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Senior Project Manager, Home City Development, Inc., Springfield

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER Home City Development, Inc Home City Development, Inc. (Home City) seeks a Senior Real Estate Project Manager, to develop affordable housing and neighborhood improvement projects in Springfield (MA) and the surrounding Western Massachusetts communities. The Organization and Its Programs Home City develops and operates multi-family rental and mixed-use properties and supports community residents in the Greater Springfield area. Home City began in 1968 and continues today to: Restore or replace substandard housing with a supply of decent, affordable and well-managed housing for individuals and families, and Assist in the improvement of neighborhoods in partnership with residents, lenders and others who have a stake in the community. Home City seeks to continue to improve the housing stock in greater Springfield, while serving the needs of vulnerable populations. We engage community residents in program … Read entire article »

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Mass Audubon, Assistant Program Coordinator, Southeast region of Massachusetts

Mass Audubon Shaping the Future of Your Community Program Assistant Coordinator Southeast region of Massachusetts Join the Shaping the Future of Your Community team and help communities plan for sustainable development, climate change resilience, and more. We are looking for a part-time Assistant Coordinator to help conduct workshops and engage citizens at the local and regional levels. The Assistant Coordinator will also work with local officials on community planning and natural resource protection, as well as with Mass Audubon sanctuaries. This position enhances our program’s capacity in the Southeast region of Massachusetts, and will be based out of Mass Audubon’s Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary in Attleboro. Learn more. … Read entire article »

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Director of Transit Planning Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District, Taunton

Director of Transit Planning Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) Taunton, MA DIRECTOR OF TRANSIT PLANNING Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) seeks a full time Director of Transit Planning. SRPEDD is a regional planning agency located in southeastern Massachusetts serving 4 cities and 23 towns with a population over 600,000. The region is served by the Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Authority (GATRA) and the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA). SRPEDD provides planning and support services to both regional transit authorities. SRPEDD undertakes regional transit planning under a contract with MassDOT (funded by FTA). The Director of Transit Planning is responsible for work activities under the three transit contracts and reports to the Transportation Planning Manager at SRPEDD.   Work Program Responsibilities The Director will manage and support the daily activities … Read entire article »

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Regional Arts and Culture Planner, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Regional Arts and Culture Planner Metropolitan Area Planning Council The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is hiring for a Regional Arts and Culture Planner. We are looking to fill this position by early 2018. MAPC’s Arts & Culture Division is currently a three-person team and includes a regional Arts & Culture Planner, an Artist-in-Residence, and me. Our Division’s mission is to stimulate a creative shift in the planning and community development culture at MAPC and in our region in ways that accelerate smart growth and livability while also fostering policy and planning conditions that allow the arts and culture sector to thrive. Our work is interdisciplinary and involves collaboration with city and town planning and community development departments, other MAPC departments including Public Health, Land Use, Environment, and Clean Energy, and partners … Read entire article »

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Housing Development Officer, City of Boston

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT OFFICER   General Description Under the direct supervision of the Senior Housing Development Officer, the Housing Development Officer is responsible for all appropriate project and program management activities.   Primary Responsibilities and Tasks Prepare and review Requests for Proposals and manage the property disposition process. Perform developer selection and negotiation and ensure compliance with program, project and funding requirements, as well as, policy standards. Oversee projects through community process, public approvals and permits, into and through closing, construction, sales (or rent-up) coordinating with other City Agencies and approvals.. Coordinate project and/or program at appropriate points with the project team and divisional and agency staff. Perform financial structuring, and restructuring for workouts, including appropriate use(s), costs, affordability, public subsidy and public benefits. Work with staff to process funding requests, awards, commitments, requisitions and contract payments. Maintain project files, prepare project status … Read entire article »

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Senior Planner – Land Use, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)

Senior Planner – Land Use Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) Senior Planner – Land Use: The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, a proactive regional planning agency serving 43 cities and towns in Hampden and Hampshire counties of western Massachusetts, seeks a highly qualified motivated Senior Planner to focus on land use planning, zoning assistance to member municipalities, and planning board assistance. The ideal candidate will have 7 to 10 years municipal planning and zoning knowledge plus experience in Massachusetts, enjoy working with municipal officials and volunteers using regulations to advance community goals, understand and value authentic community engagement, and be an exceptional written & verbal communicator. Starting salary $54,500 to $64,500/yr w/benefits, depending on qualifications and experience. Submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references, and a brief work sample by target date of 1-5-2018 to Timothy … Read entire article »

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Regional Planner (Associate to Principal Level) Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission

Regional Planner (Associate to Principal Level) Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission The Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) seeks a qualified candidate for a full-time mid- to upper-level position to assist with energy and environmental programs and projects as well as have experience in urban design or architecture. This position, at the associate or principal planner level, will help administer the agency’s Green Energy Program including grants administration, assist with stormwater, sustainability, and other environmental programs, and utilize their experience and proficiency in urban design or architecture to develop site plans and renderings for a variety of projects. Required qualifications include a master’s degree in planning or an equivalent degree with five to seven years of relevant and progressively responsible experience, excellent communication skills including writing and speaking (telephone, one-to-one, and small group … Read entire article »

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2018 APA Annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability

2018 APA Annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability

Deadline for submission: Friday, January 19, 2018 8:00 PM EST Categories: Community Sustainability or Resilience Plan State or Regional Sustainability or Resilience Plan Sustainable Policy, Law, or Tool Sustainable Urban Design Plan or Development Project Sustainable Building Project Sustainable Park, Recreation, or Open Space Project Sustainable Transportation Project Sustainable Green Infrastructure Project Student Sustainability Project or Paper Leadership in Sustainability Awards information packet: The deadline for submission is January 19, 2018, at 8:00 PM EST. An information packet, including important submission instructions and forms, can be downloaded at 2018 Awards Information Packet. If you’d like a reminder about the … Read entire article »

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2018 APA Annual Awards For Excellence in Sustainability

2018 APA Annual Awards For Excellence in Sustainability

Deadline for submission: Friday, January 19, 2018 8:00 PM EST Categories: Community Sustainability or Resilience Plan State or Regional Sustainability or Resilience Plan Sustainable Policy, Law, or Tool Sustainable Urban Design Plan or Development Project Sustainable Building Project Sustainable Park, Recreation, or Open Space Project Sustainable Transportation Project Sustainable Green Infrastructure Project Student Sustainability Project or Paper Leadership in Sustainability Awards information packet: The deadline for submission is January 19, 2018, at 8:00 PM EST. An information packet, including important submission instructions and forms, can be downloaded at 2018 Awards Information Packet. If you’d like a reminder about the … Read entire article »

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Director of Community Development, Town of Walpole

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Town of Walpole is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Community Development. Master’s degree in urban or regional planning, public administration or related field highly desired. Five years of progressively responsible municipal planning experience including supervisory and administrative experience. Thorough knowledge of zoning, performance standards, storm water management, subdivision rules and regulations and applicable state statutes rules and regulations, the state zoning act and subdivision control law and current principles and techniques of land use and comprehensive planning. Complete job description via web site www.walpole-ma.gov. Salary range $79,997 – $97,515. Special Requirements: Must possess certification as a Professional Planner or be able to attain certification within 48 months. Send cover letter with resume and employment application to the Town of Walpole, HR, 135 School Street, Walpole, MA … Read entire article »

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