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Graduate Planning Internship (paid), CivicMoxie, LLC

Graduate Planning Internship (paid) CivicMoxie, LLC Posted 5/17/17 CivicMoxie, a planning, community development, and urban design group, is seeking a summer intern to assist with exciting work on multiple projects ranging from a multimodal and land use plan for Manchester, NH to a Cultural Plan for Portland, ME to a Placemaking Project in Brockton, MA. We have a range of public sector and private clients and are working in cities throughout the eastern seaboard. Ideal candidates will: Be passionate about urban planning and improving communities/downtowns Have excellent graphic and research skills Be self-directed Contribute to the great positive energy to our collaborative work environment You will be doing all or some of the following: Case study research Documenting existing conditions including taking photographs Mapping and analysis graphics Proposal/marketing preparation Conducting interviews and co-facilitating focus groups Preparing presentations and graphics for public meetings and attending same Graphic … Read entire article »

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Planning and Economic Development Director, Town of Sandwich

Planning and Economic Development Director Town of Sandwich The Town of Sandwich, MA is seeking a full-time Planning and Economic Development Director who will oversee an extensive program of current and comprehensive planning and economic development initiatives while working closely and cooperatively with other Town departments and elected and appointed officials.  Position reports to the Assistant Town Manager.  The successful candidate must have thorough knowledge of planning, zoning, historic preservation and economic development principles and techniques.  Bachelor’s degree in regional/urban planning or related field with Master’s degree preferred; a minimum five years current and progressively responsible experience in planning and zoning required and supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Position requires strong written, oral communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work with a wide array of stakeholder … Read entire article »

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Comprehensive Planner, Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD)

Comprehensive Planner Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District Under the supervision of the Comprehensive Planning Manager, to perform a wide variety of planning tasks necessary in support of the day-to-day functions of the Regional Planning Agency. Job duties include: conducting land use analyses, transportation and other planning related studies; drafting plan elements (Master Plans, Housing Production Plans, Open Space and Recreation Plans, etc.), preparing bylaw amendments, and managing geo-databases; working with local committees; making presentations at public meetings; coordinating efforts with others, and helping facilitate enhanced planning coordination across the SRPEDD region.  Other duties as assigned.  Attendance at some night meetings required. A Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, or closely related field is preferred; AICP membership a plus. For additional information go to the SRPEDD website. Deadline for Applications: Please forward cover letter, resume, … Read entire article »

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American Planning Association: Big Book Sale, Check Out Author Randall Arendt’s new edition of “Rural by Design”

BIG BOOK SALE: For the month of May only, APA is running a 30% sale on its books. For example, the new Rural by Design is now available to members for just $55.97 (about half its list price of $109.95), an incredible value for a 525-page book with nearly 900 color illustrations. Almost totally rewritten, the new edition, with about 80% fresh content, features material relevant to planners in large towns and small cities, as well as those working in rural areas. Details, including a comprehensive table of contents and dozens of extremely positive reviews, can be seen at https://planning.org/publications/book/9026707/   This wide-ranging volume is equal to almost any two or three other planning books combined. … Read entire article »

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RFP: Coventry, RI Comprehensive Community Plan – Major Update

Town of Coventry, Rhode Island Request for Proposals Coventry Comprehensive Community Plan – Major Update The Town of Coventry, Rhode Island is seeking proposals from qualified firms and individuals in the field of planning to update the Town’s Comprehensive Community Plan and to secure approval of the plan from the Rhode Island Division of Planning. The Town’s existing Comprehensive Plan was originally adopted in August 1992, was last amended in June 2000, and expired in March 2004.  The Town seeks to update its Comprehensive Plan to satisfy the requirements of the Rhode Island Comprehensive Planning & Land Use Act, R.I. Gen. Laws, Title 45, Chapter 22.2. The scope of work shall include all tasks necessary to prepare an updated draft Comprehensive Plan for local adoption as well as submission to the Rhode Island Division of … Read entire article »

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Chief Planner, Current Planning, City of Newton

Position Title: Chief Planner, Current Planning Starting Salary $82,388 – $84,859 Reports to: Director of Planning and Development & Deputy Director of Planning and Development Position Summary Manages of the Current Planning Division: Assists Director and Deputy Director in day-to-day operations of the Current Planning Division, and oversees operations of all current planning and support staff (currently two land use planners, two preservation planners, and chief zoning code official. ). Coordinates and distributes workload for current planning staff. Coordinates staff resources to facilitate cross-training between specialized and generalist planners. Oversees all development review processes and staff related to special permits, comprehensive permits, and site plan reviews, as well as historic preservation.. Facilitates Current Planning staff meetings as necessary to assure that all deadlines are met. Facilitates development review meetings with the Chief Zoning Code Official, Engineering Division, City Traffic … Read entire article »

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Director of Transportation Policy and Planning, Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization

Director of Transportation Policy and Planning Central Transportation Planning Staff Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a Director of Transportation Policy and Planning. This individual will report to the Deputy Executive Director and will work closely with that individual and the Executive Director. She/he will have three main areas of responsibility. The first is to work with the managers of the Certification Activities, Transit Analysis and Planning, Graphics, and Editing groups to provide leadership and support. The second is to be a member of the upper management team that directs the overall operations of CTPS. The third is to be the agency’s point person on all civil rights matters, including Title VI, accessibility, and environmental justice.  In … Read entire article »

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Check’m Out! Planning Events from Around the State

Planning Events from Around the State for May and June MA Smart Growth Conference Date: May 18, 2017, Worcester Website: https://www.masmartgrowthconference.org/program1 Detailed Program: https://media.wix.com/ugd/e6cbd7_c6568b2316594378ab79bec43f6f028b.pdf   MAPD Lunch N Learn Date: May 19, 2017, Salem Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/micro-brewing-major-economic-development-tickets-34437594773 MHP Housing Institute Date: June 7-8, 2017, Devens Website: http://www.mhp.net/news/2017/register-now-for-mhps-housing-institute MAPD Conference Date: June 15-16, 2017, Pittsfield Website: http://massplanningdirectors.org/?page_id=1079 … Read entire article »

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Fulfilling the Promise: Community Building and the Emerald Necklace, Final in the Four Part Series

Fulfilling the Promise: Community Building and the Emerald Necklace, Final in the Four Part Series Final event in a discussion series the BSA Foundation is hosting: Fulfilling the Promise: Community Building and the Emerald Necklace. This four-part series will be concluding on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 with a conversation about what it takes to accomplish urban design projects large and small. We are thrilled to have Andrew Howard, a tactical urbanist with Team Better Block, Marie Law Adams AIA, of local firm Landing Studio, and Mark Klopfer AIA, ASLA, founding principal of Klopfer Martin Design Group joining us for this final session. The evening will be moderated by Matthew Kiefer, principal at Goulston & Storrs. The Fulfilling the Promise series is hosted by Kishore Varanasi, urban design principal at CBT Architects. I … Read entire article »

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Project Planner, Team Better Block, Cambridge

Project Planner Team Better Block Cambridge, MA April 24, 2017 Professional Area:  Community Development Experience:  Entry level Better Block projects are temporary, block-level interventions that demonstrate a series of rapid prototypes. We work with the community, using their tools, knowledge, and resources, to revitalize neighborhoods. Our projects range from designing and installing short term urban interventions (adding bike lanes, pop-up shops etc.) through digital and analog fabrication methods, to activating spaces by coordinating vendors and performers. As one person among a staff of five at a young organization, the project planner will play a crucial role in collaboratively growing the firm and amplifying our impact. Projects take place in cities across the U.S., so the position includes frequent travel and work on nights and weekends during project implementation. The position is located in Cambridge, MA or Dallas, TX. Responsibilities: Developing proposal … Read entire article »

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