Purpose: To provide an in-depth and interactive smart growth training opportunity to increase the understanding of sustainable concepts of community planning.
Sixth Annual Smart Growth Summit – October 18, 2006
Keynote speaker Joel Kotkin, an internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends. Focused on transportation and the US Route 30 Corridor, Community Workshop 1, “Where are we now and where are we going?”
Fifth Annual Smart Growth Summit – September 16, 2005
Keynote speakers included; Wendell Cox, Michael Young and Ronald Bailey, Focused on issues related to the Brookings Report “Back to Prosperity: A Competitive Agenda for Renewing Pennsylvania”.
Fourth Annual Smart Growth Summit – September 25, 2004
Keynote speaker, Tom Daniels, of the University of Pennsylvania. Focus was on the Future of Agriculture in Westmoreland County. Workshop facilitated by Kevin Schmidt and Bob Wagner of the American Farmland Trust.
Third Annual Smart Growth Summit – September 26, 2003
Keynote speaker Neal Peirce, a foremost writer, among American journalists, on metropolitan regions — their political and economic dynamics, their emerging national and global roles.
Second Annual Smart Growth Summit – September 27, 2002
Keynote speaker Thomas Hylton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and author of a color coffee table book called Save Our Land, Save Our Towns.
First Annual Smart Growth Summit – October 23, 2001
Keynote speaker Randall Arendt, of the Natural Lands Trust a land-use planner, site designer, author, lecturer, and an advocate of “conservation planning”.