Current Massachusetts Planning News
- Professional Workshop: “After the Flood: Regenerative Design, Renewal, Resilience” – August 4-10, 2013
After the Flood: Regenerative Design, Renewal, Resilience
Professional Workshop August 4 – 10, 2013 – Apply Now!
The Center for Creative Solutions is offering a unique six-day studio style workshop in Londonderry, VT to re-imagine a landscape devastated by Tropical Storm Irene that may become a precedent for other flooded communities. The workshop is designed for working professionals interested in experiencing a process that is holistic interdisciplinary, collaborative, socially engaged and ultimately creative.
Participants will work collaboratively with expert practitioners and community stakeholders in developing program options for vacant buyout properties that both renew the community’s sense of place and, creatively protect the village from future flooding regenerating and conserving the floodplain. This process authentically engages community stakeholders and involves systems thinking, questioning assumptions, and reframing the issue from interdisciplinary perspectives to open up new thinking.
Michael Singer, an internationally recognized designer and a core team of environmental designers and community planners will lead …
- RFP for Planning Services, Property Redevelopment – City of Worcester
The City of Worcester, MA has issued an RFP for Planning Service, Property Redevelopment for the former Crompton & Knowles mill complex. The RFP seeks a qualified urban Planning Consultant/cy to develop an economically viable and implementable master plan for the Crompton & Knowles mill complex that integrates sensitively with the adjacent neighborhood and contributes to a larger sustainable development vision for the area.
For more information about htis project and to download the RFP, click here. All proposals are due by 5/24/2013 at 10:00am.
- Regional Planning Summer Skill-Building Classes – UMASS Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Regional Planning Summer Skill-Building Classes
Planning for Local Climate Change Mitigation – RP 591P
Session 1: 5/20 to 6/28
What can cities and towns do to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions? What are Climate Action Plans, and are they effective? What policies should they include, and how should emissions be inventoried? This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the politics, policies, and practices of climate change mitigation at the local scale. Students will gain skills in preparing climate mitigation plans.
Planning for Local Climate Change Adaptation – RP 591LC
Session 2: 7/8 to 8/16
Ana Mesquita Emlinger
What would a city that is really adapted to its future climate look like?How would it function?How can we identify now what the risks are likely to be in the future, and communicate that to decision-makers? And how can we start now to implement the physical and social practices that will assure a …
- June 12-13, 2013 – Massachusetts Housing Institute
MASSACHUSETTS HOUSING INSTITUTE
June 12 – 13, 2013
Devens Commons, Devens, MA
Geared toward officials and volunteers working in suburban and rural communities, the Housing Institute is a two-day intensive workshop that actively engages participants in discussion and problem solving around issues related to the development of affordable housing.
This year’s Housing Institute is focused on how to take a project from concept to action. Participants are encouraged to bring a particular project in mind to discuss next steps and how to overcome road blocks. Participants should expect to come away with a realistic plan of action going forward.
The cost to attend both days is $125 for municipal planners, volunteers and non-profits and $150 for for-profits. The cost to only attend one day is $75. Need-based scholarships will be made available. Community teams are encouraged to attend together. Communities that send two or more people will receive a 20 percent discount on each registration.
- June 10, 2013 – Webinar: Land Use Planning Near Transmission Pipelines in Massachusetts
Land Use Planning Near Transmission Pipelines in Massachusetts Webinar
Date – Monday, June 10, 2013
Time – 1:00-2:15 PM EDT
This webinar is provided by the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) to promote the recommended land use practices described in the Pipelines and Informed Planning Alliance (PIPA) Report: Partnering to Further Enhance Pipeline Safety in Communities Through Risk-Informed Land Use Planning: Final Report of Recommended Practices.
This session focuses specifically on planning with regard to transmission pipelines in Massachusetts. Participants will learn the basics of energy pipeline operations and maintenance, facilities, and products transported. They will gain an understanding of the risks and benefits pipelines pose to the community. Participants will learn specifics about the pipelines, and pipeline operators in Massachusetts and the agencies that regulate them at the Federal, State and local level. They will learn the role that local governments can play in improving pipeline safety. …
- May 1, 2013 – MassDOT Secretary Davey to Talk
Young Planners in Transportation (YPT) Boston is pleased to announce the continuation of its Spring Distinguished Speaker Series!
A Distinguished Speaker Event featuring
MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard Davey
Wednesday, May 1
Massachusetts State Transportation Building
10 Park Plaza, 2nd floor, Boston
6pm – 8pm
RSVP Required: This event is $10 for non-YPT Members!*
Secretary Davey will talk with attendees about his career path and rise through the transportation ranks. Do not miss this opportunity to hear Secretary Davey speak with you and your peers!
In 2010, the Boston Business Journal named Secretary Davey a “Top 40 Under 40″ award winner and in 2012, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce named him one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Leaders” in Boston.
Dinner will be provided by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association (MassAPA), YPT Boston, and New England Institute of Transportation Engineers (NEITE).
Please join us after the Secretary’s talk at MJ O’Connors. We look forward to seeing you there!
- Consolidated Plan/Action Plan Consulting Services, City of Taunton and Greater Attleboro /Taunton HOME Consortium
The City of Taunton and the Greater Attleboro/Taunton HOME Consortium (GATHC) are seeking separately sealed price and non-price (technical) proposals from a qualified planning/consulting professional (s) to develop a Five-Year Consolidated Plan and First-Year Action Plan for both Taunton’s CDBG Program and the GATHC’s HOME Program. Plans will need to be submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in May of 2014. Candidates must be familiar with regulations and requirements related to the preparation of a Consolidated Plan/Action Plan utilizing HUD’s new IDIS eCon Planning Suite format/template.
A Request for Proposal (RFP) package may be obtained beginning April 18, 2013 by calling Michael Ferreira, Community Development Director, City of Taunton, at 508.821.1032 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
(posted 4/18, exp. 5/17)
- RFP for Engineering and Environmental Peer Review Consultation Services – Town of Easton
The Town of Easton through its Planning Board, Conservation Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals is seeking proposals from qualified engineering or environmental services firms to provide professional consultation services. The selected firm will review subdivisions and other site development projects to ensure State and local regulatory compliance associated with stormwater management, subdivision regulations, site development and wetlands protection.
Submittals must be received in the Town Administrator’s office by 10:30 am, April 1, 2013.
Click here for the full RFP and Scope of Services or cut and paste http://www.easton.ma.us/Directory/planning_comdev/News%20Items/Environmental%20%20Engineering%20Consultant%20RFP.pdf
- RFP for Planners’ Guidebook – Massachusetts APA Chapter
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association seeks proposals from professional consultants to undertake the drafting of an electronic Massachusetts Planners Guidebook (“E-Guidebook”).
The Chapter, working with the University of Massachusetts Extension, is proposing to create a new Massachusetts Planners Guidebook to provide guidance and assistance to the planning community in understanding and carrying out duties under state and local laws and regulations related to the use of land.
The Planners Guidebook is intended to be a principal technical and legal guide for land use boards (planning board, zoning board of appeals) as well as professional planners throughout the state.
Click here for a copy of the Request for Proposals. All proposals and quotes must be received no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, March 22, 2013.
- Spring 2013 LEED ND Webinar Series
Register on-line at: http://usgbcma.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=257
These webinars have been pre-approved for 1.5 AICP CM (Certification Maintenance) continuing education credits.
- 2013 AICP Exam Prep Class – Sign Up Today!
Interested in taking the AICP Exam this Spring or Fall and looking for some assistance or a refresher? APA-MA can help!
APA-MA is proud to offer AICP Exam preparation courses for planning professionals who wish to take the AICP exam in May or November 2013 [see class schedule below]. This training is offered only once a year and has proven to be a valuable resource for AICP test takers in the past. Hosted by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB) in Watertown, classes will be held on the following Monday nights: April 1st, 8th & 22nd & Tuesday night, April 30th. Please register soon, space is limited.
VHB, Center of Education
101 Walnut Street
6:00-9:00 pm [see class schedule below for dates]
Directions will be provided after you register.
To register, please email the following required information to Kristin Kassner AICP, APA-MA Professional Development Officer at email@example.com:
The cost of the course is $100. Checks should …
- Lecture by Mitchell J. Silver AICP, “Planning in the 21st Century: What’s Next?”, Feb. 19
See event notice: LECTURE BY MITCHELL J. SILVER AICP @HARVARD GSD, FEBRUARY 19th.
- “Capturing the Benefits of Microgrids and District Energy Systems for Communities” Conference
The Pace Law School Energy & Climate Center, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the U.S. Department of Energy are sponsoring a free conference on “Capturing the Benefits of Microgrids and District Energy Systems for Communities”
Date: Tuesday February 12, 2013
Time: 9:30 am-4:00 pm
Location: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
To register or for more information, go to:
- Legislative Update – December 2012
Anthony Fields, APA-MA’s Legislation and Policy Officer, posted an end of the year Legislative Update. The update includes timely information on the Community Preservation Act, casinos and gaming, economic development, energy bill, Chapter 90, phosphorus, animal control, billboard regulations, pension reform and federal update “Map-21″.
To view the entire update click: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE.
- RFP for Off Street Parking Zoning Bylaw – Town of Wellesley
The Town of Wellesley Planning is seeking to engage a planning consultant, for the purpose of developing a new Off Street Parking Zoning Bylaw for the Town. This Project shall analyze the existing zoning provisions; analyze and educate the Board on current off street parking best practices; assess innovative zoning techniques relative to the current developable land constraints and business growth in the commercial districts; identify feasible incentives and special permit provisions; and produce off street parking zoning language and implementation strategies.
For more information, go to: http://wellesleyma.gov/Pages/WellesleyMA_Selectmen/offstreetparking12.pdf
- RFP – Town of Freeport, Maine
ACTIVE LIVING RFP
The Freeport Town Council has commissioned an Active Living Task Force in order to develop an Active Living Plan for the Town. The Task Force is currently seeking an experienced consulting team to assist in developing the Plan. The formal RFP document may be viewed HERE.
- 2012 APA-MA Award Winners Announced – Congratulations!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
APA-MA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF THE 2012 APA-MA AWARDS PROGRAM WHICH HONORS OUTSTANDING PLANNING PROJECTS AND PLANNING LEADERSHIP
BOSTON – December 1, 2012 - The American Planning Association-Massachusetts Chapter (APA-MA) is honoring innovative planning efforts and individuals with its 2012 Annual Awards Program. Thirteen award recipients will be recognized during the 2012 APA-MA/ Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD) Annual Awards and Holiday Luncheon to be held on December 14, 2012 at the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge. The recipients will also be featured in an upcoming issue of chapter e-newsletter New England Planning.
APA-MA’s awards program, the state’s highest honor for planning professionals, is a proud tradition established years ago to recognize outstanding comprehensive plans, planning programs and initiatives, public education efforts, and individuals for their leadership on planning issues. These efforts help create communities and neighborhoods of lasting value throughout Massachusetts. This year’s winners are include:
The Comprehensive Planning …
- 2012 APA-MA/MAPD Annual Awards and Holiday Luncheon – December 14th
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: The deadline to register has now passed, and registration for the luncheon is now closed. If you would like to attend, you may do so on-site on Friday and pay the $60 on-site registration admission.
Friday, December 14, 2012 | 12:00-2:00pm
12:00- Social , 12:30- Lunch will be served (promptly)
25 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA 02141
If you have not done so yet, for those that already registered, please mail in your check payable to “APA-MA” to APA-MA, PO Box 912, Greenfield, MA 01302; or bring your check to the luncheon.
The deadline to register has …
- Special Event – An Action Plan for Climate Change
- 4 School Symposium – The Argument of Just Outcomes with Susan Fainstein, November 17th
Join us for a talk by Susan Fainstein and a get-together for the four accredited planning programs in Massachusetts (Harvard, MIT, Tufts, and U.Mass Amherst). ALL ARE WELCOME. Event flyer >> Nov17_Harvard_APA_event.pdf
Every fall, the four accredited planning programs in Massachusetts (Harvard, MIT, Tufts, and UMass Amherst) join together at one of the schools for a lecture and networking event. This year, Harvard is taking their turn as host. The event will feature Susan Fainstein, who retired as a GSD professor last year, discussing “The Argument for Just Outcomes.” An informal networking gathering will follow. Please join us!
Saturday November 17, 2012 | 3:00-5:30pm
Harvard University, Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy St
- Training Course: AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities
- Meet Massachusetts 2012 – A Networking Event for Planning & Design Professionals
Back by popular demand, we are excited to hostanother opportunity for connecting with planning and design professionals like you.
Meet Massachusetts 2012 is your chance to make new business contacts and refresh connections made at past Meet Massachusetts events.
This year’s event will be held in conjunction with the Architecture Boston Expo at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 6:00-10:00PM. Come enjoy a drink and make a connection!
Please register through ABX. Registration fee is $10.
ABX REGISTRATION PAGE: https://www.xpressreg.net/register/abxp112/conflanding.asp?iq=&sc=&o=&aa=
Everyone can register using the ABX site, as the invitation states. However they have to select both MEET MA and Exhibit Hall (free) in order for their registration to be processed. ABX is adding a note to the MEET MA registration line item that says to do this.
- DEADLINE EXTENDED!! – Be Recognized – APA-MA Chapter Award submissions due November 8th
The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-MA) is pleased to announce its 2012 Awards Program. This awards program is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors (MAPD). We are pleased to invite your participation in our chapter awards program. Awards submissions due November 8, 2012. For more information about how to submit and to view last year’s winners see the Annual Chapter Awards page.
- EPA Announces Funding for Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grants
Communities trying to revitalize areas containing brownfields sites can now get extra help from the EPA.
Last week, the EPA released the Notice of Funding Availability for $4 million for Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grants. The EPA will award $200,000 grants to 20 communities. Applications must be submitted by November 30, 2012.
The area-wide program was launched in 2010 to help communities coordinate revitalization of areas surrounding brownfields sites. The grants are specifically given to allow communities to develop area-wide plans and implement those strategies to facilitate brownfields assessment, cleanup, and reuse.
Funding will allow communities to seek community involvement and conduct research, training and provide technical assistance to aid redevelopment. The grants are not intended to be used to develop master plans. Instead, the program is aimed at supporting planning for the rehabilitation and economic development of neighborhoods that have been affected by a single large or multiple brownfields sites.
Since 2010, EPA has provided 23 communities with an average …
- APA Designates Lower Highlands and Historic Downtown Fall River a Top 10 Great Neighborhood for 2012
Fall River, Mass. – The American Planning Association (APA) today announced the designation of Fall River’s Lower Highlands and Historic Downtown as one of 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2012 under the organization’s Great Places in America program. APA Great Places exemplify exceptional character and highlight the role planning and planners play in adding value to communities, including fostering economic growth and jobs.
APA singled out the Lower Highlands and Historic Downtown Fall River neighborhood for its impressive inventory of post-1750 architecture, geographic assets, striking vistas, and social diversity. Once a booming textile center, the neighborhood has rebounded by building upon existing resources including its Taunton River waterfront.
“Fall River’s Lower Highlands and historic downtown neighborhood is well-regarded for the large number of unique historic and architecturally significant structures and for its geographic location, on a westward facing slope overlooking the incredible vistas of the Taunton River and Mount Hope Bay,” said Mayor …
- CPTC Fall Workshops schedule now available
Learn from some of the Citizen Planners Training Collaborative (CPTC) best trainers the “nuts and bolts” of serving on a Planning Board or ZBA. Courses are held across the state – many are eligible for credit toward the CPTC certification program, and/or credit under the MIIA Insurance Rewards Program.
See: CPTC Fall Workshop Schedule
- “Microgrids in New England” Workshop – Hartford, CT
MICROGRIDS IN NEW ENGLAND: A Workshop Series for Communities and Stakeholders
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Connecticut Legislative Office Building
Public Hearing Room 2E
300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
To register for this free event, please contact Kayleigh Hough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information at: www.law.pace.edu/news-events
- RIDE SHARING HERE! Need a ride to SNEAPA in Hartford? Can you give others a ride to Hartford?
We are attempting to connect SNEAPA conference attendees from Massachusetts with rides to Hartford, CT. We’ll do our best to connect you with those driving down and willing to take people in their car. Obviously flexibility is key; let’s hope we can make this happen for you (however, no promises). Below are listing of rides available; please act soon. We will continue to update this list. Also, if you can take colleagues down to Hartford and would like to be listed below, please email Felipe Schwarz with information as formatted below. Thank you.
Leaving Thursday morning from Medford, and returning Thursday evening. For info: contact Roberta Cameron.
Leaving Thursday morning (early) from North Andover, and returning Friday after last session of the conference. For info: contact Felipe Schwarz
Leaving Wednesday evening from Plymouth and returning Friday at 3:00 PM. For more info, contact Thomas Bott.
Leaving early Thursday morning from Roslindale and returning Friday afternoon. For more info: contact Holly St. Clair .
- One Day GIS & Online Mapping Workshops – August 9th & 16th
One Day GIS & Online Mapping Workshops (AICP CM Credits pending)
Workshop 1 – Introduction to GIS and Online Mapping for Community Planners (August 9, 2012)
Workshop 2 – Using ArcGIS for Community Planners (August 16, 2012)
Both workshops are offered by the Department of Geography at Salem State University in their Digital Geography Laboratory. Workshop instructors are:
Dr. Keith A. Ratner, Salem State Geography Professor and former planner
Mr. Jeffrey Blossom M.A., Consultant and Senior GIS Specialist at the Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA), Harvard University
Workshop 1 will have the following two objectives:
To provide hands-on experience with simple, easy to use GIS and online mapping tools
To learn how to incorporate GIS and online mapping tools into current job tasks
Workshop 2 will have the following three objectives:
To understand and gain confidence in ArcGIS map making and analytical procedures.
To create a variety of maps of professional quality using ArcGIS.
To apply analysis and cartography in ArcGIS to …
- RFP – Comprehensive Master Plan, Town of Easton
The Town of Easton is seeking proposals from professional planning consultants to prepare a comprehensive Master Plan for the Town. The project will be completed in two phases. Phase 1 will be completed with a draft of the Master Plan issued no later than September 23, 2012. Phase 2 will be completed when the finished Master Plan is released no later than June 2, 2014.
The deadline for proposal submittals is 10:30 am, August 16, 2012.
Proposers may download the RFP at www.easton.ma.us or by contacting Stephanie Danielson, Acting Planning Director, 508.230.0641 or email@example.com. Documents and specifications may also be viewed and obtained at the Easton Department of Planning & Community Development, 136 Elm Street, Easton, MA 02356 Mondays from 8:30am – 7:30pm; Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Tuesday – Thursday; and Friday from 8:30am.
- Registration is open for 2012 Southern New England APA Conference!
Registration for the 2012 Southern New England APA Conference is now open!
To view the full conference program and register on-line, go to www.sneapa.org
- RFP – Comprehensive Master Plan, Phase 1, Town of Milton
The Town of Milton invites the submission of Sealed Proposals from professionals to provide services to conduct a visioning process as the first phase of an update to our comprehensive master plan. The visioning process will be conducted through town-wide meetings of community residents. The professional consultant/facilitator will be required to meet a minimum standard of ten (10) years’ experience in other municipalities providing planning and/or community visioning in relation to comprehensive planning.
Copies of the Request for Proposals (“RFP”) may be requested from the Office of the Director of Planning and Community Development or the following website: http://www.townofmilton.org/Public_Documents/MiltonMA_Projects/03828154-000F8513
Proposals will be received until 4:00 P.M. July 12, 2012.
- RFP – Town-Wide Comprehensive Plan, Town of Watertown
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
TOWN WIDE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
The Town of Watertown is seeking Proposals for a qualified consultant team to provide professional long range planning services in the development of a policy based, Town-Wide Comprehensive Plan. The Town hereby solicits proposals from qualified firms with considerable experience in community design, land use planning, transportation, economic analysis, and citizen involvement/ participation. This plan will provide a foundation for future land use planning, development regulation, and capital improvement planning. The Plan will contain a range of elements with specific emphasis on land use and transportation. The Plan will define a community-based vision created through broad and inclusive public participation. One of the most critical components of the plan process will be community engagement.
The selected firm shall have demonstrated previous experience in providing specified services. A complete RFP may be obtained, without charge, by contacting the Purchasing Department (617) 972-6414 or at www.watertown-ma.gov, document center, …
- RFP – Coastal Resilience Initiative, City of Portsmouth, NH
The City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire is seeking an experienced and qualified consultant or consultant team to analyze the potential future impacts of climate change on the City of Portsmouth in order to integrate adaptation planning into the City’s local planning and regulatory framework.
To find the complete proposal please visit the City of Portsmouth’s website:
- RFQ – Zoning Services, Town of Chelmsford
The Town of Chelmsford, MA will receive Request for Qualifications at the Office of the Town Manager, 50 Billerica Road, Chelmsford, MA for Zoning/Land Use Consultant Services. Request for Qualifications may be obtained at the Town Manager’s Office, at the address above, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or by calling (978) 250-5289.
Request for Qualifications are to be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. on May 11, 2012. The Town reserves the right to reject any and all proposals if it is deemed to be in the best interest of the Town to do so.
Paul E. Cohen Town Manager
- Sign up now for MHP’s Housing Institute – June 13-14
Sign up now for MHP’s Housing Institute
June 13-14 at Devens; training for local officials
DEVENS, April 5, 2012 — Top housing experts James Stockard, Edward Marchant, Rebecca Plaut Mautner, and Kevin McGuire will serve as lead trainers at the Massachusetts Housing Partnership’s sixth annual Massachusetts Housing Institute on June 13-14 at the Marriott Spring Hill Suites and Conference Center at Devens.
The lead trainers will provide a foundation for the conference and will help attendees to engage in discussions on a variety of issues that are critical to helping communities increase their supply of affordable housing.
“Our lead trainers have significant on-the-ground experience in how the affordable housing development process works,” said Susan Connelly, MHP’s Director of Community Housing Initiatives group, which is sponsoring the two-day workshop. “Anyone who spends two days learning from them, or any of our speakers, comes away more knowledgeable and more excited about providing affordable housing.”
Other featured speakers include longtime municipal …
- RFP – Comprehensive Plan, Bedford, MA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR CONSULTING SERVICES
The Bedford, Massachusetts Planning Board and Department have launched a project to prepare a full update of its Comprehensive Plan, last done in 2002. The project is principally an in-house effort, supplemented by this consulting contract. A Consultant is sought to assist in the effort by bearing primary responsibility for the writing of six plan elements: Land Use; Housing Policy; Economic Development; Natural and Cultural Resources and Open Space; Services, Facilities and Recreation; and Transportation. This will occur in the latter stages of the project, with Plan completion and adoption to occur by mid-June, 2013.
For general information regarding the procurement, contact the:
Bedford, MA Town Manager’s Office
Town Hall, 10 Mudge Way
Bedford, MA 10730
(781) 275-1111×300, 302 Specific or detailed questions in regard to the proposal submission may be referred to the Planning Department at (781) 275-1548 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Download RFP here.
Links to Key Material re: Bedford RFP:
- CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS – SNEAPA
Deadline: April 30, 2012
You can be a part of the 2012 Southern New England American Planning Association (SNEAPA) conference at the Connecticut Conference Center in Hartford, CT by organizing a conference session.
The conference draws over 500 planners, architects, landscape architects, and other related 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.
Click here for details.
- RFP – Cultural Asset Inventory and Creative Placemaking Planning
The City of Providence is seeking a consultant to work with the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Department of Planning and Development to develop strategies to co-locate arts and cultural amenities with housing and job opportunities at key nodes along five of the City’s highest use transit corridors–Broad Street, North Main Street, Elmwood Avenue, Chalkstone Avenue, and Manton Avenue.
The selected consultant will document existing arts and cultural opportunities, develop interpretive “themes” for each of the five study corridors, and develop strategies to integrate arts and culture at key nodes along the corridors.
Proposals must be received by 2:15 PM on April 23, 2012. The full Request for Proposals is available at http://pvd.me/d6W
- RFP Preparation of Design Review Guidelines – Concord, NH
The City of Concord, NH is soliciting consultant services for the preparation of local design review guidelines, which will need to address site development, landscaping, architectural design and signage, as well as provide specific standards for Concord’s different zoning districts, including the historic downtown. The consultant/firm must have demonstrated experience in preparing design guidelines and familiarity with land use regulations in the State of New Hampshire.
Proposals are due no later than 2:00 PM on April 11, 2012.
Detailed information is provided in RFP25-12 Preparation of Design Guidelines, available online atwww.concordnh.gov/purchasing.
- Regional Planner – North Country Council, Bethlehem, NH
- Campus Planner – UMass Boston
- Senior Environmental Planner – City of Newton
- Staff Planner – City of Salem
- Planning Coordinator – Town of Middleton
- Town Planner/Energy Efficiency Manager – Town of Swampscott
- Web Developer – MAPC
- Principal Planner – Town of Weymouth
- Economic Development Director – City of Newton
- Senior Planner: Zoning/Special Projects – Town of Hingham
- Principal Planner – State of Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program
- Internship (Programming and Operations) – Congress for the New Urbanism, New England Chapter
- Internship (Advocacy) – Congress for the New Urbanism, New England Chapter
- Junior Planner (Staff Planner) – City of Brockton
- Planner/Project Manager – City of Chelsea
- Project Coordinator – MassBike
- Principal Planner – City of Stamford
- Community Development Coordinator – Town of Framingham
- Deputy Director, Planning & Development – Massport
- Land Use Planners in Housing and Economic Development – MAPC
- Interim Executive Director (Part Time) – Freedom’s Way Heritage Association
- Director – MetroWest Regional Collaborative
- Executive Director – South Western Regional Planning Agency
- Communications Coordinator – Community Preservation Coalition
- Transit Planner – Pioneer Valley Planning Commission