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Cultivating Homegrown Economies Webinar Series. Session 2: Environmental 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 focus on strategies that can be used to grow environmentally sustainable local economies and will highlight topics such as form-based codes, ecotourism and outdoor recreation, and agritourism and agricultural economies.

The panelists will be:

1. Mark Keener, AICP PP AIA, Pennoni: Using form-based codes as a way in which to enable growth and development while protecting a community's unique built environment and local character

2. Alan Miller, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection: Building an ecotourism/outdoor recreational economy through long term interventions that leverage partnerships, address social and environmental justice issues, and embrace the authenticity of the Cooper River

3. Hillary Krummrich, Chester County Agricultural Development Council: The hurdles to, strategies for, and benefits of enabling the growth of an agritourism / agricultural economy

Aug 5, 2022 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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