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Call for Session Proposals: 2017 SNEAPA Conference, Providence, RI

2017 SNEAPA Conference OCTOBER 26 & 27, 2017, RI Convention Center Providence Call for Session Proposals Session Proposal Deadline: 5PM on April 28, 2017 Please submit proposals to program@sneapa.org Click Final draft call for presentations 2017 20170319 to download the PDF Call for Session Proposals You can be a part of the 2017 Southern New England American Planning Association (SNEAPA) conference in Providence by organizing a conference session. The conference draws up to 700 planners, architects, landscape architects, and other allied professionals. SNEAPA represents a great opportunity to remain current in professional knowledge and skills essential to planners, and for certified planners an opportunity to earn essential CM credits. Session selection is highly competitive – we encourage creative sessions with hands-on learning. We are living in challenging times for the planning profession. As we send out this call … Read entire article »

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Summer Intership Orange County Planning, Goshen, NY

SUMMER INTERNSHIP ORANGE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING The Orange County Planning Department is now accepting applications for the position of Intern (temporary).  The work involves responsibility for providing research assistance and staff support on special projects to the Planning Department in Orange County Government.  Topics addressed by the Planning Department include land use, transportation, mass transit, natural resources, and agriculture.  Intern positions provide an on-the-job training situation through exposure to many facets of County Government while at the same time contributing to the upgrading of on-going County programs, technical projects and formulation and testing of new programs and services.  Work is carried out in accordance with established policies and procedures and involves the study of problems, gathering relevant information and developing and preparing reports with findings and recommendations designed to assist management … Read entire article »

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Planning Director – Town of Scarborough, Maine

Planning Director – Town of Scarborough, Maine The Town of Scarborough, Maine, is seeking an experienced full-time Planning Director to serve as the Town Planner and lead a dynamic and innovative Planning and Codes Team. Under the direction of the Town Manager, the Planning Director oversees the department’s general operations including planning, development review, development inspection, code enforcement, short and long range land use planning, infrastructure planning, and engineering functions. The Planning Director manages the compilation and analysis of information affecting land use, housing, transportation, and conservation, and provides guidance and technical assistance to the Town Manager, Planning Board, the Long Range Planning Committee, and the Town Council. The Planning Director will provide staffing, technical assistance and guidance to the Long Range Planning Committee, which serves as the coordinating committee for … Read entire article »

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2017 NNECAPA Conference, American Planning Association Northern New England Chapter

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2017 NNECAPA Conference, American Planning Association Northern New England Chapter

American Planning Association Northern New England Chapter 2017 NNECAPA Conference September 7-8 • Manchester, Vermont CALL FOR PROPOSALS The 2017 NNECAPA Conference Committee invites you to share your expertise and creative endeavors with your colleagues at our annual conference. The vision for the 2017 Conference is to engage with and be inspired by our host community – Manchester, Vermont – and the real-world planning challenges and opportunities it presents. We want to move beyond the four walls of … Read entire article »

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

Join a conversation on the current state of the Columbia Road corridor and its promise for the future of the Emerald Necklace. How does this roadway serve and hinder the needs of the local community? How does it facilitate or impede the flow of people, both towards the harbor and towards residential neighborhoods? What are the opportunities it can fulfill for Bostonians of the future? This event is the first in the four-part series of Fulfilling the Promise: Community Building and the Emerald Necklace. March 29, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Price: Free and open to the public Where: Fort Point Room, 290 Congress Street, Suite 200, Boston Speakers Majora Carter, president, MCG Consulting Majora Carter is a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation … Read entire article »

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Director of Planning, Environment, and Permitting, Town of Carver

Director of Planning, Environment, and Permitting Town of Carver The Town of Carver (pop. 11,500) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Director of Planning, Environment, and Permitting. The Director serves as the senior in-house resource for all planning and economic development issues and directs the specific functions of the department. The departments of Planning, Building Inspections, Health, Conservation and Zoning fall under the direction of the Director of Planning. The Director performs professional, technical and administrative work in administering planning and land use controls, and in coordinating and shaping both the short and long range plans of the community including community development proposals; and other related work as required. We are looking for a seasoned leader with skills in these areas as well as grant writing and project management. Minimum qualifications:  … Read entire article »

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Principal Planner, Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC)

Principal Planner, Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) Full time with excellent benefits. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in planning or related field.  Land use/zoning experience required.  Experience in other planning disciplines a plus. See job description at http://www.mrpc.org/  Salary based on education and relevant experience. Range – $51,220 to $60,885 DOQ. Position is open until filled. Send cover letter and resume to mrpc@mrpc.org or MRPC, 1427R Water Street, Fitchburg, MA  01420. Candidates must have valid driver’s license and/or the ability to arrange transportation to meetings in different parts of the region. MRPC is AA/EEO. … Read entire article »

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Principal Planner, Town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island

Principal Planner Town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island The Town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island has a Principal Planner position available within the Town’s Planning Department. Under the direction of the Planning Director, role of Principal Planner is a dynamic professional planning and technical position, instrumental in the development and implementation of the Town’s planning policies and actions. The position provides a staff supervisory role in the development of the Town’s Comprehensive Community Plan and related long range planning projects, including plans and programs for community sustainability, as well as in the development of amendments to the Town’s zoning ordinance aimed at addressing critical issues and innovative subjects.  Additionally, the position coordinates land development project reviews, manages special projects, compiles research and prepares recommendations on a variety of important planning topics, and … Read entire article »

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Webcasts from Around the Country: 2017 Planning Webcast Series

Webcast from Around the Country 2017 Planning Webcast Series Upcoming Webcasts – all at 1 p.m. ET: March 17 – Sustainable Communities Division – A Dozen Tools for Accelerating Local Sustainability Leadership – Now More Than Ever – Speaker: Eliot Allen Over half of the world’s population now lives in cities, where built environment decisions endure for decades, impacting social and economic prospects for generations. In response, a new class of sustainability appraisal tools has emerged that gauge equity, resiliency, and resource efficiency at neighborhood, city, and urban component scales. These tools can provide stakeholders with inclusive and transparent systems that support and accelerate local leadership on critical issues of sustainability. In the face of a faltering national commitment, the use and advocacy of these tools by communities takes on even greater significance … Read entire article »

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Suggest a 2017 Great Place in America! APA Is Looking for Great Neighborhoods, Streets, and Public Spaces

Suggest a 2017 Great Place in America! APA Is Looking for Great Neighborhoods, Streets, and Public Spaces

APA Is Looking for Great Neighborhoods, Streets, and Public Spaces DEADLINE FOR 2017 CONSIDERATION: WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 APA needs your help in suggesting places that are great and merit such designation! We want you to suggest your favorite streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces across America, whether they are in your own city or town, in a place you’ve visited, or in a place you otherwise know about. Places selected for designation as a Great Neighborhood, Great Street, or … Read entire article »

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