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Archive for February 9th, 2016

Webinar: Incorporating Arts into Urban Site Design

February 24, 2016
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

This webinar 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.

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ASLA-NJ Annual Meeting and Conference

February 21, 2016toFebruary 23, 2016

Location: Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City

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Information Session for Certification in Creative Placemaking

February 9, 2016
6:00 pmto7:00 pm

The information session, led by the program’s designer and academic director, will introduce participants to the certification program. Participants will have time to ask questions. Participation is free but registration is required.

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One Water Webinar: Urban and Agriculture Coming Together For Healthy Watersheds

March 4, 2016
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

Throughout the United States, efforts are under way to restore and maintain healthy watersheds and high water quality in our streams, rivers, lakes, and coastal waterways. These efforts are built on a common goal of one water stewardship for land and water that is shared by urban, suburban, and rural communities. This work is complicated and requires effective collaboration to forge sustainable, common ground objectives. This webinar will highlight successful examples of municipal and agriculture partnerships to address water quality and productivity concerns. The examples will highlight new approaches to inclusive one-water management for the health of our nation’s waterways.

The webinar will include plenty of time for discussion among session participants. Participation is free, but registration is required.

Moderator: Radhika Fox, CEO, US Water Alliance

Featured Regional Case Studies:
  • Portland Metropolitan Area
    • Bruce Roll, Director of Watershed Management, Clean Water Services
  •  Madison, Wisconsin
    • David Taylor, Director of Ecosystem Services, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    • Tariq P. Baloch, Water Utility Plant Manager, City of Cedar Rapids
    • Adam Kiel, Operations Manager Water Resources, Iowa Soybean Association
    • Keith Schilling, Ph.D. Iowa Geological Survey University of Iowa


Webinar: USDA Wetlands Mitigation Banking Program

February 10, 2016
3:00 pmto4:30 pm

A webinar for those interested in learning more about USDA wetland mitigation banking and the current request for proposals.

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New Zoning Codes: More Housing Options, More Mixed Use, Less Parking

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

A look at how several cities have updated their zoning codes reveals some common approaches to using their land more flexibly and smartly.

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