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Posted on: February 26, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Leading Community Planner and Revitalization Experts to Speak in Frederick

Award-winning town planner David Ager of Townscape Design and Seth Harry, a leader in adapting conventional development models and practices to the more complex task of community revitalizationwill speak

CONTACT: Susan Harding, Public Information Officer, 301-600-1385
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Leading Community Planner and Revitalization Experts to Speak in Frederick
Discussion will outline how emerging economic trends will work to the benefit of all residents city-wide

Frederick, MD -- Fresh off of the successful event with Mr. Edward T. McMahon of the Urban Land Institute in December, People Building Frederick’s Future announces the second workshop in its Educational Series featuring local, regional and national authorities who offer expertise on various aspects of community building and development.

Set for Monday, March 4th at 7:00 PM at City Hall in Frederick, Maryland, award-winning town planner David Ager of Townscape Design and Seth Harry, a leader in adapting conventional development models and practices to the more complex task of community revitalization, will speak on the importance of setting a Vision and how it affects the future design and development of the entire City – a topic near and dear to many Fredericktonians. The workshop will begin at 7pm and will be held in the Boardroom in City Hall. The discussion is open to the public and will also be broadcast live on City Government Cable Channel 99 as well as streamed and archived on the City’s website at www.cityoffrederick.com .

With more than thirty years of experience in community design and implementation, Mr. Ager has a passion for vibrant and sustainable places of beauty and distinctive character. His work emphasizes creative solutions with a strong sense of place and a framework for long-term sustainability. Among his many projects, Mr. Ager has played a strong role in the revitalization of the east side of downtown Frederick, commonly known as East Frederick Rising.

Mr. Harry has over twenty-five years of in-depth experience in the design, master planning, and implementation of sustainable neighborhood developments, including infill mixed-use developments, community revitalization plans and strategies, and transit-oriented developments.

“Educating Frederick residents is an important part our Mission, which will help to empower residents to have a strong, equal, and effective voice in the creation and sustenance of our city’s future,” said Alan Feinberg, Education Chair for the organization.

"Community involvement is a key component in successful land use planning. People Building Frederick's Future is offering the community different options for developing, redeveloping, and revitalizing the city through the eyes of experienced planning professionals. I look forward to listening to more ideas on ways to achieve a coordinated vision," said Carol Krimm, City of Frederick Alderwoman.

“It’s a unique time here in Frederick to create a significant and meaningful model of positive outcomes for all stakeholders within our community. After all, that is what community planning is all about – creating a place where residents relate to each other and our community grows and prospers as a result. We’re delighted to have both Mr. Ager and Mr. Harry speaking in Frederick, and providing us with guidance in the creation of a future Frederick community ripe with possibilities,” said Lucia Bowes Hall, Vice Chair of People Building Frederick’s Future.

About People Building Frederick’s Future

Partnering with community stakeholders, we are residents of The City of Frederick unified by a commitment to create the highest quality of life for the entire Frederick community, current and future. Leveraging our heritage, preserving our environment, and working with others, we draw inspiration from successful, well-designed communities elsewhere to create a vision and process that insures that Frederick can become the best community imaginable.

For more information, please contact Ed Hinde, Office – (301) 378-0384, Mobile – (305) 772-0901, pbffgroup@gmail.com

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