Monday, November 01, 2004

Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors: "Food for Thought
Healthy and Sustainable Community Design Options

Here is a great program seminar the Municipal Officials need to attend

Course Description
As a municipal official, you can play an important role in improving the health and quality of life of your community's residents. Building healthy and sustainable communities provides numerous personal, community and municipal benefits. For example, healthy land-use choices could help to decrease the burden of many health concerns of residents such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma, pedestrian injuries, and health disparities. Such planning would also produce a number of benefits to municipalities, including increases in economic vitality, natural resource protection, recreation, advanced public safety, and reduced municipal expenditures in the areas of road construction and maintenance, stormwater management, police and ambulance services.

Course Outline

The impact of land-use and transportation choices
Healthy community design features
Implementation tools
Overcoming barriers
Community partners
Role of local government

Who Should Attend?
Appointed and elected officials, county planning directors, metropolitan planning organization and rural planning organization staff, land use planners, engineers, surveyors, planning commission members of local Environmental Advisory Councils and other municipal employees involved in community planning.

Registration Fee is $25 see website for online registration

December 15, 2004
(Wed. afternoon)
Holiday Inn West Chester
943 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19382
(610) 692-1900