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Shaking up Small Cities – Conversations on Repurposing, Remodeling and Repositioning Pennsylvania’s Communities

May 26, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Throughout the Commonwealth, in every municipality and legislative district, we are plagued with blight, brain drain, and an erosion of community pride and investment. Simultaneously, there are an equal number of Pennsylvania’s small towns and cities that have rewritten the narrative, utilized good design, collaboration, and resources to create communities that have flourished with population and business growth. In these cities and small towns that have experienced such great revitalization, architects have used their design thinking to work with community leaders and elected officials to bring the dream of a vibrant small town or main street back to life.  Architects throughout the Commonwealth have been crucial to the addition or renovation of any city’s physical or social infrastructure.  1.5 AIA LU

Join us for case study examples of Pennsylvania cities who leveraged good design, community partners, and urban planning to revitalize and grow their communities.  This session will feature the Pennsylvania cities:

Corry, Greensburg, and Williamsport.

Panelists Include:
Jeff Raykes – Planning Director , City of Greensburg, PA
Chuck Gray – Development Director, Impact Corry, PA
Shannon Wohlford – Blue Zone Project, Corry, PA
Derek Slaughter – Mayor Williamsport, PA
Lee Calisti, AIA – Moderator
Adam Trott – Board President AIA Pennsylvania
Stephen Swarney – Executive Director, AIA Pennsylvania


Everyone! Architects, built industry professionals, elected officials, regional or city planners, developers, community leaders and anyone who wants to see their small town flourish.



May 26, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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