Our spring 2021 Chester County planners’ forum via Zoom on March 30 is rapidly approaching. We’ve got an exciting lineup of speakers for the event and will provide plenty of time to chat with your fellow planners during the first half an hour, from 8 am to 8:30 am, where people joining the meeting will be put into breakout rooms to chat with other planners. After the presentations conclude at 9:30, there will be an opportunity to stay on the call and connect with anyone else who is participating. So far, we have nearly 70 planners signed up but more are always welcome.
Here are the speakers who will be addressing the question: What will be the long term impacts of the pandemic?
- Becky Bradley, AICP, is the Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and will be addressing land use and demographic impacts.
- Rob Henry, TDM-CP, the Executive Director of GVFTMA, will be providing a transportation perspective on the pandemic.
- Dottie Ives Dewey, PhD, AICP, PP, is the Planning Program Administrator at West Chester University and will be giving us an academic view of the pandemic’s repercussions.
The Planners’ Forum provides a great opportunity to hear about current planning issues, share ideas with your fellow planners, and catch up with old friends.
Register now or email any questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I live in South Coatesville and we are faced with environmental issues. We have six industries in the area and health along with other problems affect children and seniors. South Coatesville has been overlooked and I wish that this area especially because they sit along the Brandywine Creek should be a priority and addressed. I would like to be a part of the process.
Thank you for your comment and sharing your concerns. South Coatesville has been involved in many planning efforts over the past several years, including an economic development study, trail plan, and Brandywine Creek greenway initiative that show actions that would help improve the borough’s economic and environmental health. You may want to reach out to your local borough council to see how you can help with these efforts, and we encourage you to participate in our events. The next one, on April 29th, will be about open space.