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Earn CM Credits! Upcoming AICP CM Events

Upcoming AICP CM Events:

MAPD Luncheon: “Climate Reality – ‘Truth in Ten’ Plus”
September 15, 2017 12:00pm-2:00pm
Littleton, MA
Since 2006 Town Administrator Keith Bergman has been involved with former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. Now in conjunction with the film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, ”The “Truth in 10” slideshow is being made available to the public. Trained by Mr. Gore, Keith has presented programs over the years on climate change and now designed a special program “Climate Reality ‘Truth in 10’ Plus” which is an expanded version of Mr. Gore’s famous slide show, which was released last month. This program is intended to provide an insightful discussion for planners and other disciplines that have an interest in environmental planning and understanding the effect climate change is expected to have on the built and natural environment. AICP CM I 1.5 (*corrected)


A Cleaner Climate with Chemical Safety Workshop
September 18, 2017 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Worcester, MA
In this workshop, participants will learn about basic strategies for improving chemical management, free and confidential technical services offered by the State, mapping resources, and tools to plan ahead for community resilience. Participants will be provided with templates for emergency plans and pre-plans and replicable models for incorporating toxics use reduction into emergency preparedness. AICP CM I 2.5 (*corrected)
RSVP Required: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=wyfoxzdab&oeidk=a07eed5xpgb68f1c7df

MassAudubon: Stream Continuity and Resilience
October 2, 2017 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Norton, MA
Roads and culverts block fish and wildlife passage in thousands of places statewide, but solutions are emerging. Speakers from state agencies and local watershed organizations will explain why stream continuity is important—from municipal budgets to climate resilience and critical habitats—and how to get there. This workshop will feature state and local officials to review stream continuity issues that impact municipalities, habitat, and climate resilience, and discuss how to meet Massachusetts stream crossing standards. We will also review findings from a new report, for which 500 stream crossings in the Taunton River watershed were assessed and help local planners prioritize actions to improve safety and habitat. It will highlight the community of Norton, which has gone through the process of identifying barriers, working between conservation, planning, and DPW, and taken effective action to find funding and resources to design and build a new culvert. This will serve as a case study for other communities to take action to improve stream crossings for a safer, healthier community. AICP CM I 2.0

Mass Audubon: Workshop and Tour of Pinehills: Planning for Sustainable Development
October 11, 2017 11:30am – 2:00pm
Plymouth, MA
Learn about sustainable development techniques in action and explore the Pinehills, an innovative smart growth community in Plymouth, MA that is not only environmentally friendly, but also economically successful. Join the Shaping program and featured speakers Scott Horsley (Principal, Horsley Witten Group, Inc) and Tony Green (Managing Partner, The Pinehills) to learn about the site’s low impact development (LID) and conservation design. The site features over 2,000 acres of open space surrounding a mixed use, walkable community featuring compact zoning, narrow roads, bioswales, nutrient recycling, and the preservation of America’s oldest continuously used road. Cost savings of these techniques, LID best management practices, and bylaw changes to make it all possible will all be discussed. This event will feature a brief presentation on LID and the how the site was created followed by an engaging tour of the site with a running Q&A. AICP CM I 2.0
Registration is required. http://www.massaudubon.org/our-conservation-work/advocacy/shaping-the-future-sustainable-planning/news-events

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