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Town of Charlton, MA – Planning Director

The Town of Charlton, Massachusetts is looking for a full time Planning Director. Click the link below for a full job description and applications instructions Charlton Planning Director … Read entire article »

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Full Time Community Planner, Boston – JM Goldson

Full-time Community Planner, Boston JM Goldson community preservation + planning, a small private planning firm located in Boston, is accepting applications for a full-time community planner. JM Goldson is led by sole proprietor Jennifer Goldson who formed JM Goldson in 2006 to help communities and organizations create successful community preservation programs and projects. Her 20+ year professional background blends historic preservation, affordable housing, comprehensive planning, open space conservation, master planning, community engagement, and implementation of the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act. The role of the community planner requires skillful writing and research, excellent collaboration skills, and familiarity with marketing and social media tools. The position involves community engagement and fieldwork along with writing, research, and editing. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and research skills and interest in community engagement, affordable housing, fair … Read entire article »

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Massachusetts Planning – Winter 2018 Newsletter is here!

Here’s the Winter 2018 Issue of Massachusetts Planning! : Winter 2018 Newsletter We hope you enjoy this issue and find the articles interesting, informative and useful.  As always, your comments and suggestions are always welcome! Stay tuned for an other edition of Massachusetts Planning, coming in Spring 2018!     … Read entire article »

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Immigration and Urban Planning Challenges and Opportunities for Massachusetts Communities ! – MIT Dept. of Urban Planning

As immigrant communities face increasing fear of deportation and immigration policy hurdles into the media spotlight, the planning profession must ask itself how to respond: How do we answer rhetoric surrounding immigration & refugees? What state and federal policies should we support? How can we elevate and foster the economic development and cultural life occurring in immigrant communities? This workshop will let economic development and land use professionals from municipalities and CDCs, planning students, and immigrants themselves share stories, successes, and questions. Speakers: Liza Ryan:            Director of Organizing, Mass Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition Sika Sedzro:        Pittsfield Transformative Development Initiative Fellow Justin Steil:         Assistant Professor of Law and Urban Planning, MIT Theresa Park:     Planning Director, City of Lawrence   Thursday, March 1 6:00 – 8:30 pm 105 mass ave. (MIT building 9) room 255 – dinner & childcare provided rsvp: http://bit.ly/2nXTif … Read entire article »

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City Of Pawtucket Rhode Island – Senior Planner

Please see the attached job description for the Pawtucket, RI Senior Planner position.  The description includes reference to a required employment application, which can be found via the link below. Thank you.  http://www.pawtucketri.com/personnel-department CITY OF PAWTUCKET Job Description Job Title:               SENIOR PLANNER Department:          PLANNING AND REDEVELOPMENT Reports To:           DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND REDEVELOPMENT Pay Grade:            R 43 Prepared By:         Susan Mara Approved By:        Approved Date:     February 5, 2018 Revised Date:        SUMMARY Performs planning and grant management related work under the direction of the Planning Director, Assistant Director, Project Engineer, and Community Development Program Manager. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following, other duties may be assigned: Provides excellent customer service to residents and businesses. Researches and prepares applications for potential grant opportunities for the City. Develops and maintains tracking spreadsheet of all departmental projects. Chief responsibility for achieving all departmental grant-related compliance and reporting requirements, including any … Read entire article »

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City of Portland – RFP Sign Regulations

The City of Portland is seeking proposals from a qualified consultant for the creation of new sign regulations. In June 2017, after a two-year process, the City Council approved the City’s new Comprehensive Plan, Portland’s Plan 2030 (available online at: http://www.portlandmaine.gov/1861/Comprehensive-PlanDocuments). Following this, the Planning & Urban Development Department is now beginning the process of developing a new Unified Land Use Code, incorporating zoning, site plan, subdivision, historic preservation, housing codes and sign regulations into a modern document. The City intends to ensure that regulations of signs are clear, well-organized, responsive to current needs, straightforward to understand and administer, consistent with state and federal law, and representative of best practices in comparable communities. It is expected that new regulations will include all necessary components of comprehensive sign regulations, including: Consistency of the … Read entire article »

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Town of Falmouth Housing Production Plan

Town of Falmouth Request for Proposals Housing Production Plan LEGAL AD The Town of Falmouth seeks a qualified individual or firm to develop an updated Housing Production Plan. Copies of this Request for Proposals (RFP) with instructions and requirements will be available on February 12, 2018 on the Town of Falmouth Website www.falmouthmass.us/bids.aspx Sealed proposals must be prepared in strict accordance with the instructions and requirements contained in this RFP and must be received no later than 11:00 AM on March 8, 2018 at: Town Manager, 59 Town Hall Square, Falmouth, MA 02540. Proposals will be opened immediately after the submission deadline. Late, emailed, faxed and/or unsigned proposals will not be accepted. If it becomes necessary to revise any part of this RFP, an addendum will be issued to all prospective bidders. Any questions about this RFP should be directed in writing to Carla.Feroni@falmouthmass.us. The Town reserves … Read entire article »

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Town Planner – Town of Westford

Town of Westford TOWN PLANNER The Town of Westford is seeking applicants for a full-time Town Planner. Working independently and under the general direction of the Director of Land Use Management, this exempt position provides dedicated professional, administrative and technical assistance to the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals, and support as needed to other town committees including the Affordable Housing Committee and the Historical Commission. Assists and advises persons seeking interpretation of the Town’s Zoning Bylaws and Subdivision Regulations; responds to inquiries on planning, zoning, affordable housing matters; conducts research and analysis of zoning changes; and participates in comprehensive planning and other special planning projects. Provides grant writing, implementation and monitoring support to the Permitting Department. A Bachelor’s Degree in Planning or a related field is required with 3 … Read entire article »

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Deputy Director – Boston Planning and Development Agency

DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING The Community Planning Department works with Boston’s communities to create and implement plans that help foster the development of attractive, safe, diverse, and economically thriving places to live, work and play.  The Department works at the neighborhood level in partnership with local residents, businesses, institutions, and other public departments and agencies to create community visions that look at current assets and opportunities for future growth to enhance quality of life. Planners explore the issues of land use, housing needs, open space, transportation and multimodal networks and economic development with community members.  The envisioned plans, informed by the community’s input, guide future development scenarios and may result in: urban design guidelines, master plans, zoning recommendations, and/or other policy changes.  Community Planning is a multidisciplinary, team-oriented, neighborhood-based department. SUMMARY OF … Read entire article »

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PVPC Transit Planner

PVPC is seeking a motivated early career planner to join its Transportation and Transit Planning Section. This person will assist in regional transportation planning for our 43-town service area with a focus on transit planning for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA), Massachusetts’ largest regional transit authority. The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative and analytical skills, be a good writer, speak well, produce persuasive graphics, work independently and be enthusiastic about transportation. We are looking for a versatile planner with solid skills who will grow in this position and eventually handle many different duties. Starting salary of $41,000 to $55,000 depending upon qualifications and experience.  Exceptional candidates will be considered for a senior level position. Submit resume with cover letter, writing sample and salary expectation by March 1, 2018 (target date) to:  Timothy W. … Read entire article »

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