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Ten graduate from Camdens Planning College
Planning College
Camden City Planner Shawn Putnam (front row, far left), who served as the instructor for the citys Planning College, congratulates the class 10 graduating participants: (front row, from left) Camden City Councilwoman Laurie Parks, Kay Polk, Mary Rupe-Cooper, Camden City Clerk Brenda Davis, Peggy Ogburn, (back row) Bill Rozier, Sarah Williams, Bob Williams, Lynn Austin, Bob Giangiori and Lori Phillips. - photo by Jim Tatum
Ten students graduated from the city of Camden’s Planning College on Thursday night. Before receiving their certificates, however, students spent their final session learning about Low Impact Development, which incorporates environmentally-friendly practices into land development and building practices -- and are now part of the city’s development standards. The city’s newly revised zoning ordinance requires post-development discharge rates not to exceed pre-development discharge rates from any development site; a site’s design should minimize impervious surface and alteration of natural vegetation and topography and integrate natural features and protect water resources; and utilize, as much as possible, features such as natural and vegetated stormwater management systems.

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