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Join Us in Working Towards more Sustainable Development in the Region

Save the Date! 
Thursday, September 22, 2011
3:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
at the Shippensburg University Conference Center.  Registration is $10
(click to download registration form)


Randall Arendt, a national
expert on sustainable

Randall Arendt, Senior Conservation Advisor at Natural Lands Trust will conduct a workshop focusing on practical ways of reclaiming existing commercial highway strip centers. 
The presentation includes a one hour lecture illustrating progressive approaches that emphasize various redevelopment design strategies to create mixed-use centers from existing highway strips. The workshop will also help communities implement smarter, more sustainable development patterns, and includes ideas for improving economic viability and attractiveness.

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and registration form
A design exercise will follow providing attendees with an opportunity to retrofit an existing section of a degraded commercial highway strip center.  Using aerial enlargements of an existing commercial strip center in the South Mountain landscape, participants will mark up the base map to illustrate how the improvements described in the presentation could be implemented.

Municipal leaders, planning commission members, professional planners, landscape architects, engineers, commercial property owners, investors and developers are encouraged to attend.