Great Places in America Call for Nominations



Healthy by Design: Community Health + Planning Practice

Join us  on Friday, February 13 as we explore how communities can advance strategies to improve opportunities for healthy living. Decisions regarding land use, urban design, and transportation impact local air quality, water quality and supply, traffic safety, physical activity, and other unhealthy exposures. Our presenters will talk about the relationship between health and the built environment here in CT and provide “best practice” examples of communities using land use policy to promote health. We will wrap up the day with an interactive exercise to get your input on a vision for a healthy and vibrant CT that will serve as a foundation for developing CT’s Action Plan for Promoting Health through the Built Environment.

Opening Remarks

Katharine K. Lewis, PhD, MPH, RN
CT Department of Public Health

Keynote Presentation

Doug McLean, AICP
Sr. Planner, Town of South Kingstown, RI


Ted DeSantos, P.E., P.T.O.E.
Principal of Fuss & O’Neil, Inc.
Neil Pade, AICP
Town Planner, Town of Canton, CT
Mehul Dalal, MD, MSc, MHS
Director, Chronic Diseases Section, CT Department of Public Health
Judith R. Dicine, JD
Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney, Statewide Housing Matters



Friday, February 13
9 AM – 3 PM
(Breakfast at 8:30)
Lunch is also provided.
Event is free.
2.5 CM credits for AICP Planners (pending)


The Lyceum
227 Lawrence St.
Hartford, CT 06106


Click here to RSVP.
For Questions:


Connecticut Public Health Association
Connecticut Main Street Center
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Partnership for Strong Communities
Connecticut Chapter – American Planning Association
Connecticut Association of Directors of Health

APA Region 1 Conference – Call for Sessions

Session proposals are now being accepted for the 2015 American Planning Association Northeast Planning Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York! The Getting Ahead of the Future Conference represents a great opportunity to explore breaking trends and acquire the necessary skills required for the “future planner”.

Getting Ahead of the Future involves anticipating new planning trends, emerging issues, and preparing for what is next. We’re looking for sessions that explore:

  • How we prepare for an uncertain economy and adapt to climate change
  • How to address new demographic realities
  • The role of the professional planner of the future and the skills they need
  • How planners engage and inspire our constituencies for what’s next

The Getting Ahead of the Future conference will explore these issues and the necessary skills for the future planner including: specialized competencies, political savvy, leadership, collaboration, and written, oral and graphic communication. So get ready, get creative, and be part of the future…propose a session now!

Session Proposal Details:


2014 SNEAPA – Call for Session Proposals


2014 Southern New England APA Conference

Save the Date! The 2014 Southern New England APA (SNEAPA) Conference will be held October 23-24, 2014 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. Look for program and registration information this summer. See SNEAPA website for details.

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