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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Webinars Week of May 16

Please note that many of the webinars publicized on this page are of interest to our local planning community but are not hosted by Lancaster County Planning. Unless stated otherwise, credits and registration are the responsibility of individual attendees. Topics of webinars do not necessarily reflect the views of Lancaster County Planning or the County of Lancaster. 

How Do Agricultural Practices Relate to Planning in Pennsylvania

Penn State Extension

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:00 – 1:15 PM EDT

1.25 AICP CM and LA CES PDH Credits /$50

This webinar will address the various ways by which agriculture is addressed in the MPC. Included in this discussion will be an overview of the history of agriculture in Pennsylvania and what it is expected to look like in the future, regarding practices, technology, and workforce.

 This webinar will be shown free of charge by LCPD. To register on Eventbrite click here.


Utility Scale Solar Energy: Considerations and Impacts

Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

No Credits / Free

Dean Rick Roush will be joined by Tom Murphy, Director of Penn State’s Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, for a discussion on utility scale solar energy development in Pennsylvania.  They will address landowner issues related to leasing options, current legislative initiatives, and how their organizations are collaborating to collectively inform stakeholders as this emerging type of energy production expands rapidly in the Commonwealth and beyond.


 The One Water Approach and How It Benefits the Bay

Mid-Atlantic Planning Collaboration

Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:00 – 1:30 PM EDT

1.5 AICP CM and LA CES PDH Credits / Free

Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM), aka. the “One Water” approach, has been embraced by APA as a best practice. Clean water goals have a strong connection to the One Water approach. This webinar will present local planning jurisdictions that have taken a One Water approach in ways that minimize environmental impacts and maximize achievement of social and economic goals.


 Planning for Healthier Communities: Consider a Nurse

American Planning Association / Florida Chapter

Friday, May 20,  2022 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT

1.5 AICP CM and LA CES PDH Credits / Free

AARP Florida, APA Florida and the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOB) are working together to pilot a new project to build healthier communities across Florida.  The goal is to link the health planning perspective through the volunteer citizen participation of practicing nurses in the local planning processes. To achieve this,  AARP Florida and NOB are working with APA Florida to highlight the value that nurses can bring to local decisions and  to identify local government boards and committees that could benefit from the special skills and perspective that nurses bring to create opportunities for healthy planning in communities.

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