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Urban planning and the allocation of local government resources can be a hidden process, especially in a region of the United States confronted with the legacy costs of a changing global economy. The Alleghenies Ahead Podcast reveals the details of an extensive planning process unfolding in six southern Pennsylvania counties - Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset, collectively referred to as the Southern Alleghenies region. Host Ethan Imhoff, one of the leaders of the initiative, interviews some of the Southern Alleghenies most energetic and inspiring people. The guests on the show detail their struggles to overcome the region’s demographic and capacity challenges, but more importantly their successes in creating new economies, places and visions of the future. Whether you are an experienced urban planner, or just want to learn more about an innovative, award winning regional planning initiative, join us for the Alleghenies Ahead Podcast each month. The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association recognized Alleghenies Ahead with its Award for Plans in 2018. The Alleghenies Ahead Podcast is developed in partnership with the Mount Aloysius College Communications Department.