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Lecture Discussion with Ed McMahon of Urban Land Institute

September 3, 2009

LIBERTY – The Delaware Highlands Conservancy and Sullivan Renaissance, with sponsorship by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection,present the seminar “Sustainable Growth and Land Conservation”led by Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute,on Saturday September 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the CVI Building, Liberty, NY. 


Ed McMahon is an author, attorney, and expert in green and sustainable development practices, community planning, growth management, land conservation, urban design and historic preservation.  He holds the Charles Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, DC.  Prior to joining ULI, McMahon spent 14 years as vice president and director of land use planning for the Conservation Fund in Arlington, VA and was also the co-founder and former president of Scenic America, a national non-profit organization devoted to protecting America’s scenic landscapes.


McMahon has an MA in urban studies from the University of Alabama and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law School, where he taught law and public policy from 1976-1985.  His latest books include: Developing Sustainable Planned Communities, Green Infrastructure: Linking Landscapes and Communities and Land Conservation Finance.


Advance registration is required.  Cost is $10.00 and includes McMahon’s book Better Models for Development in Pennsylvania.  Refreshments will be served.  To register and for information call the Delaware Highlands Conservancy at 845-807-0535 or 570-226-3164.


The Delaware Highlands Conservancy, located in Hawley, PA and Monticello, NY, works with landowners to conserve the natural and cultural heritage of the Upper Delaware River Region –


Sullivan Renaissance is dedicated to enhancing the appearance of Sullivan County while building a sense of pride and community spirit –


New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection has a comprehensive watershed protection program which focuses on both protective and corrective initiatives, to ensure that its Catskill/Delaware reservoir system remains unfiltered and sustains its extraordinary high quality.  Contact 800-575-LAND for more information.