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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 program@sneapa.org Click Final draft call for presentations 2017 20170319 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 this call … 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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Planners’ Movie and Meet-up. Please Join Us March 15, 2017, 5:30-8:30!

Capitol Theatre, Arlington

Planners’ Movie and Meet-up Wednesday March 15, 2017, 5:30PM Capitol Theatre, 204 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA East LA Interchange.  Tells the story of an immigrant working class neighborhood in Los Angeles, and documents the changes since World War II, including racially restrictive covenants, Japanese American internment, redlining, and construction of the busiest freeway interchange in the country, the East LA Interchange. 5:30—6:30 Planners’ networking, appetizers, and cash bar. 6:30—7:30 Movie 7:30—8:30 Discussion.  AICP credits pending. RSVP to Laura Wiener, lwiener@town.arlington.ma.us … Read entire article »

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APA National Conference NYC: The APA-MA Chapter Board is exploring ways we can help people get to / from and save on lodging costs during the National Planning Conference in May.

The APA-MA Board is exploring ways we can help people get to / from and save on lodging costs during the National Planning Conference in May. If you are interested in sharing a bus, please fill out the transportation survey no later than Friday March 10, 2017. You must provide your email address so we can follow-up. APA-MA Subsidized Bus Transportation Survey – https://goo.gl/forms/RKs6Hgt8zu9ehVYW2 If you are looking for a room or a roommate, you may enter your information on the lodging spreadsheet. This is self-selecting; APA-MA will not be connecting people. Therefore, you should provide your contact info. Do not download the form to your computer, just fill it in on the web and it will auto-save. Shared Lodging Spreadsheet – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zBJGkuxBED6zfQnIK1BCWtH-WoQTVFZF7_yYSwbV4Hg/edit?usp=sharing   Also, we have a number of events coming up that we’re sponsoring … Read entire article »

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Upcoming Planning Events of Interest!

Upcoming Events of Interest! Autonomous Vehicle Summit 2017: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:30am-6pm, Draper, Cambridge AUVSI New England is proud to present the Autonomous Vehicle Summit 2017, an annual summit that bring together autonomous vehicle stakeholders and robotic systems companies to explore current and future models for AV integration into our public roadways. learn more Planners’ Movie and Meet-up: Wednesday March 15, 2017, 5:30PM Capitol Theatre, 204 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA East LA Interchange.  Tells the story of a working class neighborhood in Los Angeles, and the changes since World War II, including racially restrictive covenants, Japanese American internment, redlining, and construction of the busiest freeway interchange in the country, the East LA Interchange. 5:30-6:30 Planners’ networking, appetizers, and cash bar. 6:30-7:30 Movie 7:30-8:30 Discussion.  AICP credits pending. RSVP to Laura Wiener, lwiener@town.arlington.ma.us AICP Exam Prep course To help planners prepare for the AICP exam. … Read entire article »

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The Future Has Other Plans: Overcoming Management Plan Implementation Barriers, A talk by Jon Kohl, Director of the PUP Global Heritage Consortium

Two Opportunities to Attend!

The Future Has Other Plans: Overcoming Management Plan Implementation Barriers A talk by Jon Kohl, Director of the PUP Global Heritage Consortium, February 21, 2017 – 3:00 pm at the Consensus Building Institute, 100 CambridgePark Drive, Ste 302, Cambridge February 22, 2017 – 11:00 am at the National Park Service office, 15 State Street, Boston Kohl explores new ideas and emerging paradigms across many disciplines to transcend barriers that often impede the implementation of management plans for parks and heritage areas. This is based on his and Stephen McCool’s new book – The Future Has Other Plans: Planning Holistically to Conserve Natural and Cultural Heritage. For more information go to: www.pupconsortium.net RSVP – jon@pupconsortium.net … Read entire article »

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Transformative Development Fund: TDI Fellows Program – Call for TDI Fellow, MassTech

Transformative Development Fund: TDI Fellows Program – Call for TDI Fellow, MassTech Innovation District Manager, Holyoke MassDevelopment is accepting applications for a candidate to join the second cohort of Transformative Development Initiative [TDI] Fellows. The Agency is looking for an enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, and accomplished mid-career professional with diverse experiences in public and private sector urban revitalization, and who is passionate about the economic, redevelopment, and community development opportunities in the Gateway Cities of Massachusetts. MassDevelopment will select one new fellow to serve as an Agency employee in Holyoke for a two-year period to advance TDI and the ongoing work of the Holyoke Innovation District (HID), on behalf of the HID Task Force and the key partners of MassTech Collaborative (MTC), the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) and the City of Holyoke. … Read entire article »

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