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Archive for April, 2016

American Institute of Architects Convention

May 18, 2016toMay 21, 2016

Location: Philadelphia

More information and registration

Jersey Water Works Releases 2016 Workplan

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

The cross-sector collaborative will focus on optimizing current water system operations and engaging affected communities in water-infrastructure investment decisions.

Newark Forum on Historic Preservation

April 29, 2016
8:30 amto2:00 pm

A daylong exploration of historic and neighborhood preservation. We will gather to honor our local story and to help develop an action plan for preservation in Newark. Local experts will discuss how Newark’s social life and history is manifest in its built environment, while nationally known speakers will place the city in broad context. The discussion will encompass multiple forms of preservation and the legal and financial frameworks that enable preservation efforts.

Location: 15 Washington St., Newark

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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

Green Infrastructure Workshop — Highlands

April 27, 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: Lake Hopatcong Senior Center, 32 Lakeside Ave., Hopatcong

More information and registration

Agenda

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

Building Local Resilience to Climate Change — South

May 20, 2016
9:00 amto11:30 am

Location: ACUA Environmental Park, Atlantic County Utilities Authority, 6700 Delilah Rd. Egg Harbor Township

Registration

This workshop will review tools and actionable steps that communities can take to be more prepared and resilient to the impacts of climate change. The tools were developed and vetted by public, non-profit and academic partners throughout the state, including Sustainable Jersey’s Task Forces. As such, they represent some of the most current resiliency tools available to New Jersey municipalities. Topics to be covered include the NJ Municipal Resilience Cycle, coastal and tidally influenced vulnerability assessments, extreme temperature event plans, emergency preparedness self-assessments (“Getting to Resilience”), emergency communications for vulnerable populations, and more.

The workshop is intended for planners, engineers, emergency managers, local officials, green teams and citizens and organizations interested in learning about local resiliency tools and actionable steps.

Building Local Resilience to Climate Change — North

May 17, 2016
9:00 amto11:30 am

Location: Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1001 Fire Academy Dr., Sayreville

Registration

This workshop will review tools and actionable steps that communities can take to be more prepared and resilient to the impacts of climate change. The tools were developed and vetted by public, non-profit and academic partners throughout the state, including Sustainable Jersey’s Task Forces. As such, they represent some of the most current resiliency tools available to New Jersey municipalities. Topics to be covered include the NJ Municipal Resilience Cycle, coastal and tidally influenced vulnerability assessments, extreme temperature event plans, emergency preparedness self-assessments (“Getting to Resilience”), emergency communications for vulnerable populations, and more.

The workshop is intended for planners, engineers, emergency managers, local officials, green teams and citizens and organizations interested in learning about local resiliency tools and actionable steps.

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

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

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