March 2nd: PA Land Use Institute Class (CM Credits Available)

Co-sponsored by the Berks County Planning Commission, Berks County Bar Association, the Reading Berks Association of Realtors®, the Smart Growth Alliance of Berks County, American Planning Association/PA Chapter And the Lehigh Valley/Berks Section. This year’s session on Urban Redevelopment is brought to you by the Berks County Industrial Development Authority presenting Chuck Long and his insights and experiences.

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Saturday, March 2, 2019
7:30 am –1:30 pm. (check-in 7:30 AM)
Breakfast provided

Albright College, Center for Excellence In Local Government
1940 North 13th Street
Reading, PA -Roessner Hall, Room 100

Joan London, Chris Hartman, Beth Aumen & Charles Long

Program Fees
Municipal Officials/General Public $50.00
Attorneys: $90.00 (includes 4 Substantive CLE’s)
Planners (AICP) $65.00 (includes 1.5 legal CM & 3 general CM)
Please make checks payable to Albright College – CELG.

CLE Units and Advanced Master Planner and AICP Certification.
Attorneys will receive 4 substantive Continuing Legal Education Units (CLE’s).
Master Planners will receive 4.5 units towards their Advanced Master Planner Certification.
AICP Members will receive 1.5 credits & 3 general CM

Who Should Attend:
Elected officials, Zoning hearing board members, professional planners, solicitors, planning commissioners, zoning officers, municipal engineers, Realtors, ® individuals involved in the field of redevelopment and anyone interested in the topic.

7:30 am – 8:00 am – Registration / Breakfast

8:00 am-10:00 am – “Recent Land Use Court Decisions and Pending Legislation”
Speakers: Joan E. London, Kozloff Stoudt, & Chris Hartman, & Beth Aumen, Hartman Valeriano, Magovern & Lutz, P.C.
This session presented annually will focus on recent court decisions and enactments regarding planning, zoning, and other land use issues, and issues of interest to local officials and municipal solicitors. The session will examine the relevant background information on cases and recent legislation and their potential impact on local land use decisions and ordinances. Session will also close with PA legislation and court issues regarding redevelopment and urban infill.

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Break

10:15 am – 1:30 pm – “Successful Public/Private Partnerships from Principles to Practices”
The keys to solid redevelopment projects. Speaker: Charles A. Long is a developer specializing in mixed-use infill projects, including acquisition, entitlement, consulting and real estate negotiations. He has 36 years of diverse experience in local government and development with an emphasis on economic development, finance and public-private partnerships. He served for eight years as city manager in Fairfield, California, a city with a national reputation as innovative and well managed. Charlie is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and, within ULI, a member of the Public Private Partnership Council and a faculty member of the ULI Real Estate School, teaching both in the US and internationally. He has worked on fourteen ULI Advisory Panels, most recently chairing a panel in Dallas, TX. He is co-chair of the Sustainability Committee for the San Francisco District Council and, in that capacity, initiated several reports including recommendations for streamlining California’s environmental review process. He authored a book for ULI, Finance for Real Estate Development, and is building a program called Real Estate 101 for Public Officials, training a volunteer faculty to teach public officials about how to do public private partnerships.

1:30 pm – Adjournment

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