4th Annual Summit for Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities
"Our Towns, Our Farms, Our Future"
Our 4th Annual Summit for Smart Growth was a huge success! We focused on social entrepreneurship and how to make sustainability legal. Check out the coverage of our event by The Morning Call here
SoCap and Ben Price of CELDF.
Last year on December 9th, 2016, almost 200 community leaders and concerned citizens gathered at the Renaissance Hotel in Allentown for RenewLV's fourth annual Summit for Smart Growth and Sustainable Communities to discuss social entrepreneurship and how to make sustainability legal. We also held table discussions that covered topics such as strategies for land preservation, community revitalization and municipal cooperation.
At last year's Summit, we asked the questions:
•How do you balance what appears to be competing interests: Doing good and making money?
•How does overbearing local, state or federal laws prevent us from preserving quality of life and/or supporting smart growth?
•How do we achieve local self-determination without giving up some of the laudable goals of regulations intended to provide quality of life and prosperity for all?
A big thank-you to all of the Summit for Smart Growth sponsors who contributed to last year's discussion! You made this event possible!
Report Highlights Fiscal Benefits of Smart Growth Renew Lehigh Valley has often noted the benefits of smart growth development for municipalities, including cost savings. A new report by Smart Growth America details the benefits for municipalities realized through smart growth development. Read the full report here.
Watch the Envision Lehigh Valley Virtual Meeting
RenewLV and our partners at the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, the City of Allentown, the City of Bethlehem, and the City of Easton held a one-of-a-kind virtual public meeting for Envision Lehigh Valley. 100 participants logged in through a live video feed, Facebook, Twitter, and live chat. Missed the meeting? View the full recording on YouTube here