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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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19th Annual Current Issues in Planning and Zoning Conference

May 10, 2019
7:45 amto2:45 pm

This conference brings together hundreds of professionals from around the State, for the education and collaboration needed to navigate and transform planning and zoning administration. Conference registration includes continental breakfast, workshop sessions, and lunch. Participants will earn 5 hours of continuing education credits toward renewal of their Rutgers certificate(s).

New Jersey Future Community Planner, Tanya Rohrbach will be speaking at this event

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 200 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ

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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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WEBINAR – Geodesign: Using Data Transparency and Community Voices for Enhanced Land-Use Planning

May 14, 2019
12:30 pmto2:00 pm

Join the Smart Growth Network to learn how geodesign can help to guide stakeholders to consensus through a process of collaboration and negotiation enhanced by geospatial technologies that visualize scenario alternatives in real time. This webinar will feature Kelleann Foster, RLA, ASLA and David Goldberg, ASLA, of Penn State University, and Jesse Suders of Tetra Tech.

Location: Online

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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.

Speakers:

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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Is New Jersey’s Water Safe to Drink?

May 14, 2019
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

Ingrid Reed is joined by a panel of experts, including Commissioner Catherine McCabe of the NJDEP, to discuss whether the water in New Jersey is safe to drink. While having clean water to drink has not been a concern for most people in the state, aging infrastructure and climate-change issues are raising new concerns.

Panelists who will identify the problems and how they are being addressed include:

Catherine McCabe, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, joined Governor Murphy’s cabinet after serving in leadership roles in federal environmental programs. A lawyer with a science background, she most recently was deputy administrator of EPA Region 2 covering New York and New Jersey.

Chris Sturm, managing director of water and policy for New Jersey Future where she leads a team working to transform the state’s drinking water, wastewater and storm water systems by engaging people, changing state policy, and fostering innovation;

Daniel Van Abs, Rutgers University associate professor of practice for water, science and environment who has over 36 years experience in water resources management and planning in state government, academia and non-profit organizations;

Ingrid Reed is is retired director of the New Jersey Project of Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics.

Location: Community Room of the Princeton Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ

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