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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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Spring Planning Lecture: “Advancement of Racial Justice, Social Equity, and Human Rights Through Planning”

Urban Planning and Community Development Graduate Program at UMass Boston

Spring Planning Lecture: “Advancement of Racial Justice, Social Equity, and Human Rights Through Planning Friday, April 14th at 4:00pm, Amherst Room, UMass Club 1 Beacon Street, 32nd Floor, Boston, MA The Urban Planning and Community Development Graduate Program at UMass Boston is pleased to invite you to our Spring Planning Lecture featuring Professor Lisa Bates who will be addressing the “Advancement of Racial Justice, Social Equity, and Human Rights Through Planning”. Join us for this important talk on Friday (4/14) at 4:00pm at the UMass Club in Boston. Please see the attached flyer for additional details. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to Rochelle Hall at: rochelle.hall001@umb.edu. Please note if you have already RSVP’d then your name is on the attendee list. We also wanted to invite you to a second event … Read entire article »

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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 programs@sneapa.org Click Final draft call for presentations 2017 20170413 revised 4.19.17 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 … Read entire article »

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

PROPOSALS DUE April 18, 2017

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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Webcasts from Around the Country: 2017 Planning Webcast Series

Opportunity to earn CM Credits- FREE!

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

DEADLINE FOR 2017 CONSIDERATION: WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017

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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