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AICP CM Opportunities

Below is a list of current AICP CM events which may also be found on our Calendar page. Other CM resources are available on our Lending Library page.

Webinar: Advancing Sustainable Communities in Metro Boston

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Advancing Sustainable Communities in Metro Boston: A Review of Key Planning Initiatives In October 2010, MAPC was awarded a $4 million Sustainable Communities Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This grant supported the implementation of MetroFuture, the regional plan, through local planning efforts, state and regional policy work, development of   

Webinar: Participant Experience Design

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Participant Experience Design: New Communication Strategies to Make Public Engagement More Effective Planners currently use diverse engagement tools and processes to reach “beyond the usual suspects” and get outside of City Hall to gather input. However, reports, findings, draft and published plans all are still communicated in very traditional forms – long, jargon-filled documents with   

Penn State Extension: Designing Entrepreneurial-friendly Communities | 1.25 CM

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Designing Entrepreneurial-friendly Communities A growing body of research, information, and practical examples from around the state and nation related to entrepreneurial development will be presented. This includes what entrepreneurial development; how it can augment, and fit within, other economic development efforts; and what you may want to consider to make your community more ‘entrepreneurial-friendly’ will   

Webinar: Youth Engagement and Community Leaders

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Youth planning programs can help communities shape the next generation of civic-minded citizens. Listen while experts from the Atlanta Regional Commission, the University of Georgia, and the University of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension describe three of the area’s youth planning programs: a day camp, a leadership program, and an outreach program for at-risk youth. See how   

Penn State Extension: Comprehensive Plan Better Support Economic Development|1.25 CM

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How Can You Make Your Comprehensive Plan Better Support Economic Development? Municipal and county land use regulations, plans and policies must accommodate the various needs of people, households and business. However, many comprehensive planning efforts, while well intentioned, often provide cursory treatment to the interests of current and prospective business investment – development, expansion, and   

Penn State Extension: Easements Made Easy | 1.25 CM

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Webinar: Easement Made Easy – Applying Conservation Easements on the Landscapes and Greenways of  Pennsylvania’s Communities Conservation easements are increasingly being used for a private land trust or government to limit certain uses of land for the purpose of achieving a particular conservation objective while keeping the land in the landowners control An introduction to   

Penn State Extension: How Can Planners Work to Enhance Community Food Systems|1.25CM

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How Can Planners Work to Enhance Community Food Systems? Efforts to address community problems (e.g. health issues, environmental issues, or social concerns) result in varying degrees of success. What works in one community can fail miserably in another. The Community Readiness Model (CRM) provides an innovative approach to assessing a community’s awareness of a problem   

Penn State Extension: Planning for Healthy Communities|1.25 CM

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Planning for Healthy Communities: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice The United States ranks 37th amongst industrial nations with regard to a healthy population. Communities nationwide are recognizing the critical link between our built environments and public health. How well we plan land use, food systems, transportation, and natural resource protection will have dramatic   

Webinar: Measuring Progress

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Measuring Progress: Performance Metrics as a Tool in Shaping Policy In a time when funding resources are scarce, it is imperative to understand and demonstrate the positive impacts of planning and implementation of transportation investments on our communities. A number of efforts including RTD’s Quality of Life Study, RTD’s TOD Program Metrics and the City   

Penn State Extension: Engaging Your Community’s Generations in Planning|1.25 CM

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Engaging Your Community’s Generations in Planning Communities consist of a variety of generational cohorts, with each of these groups having distinct characteristics. Understanding these characteristics is vital for effectively engaging all age groups of people in planning processes, and later encouraging their volunteerism for the implementation of planned community projects. Descriptions of considerations and options   

APA Region 1 Conference

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Save the date for the American Planning Association Region 1 Conference, June 25-26, 2015 in Saratoga Springs, NY.  More information to follow.