Working for Smart Growth:
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Main Street New Jersey Regional Workshop – Red Bank

April 25, 2019
9:00 amto4:00 pm

Co-hosted by Red Bank RiverCenter

This regional workshop will show participants how to identify community-informed and market-driven strategies that can direct and strengthen their revitalization efforts.

Location: Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701

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Creating Public Art

April 25, 2019
10:00 amto12:45 pm

This workshop will help you design and develop true community-guided public art initiatives. You will learn all steps of the process, from idea creation through site selection to installation.

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

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Creating Community Murals

April 25, 2019
1:30 pmto4:15 pm

In this workshop, participants will learn how to identify good spaces and budget for murals, and various ways to engage stakeholders from design to implementation.  Participants will also have the experience of creating a mock mural.

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

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Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG) 101

April 26, 2019
9:00 amto11:00 am

Join Cooper’s Ferry Partnership and Waterfront Alliance to learn more about WEDG, an award-winning credit system and set of guidelines for catalyzing resilient, accessible, and ecologically-sound urban waterfront transformation (think LEED® for the waterfront), and begin the discussion on a regional adaptation of WEDG.

Location: Gov. James J. Florio Center for Public Service, 200 Federal St., Camden, NJ 08103

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EARTH DAY AFTER PARTY 2019 & The Sustainable Trifecta

April 29, 2019
3:00 pmto8:00 pm

Join US Green Building Council NJ for a 9- minute presentation on taking your projects to the next level by achieving net zero energy, water and waste followed by an Earth Day After Party with live music (upcycled instruments), & networking.

Location: Grounds For Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619

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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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