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2018 GSI Operations and Maintenance Course

November 1, 2018 8:00 amtoNovember 9, 2018 4:00 pm

On November 1, 2, and 9, the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Partners will offer its 4th annual GSI Operation and Maintenance Course for landscape professionals to learn best practices and advance their skills and working knowledge of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and sustainable stormwater management.

Location: Temple University Center City Campus, 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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WEBINAR: Next City Seminar – Karen Kubey on Housing as Intervention

November 1, 2018
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Join this seminar to learn about how housing projects, and the design processes behind them, can create greater social equity and how collaborative work in housing can reposition the architectural profession at large.

Location: Online

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Downtown New Jersey Annual Conference

November 2, 2018
9:00 amto5:00 pm

Location: New Jersey City University School of Business, Jersey City

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2nd Annual New Jersey Watershed Conference

November 2, 2018
9:30 amto4:00 pm

The 2nd Annual New Jersey Watershed Conference is an educational event that aims to advance knowledge and communications on issues related to water quality and quantity across the state. Attendance is welcomed from environmental professionals, government officials, and interested members of the general public.

The conference will feature a variety of presentations from local experts on watershed management, stormwater, green infrastructure, and the problems and solutions related to the health of our watersheds. $25 registration includes lunch.

Location: The Watershed Institute, 31 Titus Mill Rd., Pennington, NJ 08534

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WEBINAR: The growing creative economy in New Jersey – impacts on urban design, community planning and local economic development

November 7, 2018
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

A recent report from The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking shows that the number of artistic jobs and freelance artists, writers and performers in New Jersey is growing faster than jobs in New Jersey overall. What implications does this have for community planning, urban design and economic development. Though the focus of this conversation is on New Jersey’s creative economy, there will be a lot of takeaways for anyone outside of the state.

Location: Online

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How to Maximize CDBG Funds for Optimal Benefit

November 8, 2018
9:30 amto4:30 pm

New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Redevelopment Training Institute

The How to Maximize CDBG Fund for Optimal Benefit workshop will provide CDBG entitlement jurisdictions, CBDOs, sub-recipients, and beneficiaries with Best Practices and Models for implementing CDBG eligible activities.  This one-day course will also review the federal rules and regulations specifically related to the program eligibility test and national objective, and discuss approaches used to gather community-wide input, especially from low income residents, for the Consolidated Plan.

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

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LEED Green Associate Training

November 12, 2018
6:30 pmto10:00 pm

Hosted by Leading Green

The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field. A new LEED rating system (v4) was recently introduced and this training course is one of the few that has been updated to teach the current rating system.

Location: NJIT – Weston Hall – AIA Room, 323 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102

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NJ League of Municipalities Conference

November 13, 2018 9:00 amtoNovember 15, 2018 3:00 pm

Each year, the League Conference offers more than 100 educational sessions covering topics from the basics of municipal operations to more advanced approaches to technical issues. For the current list of sessions, visit the sessions page.

In addition to dozens of League sessions approved for CEUs, NJLM’s 21 Affiliated Associations are also producing sessions approved for CEUs.

There are also Exhibitor Learning Sessions sponsored by exhibitors and open to all conference delegates.

Location: Atlantic City Convention Center

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WEBINAR: Saving Our Suburbs (Part 1)-How to Create Successful Suburbs

November 13, 2018
12:00 pmto1:30 pm

In part one of this three-part webinar series on Saving Our Suburbs (S.O.S.), panelists will unpack data and share case studies that show how suburbs are preparing for—and succeeding in—a new demographic, cultural, and economic landscape. They’ll give perspective on how public officials and community leaders can rethink their approach to development and growth in response to changing tastes and markets.

Location: Online

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Navigating Change in Your Downtown

November 13, 2018
3:45 pmto4:45 pm

This Downtown New Jersey panel is part of the League of Municipalities conference.

Managed districts, including Business or Special Improvement Districts (BID or SID) can help your downtown navigate changes in market demand brought on by shifts in demographics and consumer preferences. Whether you are looking to strengthen your existing BID or SID, or start a new one, this session will guide you through the key characteristics of a high functioning organization. We will begin with an overview of BID governance, oversight, transparency, and collaboration and partnerships with DCA and municipalities. Panelists will then discuss and provide examples of successful marketing, business attraction, and programming initiatives, which are the main functions of a BID or a SID.

Location: Atlantic City Convention Center

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