(Source: Lancaster County Planning Commission | OUL. Photos by Michael Kendrick)
(Source: Lancaster County Planning Commission | OUL. Photos by Michael Kendrick)

Two nonprofits will host an all-day summit at the end of March to look at land use and planning in Lancaster County.

Presented by Tenfold and the Coalition for Smart Growth, "Lancaster2040: Thinking Beyond Boundaries" will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the Ware Center, 42 N. Prince St., Lancaster.

Organizers say the summit will explore "how diverse county stakeholders can work together to tackle pressing county issues such as quality affordable housing, transportation, environmental preservation, water quality, zoning, poverty, political polarization and more."

Millersville University President Daniel Wubah will deliver the keynote address.

The event is intended to complement Places2040, the county's comprehensive plan. It was originally planned for 2020 but had to be rescheduled due to the pandemic.

Said Joshua Druce, the Coalition for Smart Growth's president: "We want attendees leaving the Ware Center fired up about returning to their communities and getting to work.”

For a full schedule, visit https://www.places2040summit.com/. Tickets are available at the same link. Through March 1, they are priced at an "early bird" rate of $45, which includes admission to all sessions and a bagged lunch.

Sponsors include Millersville University, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority and the Little Conestoga Blue/Green Corridor Project Partners.

Sessions will count toward continuing education credits for individuals certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System.

For more information, email info@places2040summit.com.

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