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APA Atlanta – CT Planners Networking Reception

April 1st, 2014

CT Planners, we hope you’ll join us in Atlanta for a reception at Pittypat’s Porch – Southern Dining on Friday, April 28 (starts at 6:30 PM)!



2014 SNEAPA – Call for Session Proposals

March 20th, 2014


2014 Southern New England APA Conference

January 22nd, 2014

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.

Main Street is the Greenest Street January 24th

January 8th, 2014

Sustainable Strategies for Your Town: Planners will learn from case studies and presentation of techniques what it means for a community to become “more green”. Click here for more information and to register.

AGvocate “Train the Trainer” Boot Camp January 25th

January 8th, 2014

This one-day intensive program will train local “AGvocates” to be resources for municipalities seeking to establish Agriculture Commissions and/or pursue more farm-friendly policies and practices. Click here for more information.

Call for CCAPA Communications Committee Volunteers!

September 27th, 2013

CCAPA’s Communications Committee is looking for some enthusiastic, committed, and web-savvy volunteers to assist with our e-blasts, web site maintenance, and newsletter editorial needs. Volunteers must be detail-oriented and mindful of the time-sensitivity of requests. Familiarity with Constant Contact and WordPress is desired, though we are willing to train to right individual(s). These roles can be divided by multiple people, and require a few hours of remote assistance per month. Please email if interested in this great opportunity to assist your local APA chapter, build resume, and network.

Recent Events

Public Interest in Design Institute at Yale, Nov. 15 & 16

November 15th, 2013

The Public Interest Design Institute (PIDI), at Yale School of Architecture. This is a training course on how to become actively engaged in the rapidly growing field of social design and how to effectively engage a community in the public design process.  Participants will become certified in Social Economic Environmental Design and may earn continuing education credits.


2013 SNEAPA Conference, October 17-18

October 19th, 2013

The 2013 Southern New England APA conference was held in Worcester, MA.  CM credits (#e.24604).

Grab the TOD Advantage, May 9

May 9th, 2013

Workshop by the Regional Plan Association, Partnership for Strong Communities, CT Fund for the Environment and Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

Bike Walk Summit, April 27

April 27th, 2013

Workshops on planning and funding biking/walking projects.

CLEAR Land Use Academy Advanced Training, April 20

April 20th, 2013

This all day seminar will cover: Bias, Pre-disposition (predetermination) and Conflicts; Implementing and Enforcing Land Use Decisions; and, Running a Meeting and Making a Decision. CM credits, including law (#e.23292)

Permaculture for Professionals, April 18

April 18th, 2013

Workshop run by a planner and certified Permaculture teacher, sponsored by Center for Sustainable Living NW CT.

Climate Adaptation Training for Coastal Communities, April 14

April 14th, 2013

This intensive and interactive three day training course provides local officials and other interested individuals in coastal communities with the latest information and skills necessary to proactively adapt to the impacts of changing climate. Course modules are taught by NOAA’s Coastal Services Center expert training staff and local partners. 18 CM credits approved (#e.23206).

How the New Housing Market Could Affect Towns, April 11

April 11th, 2013

Panel discussion by demographer, economist and planners sponsored by the Partnership for Strong Communities. 2 CM credits (#e.22915).

Leading for Results, A CBI Institute, April 5

April 5th, 2013

We are all looking for, or to be, leaders who get results.  This session will introduce you to people who are those leaders.  You’ll learn: Consensus building; Leading in a crisis; Building public support; Leading on ethics; and, Facilitation skills, with an interactive session on effective presentation skills. New this year is CBI’s 5 Minute Solution, a brain storming, problem solving session.  Plus a great tour of Downtown Norwich.  This workshop is organized by CBI- Community Builders Institute - and co-sponsored by CCAPA and the Norwich Community Development Corporation. 4 CM credits (#e.23291).

Mixing Uses, Income, Vitality: Case Studies from Neighboring States, March 22

March 22nd, 2013

How have mixed-use, mixed-income projects been developed in other places? This IForum will present two very different examples of mixed-use, mixed-income projects from New England: The Brooks House in Brattleboro, VT and 30 Haven in Reading, MA.  Organized by the Partnership for Strong Communities, in conjunction with the CT Chapter of the American Planning Association and the CT Committee, Boston Urban Land Institute. 2 CM credits (#e.23159).