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Natural Awakenings Lehigh Valley

Planning for the Valley’s Future

Nov 01, 2016 02:19PM

Join the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission to create the Lehigh Valley’s plan for the future at 8 a.m., December 2. The FutureLV: Regional Comprehensive Plan event includes guest speaker, Scott Kinney, senior vice president for Discovery Communications/Education. A dynamic discussion on the evolution of Lehigh and Northampton Counties with public input follows the presentation.

The purpose of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission is to promote the health, safety and general welfare of the Lehigh Valley region in accordance with the provision of the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Code. The commission coordinates and integrates plans for orderly growth and development along with redevelopment, and improving the social and economic climate of the region. It also encourages appropriate land use, maximizing utilization of the existing infrastructure and plans new infrastructure, promoting the conservation of energy, land, water and air in the Lehigh Valley while preserving the unique historic and natural features. The commission also assists in achieving improved traffic and transportation flow of all types including bicycle, walking and vehicle.

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission was formed by Lehigh and Northampton counties in 1961 to create a comprehensive plan to guide orderly growth in Lehigh and Northampton Counties. Since its creation, the commission has been dedicated to providing the best planning possible for the counties and 62 municipalities in the Lehigh Valley.

Location: Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem. To preregister, visit for more information, visit

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