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NEW LOCATION! Passive House for Affordable Housing Forum

NEW LOCATION! Passive House for Affordable Housing Forum

NEW LOCATION:  Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Morris Auditorium 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston MA 02210 Due to overwhelming interest in our upcoming Passive House Forum (260 RSVPs and counting!), we have had to change our event venue to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Morris Auditorium (600 Atlantic Ave in Boston). We have created an updated flyer stating the new location (NEW FLYER) that we would love you to share with your network. Updated event information is also copied below for … 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

Deadline for submission: Friday, January 19, 2018

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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Webinar: Ethics and the Digital World- Please Join Us for this Southeast Regional Representative Hosted Event!

Please join us  for this APA-MA Chapter South East Regional Representative hosted event–Great Opportunity to Earn CM Credits!   Ethics and the Digital World Smart cities, social media, and online data and tools are all reshaping planning. But what are the ethical dimensions to this digital world? Explore issues such as privacy, access, application, and the nature of information and how it is shared. Dwight Merriam, FAICP, Jerry Weitz, FAICP, David Fields, AICP, Julie Tappendorf   Date and Time:  Monday , December 11, 2017, 4:30-6:30pm (snacks and networking 4:30-5:00, followed by the webinar 5:00-6:30) Location: McMahon Associates 350 Myles Standish Boulevard, Suite 103 Taunton, MA 02780 Plenty of parking  available but public transportation is limited to GATRA bus service http://www.gatra.org/. Please RSVP directly to Southeast Regional Representative, Christi Apicella, at capicella@mcmahonassociates.com CM | 1.50 E | 1.50 … Read entire article »

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Upcoming Planning Webcast Series: Great Opportunity to Earn CM Credits!

Upcoming Planning Webcast Series This is a great opportunity to earn CM credits. FREE to APA-MA members! Upcoming Webcasts – all are at 1 p.m. ET and are approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits: December 1 – LGBTQ and Planning Division – Queer and the Conversation: The Ethics of Inclusion – Speakers: Vanessa E. Delgado, Bonnie J. Johnson, PhD, AICP, M.A., Cade Hobbick.  This session is qualified for 1.5 ETHICS credits. The AICP Code of Ethics states, “We shall seek social justice by working to expand choice and opportunity for all persons.”  We seek to plan for all members of our communities.  However, sometimes, with even the best of intentions, we might not be as welcoming or inclusive as we aspire.  Through exercises and discussion, we will learn how to create a safer, more civil community for … Read entire article »

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2017 APA-MA/MAPD Annual Awards and Holiday Luncheon: Register Today!

2017 APA-MA/MAPD Annual Awards and Holiday Luncheon: Register Today!

REGISTER TODAY! APA-MA/MAPD Annual Awards and Holiday Luncheon  New venue this year: Boston Marriott Cambridge Friday, December 8, 2017 | 12:00-2:00pm  12:00- Social , 12:30- Lunch will be served (promptly)  Join your friends at the American Planning Association, Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) & Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD) as we celebrate the holiday season and honor innovative planning projects and professionals across Massachusetts. Catch up with colleagues, meet new friends and enjoy the holiday cheer at the Boston Marriott Cambridge, … Read entire article »

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MAPD Lunch N Learn: “Jane Jacobs in the Woo”, Worcester!

Join us at Mezcal Restaurant for the November 2017 “Jane Jacobs in the Woo” Friday, November 17, 2017 12:00PM – 2:00PM in Worcester! Location: Mezcal Restaurant  30 Major Taylor Blvd, Worcester MA 01608 Date: Friday, November 17, 2017 Time: 12:00-2:00PM Cost: Free for MAPD Members, $30 for Non-MAPD Members “Jane Jacobs in the Woo” is a grassroots effort in Worcester focused at promoting the timeless values of Jane Jacobs – walkability, historic preservation, and community participation, to name just a few. This past spring, the group organized “Jane Week,” which offered a series of walks and talks across Worcester on planning and neighborhood topics. The group has also been actively promoting Complete Streets and Design Review concepts, and in October, the group co-organized a city council candidates forum. This program will feature Paul Dell’Aquila, AICP, one of the founders … Read entire article »

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CPTC Annual Fall Workshops Series: Registration Now Opened!

CPTC Annual Fall Workshop Series: Registration Now Opened! The 2017 Citizen Planner Training Collaborative’s Annual Fall Workshop Series represent important training events for board members—new and seasoned—and anyone interested planning issues in Massachusetts. The workshops are oriented toward planning and zoning board members as well as local professional planners. They cover topics from the basics of being on a board to advanced topics. Subjects include: subdivision control, master plans, and much more. We have many workshops to choose from. List of all workshops. Please share this attached information—and brochure (CPTC 2017 Workshop brochure  )—with your planning boards, zoning boards, building departments, and others; we are asking that you please do the same with this e-version. Please help spread the word ! REGISTER NOW for the workshop(s) of your choice! What? The 2017 Citizen Planner Training Collaborative’s Annual … Read entire article »

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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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