Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces



The River Unites Us Geotourism Conference

September 28, 2017
12:15 amto5:00 pm

Meet local, regional and international leaders in geotourism and learn about best practices in stewardship, creative place-making and promotion. Hear from plenary speakers with Solimar International and the East Tennessee River Valley Geotourism Program.

Location: Woodloch Pines, 731 Welcome Lake Road, Hawley, PA 18428

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Webinar: Local Ordinances: The Building Blocks of Code Enforcement

September 28, 2017
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

Instructor: Matthew Kreis, Assistant General Counsel for National Initiatives, Center for Community Progress

A code enforcement department is only as good as the regulatory tools it has on the books, and the systems that are in place to use those tools. Many ordinances have been on the books for years and do not reflect up-to-date state law. Others may or may not be appropriate for current neighborhood conditions. In other cases, the ordinances on the books are well-crafted, but aren’t wielded as strategically as they could be. It isn’t always clear how to analyze the existing regulatory framework or where to look for best practices to implement. This webinar is an opportunity to take a step back and explore what makes a code enforcement ordinance equitable, efficient, and effective. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the components of effective and ineffective local code enforcement ordinances and explore examples from other cities of ordinances that work well and those that haven’t. At the end of this webinar, participants will be better-equipped to undertake an analysis of their own local ordinances, with a clearer sense of what best practices to consider in shaping (or re-shaping) their regulatory framework.

Price: $45

Location: online

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NJ Gubernatorial Candidate Town Hall: Guadagno

September 28, 2017
6:00 pmto9:00 pm

Mark your calendar and get ready to meet your next New Jersey governor. Along with the Eagleton Center on the American Governor, is co-sponsoring intimate town halls with the state’s leading candidates at the Eagleton Institute of Politics on the Rutgers University-New Brunswick campus. You have a question for the candidates? You’ll have a chance to ask them.

On Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., Democrat Phil Murphy will join The Star-Ledger’s Tom Moran, who will moderate a discussion for an Facebook Live broadcast in front a limited audience at Eagleton’s Wood Lawn Mansion.

The following night, on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.,  it’s Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno’s turn.

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