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Green Roof Professional Training

February 28, 2018 8:30 amtoMarch 2, 2018 5:00 pm

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities will be hosting their Green Roof Professional (GRP) Training in New York, February 28 – March 2, 2018.  Learn the key elements of green roof design and installation, technical standards, product innovations, and best practices from the leading industry association dedicated to the growth and development of the green roof and wall industry in North America.

Location: TBD

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Detailed course description: February 28 – March 2, 2018, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Green Roof Design and Installation (Wednesday, February 28)

Green Roof Design and Installation provides the latest information on green roof benefits, technical standards, product innovations, and design and installation best practices. It presents tools and techniques needed to meet green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification, and within budget.

Green Roof Waterproofing and Drainage (Thursday, March 1)

This course will provide participants with an overview of waterproofing and drainage construction and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It lays out technical vocabulary and materials and presents detailed design solutions and implementation best management practices for waterproofing and drainage in green roofs.

Green Roof Plants and Growing Media (Friday, March 2)

This course will provide participants with an overview of plants and growing media design considerations and maintenance for green roof assemblies. It establishes design and implementation best management practices for plants and growing media in green roofs.

New Jersey Land Conservation Rally

March 2, 2018
8:00 amto5:00 pm

The 22nd annual NJ Land Conservation Rally is a one-day educational conference about open space and farmland preservation in NJ. Features include 27 workshops, 5 roundtable discussions, a keynote speech from David Case, author of “Nature of Americans,” 25 exhibitors, and a farmers market.

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick

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Certificate in creative placemaking information session (webinar)

March 6, 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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2018 Redevelopment Forum

March 9, 2018
8:00 amto4:00 pm

More information and a call for sessions will be available in the fall of 2017.

Location: Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick

For information about the 2017 forum and previous forums, click here.

Webinar: History of creative placemaking in the United States

March 9, 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.

The term ‘creative placemaking’ was coined only six years ago, but it has been happening in various forms in the US since at least the late 19th century. This webinar will explore the earliest work in creative placemaking in America. Participants will learn about the pioneering work of Charles Mulford Robinson, Edgar Lee Hewett and others, and discover how placemaking through arts and culture has evolved over more than a century.

Location: online

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New Jersey State of the Market

March 14, 2018
8:00 amto12:00 pm

Metroburbs, Adaptive Reuse, and Transit-Oriented Development

What you’ll learn:

1) Which is hotter for industrial: Southern N.J. or Northern-Central N.J.?

2) What is behind N.J.’s record rents for office and will that trend continue?

3) What areas of New Jersey are poised for big growth?

4) Where are the new submarkets that developers in N.J. are looking to dig up?

5) Will N.J.’s retail market make a comeback?

6) What, if anything, will change for CRE under the new governor?

7) What does Newark’s $7B bid for Amazon HQ2say about the state’s economic development?

NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council Meeting

March 14, 2018
9:30 amto1:30 pm

The New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council (BPAC) is coordinated by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Location: Edward J. Bloustein School, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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How a Corridor Revived a College Town

March 15, 2018
9:00 amto11:00 am

Explore the opportunities and challenges in public-private partnerships in university community development with Urban Land Institute Philadelphia.

Rowan Boulevard is a one-third mile long extension of Glassboro’s Central Business District that leverages the close proximity of the Borough and Rowan University to create a vibrant, thriving integration of academic, business, cultural, and commercial activities. From its genesis almost two decades ago, the now-busy Boulevard is the successful result of close collaboration among the public, institutional, and private partners, and innovative planning and design that have yielded a friendly, attractive environment for students, staff and visitors affiliated with Rowan University, as well as local Glassboro residents and business people.


Part 1: Overview: The History and Development of Rowan Boulevard

Part 2: Panel: Practitioner Expertise – In Retrospect…

Location: Rowan University Engineering Hall, 201 N. Campus Road, Glassboro NJ 08028

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Project Finance course

March 19, 2018 9:30 amtoMarch 20, 2018 4:30 pm

New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Redevelopment Training Institute

Introduce financing tools and the types of financing available in today’s market for residential and commercial development; Learn basic finance concepts and terminology including Net Operating Income (NOI), Net Present Value (NPV), and debt coverage ratio (DCR), and how to construct development budgets and operating pro formas using Excel.

The key learning objectives are:

  • Understanding of basic finance concepts and terminology
  • How to construct development budgets and operating pro forma to determine net operating income (NOI), debt capacity and financing gap
  • The underwriting ratios used by lenders and investors to assess a development project
  • Types of financing available for real estate development projects

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

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Breaking Ground: Transforming a Region

March 22, 2018
7:30 amto3:30 pm

Join Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission for Breaking Ground 2018. This conference aims to implement the principles and goals of Connections 2045 Long-Range Plan for Greater Philadelphia. While our region is made up of 352 local governments, we are better-positioned and more economically competitive by moving forward together, as a region. This year’s conference celebrates regional cooperation and government efficiency.

In keeping with that theme, the keynote speaker—Brian Elms—is an expert in management and government performance. Concurrent sessions will feature government transparency, sustainable environmental practices, collaboration between businesses and government, the use of data and metrics, and a celebration of diversity age-friendly communities. Breaking Ground 2018 is expanding to include a Learning Lounge, which will feature businesses and newer tech companies that assist municipal governments in better serving their citizens.

Location: Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia PA

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