This is a legal education program offered by Widener University to address the current state of municipal land use law, the economics of large scale development, and best practices for mitigating environmental and social impacts of large development. Although it is structured as a continuing legal education program, the public at large is welcome. Register here.
Professor John Dernbach, Director, Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Widener University Commonwealth Law School will moderate the discussion.
Donald W. Miles, Land Use and Zoning attorney, former municipal solicitor in Lehigh County. He will speak on the Municipalities Planning Code.
Jamie Keener, Chief Executive Officer of the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation will speak of the economic and geographic factors that affect companies’ decisions to site warehousing projects.
Thomas Au, President, the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania, will speak on best practices that can mitigate environmental and social concerns for siting large development. He will introduce a Best Practices Model Ordinance.