Listening to Lancaster

We chat with local experts discussing issues relevant to the current life of Lancaster residents. Browse our library and listen to the full interviews below.

Listening to Lancaster is sponsored by Landis Communities, Lapp Electric, and Martin Insurance.

Listening to Lancaster (S3:E8)- City of Lancaster Green Infrastructure

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For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Kate Austin, Green Infrastructure Asset Coordinator for the City of Lancaster. Lancaster City created a 25-year Green Infrastructure

For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Kate Austin, Green Infrastructure Asset Coordinator for the City of Lancaster. Lancaster City created a 25-year Green Infrastructure Plan in 2011 to help reduce pollution from its combined sewer system overflows. Today the city has more than 70 green infrastructure projects that manage 50 million gallons of stormwater annually, with a goal of ultimately managing 80 million gallons. Learn more from Kate about local examples of green infrastructure, how they are helping the city meet a Consent Decree with the EPA, and what the future has in store for Lancaster City’s green infrastructure.

Listening to Lancaster (S3:E7)- City of Lancaster Urban Forester

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For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Cody Kiefer, the new Urban Forester for the City of Lancaster. Lancaster’s urban forest includes trees in public areas and on private

For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Cody Kiefer, the new Urban Forester for the City of Lancaster. Lancaster’s urban forest includes trees in public areas and on private property, including along its streets, in its parks and open spaces, in backyards, and on the grounds of commercial and institutional establishments. These trees provide many benefits, including ecosystem services that are important for the City to meet the EPA’s mandate to reduce combined sewer overflows. Cody is currently inventorying the City’s trees (there are 11,500 in public spaces alone!), developing a master plan, and working on some exciting initiatives for the future.

Listening to Lancaster (S3:E6)- Moravian University

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For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by President Bryon Grigsby from Moravian University. Moravian University recently opened a Lancaster campus at the historic Lancaster Th

For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by President Bryon Grigsby from Moravian University. Moravian University recently opened a Lancaster campus at the historic Lancaster Theological Seminary site in downtown Lancaster. Their Lancaster campus focuses on adult degree completion programs, online graduate business programs, and customized education partnerships with local businesses. Learn more about Moravian University’s new Lancaster campus at https://www.moravian.edu/lancaster.

Listening to Lancaster (S3:E5): Conestoga River Club

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For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Todd Roy, President of the Conestoga River Club. Todd gave us the scoop on the new Conestoga Water Trail Rehabilitation Plan, a study

For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Todd Roy, President of the Conestoga River Club. Todd gave us the scoop on the new Conestoga Water Trail Rehabilitation Plan, a study and comprehensive planning effort for environmental and recreational improvements along 30 miles of the Conestoga stretching from Brownstown to Safe Harbor.

Listening to Lancaster (S3:E4): Historic Preservation Trust

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For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Danielle Keperling, Executive Director of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County. We spoke about all things historic pre

For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Danielle Keperling, Executive Director of the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County. We spoke about all things historic preservation including the proposed Oregon Village development, the National Register of Historic Places, local zoning ordinances, and more! Listen to learn which 3 local historic structures Danielle thinks everyone in the community should know about.

Listening to Lancaster (S3:E3): The Common Wheel

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For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Adriana Atencio, Co-Executive Director, and John Hursh, Spring Fling Board Chair, of The Common Wheel. We spoke about all things bike

For this episode of Listening to Lancaster Hourglass was joined by Adriana Atencio, Co-Executive Director, and John Hursh, Spring Fling Board Chair, of The Common Wheel. We spoke about all things bikes– Lancaster’s bike infrastructure, Vision Zero, National Bike Month and more! If you’ve ever wondered how we can make Lancaster a better community through the energy and equity of bikes, this interview is you. Enjoy!

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