To support appropriate revitalization and growth of the 16 Urban Centers, the Chester County Planning Commission, Chester County Department of Community Development, and the Chester County Economic Development Council host annual Urban Centers forums.

The forums are centered on topics that pose both challenges and opportunities for the Urban Centers. They are designed to present information and technical resources while promoting data sharing and comparing experiences through friendly communication.

October 26, 2021 Urban Centers Forum:
Great, Green, Growing Small Towns

The 2021 Urban Centers Forum was held Tuesday, October 26, at Oxford Borough Hall and virtually via Zoom.

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October 2020 Urban Centers Forum: Main Street R&R — Recovery and Restoration

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October 2019 Urban Centers Forum: Your Town as a Destination

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October 2018 Urban Centers Forum: Housing Choices In Chester County

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December 2017 Urban Centers Forum: Parking Lessons Learned

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Spring 2016 Urban Centers Workshop: Redevelopment of Underutilized Properties

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Fall 2015 Urban Centers Forum: Building and Implementing an Economic Development Strategy in Your Town

Forum Deliverables: The Urban Center Resource Guide (2015) offers demographic and economic data of the 16 Urban Centers, as well as information about County programs and funding opportunities at the state, regional, county and )local levels