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Building Healthy Places in the Lehigh Valley

March 19, 2014
8:00 am - 10:00 am
Lehigh University
The Wood Dining Room, Mountaintop Campus, Iacocca Hall, 111 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015 United States
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Communities around the world are facing pressing health challenges related to the built environment. The ULI Building Healthy Places Initiative is working to connect people to the latest resources and thinking about the topic.  The ULI Philadelphia Lehigh Valley Council invites you to join us in this important conversation.  What you will gain by attending:

  • A deeper understanding of strategies for building healthy places and communities, and how the demand for these places is evolving.
  • Examples of what other communities are doing to encourage healthy building and how this has paid off in terms of community and economic health.
  • Models of effective partnerships among developers, government agencies, and other stakeholders.
  • The latest thinking on what it takes to make places where people want to live, work and play – information you can use to better position yourself in the marketplace.

Join Keynote speaker Maureen McAvey, Senior Resident Fellow, Bucksbaum Family Chair for Retail, ULI; and Panelists Sara Hailstone, Director of Community and Economic Development, City of Allentown;  Lauren Imgrund, Director, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; Christopher Kocher, President, Wildlands Conservancy; Darlene Heller, Director of Planning and Zoning, City of Bethlehem; and Mark Smallwood, Executive Director, Rodale Institute.

Program begins with Breakfast at 8:00am with panel discussion from 8:30-10:00am.  All attendees receive a copy of ULI’s Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places (Value $24.95).

Continuing Education Credits available: APA Planners 1.5 CM; American Society of Landscape Architects 1.5 CEU; Pennsylvania Engineers 1.5 Professional Development Hours.

Special thanks to Program Sponsors:  Capital Blue Cross, J. G. Petrucci, Langan Engineering, APA PA Lehigh Valley, City Center Lehigh Valley, Integrated Real Estate at Lehigh University, Rettew and Spillman Farmer Architects.

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