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2014-15 APA-MA Audio/Web Conferences

July 8, 2015

Back by popular demand, and as part of its continued initiative to promote planning education, APA-MA will host a number of Audio/Web Conferences, Lectures and Webcasts made available through the American Planning Association (APA). This is an easy, FREE way to earn AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credits, including 1.5 LAW credits. To expand outreach to APA-MA members across the State, the Chapter has scheduled these Audio/Web Conferences at various Regional Planning Agency offices throughout Massachusetts.

More Detailed Information

This page includes just the titles, location, date and time of the webcasts scheduled thus far in Massachusetts. To find out more about each webcast, such as more detailed content and speakers, click on this link: https://www.planning.org/audioconference/

What’s Required to Host a Webinar

APA-MA has purchased a particular package of 14 Audio/Web Conference, Lectures, and Webcast as described in detail here: https://www.planning.org/audioconference/packages.htm. APA-MA is offering these free to its members at locations throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Some of these webcasts have not yet been scheduled for a venue in Massachusetts. If you would like to host the live broadcast of a webcasts not yet scheduled (see listings below to find those that have not yet been given a venue), or if you would like to host the rebroadcast of one of the 14 webcasts already scheduled, requirements include:

  • Easy public access
  • Conference room with sound projection.
  • Seating for a minimum of 20 persons.
  • PC or laptop.
  • Internet connection.
  • Digital projector.

To inquire about scheduling a webcast, contact John (Tad) Read at John.Read@boston.gov.

This Year’s Listings

Note: All webinars include time at the end for discussion.

You Said That?! — Live Broadcast.  Topic: Communicating with the public and the press.   Lecture.  Wednesday, October 8, 2014: 4:00pm – 5:30pm. EST; CM | 1.0. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners.  Session will be held at: Pioneer Valley PC (PVPC), 60 Congress Street, 2nd Floor, Large Conf. Rm, Springfield, MA, 01104. Parking available onsite. RSVP to Josiah Neiderbach, jneiderbach@pvpc.org.

Health Equity and Planning Ethics — Live Broadcast.  Audio/Web Conference, Wednesday, November 5, 2014: 4:00pm – 6:00pm. EST; CM | 1.5. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners. Session will be held at: SRPEDD, 88 Broadway, Taunton, MA, 02780. RSVP to Sandy Conaty, sconaty@srpedd.org.

The Pro Forma— Live Broadcast.  Lecture, Wednesday, December 3, 2014: 4:00pm – 5:30pm. EST; CM | 1.0. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners. Session will be held at: Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, Conference Room, 160 Main St., Haverhill, MA 01830. Parking available onsite. RSVP to Mike Parquette, mparquette@mvpc.org.

You Said That?! — Rebroadcast.  Topic: Communicating with the public and the press.  Lecture, Wednesday, December 10, 2014: 3:30pm – 5:00pm. EST; CM | 1.0. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners. Session will be held at: MAPC, 60 Temple Place, 3rd Floor Conf. Rm, Boston, MA, 02111. RSVP to Manisha Bewtra, mbewtra@mapc.org.

Safe Mobility Planning — Live Broadcast.  Audio/Web Conference, Wednesday, January 14, 2015: 4:00pm – 6:00pm. EST; CM | 1.5. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners. Session will be held at: Pioneer Valley PC (PVPC), 60 Congress Street, 2nd Floor, Large Conf. Rm, Springfield, MA, 01104. Parking available onsite. RSVP to Josiah Neiderbach, jneiderbach@pvpc.org.

Health Equity and Planning Ethics — Rebroadcast.  Audio/Web Conference, Wednesday, January 21, 2015: 4:00pm – 6:00pm. EST; CM | 1.5. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners. Session will be held at: Northern Middlesex Council of Governments (NMCOG), 40 Church Street, Suite 200, Lowell, MA 01852. Driving directions: http://nmcog.org/nmcogdirections.htm. LRTA bus routes 2, 3, 9, 11, or 12. RSVP to Beverly Woods, bwoods@nmcog.org.

Post-Disaster Recovery in a Changing Climate — Rebroadcast.  Audio/Web Conference, Thursday, January 29, 2015: 4:00pm – 6:00pm. EST; CM | 1.5. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners. Session will be held at: Cape Cod Commission, Innovation Room, 3195 Main St., Barnstable, MA. RSVP to Elizabeth Jenkins, elizabeth.jenkins@town.barnstable.ma.us.

Sustaining Places through the Comprehensive Plan— Live Broadcast.  Audio/Web Conf for Planning Commissioners, Wed., Feb., 18, 2015: 4:00pm – 6:00pm. EST; CM | 1.5. Co-sponsor: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Session will be held at: SRPEDD, 88 Broadway, Taunton, MA, 02780.  RSVP to Sandy Conaty, sconaty@srpedd.org.

Urban Design, Sustainability, and the Environment — Live Broadcast Lecture, Wednesday, March 11, 2015: 4:00pm – 5:30pm. EST; CM | 1.0. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners.  Session will be held at: Northern Middlesex Council of Governments (NMCOG), 40 Church Street, Suite 200, Lowell, MA 01852. Driving directions: http://nmcog.org/nmcogdirections.htm. LRTA bus routes 2, 3, 9, 11, or 12. RSVP to Beverly Woods, bwoods@nmcog.org.

Safe Mobility Planning — Rebroadcast.  Audio/Web Conference, DELAYED an estimated 2-4 weeks due to issues with producing rebroadcast materials.  New date and time will be posted when materials become available.  We apologize for any inconvenience.   CM | 1.5. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners.  Session will be held at: SRPEDD, 88 Broadway, Taunton, MA, 02780. RSVP to Sandy Conaty, sconaty@srpedd.org.

Negotiation Skills for Planners — Live Broadcast.  Webcast, Saturday, April 18, 2015: 11:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building 9, Room 450A/B.  This will be a live broadcast from the National APA Conference.  CM | 6.0. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners.   RSVP by noon Thursday, April 16 to Tad (John) Read at John.Read@boston.gov — be sure to reference “Webcast @ MIT” in the e-mail subject heading.  NOTE:  This webinar is an unusual opportunity to earn 6.0 CM credits. 

Planning and Climate Change Symposium— Live Broadcast.  Sunday, April 19, 2015, 1: 45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. (with break between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.)  at  MAPC, 60 Temple Place, 3rd Floor Conf. Rm, Boston, MA, 02111.  This will be a live broadcast from National APA Conference. CM | 6.25. RSVP by noon Thursday, April 16 to Alison Felix at AFelix@mapc.org–be sure to reference “Webcast @ MAPC” in the e-mail subject heading.  Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners.   NOTE:  This webinar is an unusual opportunity to earn 6.25 CM credits. 

Assessing Existing Conditions with Census Data— Live Broadcast.  Webcast, Monday, April 20, April 20, 2015; Noon-2:45 p.m. E.  CANCELLED; possible to reschedule.  Due to the Patriots Day holiday, this webinar has had to be cancelled at the previously scheduled location, the Town Hall in Barnstable.   If anyone feels they could generate an audience for this webinar and would like to host it at another venue, APA-MA would be glad to publicize it.  Requirements for a host webinar site include:  Easy public access; Conference room with sound projection; Seating for a minimum of 20 persons; PC or laptop; Internet connection; and Digital projector.  this will be live broadcast from APA conference.  To host this webinar, contact John (Tad) Read at john.read@boston.gov.  CM | 2.75. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners.

Planning Commissioner Ethics— Live Broadcast.  Audio/Web Conf for Planning Commissioners, Monday, April 20, 2015: 4:00pm – 6:00pm. EST; Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners.  Session will be held at:  Utile Design, 115 Kingston Street, Boston, MA  02111.  Walk from South Station or Downtown Crossing “T” Stations.  RSVP to Siqi Zhu, zhu@utiledesign.com.     

Big Chance Lecture— Live Broadcast.  Lecture by Bruce J. Katz, founder of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, on creating jobs in the United States through innovation, exports, and sustainability. Webcast, Wednesday, May 13, 2015: 4:00pm – 5:30pm. EST; CM | 1.0. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners. Session will be held at: MAPC, 60 Temple Place, 3rd Floor Conf. Rm, Boston, MA, 02111. RSVP to Manisha Bewtra, mbewtra@mapc.org.

Urban Design, Sustainability, and the Environment — CANCELED! Rebroadcast.  Lecture, Wednesday, May 27, 2015: 4:00pm – 5:30pm. EST; CM | 1.0. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners. Session will be held at: Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, Conference Room, 160 Main St., Haverhill, MA 01830. Parking available onsite. RSVP to Mike Parquette, mparquette@mvpc.org.

The Planning Office of the Future— Live Broadcast Audio/Web Conference, Wednesday, June 3, 2015: 4:00pm – 6:00pm. EST; CM | 1.5. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners.  Session will be held at: CMRPC, 2 Washington Square, Union Station, Suite 200, Worcester, MA, 01604. http://www.cmrpc.org/directions. RSVP to Jonathan Church, jchurch@cmrpc.org.

Negotiation Skills for Planners — Rebroadcast Webcast, sometime in the summer of 2015, most likely on a weekend.  This will be a six (6) hour session.  CM | 6.0. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners.  Date and Location TBD; Stay tuned.

2015 Planning Law Review —NEW DATE! Live Broadcast. Audio/Web Conference, Wednesday, July 1, 2015: 4:00pm – 6:00pm. EST; CM | 1.5. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners.  Session will be held at: CMRPC, 2 Washington Square, Union Station, Suite 200, Worcester, MA, 01604. http://www.cmrpc.org/directions. RSVP to Jonathan Church, jchurch@cmrpc.org.

CORRECTION 2015 Planning Law Review — Rebroadcast.  Audio/Web Conference, THURSDAY, September 3, 2015: 4:00pm – 6:00pm. EST; CM | 1.5. Co-sponsor: American Institute of Certified Planners.  Session will be held at: Cape Cod Commission, Innovation Room, 3195 Main St., Barnstable, MA. RSVP to Elizabeth Jenkins, elizabeth.jenkins@town.barnstable.ma.us.

For questions about the schedule or location of any of these sessions, or to request additional rebroadcasts of any of the above webinars, please contact Dennis Leigh at dennis.leigh@umb.edu

 

 

2015 Planning Webcast Series – July Webcasts

Holidays and vacations notwithstanding, the Planning Webcast Series is certainly not taking the summer off.  This month alone we’ll have five webcasts!  See below, and send out the info to the members of your Chapters and Divisions.

The 2015 webcast season is now booked, but if you’ve got a great speaker who can’t wait until 2016, we’ll try to work something out.  We conduct webcasts on most Fridays (generally excluding those before a Monday holiday or those that fall on major religious holidays) from 1 to 2:30pm ET.

Please circulate the following information to your members ASAP:

2015 Planning Webcast Series – July Webcasts

Upcoming Webcast Lineup (on Friday, unless noted otherwise):

An Ecodistrict strategy is an emerging planning process which incorporates environmental performance metrics to guide neighborhood growth with a social, environmental and economic priority. This panel session will present, in detail, two ecodistrict efforts: the Brewery Blocks in Portland, OR – a private sector driven redevelopment of a historic brewery district, and the SW Ecodistrict in Washington, DC – a federal agency driven redevelopment of a single use office district into a sustainable, mixed-use neighborhood. The Brewery Blocks will illustrate how private sector efforts on a sustainable adaptive reuse of multiple industrial properties laid the foundation for ecodistrict strategies. By contract, the SW Ecodistrict – A Vision Plan for a More Sustainable Future is the first public agency approved ecodistrict plan in the United States (accepted by the National Capital Planning Commission in January 2013). The SW Ecodistrict, which is currently a federal employment precinct south of the National Mall is being planned as a national model of mixed use sustainability with a goal of being net zero energy, as measured in carbon, by 2030. The presentation will highlight how goals for energy, waste and water reduction guided recommendations for preservation and rehabilitation, infill or redevelopment of mid-century modern buildings; how recommendations for energy and stormwater management guided the urban design of the public realm; and how urban design guidelines for building massing and height and the street network were developed within the context of the Monumental Core, adjacent Smithsonian institutions and the historic L’Enfant Plan. The presentation will also provide an overview of the EcoDistricts framework and Target Cities, a new two-year partnership with ten development projects across eight North American cities, including Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Cambridge, Denver, Los Angeles, Ottawa, Ontario and Washington, D.C. Target Cities is utilizing public-private-civic partnerships to accelerate district-scale community regeneration representing more than 1,300 acres of existing neighborhoods, downtown areas, business districts, historic precincts, neighborhoods rich in culture, brownfield sites, and university campuses.

A major challenge for U.S. coastal and Great Lakes communities is planning for the impacts of current and future flood hazards. Quite a few counties continue to add residents and development at a time when planners are striving to safeguard natural resources and area economies, prepare for intensified natural hazards, and adapt to climate change impacts such as sea level rise. The first step in planning for these impacts is to understand your community’s exposure. Planners and decision makers need an easy-to-use and informative way to show potential impacts of lake level changes in the Great Lakes; ways to visualize and display where people, places, and natural resources are at risk from flooding along the coastline; and information about land cover change in order to improve understanding of past management practices, in order to effectively respond to environmental and human induced changes now and in the future. Tools planners are using to address these challenges can be found online Digital Coast, which hosts free data along with the training and tools needed to turn that data into useful information. Both the American Planning Association and the National Association of Counties are partners in the Digital Coast effort, which is led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). During the webinar easily accessible web-based products will be discussed as well as case studies of how they have been applied.  From this webinar participants will learn about the Lake Level Viewer, Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper, C-CAP land cover data, and C-CAP Land Cover Atlas.

This webinar will examine the linkages between landscape architecture and transportation planning, looking at how addressing design issues as early as possible in the planning process can result in transportation solutions more likely to win public support and produce the best transportation outcomes. John Dempsey of Toole Design Group will give a “101” style talk on the linkages between landscape architecture and transportation planning. Steve Luoni of the University of Arkansas Community Design Center will speak on the Little Rock Creative Corridor Project, and Bill Collins of Simone Collins Landscape Architecture will highlight his firm’s experiences in thoughtfully addressing the intersection points between trails and other transportation modes.

Athens, Ohio recently adopted The Essence of Athens: A Strategic Design Plan for Economic Enhancement and Community Competitiveness. This community collaboration ‘extracted’ the spirit and personality of the community and encourages architects, landscape architects, and planners to color outside the lines of ordinary design and create things that make people say, “That’s so Athens.” The local government is taking the lead to create Athens-specific infrastructure and leading the charge to use local design as a powerful economic development tool. Learn how your community can use this process to find its own local design.

This webcast will discuss what local governments need to do to ensure that their sign codes comply with the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2015 decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert. That decision established that any sign regulation that “on its face” requires a consideration of a sign’s content to determine how that sign will be regulated is “content-based” and subject to “strict scrutiny.” Many, if not most, sign codes contain such distinctions in the regulation of temporary signs; for example, by treating “real estate” signs differently than “political” signs. After Reed, such distinctions will be upheld only if local government can prove they serve a “compelling governmental interest” and are “narrowly-tailored” to achieve that interest. This session will provide guidance on: (1) when and how to replace content-based sign regulations with effective content-neutral sign regulations and (2) which content-based regulations should be retained and how to defend them if challenged. This session will also examine the recently completed study, Best Practices When Regulating Temporary Signs, by Wendy Moeller AICP.

Click on the title links to register.  You can see the current listing of all webcasts on our new web location at www.ohioplanning.org/planningwebcast.

CM credits can be claimed by looking up the sponsoring Chapter or Division as provider

Distance Education – these webcast recordings are approved for CM credit for viewing during the 2015 calendar year:

Note that the DE CM credits have a different event number than the original live webcast, so the event number in the recording will not work for DE credit.  Use these event numbers above to log your DE CM credit

Thank you for supporting the Planning Webcast Series Consortium!

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Date:
July 8, 2015