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Annual Gov. James J. Florio Distinguished Visiting Scholar In Public Policy Lecture

May 1, 2018
5:00 pmto6:30 pm

Richard J. Jackson will present “Empowering Healthier Policies at the State and Local Levels.” Richard Jackson is a Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA and is the Gov. James J. Florio Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Rutgers University’s Bloustein School in the spring on 2018.

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Location: Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick

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Success Stories in Residential Energy Efficiency

May 2, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

This Sustainable Jersey webinar will highlight successful collaborations between green team members and municipal officials to implement effective outreach programs to increase adoption of the Home Performance with Energy Star and Comfort Partners programs offered to homeowners by the New Jersey Clean Energy Program.  Completion of the Residential Energy Efficiency Outreach action could also potentially meet one of the requirements for earning a Gold Star in Energy.


Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit Northeast

May 3, 2018 9:00 amtoMay 4, 2018 5:00 pm

The Northeastern Corridor conference was the first location of the CPLS. This year, it will discuss how to engage communities in creative placemaking in an organic and culturally specific way. This region serves New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Key topics include sports and their role in arts development, gentrification and the ethical ambiguity of creative placemaking, and physical design. This conference hopes to engage community leaders from this region in developing innovative ways to create arts and cultural programming in their towns.

Location: Drew University

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Webinar: Incorporating arts in urban and site design

May 8, 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.

This Strategic Conversation 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.

Webinar: Creating Livable Communities for All Ages

May 9, 2018
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Webinar with America Walks

Walkable communities are only truly walkable when they are able to be enjoyed and accessed by members of all ages. Learn how communities of all shapes and sizes are making sure they are livable for people of all ages and abilities. This webinar is intended for advocates just getting started on the walking path as well as anyone interested in learning more about this topic.

Location: online

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Together North Jersey: Healthy Communities Workshop

May 10, 2018
8:30 amto12:00 pm

In New Jersey, there are communities that are already taking initiatives to provide their people a healthier physical, social and mental environment to live in. They are developing food and health systems element for their master plan, developing blueprints to improve the health and well-being of their communities and implementing healthy corner store initiatives. This workshop will provide a general idea about how to build a healthy living condition in your community and who in New Jersey is already doing so.

Location: North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority, 1085 Raymond Boulevard, Newark

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Certificate in creative placemaking information session (webinar)

May 10, 2018
12:00 pmto1:00 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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Local Action/Global Impact: Panel Discussion

May 10, 2018
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is hosting a three-part series on climate change and sustainability called Local Action/Global Impact.

The first event of LOCAL ACTION/GLOBAL IMPACT is a panel discussion on May 10 focusing on clean water issues in New Jersey as affected by climate change. The panelists will include: Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, former head of the EPA and founder of The Whitman Strategy Group, providing environmental and energy consulting services to organizations and government agencies; J. Douglas Reid-Green, senior technical lead for BASF’s environmental remediation team; Jennifer Coffey, Executive Director of the Association of NJ Environmental Commissions; Randall Solomon, Executive Director of Sustainable Jersey; and, David Naidu, President of the Common Council of Summit, NJ, and a partner at K&L Gates with an emphasis on environment, land and natural resources.

The panel discussion will begin at 7:00 pm at Reeves-Reed Arboretum. There will be a special meet-and-greet reception with the panelists at 6:30 pm with limited availability.

The cost of attending the discussion and reception is $25; for the discussion alone, it is $10 for Reeves-Reed Arboretum Members and $15 for Non-Members.

Location: Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit NJ

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7th Annual Oyster Hour Benefit

May 15, 2018
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

Join NY/NJ Baykeeper to welcome their new baykeeper, Greg Remaud.

Location: Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, New York NY 10004

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Project Finance

May 16, 2018
9:30 amto4:30 pm

New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Redevelopment Training Institute

Students will participate in the development and analysis of project financials including the calculation of loan payments, debt capacity, net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), and other financial calculations.  Additionally, learn how to create a basic sensitivity analysis using Microsoft Excel.  A brief review of financing tools and products will be covered.

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

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