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Land-use webinar series offered by Penn State Extension

Penn State Extension is offering a monthly webinar series, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (PA-APA), to provide in-depth information on land use topics affecting the communities of Pennsylvania, including current planning issues, land-use planning tools and techniques, and local regulations. This series benefits land owners, farmers, elected and appointed officials, developers, and community members who are involved in decision-making processes regarding using or preserving natural resources.

A printer-friendly schedule is available here. 

The monthly webinars are offered from 12:00-1:15 p.m. Eastern and include the following topics:

  • January 18 — Management of Vegetation on Utility Transmission Lines
  • February 15 — Community Schoolyards: A Solution for Increasing Park Access in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Communities
  • March 15 — Local Climate Action Planning: Penn State and Municipal Partners Implementing Together
  • April 12 (Please note 2nd Wednesday, not 3rd Wednesday) — Pennsylvania’s State Recreation Plan: Meshing Community-Based Planning with State Initiatives
  • May 17 — Transportation, Transit, and Land Use: What are the connections?


  • Individual webinars — $15
  • Non-Credit Registration for series — $50 RLA
  • Credit Registration for series — $65 CM Credit Registration Fee for series — $95

Each webinar is 1.25 CM credits or 6.25 CM credits for the series

To register: Register for “Winter/Spring” series.

The webinars are designed to help planners, elected officials and citizens better engage in land use decision-making processes.

Questions about the webinar? Contact Peter Wulfhorst at