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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley Summit for Smart Growth

Oct 08, 2013 04:48PM


Hosted by Renew Lehigh Valley (RenewLV), the inaugural Smart Growth Conference will be held October 24, at the Holiday Inn at Center City, in Allentown. The full-day event will offer nine workshops on a variety of smart growth and sustainability topics and a keynote address from planner Tom Comitta.

Topics and workshops include Breaking the Rules for Smart Growth; Modernizing How We Fight Crime; Say Sustainable Five Times Fast; Seeing Red: PA Municipalities and Act 111 & Act 47; In My Next Thirty Years; The ‘biz’ of the NIZ; Infrastructure: The Backbone of the Lehigh Valley; Pennsylvania’s Obstacle Course to Progress; and Cooperation Makes It Happen.

RenewLV was launched by community leaders in 2005 in response to a Brookings Institution study, “Back to Prosperity: A Competitive Agenda for Renewing Pennsylvania.” For more information, visit

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