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American Planning Association: Big Book Sale, Check Out Author Randall Arendt’s new edition of “Rural by Design”

BIG BOOK SALE: For the month of May only, APA is running a 30% sale on its books. For example, the new Rural by Design is now available to members for just $55.97 (about half its list price of $109.95), an incredible value for a 525-page book with nearly 900 color illustrations. Almost totally rewritten, the new edition, with about 80% fresh content, features material relevant to planners in large towns and small cities, as well as those working in rural areas. Details, including a comprehensive table of contents and dozens of extremely positive reviews, can be seen at https://planning.org/publications/book/9026707/   This wide-ranging volume is equal to almost any two or three other planning books combined. … Read entire article »

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RFP: Coventry, RI Comprehensive Community Plan – Major Update

Town of Coventry, Rhode Island Request for Proposals Coventry Comprehensive Community Plan – Major Update The Town of Coventry, Rhode Island is seeking proposals from qualified firms and individuals in the field of planning to update the Town’s Comprehensive Community Plan and to secure approval of the plan from the Rhode Island Division of Planning. The Town’s existing Comprehensive Plan was originally adopted in August 1992, was last amended in June 2000, and expired in March 2004.  The Town seeks to update its Comprehensive Plan to satisfy the requirements of the Rhode Island Comprehensive Planning & Land Use Act, R.I. Gen. Laws, Title 45, Chapter 22.2. The scope of work shall include all tasks necessary to prepare an updated draft Comprehensive Plan for local adoption as well as submission to the Rhode Island Division of … 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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CORRECTION TO SNEAPA 2017: Call for Session Proposals

SNEAPA 2017 Providence , RI October 26-27, 2017 Session Proposal Deadline: 5:00 pm on April 28, 2017 Please submit proposals to programs@sneapa.org 2017 SNEAPA Conference OCTOBER 26 & 27, 2017, RI Convention Center Providence Call for Session Proposals Click Final draft call for presentations 2017 20170413 revised 4.19.17 to download the PDF Call for Session Proposals FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FOR CONFERENCE UPDATES, PLEASE VISIT WWW.SNEAPA.ORG 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 … 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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