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REMINDER: APA-MA/MAPD Annual Awards and Holiday Luncheon Registration Open!

REGISTER TODAY! APA-MA/MAPD Annual Awards and Holiday Luncheon  Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge Friday, December 9, 2016 | 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 Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, Massachusetts, located next to the Cambridgeside Galleria. Admission: $40 (APA-MA or MAPD members), $50 (non-members), $20 (students), $60 (at the door, limited availability). Friday, December 9, 2016 | 12:00-2:00pm 12:00- Social , 12:30- Lunch will be served (promptly) Hotel Marlowe 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd. Cambridge, MA 02141 www.hotelmarlowe.com To reserve your spot at the luncheon, complete the following steps: STEP 1: Complete the LUNCHEON REGISTRATION (all attendees … Read entire article »

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Citizen Planner Training Collaborative (CPTC) Fall Workshops Open For Registration!

2016 CPTC Fall Workshops Are Open For Registration The CPTC Fall Workshops are open for registration. These workshop cover a variety of planning and zoning topics and are held in multiple locations around the state. There is sure to be one near you. Many workshops offer credit toward a CPTC certificate, MIIA local insurance or AICP credit. Complete List of Workshops Go Right to Registration 2016 CPTC Fall Workshops Brochure CPTC provides local Massachusetts planning and zoning officials with tools to make effective decisions regarding their community’s current and future land use. Training workshops delivering a Level I and Level 2 core curriculum, taught across the state by expert attorneys and professional planners. On Demand Training by request to any community wishing to focus on a specific topic. Annual Conference addressing important land use issues on a more in-depth basis.   CPTC is a … Read entire article »

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Suffolk University Sawyer Business School, Center for Real Estate: Real Estate Strategy as Business Strategy

Suffolk University Sawyer Business School, Center for Real Estate: Real Estate Strategy as Business Strategy

Suffolk University Sawyer Business School Center for Real Estate presents Building Boston 2030 Series – Real Estate Strategy as Business Strategy Wednesday, October 19, 2016; 7:45am – 9:45am Modern Theatre, 535 Washington St, Boston The convergence of real estate and business strategy is more prevalent in Boston than ever before. This panel discussion features top executives from businesses that have relocated, redefined, or transformed their company with real estate. Our panelists will discuss that major factors that drove their decision to … Read entire article »

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Please join the APA-MA Young Planner Group for a fun evening in Salem!

NOTCH Brewery Tour and Networking Event

Please join the APA-MA Young Planner Group for a fun evening in Salem!

NOTCH Brewery & Tap Room Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:00pm- 9:00pm 283 R. Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970 Please join the MA-APA Young Planner Group for a fun evening in Salem. The event will have a brief Q & A discussion with Chris Loring, owner of Notch, a brewery tour and networking. The APA-MA Chapter will be providing a drink ticket and snack ticket per person. Please RSVP to Erin Schaeffer at eschaeffer@salem.com by Thursday, September 22nd. DIRECTIONS From Boston to Salem … Read entire article »

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Upcoming September Events!

UPCOMING LOCAL EVENTS   Rob Kitchen of Ireland’s Maynooth University will give UPCD’s (UMass Boston) 2016 Fall Planning Lecture- Planning in the Era of Smart Urbanism Rob Kitchen is a Professor and Advanced Investigator with the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis at Maynooth University. Professor Kitchen has published 24 books, written more than 160 articles and book chapters, and given more than 180 public lectures on issues related to economic development. Professor Kitchen will share his latest comparative research on innovation districts in Boston, London and Dublin. The lecture is being co-sponsored by APA-MA, BSA, MAPC, MAPD, MACDC, BRA, and the Mel King Institute. It is free and open to the public. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP with Rochelle Hall at: rochelle.hall001@umb.edu .The Fall Planning Lecture will take place on Tuesday, September … Read entire article »

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September MAPD Lunch N Learn

please Join Us: Friday, September 16, 2016, 12:00pm

September MAPD Lunch N Learn

September MAPD Lunch N Learn:  Friday, September 16, 2016, 12:00-3:00pm in Hudson Zoning Reform: Where have we been? Where are we going? REGISTER NOW! Location: Horseshoe Pub & Restaurant, 29 South Street, Hudson, MA 01749 Date: Friday, September 16, 2016 Time: 12:00pm RSVP by September 13 at 3pm MAPD is headed to Hudson for the September Lunch n’ Learn Kickoff! Zoning reform has always been something Massachusetts’ planners talked about and most of the time, only dreamed of. But last year’s legislative effort at reform made it farther than any other effort in … Read entire article »

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Lecture: Planning in the Era of Smart Urbanism

UMass Boston Graduate Program in Urban Planning and Community Development

The Graduate Program in Urban Planning and Community Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston is pleased to announce its Fall Planning Lecture Professor Rob Kitchin, an internationally recognized economic geographer, from the National University of Ireland – Maynooth will address, “Planning in the era of smart urbanism” on Tuesday, September 20th at 5:30pm at the UMass Club in Boston. Please see the attached flyer for additional details. The lecture is being co-sponsored by APA-MA, BSA, MAPC, MAPD, MACDC, BRA, and the Mel King Institute. It is free and open to the public. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP with Rochelle Hall at: rochelle.hall001@umb.edu. Professor Kitchin has described his lecture as follows:  Over the past three decades city infrastructure and services have increasingly become digitally networked, programmable and data-driven. Moreover, … Read entire article »

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APA-MA 2016 Planning Awards: Accepting Nominations!

Nomination period: Friday, September 2, 2016 through Friday, October 7, 2016.

APA-MA 2016 Planning Awards It is time to celebrate recent planning success stories and those who make a difference in the planning profession. The American Planning Association – Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) is pleased to announce its 2016 APA-MA Awards Program. The APA-MA awards program is co‑sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD). Each year APA-MA and MAPD acknowledge planners and their work through its awards program. The program is designed to recognize an outstanding planning project, special person, or organization for a significant contribution to the field of planning. The APA-MA awards program is open to any individual or planning project in MA.  Membership in APA is not required. The nomination period is Friday, September 2, 2016 through Friday, October 7, 2016. Information is available on the APA-MA website. Awards will be … Read entire article »

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NNECAPA 2016 Conference: September 8 & 9 Portsmouth, NH

Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association

NNECAPA 2016 Conference: September 8 & 9 Portsmouth, NH

Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association 2016 Conference September 8 & 9—Portsmouth, NH Don’t miss your chance to attend creative and informative sessions as listed in this year’s preliminary program. Invite your friends, work associates, local non-profits, second cousins, etc. as this is an event unlike any other. The conference will feature an opening plenary that explores the fascinating story behind the establishment of Portsmouth’s African Burying Ground—what started as a public works crisis shifted … Read entire article »

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Upcoming Webcasts: Summer Series

UPCOMING EVENTS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY Planning Webcast Update, 7/11/2016 2016 Planning Webcast Series Upcoming Webcasts – all at 1 p.m.ET          July 15 – Sustainable Communities Division – Regenerative Urbanism Rising: Next-Generation Practice – Speakers: Scott Edmondson, AICP; Joshua Foss; and Charles Kelley, AIA This webcast characterizes the current sustainability challenge as a necessary pivot from ad-hoc greening and net negative mitigation to net positive, regenerative urban planning across multiple scales. These new places will form a fundamental, operational part of a new ecological (sustainable) economy, which further underlines their importance. This pivot is already “in play” through innovation occurring across the planning, design, and build professions. Two practice cases will illustrate this pivot. Participants will gain the understanding and resources needed to begin exploring the potential and advance the innovation and practice of next-generation regenerative urban … Read entire article »

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