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4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

This event will be hosted via Zoom.

Best Practices for Large Scale Development – Understanding the Law

Register on Eventbrite to join us for Best Practices for Large Scale Development – Understanding the Law sponsored by Widener Law Commonwealth’s Environmental Law and Sustainability Center

One substantive credit (subject to approval)

A growing number of municipalities are looking for ways to reconcile local quality of life consistent with new large scale development, including redevelopment. In this program, speakers will address the current state of municipal land use law, the economics of large scale development, and best practices for mitigating environmental and social impacts of large development.

Professor John Dernbach, Director, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Widener University Commonwealth Law School will moderate the discussion.

Panelists Include:

Donald W. Miles, Land Use and Zoning attorney, former municipal solicitor in Lehigh County. He will speak on the Municipalities Planning Code.

Jamie Keener, Chief Executive Officer of the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation will speak of the economic and geographic factors that affect companies’ decisions to site warehousing projects.

Thomas Au, President, the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania, will speak on best practices that can mitigate environmental and social concerns for siting large development. He will introduce a Best Practices Model Ordinance.


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