Land Use Webinar Recording: Reinventing the Commercial Corridor

In this webinar recording, Penn State Extension presents Randall Arendt, Senior Conservation Advisor at the Natural Lands Trust, to describe and illustrate re-development strategies to create mixed-use centers from existing highway streets.

This October 1, 2013, webinar recording will help communities implement smarter, more sustainable development patterns and includes ideas for improving downtown economic viability and attractiveness. This topic is of interest to community leaders, Planning Commission members, professional planners, landscape architects, engineers, commercial property owners, investors and developers, who stand to benefit from the redevelopment and adaptive reuse of aging highway commercial corridors and downtowns into multi-use center for the 21st Century, as well as residential who care about the future economic vitality and livability of their community.

Randall Arendt is a landscape planner, site designer, author, lecturer, and an advocate of "conservation planning." In 2003 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Town Planning Institute in London. In 2004 he was named an Honorary Member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and in 2005 he received the American Institute of Architects' Award for Collaborative Achievement. Mr. Arendt is the author of more than 20 publications. including Dealing with Change in the Connecticut River Valley: A Design Manual for Conservation and Development, and Rural by Design: Maintaining Small Town Character, and Crossroads, Hamlet, Village, Town: Design Characteristics of Traditional Neighborhoods, Old and New. His work has been featured in leading periodicals including the New York Times, Landscape Architect, Urban Land, and the Journal of the American Planning Association.

Upon registration, access is provided to the webinar recording. Access link is provided in the registration confirmation email.

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