RenewLV & Smart Growth – Keys to the Future of the Lehigh Valley
The overarching issue: according to the LVPC, another 145,000 people are projected to move to the Lehigh Valley by 2050 and now is the time to plan to accommodate for this influx in a sustainable way. Decisions that are made now about how the Lehigh Valley is developed will have a tremendous effect on the future prosperity of the region. A report by Smart Growth America, entitled “Measuring Sprawl and its Impact,” ranks the Lehigh Valley 70th out of the 83 areas with the fastest growing population around the nation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture ranked Pennsylvania fifth in the nation for development of non-federally protected lands between 1992 and 1997. In 2015 the RenewLV board of directors reset the organizational initiatives. The new initiatives are consistent with EnvisionLV sustainability plans developed in 2014:
- Farmland Preservation
- Food Sustainability
- Smart Transportation
RenewLV promotes Smart Growth through public engagement events and through education on vital regional topics. RenewLV provides leaders and residents with opportunities to learn from each other, develop strategies and collaborate to make better decisions collectively.
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