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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/posts/1397027280314456?notif%5Ft=feedback%5Freaction%5Fgeneric%ACif%5Fid=1468787238024397 To download presentations, see -- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2IxNAjJwbzyeFZrU2VIXzRCYmc/view?usp=sharing > 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. Mr. Tobin’s earlier work in the New Kensington area (on a Design class project to create a plaNEWken concept plan) had increased the community’s capacity for better development, and created inspiration for surrounding communities to take a fresh look at their own planning and plan implementation policies. > 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. Economic students proposed construction of a convention center, an amphitheater, a military base or a recreation center last week during the Greater Latrobe-Laurel Valley Chamber’s annual Economic Exchange Day. > 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? What about bicycle lanes? A series of small coffee and tea shops with Wi-Fi? Those were just a few of the ideas bandied about Thursday night at the Better Block planning session at Westmoreland County Community College’s New Kensington branch. > 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.   Bridgen has lived there all of his life, except when he left for college. Today, the Penn State New Kensington advising program coordinator chooses to live in the city.   Now, he’s also part of Better Block. > 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. Please go to our Natural Gas Events page and register for the event. > 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. Pictured are John Turack, interim executive director of Smart Growth Partnership (from left); Keith, and Jared Trunzo, interim executive director of the Latrobe Community Revitalization Program. > 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, New Stanton, New Kensington, Allegheny Township, and Greensburg.  Smart Growth Partners work directly with multiple townships, municipalities and county agencies. > More

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Land-use webinar to focus on engaging a community's generations in planning
Land-use webinar to focus on engaging a community’s generations in planning November 6, 2014 Land-use webinar to focus on engaging a community’s generations in planning UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.  >More

Voting Begins for Pennsylvania's 2015 River of the Year
  News for Immediate Release   Nov. 10, 2014 Voting Begins for Pennsylvania’s 2015 River of the Year Harrisburg - The public is invited to vote online for the 2015 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state.  >More

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