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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in this great opportunity to assist your local APA chapter, build resume, and network.
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.
The 2013 Southern New England APA conference was held in Worcester, MA. CM credits (#e.24604).
Workshop by the Regional Plan Association, Partnership for Strong Communities, CT Fund for the Environment and Tri-State Transportation Campaign.
Workshops on planning and funding biking/walking projects.
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)
Workshop run by a planner and certified Permaculture teacher, sponsored by Center for Sustainable Living NW CT.
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).
Panel discussion by demographer, economist and planners sponsored by the Partnership for Strong Communities. 2 CM credits (#e.22915).
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).
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).