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Webinar: Green Streets in Dense Communities

September 12, 2018
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

This webinar will showcase results of a two year planning initiative by the City of Cambridge and the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) to identify and design green infrastructure strategies for dense, residential city streets. CRWA designed three individual “green streets”, an innovative stormwater management approach that captures rain where it falls by using vegetation, soil and engineered systems to slow, filter and clean stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces. Based on this design process and input from residents and various city departments, CRWA also designed a Green Streets Guidance document for the City to help facilitate incorporation of green infrastructure systems into all roadway improvement projects.

Location: Online

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Webinar: Success with stormwater fees

September 12, 2018
2:00 pmto3:30 pm

EPA’s Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center is hosting a stormwater finance webinar series in collaboration with the Water Environment Federation. This webinar will provide specific successful and leading-edge examples of how communities have supported their stormwater programs using stormwater fees. Hear about successes, challenges, and lessons learned from stormwater fees from: -Philip Pickering, Engineering Supervisor; and Mike Romakiewicz, GIS Supervisor (Philadelphia Water Department) -Neal Shapiro, Watershed Management Program Coordinator; and Curtis Castle, Principal Civil Engineer (City of Santa Monica, CA) -Srini Valavala, Stormwater Services Administrator (City of Abilene, TX) Come with questions and hear discussion about this innovative series of stormwater financing practices.

Location: online

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Seminar on the Science of Climate Change

September 12, 2018
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

A 45 minute multi-media introductory seminar on the science of climate change, developed by the nonpartisan C-Change Conversation group. The event will provide a safe & encouraging environment for learning. Networking opportunities & snacks provided.

Location: Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226

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Policy Game Changers

September 13, 2018
7:30 amto10:00 am

Experts in city governance, branding, transportation, and economic development, who, as former colleagues invested in the region for decades, will reflect on the policies that have been transformational to our region and how Philadelphia should position itself to be a global competitor in the future.

Location: WHYY, 150 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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National Drive Electric Celebration

September 13, 2018
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

Atlantic County Utilities Authority is inviting residents and local businesses to come see its electric vehicles up close and learn about the infrastructure needed to accommodate them. Residents and businesses with EVs are invited to showcase their cars and share information.

Location: ACUA Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township NJ

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Green Infrastructure Planning and Implementation

September 19, 2018
8:30 amto12:00 pm

This Sustainable Jersey course will review the Sustainable Jersey green infrastructure actions. If your municipality is struggling with localized flooding or unhealthy waterways, this workshop is for you! There are 35 points available for green infrastructure planning and another 45 points available for green infrastructure implementation. The Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program has already completed green infrastructure plans for over 140 Sustainable Jersey municipalities. Come find out if you are one of them and how you can adopt these plans for Sustainable Jersey points.

Location: Duke Farms, 1112 Dukes Parkway West, Hillsborough NJ

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Webinar: Placemaking In The Burbs

September 19, 2018
3:00 pmto4:00 pm

Hosted by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

This webinar will look at challenges the suburban communities of Newcastle, WA and Bellevue, WA face and recent projects to address them. Presenters will walk through existing conditions and challenges in the suburban environment, the impetus for the project, details on the public outreach process that engaged a wide-range of community members, the effort’s final recommendations, and lessons learned.

Location: Online

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Tax Abatements: Understanding Them and Examining Models That Work

September 20, 2018
9:30 amto4:30 pm

New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Redevelopment Training Institute

Tax abatement is one of the most sought after public incentive to enhance and ensure financial feasibility of private sector residential and commercial development projects of various project sizes. This one-day workshop will devolve into the five-year exemption and abatement law and the long-term tax exemption law, eligibility requirements, method of calculations and when to use them for economic development projects.  The workshop will also discuss the costs and benefits of the program and how to negotiate the financial agreement between the property owner and municipality.

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

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Webinar: Communicating Rates in a Changing Water Landscape

September 20, 2018
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

While water is invaluable and essential, making sure water reaches us safely and is returned to nature responsibly is expensive – particularly considering the pressures water systems face from changing demographics, more extreme weather, and rapidly aging infrastructure. Utilities face competing realities: on the one hand, neither outside funding or water utility rates have kept pace with needs; on the other hand, increasing rates has a real impact on customers.

Join the US Water Alliance for a webinar on Communicating Rates in a Changing Water Landscape. Hear from leading water communications teams about considerations, messaging, and tactics that help the public understand why investment is so critical and get your questions answered.

Location: Online

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Webinar: Accessibility for All – Considerations for Including People with Disabilities in Shared Mobility Strategies

September 20, 2018
3:00 pmto4:15 pm

Join the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) and the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) for a webinar discussing strategies to ensure that accessibility and equity are integrated in the design and implementation of shared-use mobility.

Location: Online

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