Downtown Delivery Symposium 3

By Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (other events)

Wednesday, July 12 2017 9:30 AM 12:00 PM

Urbanization is a global trend that is placing heightened and complex demands on the streets of cities and towns. Convenience, and the availability of goods and services, is critical for the high quality of life that makes these communities desirable.

The importance of balancing the need to get goods to the point of sale and of delivering a high quality of life to citizens of the region’s small, medium, and large towns is widely recognized.  Forward thinking cities and regions have taken a proactive approach to fully incorporating freight delivery considerations into major planning initiatives such as complete streets efforts and new requirements for developments located in vibrant downtowns.  

To discuss the issues and identify solutions, a Downtown Delivery Symposium will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. This free event will explore existing strategies to accommodate deliveries in downtowns and dense residential developments, providing tools for local municipalities, traffic operation managers, businesses, and local residents.


9:00 am  Registration (coffee available)
9:30 am   Welcome and Introduction 

9:45 am  Panel Discussion: Serving Downtown Businesses  

  •  Mr. Gerry Dougherty, Vice President, General Manager, Gretz Beer Company
  •  Mr. Malcolm Johnstone, Executive Director, West Chester Business Improvement District (WCBID)
  •  Mr. Chris Lamm, Senior Associate, Cambridge Systematics

 11:00 am Break
 11:15 am  Roundtable Discussion 

12:00 pm   Lunch 

AICP Certification Maintenance

The American Planning Association (APA) passed a Certification Maintenance (CM) program to guide continuing education for those that have received American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification. DVRPC is a registered CM provider. This event is pending approval for 2.0 AICP CM credits.


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