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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Webinars Week of September 26

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.  

City Forward: How Innovation Districts Can Embrace Risk and Strengthen Community

Smart Growth Network

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:00 - 2:30 PM EDT

1.5 AICP CM and 1 Equity Credit and 1.5 LA CES PDH Credits / Free

Innovation Districts and anchor institutions such as hospitals, universities, and technology hubs can drive economic growth and employment opportunities. But their benefits can sometimes fail to reach the residents of the neighborhoods they are built in. Join the Smart Growth Network as Matt Enstice explains how the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) took a different approach.  Under Enstice’s leadership, BNMC fostered participation and collaboration among neighborhood leaders, foundations, and other organizations to ensure that the interests of Buffalo residents were represented as the campus developed. Entice will share 12 strategies that, together, have created a new model for re-energizing Buffalo that can be applied across in other cities of the U.S. and beyond.


Farms Under Threat 2040: Choosing an Abundant Future

Smart Growth Network

Thursday, September 29, 2022 1:00 - 2:30 PM EDT

1.5 AICP CM and LA CES PDH Credits / Free

Join the Smart Growth Network as Cris Coffin and Julia Freedgood of the American Farmland Trust explore highlights of the new report, Farms Under Threat 2040: Choosing an Abundant Future, which maps three alternative futures out to the year 2040. They will discuss the report’s findings, the data and methodology behind the scenarios, and what state and local governments can do to guide growth, protect farmland and foster sustainable communities.

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