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Cultivating Homegrown Economies Webinar Series. Session 3: Social Sustainability
Earlier this year DVRPC published Cultivating a Homegrown Economy, which highlights a societal shift towards greater support for local economies; discusses the benefits to, and challenges of, this trend; and provides examples of specific strategies that the region’s municipalities can implement in order to cultivate their own homegrown economies.

As a follow-up to this publication, DVRPC is hosting a three-part webinar series, with each part focusing on one of the three pillars of sustainability: economic, environmental, and social. Each of these pillars is integral to a successful approach to cultivating a homegrown economy, as well as a key component of both the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and the Long Range Plan, Connections 2050.

This session will cover how to leverage festivals, local folklore, and regionalism in order to grow socially sustainable local economies.

The panelists will be:

Marianne Calihanna and Henrik Stubbe Teglbjaerg, Phoenixville Firebird Festival: The local lore behind the festival, how it came to be and has grown over the years, and the benefits to the community

Marley Bice and Eric Jarrell, Montgomery County Planning Commission / Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Committee: How a multi-municipal, collaborative approach to planning in the Pottstown area has embraced and identified many of the same strategies outlined in the Cultivating a Homegrown Economy report and discussed throughout this three-part webinar series

Sep 9, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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