss this!

For only $70 you get a full-day conference with inspiring and informative programming, collaborative networking opportunities (and two great meals.)  

So mark your calendars for next Friday, December 9th at the Renaissance Hotel in Allentown and plan to see us at the Summit.

Seating is limited, so sign up now by sending me an email, calling our offices at 484-893-1060 or online at: