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Create a Place – Arts Build Communities

April 4, 2012
8:00 amto4:00 pm

Arts Build Communities (ABC) would like to invite you to join with us in sponsoring the second annual Creative Placemaking Conference, “Create a Place – Arts Build Communities.” 

ABC, a Rutgers University Center, provides expertise on how the arts connect economic and community development. We help communities and arts-related organizations make more cost-effective decisions about creative placemaking through continuing education, community coaching, thought leadership and practical research.

The conference will be held on April 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ.

Click here for more information or contact Winnie Fatton  (fattonattcnjdotedu)  .

 

 

NJ Regional Planning Summit: “Reshaping NJ to Unleash Our Creative Potential

April 10, 2012
8:00 amto4:30 pm

Place:
War Memorial, Trenton, NJ

PlanSmart NJ’s 2012 NJ Regional Planning Summit will create a unique opportunity for professionals from business, planning, civic, and academic backgrounds to come together to launch a new strategic framework for fostering creative talent by building great communities and regions of excellence. Business leaders from New Jersey’s industry growth clusters will discuss what it will take to foster innovation here in the Garden State.  You will hear first-hand about successful transportation and regional planning initiatives from across our region and other states that can serve as models for New Jersey.  

Featuring a keynote address by the internationally renowned author Richard Florida.  For more information please go to  www.plansmartnj.org.

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The NJ Spotlight Roundtable Series: The Growing Conflict Over Smart Growth

April 13, 2012
11:45 amto1:30 pm

If New Jersey is ever going to embrace smart growth, advocates and stakeholders are first going to have to agree as to what it is — and isn’t.

The Christie administration isn’t waiting. It’s overhauling the State Plan and is about to adopt a new investment strategy that it claims will spur economic growth while preserving New Jersey’s few remaining open spaces and farmland.Can the administration’s vision prevail? That’s just one of the topics to be explored at the latest NJ Spotlight Roundtable: The Growing Conflict Over Smart Growth.

Moderator: Tom Johnson, environment editor and co-founder of NJ Spotlight.

Panelists include Peter Kasabach, executive director of New Jersey Future; Dan Kennedy of the state Office of Planning Advocacy; and Eileen Swan, former executive director of the New Jersey Highlands Council.

There is no fee, but you need to register.

Place:
Trenton Masonic Temple
Lunch will be served / Seating is limited

Designing Healthy Communities: Your Role in Local Government

April 21, 2012
8:30 amto1:30 pm

NJPO joins the New Jersey Association of County & City Health Officials, New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services, and many other organizations in this timely program concerning planning’s impact on the health of New Jersey residents.

The April 21 seminar will be from 8:30-1:30 at the Middlesex County Fire Academy in Sayreville.  Please visit www.njpo.org or click here (pdf) for more information.
 

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Symposium on Planning Healthy, Sustainable Communities

April 26, 2012toApril 27, 2012

This two-day event will focus on three majors tracks: livability and the environment; economic competitiveness and workforce development; and society and community. It will showcase policy and applied research undertaken by faculty, staff, students, and alumni at the Bloustein School and Rutgers as well as showcase major keynote speakers.

Location: Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
New Brunswick, N.J. 

More information and registration.

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Big Plans — Bold Innovations — Bright Future

April 27, 2012
8:30 amto4:00 pm

The Regional Plan Association annual Regional Assembly

This year’s Regional Assembly will bring together local and international civic leaders to explore strategies for the tri-state area and examine how world cities are confronting vital public-policy questions. Keynote speakers and panelists will address planning as it confronts funding constraints, climate disruptions and increased energy costs.

More information and registration

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Designing Healthy Communities: Your Role in Local Government

April 28, 2012
8:30 amto1:30 pm

NJPO joins the New Jersey Association of County & City Health Officials, New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services, and many other organizations in this timely program concerning planning’s impact on the health of New Jersey residents.

The April 28 seminar will be from 8:30-1:30 at the Morris County Fire Academy in Morris Plains.  Please visit www.njpo.org or click here (pdf) for more information.
 

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