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Annual Gov. James J. Florio Distinguished Visiting Scholar In Public Policy Lecture

May 1, 2018
5:00 pmto6:30 pm

Richard J. Jackson will present “Empowering Healthier Policies at the State and Local Levels.” Richard Jackson is a Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA and is the Gov. James J. Florio Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Rutgers University’s Bloustein School in the spring on 2018.

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Location: Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick

RSVP by visiting: http://go.rutgers.edu/254r27fr

Success Stories in Residential Energy Efficiency

May 2, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

This Sustainable Jersey webinar will highlight successful collaborations between green team members and municipal officials to implement effective outreach programs to increase adoption of the Home Performance with Energy Star and Comfort Partners programs offered to homeowners by the New Jersey Clean Energy Program.  Completion of the Residential Energy Efficiency Outreach action could also potentially meet one of the requirements for earning a Gold Star in Energy.

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Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit Northeast

May 3, 2018 9:00 amtoMay 4, 2018 5:00 pm

The Northeastern Corridor conference was the first location of the CPLS. This year, it will discuss how to engage communities in creative placemaking in an organic and culturally specific way. This region serves New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Key topics include sports and their role in arts development, gentrification and the ethical ambiguity of creative placemaking, and physical design. This conference hopes to engage community leaders from this region in developing innovative ways to create arts and cultural programming in their towns.

Location: Drew University

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Webinar: Incorporating arts in urban and site design

May 8, 2018
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Like the convenience of a webinar, but wish they could be more interactive? Join The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking for our upcoming Strategic Conversations on creative placemaking.

This Strategic Conversation explores how to design communities and sites to encourage more creative and cultural activities. Participants will also learn how the arts can help improve navigation, safety and other issues in urban and site design.

Together North Jersey: Health Communities Workshop

May 10, 2018
8:30 amto12:00 pm

In New Jersey, there are communities that are already taking initiatives to provide their people a healthier physical, social and mental environment to live in. They are developing food and health systems element for their master plan, developing blueprints to improve the health and well-being of their communities and implementing healthy corner store initiatives. This workshop will provide a general idea about how to build a healthy living condition in your community and who in New Jersey is already doing so.

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

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Certificate in creative placemaking information session (webinar)

May 10, 2018
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

The Certificate program is produced by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and New Hampshire Institute of Art.

The information session will introduce participants to the Certification program, as students and faculty in the program. Participants will have time to ask questions. All sessions will be led by the program’s designer and academic director, Leonardo Vazquez. Information sessions are one hour, online, and free. Details on how to join the webinar will be included in your confirmation email.

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Project Finance

May 16, 2018
9:30 amto4:30 pm

New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Redevelopment Training Institute

Students will participate in the development and analysis of project financials including the calculation of loan payments, debt capacity, net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), and other financial calculations.  Additionally, learn how to create a basic sensitivity analysis using Microsoft Excel.  A brief review of financing tools and products will be covered.

Location: Thomas Edison State University, 111 West State St., Trenton NJ

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USGBC NJ Awards Gala

May 16, 2018
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

Each year USGBC NJ recognizes and presents Gala Awards to companies and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in green building and sustainability.

Location: The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, NJ

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Revitalizing and Redeveloping New Jersey

May 17, 2018
8:00 amto11:00 am

At this Bisnow event, join expert developers, municipal leaders, and innovative design professionals as they detail their efforts to reinvent the revitalize the existing assets of New Jersey. When it comes to the future of development in New Jersey, the old corporate headquarters, historic warehouses, and huge suburban office parks can’t be ignored. We’ll cover the strategy behind repositioning, the process of marketing to attract new tenants, and the advances in design that are giving projects like Asbury Park the edge.

Location: 340 Kingsland Street, Building 200 Metro Blvd., Nutley, NJ 07110

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Certificate in creative placemaking information session (webinar)

May 22, 2018
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

The Certificate program is produced by The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and New Hampshire Institute of Art.

The information session will introduce participants to the Certification program, as students and faculty in the program. Participants will have time to ask questions. All sessions will be led by the program’s designer and academic director, Leonardo Vazquez. Information sessions are one hour, online, and free. Details on how to join the webinar will be included in your confirmation email.

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