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WEBINAR: How creative placemaking can help build more resilient communities

May 1, 2019
2:00 pmto3:00 pm

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.

(1 AICP CM credit will be requested for this session)

Location: Online

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Coastal Community Resilience: An Overview of Strategies, Tools, and Science

May 3, 2019
9:00 amto4:00 pm

Hosted by Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education

This new course is designed to give planners and practitioners in coastal communities an in-depth understanding of the strategies, science, and tools that are available for use in New Jersey to plan for coastal resilience.

Location: Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center, 20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902

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2019 Waterfront Conference

May 7, 2019
9:00 amto5:00 pm

Hosted by the Waterfront Alliance

Join the Waterfront Alliance’s annual Waterfront Conference, the region’s preeminent gathering for critical issues affecting our harbor and waterfront communities. Hosted aboard the Hornblower Infinity, this year’s conference theme is “Rising Seas, Rising Risks: Adapting Our Region.”

(New Jersey Future’s Executive Director, Peter Kasabach will be participating in a morning panel called “Who Stays Dry? The Risk is High and the Water’s Getting Higher”)

Location: Hudson River Park Pier 40, 353 West Street, New York, NY 10014

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Progress 2019: New Jersey on the National Stage

May 10, 2019
9:00 amto3:30 pm

Join New Jersey Policy Perspective (NJPP) for their annual policy conference exploring the long-term solutions that spread prosperity to every resident in every corner of the Garden State.

Location: The Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center, 10 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Infrastructure Week

May 13, 2019toMay 20, 2019

Infrastructure Week, a non-profit organization, convenes a national week of education and advocacy that brings together American businesses, workers, elected leaders, and everyday citizens around one message in 2019: Let’s #BuildForTomorrow. Starting Now. Each year during IWeek, leaders and citizens around America highlight the state of our nation’s infrastructure – roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, the energy grid, telecoms, and more – and the projects, technologies, and policies necessary to make America competitive, prosperous, and safe.

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Fundamentals of NSR / PSD Permitting

May 14, 2019
8:30 amto4:30 pm

Hosted by Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education

This new, 1-day, New Jersey specific course benefits plant and corporate environmental professionals with compliance, auditing, and air permitting responsibilities. Essential topics such as permit applicability assessments, key regulatory definitions, types of modifications, exemptions, and emissions netting/emissions change calculations and thresholds will be covered.

Location: Rutgers Continuing Education at The Atrium
Suite 101, Room 120 Sequoia
300 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ 08873

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Green Infrastructure Municipal Workshop

May 14, 2019
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

New Jersey Future and Pinelands Preservation Alliance invite you to participate in a workshop teaching communities all about New Jersey Future’s New Jersey Green Infrastructure Municipal Toolkit. As part of this event, you will have the chance to learn how to use the toolkit as a resource to plan, implement, and sustain green infrastructure in your town! Dinner will be available free of charge.

Continuing education credits: This event is approved for 1.5 American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Certification Maintenance (CM) credits and 1.5 Engineering CEUs.


Kendra Lelie, Senior Associate at Clarke Caton Hintz

Christopher C. Obropta, Extension Specialist in Water Resources with Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program

Jaclyn Rhoads, Assistant Executive Director at Pinelands Preservation Alliance

Kandyce Perry, Planning and Policy Manager at New Jersey Future

Louise Wilson, Director, Green Infrastructure at New Jersey Future


Location: Evesham Library, 984 Tuckerton Road, Evesham Township, NJ 08053

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May 16, 2019
10:00 amto12:45 pm

Taking stock of your existing assets and opportunities can help you do more cost-effective creative placemaking. You will learn how to read a community for ‘hidden’ creative assets and opportunity sites. You will also learn how to engage stakeholders in crowd mapping and how to build better creative placemaking strategies from your maps.

Location: ValleyArts New Jersey, 400 South Jefferson St., Orange, NJ 07050

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Creative Urban Design

May 16, 2019
1:30 pmto4:15 pm

This workshop explores how to design outdoor spaces to achieve distinct purposes – such as performances, exhibitions, co-creation, individual creation, or meditation/inspiration.   Participants will also learn how to design art-ful spaces to enhance circulation and civic engagement.

Location: ValleyArts New Jersey, 400 South Jefferson St., Orange, NJ 07050

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Alternative Energy for Water and Wastewater Operations

May 22, 2019
8:30 amto3:45 pm

Developed as an introduction to the rapidly growing field of non-conventional (non-hydrocarbon based) energy sources, this course will present information on the materials and devices used in alternative energy systems, conversion, storage and generation.

Location: Rutgers University-Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Education Center, 20 Indyk-Engel Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08902

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