Tag Archives: Webinar

Land Use Planning and Zoning for Public Health: Exploring Legal Issues

This session will expand upon the legal basis of planning to promote and protect public health through land use and zoning. Speakers will address the historic connection between zoning, public health, and environmental justice, as well as the legal and ethical challenges to zoning for health. Representatives from both national and local agencies will offer their perspectives, followed by a robust Q & A session with the audience. Eligible for 1.5 AICP CM Law Credits. Register now... Read more

Partnering with Lyft to Provide Connections to Transit

One of the 16 cities in T4America’s Smart Cities Collaborative, Centennial, CO, is a mid-sized suburb southeast of Denver that has light rail access to downtown Denver, but it’s difficult for many of the residents of Centennial to reach the stations from their homes. To help residents take advantage of this service, the city entered into a six-month partnership with Lyft to provide free rides between the Dry Creek light rail station and nearby homes within a 3.75 square-mile service... Read more

Rethinking First & Last Mile: Transit-Driven Complete Streets

Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and co-hosts Michael Baker International and the American Public Transportation Association for a webinar that will explore examples of how the Jacksonville Transportation Authority leveraged its transit system redesign to promote improved connectivity through Complete Streets. Speakers will rethink the concept of first mile/last mile on a granular scale, exploring what kinds of infrastructure are needed to provide safe, convenient transportation choices for transit-dependent communities. Register now... Read more

Webinar: NACTO’s Urban Street Stormwater Guide

By incorporating Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) into the right-of-way, cities can manage stormwater and reap the public health, environmental, and aesthetic benefits of street trees, planters, and greenery in the public realm. With thoughtful design, GSI can bolster strategies to provide a safe and pleasant walking and biking experience, efficient and reliable transit service, and safer streets for all users. Join NACTO, River Network, and Island Press for an up close look at the Urban Street Stormwater Guide, and learn... Read more

Using Form-Based Codes to Create Vibrant, Walkable Communities

Join this Smart Growth Network webinar to learn how communities are using form-based codes to create vibrant, walkable places. Chris Zimmerman of the Form-Based Codes Institute and Smart Growth America will draw upon his experience in Arlington, Virginia to explain what form-based codes are, how they work and, most importantly, why they matter to planners and public officials who want to create walkable communities. Arlington County used FBC as part of an effort to transform Columbia Pike from an auto-oriented corridor into... Read more

Reviving Economic Activity on Former Manufacturing Sites

Brownfields can be prime locations for new advanced manufacturing and maker movement innovation. Closed factories and industrial spaces are challenging assets to redevelop, but present opportunities. Through best practices and case studies, this free webinar from the Council of Development Finance Agencies will examine how various experienced entities have brought brownfield sites back into productive use. Register now... Read more

The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2016 Kickoff Celebration

​More than 130 communities passed Complete Streets policies in 2016. Join Smart Growth America for a webinar in celebration of “The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2016,” an interactive conversation between the National Complete Streets Coalition staff and communities leading the way on streets that are safe and convenient for everyone. Hear from the community with the top-scoring policy of 2016 about how they crafted an outstanding Complete Streets policy and how they’re implementing it. Register now... Read more

Role of the Arts in Rural Economic Development & Cultural Heritage Tourism

The arts – and artists – offer distinctive opportunities to enhance the personality of place. In this webinar from the Conservation Fund, learn how communities and individuals are using the arts in rural communities to customize destination planning, enhance gateways and infrastructure, create authentic attractions, develop and market festivals, and provide unique retail experiences. Register now... Read more
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