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RFPs for Development of Design Guidelines for Design Review Board & Historic District Commission, Wellesley

RFPs for Development of Design Guidelines for Design Review Board & Historic District Commission   The Town of Wellesley acting through the Design Review Board is seeking to engage a consultant for the purpose of developing Design Guidelines for the Town. The Request for Proposals is available beginning January 11, 2018. The RFP can be obtained at http://wellesleyma.gov/979/Design-Guidelines-RFP or by emailing jrebecchi@wellesleyma.gov. Ten (10) copies of the proposals and one digital copy on CD or flash drive are required, to be delivered on or before 3PM on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 to: Jeanette Rebecchi, Planning Department Town Hall, Ground Floor 525 Washington Street Wellesley, MA 02482 Bidders must submit separate price and non-price proposals. The Wellesley Design Review Board must approve award of this contract. The Town of Wellesley reserves the right to reject proposals. The Town of Wellesley acting through the … Read entire article »

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2018 Smart Cities Awards Call for Nominations: Entries Due January 29, 2018!

2018 Smart Cities Awards Call for Nominations ENTRIES DUE JANUARY 29, 2018 The Technology Division of the American Planning Association is seeking nominations for plans, projects, or initiatives (Project) that have utilized and/or deployed digital tools, applications and methods as part of a planning process plan, project, smart city initiative or policy to be recognized for their innovative achievements. A jury panel of planners, technology industry professionals, and academics will evaluate all eligible nominations based on the guideline criteria below to select the award winners. Those award recipients will be invited to receive their award and showcase their smart cities project at the Technology Division’s Facilitated Discussion session at the 2018 National Planning Conference in New Orleans. Call for Nominations — Full Version Call for Nominations — Summary QUESTIONS Michelle Stephens, AICP, Technology Division Smart Cities Awards … Read entire article »

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AICP Exam Prep Resources: Reduced Fee AICP Exam Scholarship and 2018 AICP Exam Prep Class

AICP Exam Prep Resources Reduced Fee AICP Exam Scholarship 2018 AICP Exam Prep Class REDUCED FEE AICP EXAM SCHOLARSHIP – deadline January 31, 2018 On behalf of APA National, APA-MA is once again offering 2 AICP Exam Fee Scholarships to chapter members taking the exam in 2018 (both May and November candidates). The AICP Exam Fee Scholarship program was established by APA National to offer assistance to individuals who may defer taking, or are unable to take, the AICP Exam because of the cost. The Massachusetts Chapter encourages individuals with financial barriers to becoming AICP members to submit an application to the Chapter for a reduced exam fee. First time AICP Exam applicants: $145 (combined $70 application and $75 exam fee) Previously approved AICP Exam applicants: $75 (exam fee only) Please see our website for more information … Read entire article »

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NEW LOCATION! Passive House for Affordable Housing Forum

NEW LOCATION! Passive House for Affordable Housing Forum

NEW LOCATION:  Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Morris Auditorium 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston MA 02210 Due to overwhelming interest in our upcoming Passive House Forum (260 RSVPs and counting!), we have had to change our event venue to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s Morris Auditorium (600 Atlantic Ave in Boston). We have created an updated flyer stating the new location (NEW FLYER) that we would love you to share with your network. Updated event information is also copied below for … Read entire article »

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RFP for the Purchase, Renovation, and Redevelopment of the Historic Meeting House- Westminster, MA

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) FOR THE PURCHASE, RENOVATION & REDEVELOPMENT OF THE THE HISTORIC MEETING HOUSE – WESTMINSTER, MA The Town of Westminster Massachusetts is requesting proposals for the acquisition, renovation and redevelopment of a most noteworthy and remarkable town-owned historic building:  the Historic Meetinghouse built in 1839, located at 3 Bacon Street.  Used as the Town Hall until 2006, the building is located within the socially, culturally and economically emerging Village Center District. The building offers a unique opportunity for a high-quality redevelopment (residential, retail, office or a mixture of uses) that can seamlessly integrate itself into the fabric of our Village Center and be a community asset for years to come. Deadline for RFP submission is Friday February 16th, 2018. To obtain a copy of the RFP, please contact Town Planner … Read entire article »

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2018 APA Annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability

2018 APA Annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability

Deadline for submission: Friday, January 19, 2018 8:00 PM EST Categories: Community Sustainability or Resilience Plan State or Regional Sustainability or Resilience Plan Sustainable Policy, Law, or Tool Sustainable Urban Design Plan or Development Project Sustainable Building Project Sustainable Park, Recreation, or Open Space Project Sustainable Transportation Project Sustainable Green Infrastructure Project Student Sustainability Project or Paper Leadership in Sustainability Awards information packet: The deadline for submission is January 19, 2018, at 8:00 PM EST. An information packet, including important submission instructions and forms, can be downloaded at 2018 Awards Information Packet. If you’d like a reminder about the … Read entire article »

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2018 APA Annual Awards For Excellence in Sustainability

Deadline for submission: Friday, January 19, 2018

2018 APA Annual Awards For Excellence in Sustainability

Deadline for submission: Friday, January 19, 2018 8:00 PM EST Categories: Community Sustainability or Resilience Plan State or Regional Sustainability or Resilience Plan Sustainable Policy, Law, or Tool Sustainable Urban Design Plan or Development Project Sustainable Building Project Sustainable Park, Recreation, or Open Space Project Sustainable Transportation Project Sustainable Green Infrastructure Project Student Sustainability Project or Paper Leadership in Sustainability Awards information packet: The deadline for submission is January 19, 2018, at 8:00 PM EST. An information packet, including important submission instructions and forms, can be downloaded at 2018 Awards Information Packet. If you’d like a reminder about the … Read entire article »

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RFP- Assistance with POCD Update, Town of Toland, CT

TOWN of TOLLAND/ 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, Connecticut 06084 REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – ASSISTANCE WITH POCD UPDATE The Town of Tolland Planning and Zoning Commission is soliciting proposals to assist with the update of the Plan of Conservation and Development. We welcome submittals from qualified firms or professionals that can undertake all or portions of the scope of services. We reserve the right to engage the services of multiple consultants depending upon responses and qualifications. We are seeking two key skillsets in our selection of a consultant: Ability to design and effectively execute purposeful public workshops and focus groups that are tailored to meet our specific needs. Ability to guide and advise a community that lacks consensus on the appropriate level and scale of economic development. Tolland’s current POCD was adopted on October 13, … Read entire article »

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Webinar: Ethics and the Digital World- Please Join Us for this Southeast Regional Representative Hosted Event!

Please join us  for this APA-MA Chapter South East Regional Representative hosted event–Great Opportunity to Earn CM Credits!   Ethics and the Digital World Smart cities, social media, and online data and tools are all reshaping planning. But what are the ethical dimensions to this digital world? Explore issues such as privacy, access, application, and the nature of information and how it is shared. Dwight Merriam, FAICP, Jerry Weitz, FAICP, David Fields, AICP, Julie Tappendorf   Date and Time:  Monday , December 11, 2017, 4:30-6:30pm (snacks and networking 4:30-5:00, followed by the webinar 5:00-6:30) Location: McMahon Associates 350 Myles Standish Boulevard, Suite 103 Taunton, MA 02780 Plenty of parking  available but public transportation is limited to GATRA bus service http://www.gatra.org/. Please RSVP directly to Southeast Regional Representative, Christi Apicella, at capicella@mcmahonassociates.com CM | 1.50 E | 1.50 … Read entire article »

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Upcoming Planning Webcast Series: Great Opportunity to Earn CM Credits!

Upcoming Planning Webcast Series This is a great opportunity to earn CM credits. FREE to APA-MA members! Upcoming Webcasts – all are at 1 p.m. ET and are approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits: December 1 – LGBTQ and Planning Division – Queer and the Conversation: The Ethics of Inclusion – Speakers: Vanessa E. Delgado, Bonnie J. Johnson, PhD, AICP, M.A., Cade Hobbick.  This session is qualified for 1.5 ETHICS credits. The AICP Code of Ethics states, “We shall seek social justice by working to expand choice and opportunity for all persons.”  We seek to plan for all members of our communities.  However, sometimes, with even the best of intentions, we might not be as welcoming or inclusive as we aspire.  Through exercises and discussion, we will learn how to create a safer, more civil community for … Read entire article »

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