Registration is now open for SNEAPA 2015!

SNEAPA_2015Join 500+ colleagues at the Southern New England APA conference, September 24-25 in Hartford.

CCAPA Officer Nominations

The following individuals have been nominated for CCAPA Officer positions. Any petition for candidates must be received by July 1st (submit to Linnea Mccaffrey). Voting will take place in August.

  • President-elect: Michael Piscitelli, AICP
  • Treasurer: Heidi Samokar, AICP
  • Secretary: Khara Dodds, AICP

Call for Nominations for CCAPA Officers

The CCAPA Nominating Committee (Chris Smith, Don Poland and Linnea McCaffrey) has issued a call for nominations for the following Chapter Officer positions, with terms beginning October 1, 2015. Learn more about the Executive Board and these officer positions here.

  • President-elect – one-year term, followed by term as president for two years
  • Secretary – two-year term
  • Treasurer – two-year term

Members should submit nominations by June 4th.

CCAPA Awards Program & Planning Day at the Capitol

L to R Sen. Paul Formica, CCAPA Awards Cmte Chair Val Ferro, FS Daniel Steward, Rep. Kathleen McCarty, CCAPA Pres. Emily HultquistOn Friday, May 15th, CCAPA held its Awards Program as a combined event with Planning Day at the Capitol. In marrying these two important events, we hoped to highlight the best planning work in our state and to engage and thank the legislators who spend their days making policies that guide the work we do.

As outstanding planning efforts in 2014, CCAPA recognized:

The CT Land Use Academy;
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The Town of Waterford; and
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The multi-media, multi-disciplinary exhibit, “Sub-Urbanisms” on casino urbanization and suburban Chinatowns

We were pleased to welcome Senator Paul Formica and Representative Kathleen McCarty, serving the 20th and 38th Districts respectively, both of which include the Town of Waterford. The Senator and Representative read a special citation recognizing Waterford’s CCAPA Award for an Innovative Plan.

Click Here to read the press release on the 2014 Chapter Awards.

Click Here to read event coverage in the Norwich Bulletin.

In addition to the Chapter Awards, representatives of CCAPA, the CT Main Street Center and the Connecticut Economic Development Association will discuss proposed Tax Increment Financing legislation.  Presentations were made by Jana Roberson, CCAPA Government Relations Chair, John O’Toole, CEDAS Board Member and Michael Andreana, Esq., Attorney, Pullman & Comley, LLC.  Click Here to learn more about SB 677, the CCAPA sponsored Tax Increment Financing legislation.

SNEAPA 2015 Session Proposals are due by May 1st!

SNEAPA 2015 Session Proposals are due by May 1st!

2015 CONFERENCE THEME: Diverse & Dynamic: Planners & Places

The 2015 SNEAPA Conference will explore our region’s growing demographic and economic diversity, celebrate the array of neighborhoods found throughout Southern New England, and tap into the diverse skill sets that planners deploy to navigate change.

We are interested in sessions that demonstrate new and changing approaches to how we address all aspects of planning, from housing and transportation to land use and community design. We also seek sessions that will instill and improve the skills necessary for planners to successfully turn the challenges of diversity into opportunity and to ensure that the practice of planning remains progressive, inclusionary and attractive to diverse populations. Join us at the 2015 SNEAPA Conference to present innovative ways to reach these goals.

The SNEAPA conference draws over 500 planners, architects, landscape architects and other related professionals. SNEAPA represents an opportunity to remain current in professional knowledge and skills essential to planners and for certified planners to earn CM credits. Session selection is highly competitive and we encourage creative sessions with hands-on learning.

Visit the SNEAPA website for further information.

SNEAPA 2015 Call for Session Proposals

Session Proposals for this year’s SNEAPA Conference in Hartford are due by May 1st!

2015 CONFERENCE THEME:  Diverse & Dynamic:  Planners & Places

The 2015 SNEAPA Conference will explore our region’s growing demographic and economic diversity, celebrate the array of neighborhoods found throughout Southern New England, and tap into the diverse skill sets that planners deploy to navigate change.

We are interested in sessions that demonstrate new and changing approaches to how we address all aspects of planning, from housing and transportation to land use and community design. We also seek sessions that will instill and improve the skills necessary for planners to successfully turn the challenges of diversity into opportunity and to ensure that the practice of planning remains progressive, inclusionary and attractive to diverse populations. Join us at the 2015 SNEAPA Conference to present innovative ways to reach these goals.

The SNEAPA conference draws over 500 planners, architects, landscape architects and other related professionals. SNEAPA represents an opportunity to remain current in professional knowledge and skills essential to planners and for certified planners to earn CM credits. Session selection is highly competitive and we encourage creative sessions with hands-on learning.

Visit SNEAPA’s page for more information on how to submit.

APA Northeast Planning Conference Session Proposal Deadline Extended

APA Northeast Planning Conference Session Proposal Deadline Extended to February 4th!

Thank Juno! Because of the Northeast storm, the deadline to submit Session Proposals for the APA Northeast Planning Conference has been extended to Wednesday, February 4th at 5pm.

Session proposals are encouraged from planners in all stages of their careers on a broad range of topics – let your creativity shine! We have already received some great session ideas – thank you for your interest and creativity! For those that haven’t submitted yet, please check the conference website for more details and to download the session proposal form. We look forward to receiving your proposals by February 4th at 5pm!

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See you in Saratoga Springs, New York, June 24-26th!

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

Panelists

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

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When

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)

Where

The Lyceum
227 Lawrence St.
Hartford, CT 06106

To RSVP

Click here to RSVP.
For Questions: cpha@cpha.info

Sponsors

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

New AICP Members

Congratulations to Connecticut’s latest round of successful AICP exam candidates:

Ben Henson, AICP

Carly Myers, AICP

Jennifer Rodriguez, AICP

We once again had a 100% pass rate! Please stay tuned for more information on the 2015 annual classroom review for those expecting to take the exam this year.

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:

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