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Green Infrastructure Workshop — Pinelands

May 3, 2016
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

A workshop for elected and appointed municipal leaders to learn the basics of green infrastructure, its benefits, and how to foster its use in stormwater management.

Location: Atlantic County Utilities Authority Recycling Center, 6700 Delilah Rd., Egg Harbor Township

More information and registration

Rutgers Energy Institute Annual Symposium

May 4, 2016
8:30 amto12:30 pm

Location: Fiber Optics Auditorium, Busch Campus, 101 Bevier Road, Piscataway

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Rutgers Climate Institute Symposium: From the IPCC to New Jersey Practitioners

May 4, 2016
1:30 pmto4:00 pm

Location: Fiber Optics Auditorium, Busch Campus, 101 Bevier Road, Piscataway

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Urban Agriculture Conference

May 5, 2016
8:00 amto5:00 pm

The New Jersey Urban Mayors Association will convene the 2016 Urban Agriculture as an Economic Development Tool conference. It is free for all NJUMA members and their staffs. Attendees will be introduced to the economic possibilities that exist through urban agriculture. Participants will gather and demonstrate their commitment to the shared goals of creating jobs, growing our economy and improving our quality of life.

Location: Patriots’ Theatre, War Memorial, Trenton

The event is free, but registration is required.

More information and registration

Improving Regional Water Quality in the Face of Climate Change

May 5, 2016
8:00 amto11:30 am

Environmental engineering and public finance professionals will discuss opportunities to improve the resiliency of local wastewater treatment infrastructure and surface water quality in light of climate change risks and adaption needs.

Location: The Conference Center at Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue Montclair, NJ 07043

More information and registration

Funding Walkable and Bike-Friendly Communities — North

May 5, 2016
9:30 amto12:00 pm

Location: Second floor seminar room, Hamilton Club Building, Passaic County Community College, 32 Church St., Paterson

Registration

Attend this workshop to learn more about the funding opportunities available to help create and maintain safe, walkable and bikeable environments in your town that provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to travel safely.

Workshop topics include:

  • Tips and strategies for applying for federal and state grants that can make your project a reality.
  • Tactics for applying to the grant solicitations from the New Jersey Department of Transportation in Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives funding.
  • Sustainable Jersey actions aimed at implementing pedestrian and bike friendly policies and environmental changes.

Presenters include:

  • Elise Bremer-Nei, New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Trish Sanchez, New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center
  • Renee Haider, Sustainable Jersey

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Safe Routes to School, U.S. Department of Transportation, New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Future, American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter

Funding Walkable and Bike-Friendly Communities — Central

May 9, 2016
9:30 amto12:00 pm

Location: Room 369, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick

Registration

Attend this workshop to learn more about the funding opportunities available to help create and maintain safe, walkable and bikeable environments in your town that provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to travel safely.

Workshop topics include:

  • Tips and strategies for applying for federal and state grants that can make your project a reality.
  • Tactics for applying to the grant solicitations from the New Jersey Department of Transportation in Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives funding.
  • Sustainable Jersey actions aimed at implementing pedestrian and bike friendly policies and environmental changes.

Presenters include:

  • Elise Bremer-Nei, New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Trish Sanchez, New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center
  • Renee Haider, Sustainable Jersey

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Safe Routes to School, U.S. Department of Transportation, New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Future, American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter

Health Impact Assessment: Incorporating Health into Planning and Decision-Making

May 10, 2016
8:00 amto3:00 pm

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) can be used to evaluate a proposed plan or project’s potential effects on the health of a population. HIA provides evidence-based recommendations aimed at enhancing positive health impacts and minimizing negative ones.

In this session, the New Jersey Health Impact Collaborative (NJHIC) will lead an introductory training on health impact assessment as a tool to promote community health and equity in planning processes and decision-making. Participants will engage in group exercises related to HIA steps, discuss opportunities and challenges to integrating health into planning and policy processes, and learn about new statewide collaborative initiatives and emerging tools to build capacity for health advancement in planning, and to support health in all policies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the broader context of health influences and the social determinants of health.
  • Understand the principles, value, and use of HIA, as well as the steps involved in conducting an HIA.
  • Understand applicability of HIA to planning, development and land use decision-making and processes.
  • Explore opportunities to incorporate HIA and/or health in all policies in local government decision-making.
  • Review the resources available to local government decision-makers and citizens that wish to include health consideration in community planning.

View approved recertification credits.

Location: Rutgers Eco Complex, 1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown

More information and registration

Funding Walkable and Bike-Friendly Communities — South

May 11, 2016
9:30 amto12:00 pm

Location: AB Conference Room, Campus Center West, Rutgers University, 326 Penn St., Camden

Registration

Attend this workshop to learn more about the funding opportunities available to help create and maintain safe, walkable and bikeable environments in your town that provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to travel safely.

Workshop topics include:

  • Tips and strategies for applying for federal and state grants that can make your project a reality.
  • Tactics for applying to the grant solicitations from the New Jersey Department of Transportation in Safe Routes to School and Transportation Alternatives funding.
  • Sustainable Jersey actions aimed at implementing pedestrian and bike friendly policies and environmental changes.

Presenters include:

  • Elise Bremer-Nei, New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Trish Sanchez, New Jersey Safe Routes to School Resource Center
  • Renee Haider, Sustainable Jersey

Co-Sponsored by New Jersey Safe Routes to School, U.S. Department of Transportation, New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Future, American Planning Association-New Jersey Chapter

Workshop: Complying with Stormwater Regulations

May 13, 2016
9:30 amto3:00 pm

Location: Center for Environmental and Life Sciences, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair

More information (downloadable flyer)

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