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Pulitzer Winner to Talk Smart Growth in Macungie

Pulitzer Prize Winner Thomas Hylton in coming to the Macungie Institute Nov. 26 to speak about the importance of Smart Growth in development.

Thomas Hylton, who won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing for the Pottstown Mercury, will speak at the Macungie Institute at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26. 

Hylton is coming at the invitation of the Friends for the Protection of Lower Macungie Township, a group that promotes Smart Growth to combat suburban sprawl. 

What: Thomas Hylton talking about Smart Growth

When: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26

Where: The Macungie Institute, 510 East Main Street, Macungie, PA 18062

How much: Free. But there is limited seating so you might want to reserve a seat with the "Friends" or get there early.  

Hylton is the author of "Save Our Land, Save Our Towns" which makes the case for comprehensive planning to help preserve the countryside, cities and towns. He won a Pulitzer for The Mercury of Pottstown in 1990 for his editorials advocating the preservation of farmland and open space. 

He has won several statewide awards for his ongoing preservation efforts. 

Ron Beitler November 19, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Remember, this is FREE to the public. RSVP's are encouraged by NOT required. But to ensure your spot is saved please email friendslmt@gmail.com To learn more about development projects in LMT and the greater East Penn area please "like" us on FB at www.facebook.com/friendslmt
Scott Bieber November 20, 2012 at 02:21 AM
This will be a chance for people to hear a nationally recognized authority on smart growth explain why and how it can be done to prevent Lower Macungie from being entirely consummed by sprawl.

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