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The Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County is a community-based private non-profit located at the Penn State Extension. We believe that the land we use today is being borrowed from our children and our children's children. Therefore we are guided by the principle that communities need to make good long-term decisions about where, when and how they should grow. We seek to encourage growth that improves the quality of life for our current residents and businesses, but will also insure vibrant, high quality growth for future generations in Westmoreland County.
Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County (SGPWC) Celebrates 15 years
Click to read coverage of our 15-year anniversary event -- http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/10791312-74/growth-smart-kukovich Join the conversation among our community champions on Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/smartgrowthpartnership/posts/1398297773520740 Also see our Facebook page for additional pictures of the event -- https://www.facebook.com/smartgrowthpartnership/p > More

Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County (SGPWC) Jack Robertshaw Fellows Generate Positive Outcomes for Westmoreland Communities
"New Kensington, Pa. - IUP student geographer Evan Tobin needed one more course to complete a Masters Degree in Geography: Regional Planning. An independent study course to cap his academic career was tailor-made. > More

The NEW New Ken -- A Better Block
For ongoing news about the New Kensington Better Block initiative see -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/newkenbetterblock/  > More

Greater Latrobe, Derry Area high school students offer ideas for economic growth
By Stacey Federoff If a connecting corridor between the Pennsylvania Turnpike at New Stanton and Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity ever comes to fruition, students from Greater Latrobe and Derry Area high schools have their own ideas about how to spur economic growth. > More

New Kensington downtown revitalization brainstormed
New Kensington downtown revitalization brainstormed       By George Guido   Friday, April 10, 2015, 1:11 a.m.   Could a craft brewery or art gallery be in New Kensington’s future? > More

Program aims to spark grass-roots revival of New Ken
PROGRAM AIMS TO SPARK GRASS-ROOTS REVIVAL OF NEW KEN   By Chuck Biedka Sunday, March 29, 2015, 11:33 p.m.   Sean Bridgen wants to improve New Kensington one block at a time. > More

"The Bakken Part II: Responding to the Challenges, Recommendations for the Future"
  Natural Gas Newsletter for Upcoming Events Don’t miss Part II of the Bakken Webinar! Thursday, November 20th %7C 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST "The Bakken Part II: Responding to the Challenges, Recommendations for the Future " Presented by Deb Nelson, Program Manager, Vision West ND and Daryl Dukart, Chairman, Vision West ND Consortium Open to all, but Registration is necessary. > More

Latrobe greenspace planner Keith named 1st Robershaw Fellow
%7C Neighborhoods   Top of Form %B7   Home Latrobe greenspace planner Keith named 1st Jack Robertshaw Fellow         Dana Keith, senior environmental planning major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has been named as a Jack Robertshaw Fellow. > More

Smart Growth Partnership Impact, Background, Needs and Officer Statements
Impact Statement The Smart Growth Partnership (SGP) has excelled as a convener of stakeholders and resources, and as a community advisor providing education and technical assistance to organizations such as WEDIG, DARCee, PEC, LHCC, LHCLI, SPC, VIP/FLAG, Trafford CDC, CommuteINFO Advisory Committee, and in municipalities such as Murrysville, Rostraver, Irwin, Trafford, Jeannette, Ne > More

Land-use webinar to focus on engaging a community's generations in planning
Voting Begins for Pennsylvania's 2015 River of the Year
Our World-Class Streams: A Workshop for Citizens of the Laurel Highlands
LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Course
The Public Utility Commission: What local government officials need to know about the new roles and responsibilities of this state agency
International Economic Development Council Annual Conference
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