Working for Smart Growth:
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Webinar: Planning for Coastal Storm and Erosion Hazards

July 6, 2017
11:30 amto3:00 pm

This American Geosciences Institute webinar will focus on efforts to anticipate, mitigate, and respond to coastal storms, erosion, and associated hazards at the federal, state, and local level.

Location: online

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Greening the Streetscape: Webinar

July 10, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

The National Complete Streets Coalition will address questions such as: How can transportation projects be designed to benefit the environment, promote public health, and manage stormwater, all while creating vibrant, attractive, walkable places? And what innovative strategies are cities around the country using to make their streets safer and more resilient?

Location: online

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Webinar: Creative Partnerships to Address Vacant, Abandoned Properties

July 11, 2017
1:00 pmto2:15 pm

Speakers from Dallas and Toledo will discuss their cities’ creative, nontraditional approaches to addressing vacant, abandoned and deteriorated properties. This free webinar is hosted by the Center for Community Progress.

Location: online

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Downtown Delivery Symposium 3

July 12, 2017
1:30 amto12:00 pm

Small, medium, and large towns recognize the importance of balancing commercial needs for deliveries with residents and visitors’ needs. Some forward-thinking cities have taken a proactive approach to fully incorporating freight delivery considerations into major planning initiatives. This free event will explore existing strategies to accommodate deliveries in traditional downtowns.

Location: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, Main Conference Room, 190 North Independence Mall West, 8th Floor, Philadelphia PA

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City of Water Day

July 15, 2017

Celebrate Newark’s riverfront with kayaking, magic, music, fitness, facepainting and other family activities.

Location: Riverfront Park, Newark

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Meeting of the Raritan Watershed Partnership

July 17, 2017
10:00 amto12:00 pm

The EPA has authorized release of findings from the Summer 2016 pathogens monitoring with NY/NJ Baykeeper and civic science volunteers. This meeting will include a summary of the findings.

Location: Middlesex County Dept. of Planning, 75 Bayard Street, New Brunswick

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Resources to Jump-start Vacant Property Redevelopment

July 19, 2017
3:00 pmto7:00 pm

Vacant and contaminated properties blight neighborhoods, reduce the tax base, pose health risks and stymie local job creation. The good news is that housing, commercial development, recreational areas and solar energy have been developed successfully on remediated brownfield properties. This panel will share strategies for success. 

Location: 111 Wood Avenue, South Iselin

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Webinar: Investing in Coastal Conservation and Building Resilience

July 20, 2017
1:00 pmto2:15 pm

Speakers will cover a range of potential funding sources and financing mechanisms for coastal resilience projects that include use of natural infrastructure and nature-based approaches.

Location: online

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Building One America National Summit

July 21, 2017
9:00 amto4:00 pm

The Building One America Summit will involve local leaders and federal and state policy makers to seek bipartisan solutions to the unique but common challenges around housing, schools and infrastructure facing America’s metropolitan regions and its diverse middle-class communities. Participants will include local elected and grassroots leaders from America’s diverse middle class towns and school districts along with scholars, policy experts, state legislators, members of Congress and the White House.

Location: Rutgers University, Camden

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Crowdmapping Workshop

July 21, 2017
9:00 amto2:00 pm

Learn about the assets your community has available for creative placemaking, and learn to see new opportunities in your community. This workshop is part of the Together North Jersey creative placemaking workshop series, sponsored by North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.

Location: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, 1085 Raymond Boulevard, 17th Floor, Newark

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