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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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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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