Upcoming Events

September Planner Therapy!

Introducing…September Planner Therapy!  Before the days get dark and cold, come for one more get together with your planning colleagues!  Meet us at Carrie Nation, a swanky 1920s-inspired setting, for upscale New England fare & drinks.  Reservation for our group is under APA-MA, or “Elizabeth Wood”.

Where?  Carrie Nation, 11 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
(Conveniently located off the T, blue line, Government Center)

When?  Thursday, September 26th from 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm

Menu:    Click Here

RSVP: events@apa-ma.org

See you there!


SRPEDD Lunch & Learn

You are invited to SRPEDD’s Fall Lunch & Learn!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
SRPEDD will provide lunch!

SRPEDD designed the Lunch & Learn to provide information to Town Planners and local community officials from experts in a variety of planning fields. The featured speaker at SRPEDD’s Fall Lunch & Learn will be James Fuccione, Senior Director of the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative, who will discuss how Massachusetts has become a national leader in the Age- and Dementia-Friendly Community movement.

The presentation will provide the framework to this movement, how communities and organizations can join this initiative, and examples of how planners are playing a critical role in helping cities and towns become great places to grow up and grow old. To maximize your time, the program will begin promptly at 12:00 PM and end at 1:30 PM.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to: Eric Arbeene at earbeene@srpedd.org by Friday, September 13.
Please note that due to space constraints, seating is limited to the first 25 people who RSVP.

  AICP members can earn 1.0  Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.

Merrimack Valley Smart Growth Summit: "The River, Our Water, Our Land: Managing for Climate Challenges"
Tuesday, October 29 | 8 am to noon at UTEC, 35 Warren Street, Lowell, MA

Join the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission and the Northern Middlesex Council of Governments for a regional summit about how water can strengthen or undermine the Merrimack Valley’s development and quality of life. The event will look at issues of development patterns, water supply and quality, infrastructure and ecological design, climate resilience, health and equity.

Summit goals:

  • Connect problem-solvers across multiple issues
  • Share solutions and creative failures
  • Set the stage for regional collaboration

Organizers are looking for case studies and thought-provoking ideas for 4-minute rapid-fire presentations. Submit your Pecha Kucha idea here.
For more information about this event visit the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance web page here

 AICP members can earn 1.75  Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at www.planning.org/cm.

Upcoming Events!

Summer is winding down and fall will be here before too long. Here are some events that are coming up to save the date for:

9/25       Great Places Award Winners Announced

10/10     APA-MA/MAPD Movie n Meet-up

10/10     FAICP Nominations due

10/17     SNEAPA Conference - Springfield

10/23    APA-MA Transportation Committee “MBTA Tunnel Tour & Walk

10/29     Merrimack Valley Summit: The River, Our Water, Our Land: Managing for climate challenges

11/6       Join the Consortium for Scenario Planning this November 6–8 in Hartford, CT

We’ll have much more information on each in future emails!