the belonging of an unhoused person or family in a vacant lot
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Penn State Extension’s Land Use Webinar Series resumes with a focus on improving rural communities’ response to homelessness

“Improving Rural Communities’ Response to Homelessness” is the first webinar in the Penn State Extension Summer/Fall 2024 Land Use Webinar series. The webinar will be conducted on July 17, 2024, starting at 12:00 p.m. ET. The 75-minute webinar will be presented by Elisa Worland, LSW, Community Development/Health & Human Sciences Educator, Purdue Extension – Wayne County. Learn more about this webinar here.

More about the webinar series:

Penn State Extension’s Land Use Webinar Series is offered 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. The webinar series assists municipal elected and appointed officials, planners, landowners, farmers, and community organizations in being informed regarding land use issues and decisions in their communities.

The webinar series runs monthly from July 17, 2024 to November 20, 2024. Other topics and dates in the series include:

  • August 20, 2024 – Finding the Right Audience
  • September 18, 2024 – Blight Mitigation: Building capacity through intergovernmental partnerships
  • October 16, 2024 – County Planning Districts: An innovative Approach to Municipal and County Collaboration in Community Planning
  • November 20, 2024 – Local Community Implementation of Active Transportation Plans

All webinars will be recorded and available for viewing.

The cost of the webinar series is $50 for all five sessions, or $95 for all five sessions for those who want to receive AICP certification maintenance credits from the American Planning Association. The cost is also $95 for all five sessions for Professional Engineers needing PDH credits.

In addition, Registered Landscape Architects can receive continuing education credits for a fee of $65.

For anyone interested in a particular topic(s) from the series, access to individual session registration recordings is available for a fee of $15 per session.  A scholarship option is available for anyone needing such assistance.

For more information, contact Peter Wulfhorst at 570-832-2803 or by email at To register for the webinars, visit