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Vote Early! APA-MA Chapter Voting Now Open September 1-14, 2017!

APA-MA Board of Directors Election 2017-2019 Term To All Chapter Members: As an APA-MA Chapter member, and as a follow up to yesterday’s announcement of APA-MA’s Board of Directors Candidates for the 2017-2019 Term, you are being asked to vote on the following positions on the Board through this electronic ballot tool (click on “Election Ballot” below). The APA-MA Chapter Nominating Committee thanks you in advance for voting for the APA-MA Board of Directors for the term beginning October 1, 2017 and expiring December 31, 2019. Voting closes on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at midnight. For your consideration, candidates submitted biographies which may be found here: Biographies of Candidates for APA-MA Board of Directors. President Vice-President for Chapter Affairs Professional Development Officer Legislation and Policy Officer Secretary Treasurer Greater Boston Regional Representative Northeast Regional Representative Southeast Regional Representative Central Regional Representative Western Regional … Read entire article »

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SNEAPA 2017 Registration Now Open! Join Us In Providence, October 26-27

SNEAPA 2017 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Southern New England American Planning Association Conference Thursday, October 26 to Friday, October 27, 2017 RI Convention Center One Sabin Street Providence RI 0290   SNEAPA – the Southern New England American Planning Association – is an annual 2-day planning conference, hosted by the Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts chapters of APA. We draw nearly 700 planners, landscape architects, architects, engineers, academics, students and others. Registration is live! Online registration is available until October 13. Please keep an eye on your email, this website, Facebook and Twitter for Conference updates. REGISTER Plan to join planning colleagues, clients, students and partners at SNEAPA Providence at RI Convention Center. To learn more: www.sneapa.org … Read entire article »

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NNECAPA 2017 Conference: WHAT’S POPPING UP IN PLANNING, Manchester, Vermont

September 7-8, 2017

NNECAPA 2017 Conference: WHAT’S POPPING UP IN PLANNING manchester, vermont • september 7-8, 2017 Taconic Hotel 3835 Main Street Manchester Village, Vermont 0525 NNECAPA 2017 going to be a great conference with more than 25 sessions and the opportunity to earn 10+ CM credits. Check out the full program now ONLINE! Drones, complete streets, public engagement techniques, farmland preservation – there will be many topics of interest to you in our diverse program. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn something new from our presenters and from your fellow planners from around the region. Register at $200 for both Thursday and Friday or $125 for just one day ($75 for students and retirees). Additionally: NNECAPA members are eligible for a $35 discount on the conference registration fee by entering promo code NNECAPA on the registration form and clicking apply. VPA, NHPA, MAP and … Read entire article »

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APA-MA Webinar! August 18, 2017, 1:00-2:30pm: Zoning Reform in Massachusetts – Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going?

APA-MA Webinar August 18, 2017 – 1:00-2:30pm: Zoning Reform in Massachusetts – Where Have We Been, Where Are We Going? Speakers: Steve Sadwick, AICP; Arthur Bernard; Kristina Johnson, AICP; Michael Vivaldi, AICP; and Larry Field Sign up now! Over the past 20 years, planners have been actively working to reform Massachusetts’ zoning laws. Last year, we came very close through a Senate bill. This year there are two versions of zoning reform bills in the Senate and House. The APA-MA Chapter and Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors have teamed up to deliver a webinar that explores the following questions: what is in these the House and Senate bills and which one do we support? How do these bills impact communities? How can planners take an active role in fighting for zoning reform? Our speakers … Read entire article »

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Get on the Ballot! APA-MA Board of Directors Election, 2018-2020 Term: Seeking Candidates to Serve on Chapter Board

Get on the Ballot! APA-MA Board of Directors Election, 2018-2020 Term The APA-MA is seeking candidates interested in serving on the APA-MA Chapter Board of Directors for the term beginning October 1, 2017 and expiring December 31, 2019. Candidates must be current APA-MA Chapter members. APA-MA Board of Directors positions up for election are the following: President Vice-President for Chapter Affairs Professional Development Officer (PDO) Legislation and Policy Officer Secretary Treasurer Cape Cod & Islands Regional Representative Greater Boston Regional Representative Northeast Regional Representative Southeast Regional Representative Central Regional Representative Western Regional Representative For details about each position listed above, see Summary of Board Responsibilities; and for a map of regions, see APA-MA Regions Map.   To apply to be on the ballot, please contact any one of the three of APA-MA Nominating Committee members listed below no later than 5:00 PM Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  … Read entire article »

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Green Roof Design and Installation Training- Boston – August 9th

Green Roof Design and Installation – Boston – August 9th Wednesday, August 9th 2017 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Location: Non-Profit Center Boston 89 South Street, Boston MA 02111 Description: This training program has supported the remarkable growth of the green roof industry in North America over the past ten years, by serving as a comprehensive reference for individuals who design, install and maintain green roofs. Green Roof Design and Installation presents indispensable information for green roof designers, practitioners and policymakers. Learn how to: Conduct cost-benefit analyses and make the business case for green roofs; Design to achieve multiple performance benefits; Develop a project budget; Determine essential qualifications for project teams; Integrate green roofs with other building systems for maximum client benefit; Identify implementation issues for new and retrofit buildings; Write and interpret green roof specifications; …and much more! Instructor: Rohan Lilauwala, GRP, Senior Researcher & Project Manager, Green Infrastructure … Read entire article »

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Check’m Out! Planning Events from Around the State

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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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Jane Jacobs in the Woo Announces Schedule of Events for Jane Week, May 1 – 7, 2017

“Jane Jacobs in the Woo Announces Schedule of Events for Jane Week, May 1 – 7,  2017” Come out and experience Worcester with “Jane Jacobs in the Woo”!  Jane Week gives Worcester residents and visitors a chance to connect to each other, explore Worcester by foot and participate in interesting discussions on how we can enhance the design and function of our city.  The event is named for Jane Jacobs, an urban theorist and activist who championed a community-based approach to city building. Jane Week in Worcester is primarily composed of Jane Walks, volunteer-led walking tours to inspire community-based city building, a pop-up parklet and other forums. Jane Week in Worcester joins an international movement that occurs the first week in May in cities across the world. All walks and events during … Read entire article »

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Radcliffe Institute Conference, Intersections: Understanding Urbanism in the Global Age

Friday, April 28 | 9 AM–5 PM

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Conference Intersections: Understanding Urbanism in the Global Age  Friday, April 28 | 9 AM–5 PM Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA Urbanism is a global phenomenon that presents a range of pressing issues to consider—economic, political, and material, but most of all human. This one-day conference is designed to stimulate a broad-based discussion about “the urban” in the 21st century, a much more complicated concept than 19th- and 20th-century cities. This change has been extensively studied by social scientists, but it is often overlooked how these new urban centers are being experienced by their inhabitants. This conference will take a multidisciplinary, international approach to exploring the challenges and tensions that people in urban communities face. To register, visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2017-intersections-understanding-urbanism-conference. Speakers: KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Angela Flournoy, author … Read entire article »

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