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Webinar: Opportunities for Walkability in Rural and Small Towns

July 11, 2018
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

Presented by America Walks.

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Webinar: How creative placemaking can help build more resilient communities

July 17, 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.

With the damage caused from hurricanes, tornadoes and floods around the United States, more communities are looking to be more ‘resilient.’ Resiliency is not just about creative physical improvements to withstand storms; it is also connects to a community’s ability to revitalize quickly after disaster. Arts and culture can play a big role in helping communities recover. We will explore examples from Louisiana, New Jersey and Missouri, and discuss how to connect creative placemaking with resiliency in community dialogues.

Location: online

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Pinelands Summer Short Course

July 19, 2018
8:00 amto3:00 pm

Location: Hammonton, N.J.

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Jersey Water Works Annual Membership Meeting

July 19, 2018
11:30 amto4:00 pm

The third annual Jersey Water Works Membership Meeting will bring together more than 100 attendees on July 19 at the Robert Wood Johnson Conference Center in Hamilton (1 Hamilton Health Place) to join us as we brainstorm ways to make faster progress, celebrate the work of the collaborative and its members, and learn from experts.

Promote the membership meeting using these communications resources. You can learn more about last year’s meeting here.

Register here today and stay tuned for a full agenda and speakers.

Advisory Committee

Jennifer Brunton, Louis Berger; Jennifer Feltis Cortese, NJ Department of Environmental Protection; Bill McGuire, W.M.McGuire Marketing; Nicole Miller, MnM Consulting; Kendra Morris, SUEZ; Shoshanna Page, New Jersey Urban Mayors Association

Certificate in creative placemaking information session (webinar)

July 19, 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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Delaware Estuary Teachers Workshop

July 24, 2018
9:00 amto4:00 pm

This event will be held by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Register to take a trip into the field to learn about stream health and aquatic life! This is an educational opportunity for teachers and a certificate for 5 professional development hours will be provided upon completion.

Topics will include the health and threats to local waterways. We’ll focus on the problem of stormwater, how it impacts our waterways, and how local groups are using “green infrastructure” (like rain gardens and rain barrels) to address the issue.

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Location: Bridgeton, NJ

Solar Energy Pilot Program Stakeholder Meeting

July 24, 2018
10:00 amto12:00 pm

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities invites all interested parties and members of the public to a Stakeholder Meeting to discuss a number of issues to inform the development of the Community Solar Energy Pilot Program.On May 23, 2018, the Clean Energy Act was signed into law, directing the BPU to adopt rules and regulations establishing a Pilot Program within 210 days. This program will enable utility customers to participate in a solar energy project that may be remotely located from their properties and receive a credit on their utility bills for their participation in a community solar pilot project.

Location: Rutgers University College Avenue Student Center, 126 College Ave, New Brunswick NJ

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Coastal Resiliency: Atlantic City Seawall Tour

July 25, 2018
5:30 pmto7:30 pm

Join Urban Land Institute and the Army Corps of Engineers for an informative tour on the Absecon Inlet seawall.

The Absecon Inlet seawall is an excellent example of an infrastructure project playing a dual role of functionality and economic development. Facing concerns over rising sea levels and increasing storm intensity, the Army Corps of Engineers broke ground in 2015 and recently completed the seawall. While the project’s primary focus is climate change resiliency, it enabled extension of the boardwalk to link popular entertainment enclave, Gardner’s Basin, to the rest of the Atlantic City ocean front and southern shore towns of Ventnor and Margate through bicycle and pedestrian accessibility.

Location: 60 North Maine Ave, Atlantic City NJ, 08401

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The Future of the Gold Coast: Why the Hudson Waterfront is Heating Up

July 26, 2018
8:00 amto11:00 am

How can New Jersey Gold Coast create office space that attracts companies to move outside Manhattan? At this BisNow event, you’ll learn how developers are creating business and cultural districts on the water that are attractive to the next-gen workforce, and what infrastructure improvements are required for securing the Gold Coast as a viable competitor to NYC.

Location: TBA

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CAPRE Annual Newark CRE Summit

July 26, 2018
8:30 amto5:00 pm

Location: Robert Treat Hotel, 50 Park Place, NewarkNew Jersey 07102

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