Tag Archives: Webinar

Making the Most of Main Street: Complete Streets & Walkable Communities

How do Complete Streets help communities achieve walkable main streets? What steps can advocates and practitioners take to revitalize their downtowns? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and co-host America Walks to discuss these questions and more. This webinar will feature speakers from the City of Langley, Washington and Langley Main Street Association as they share their experiences developing and implementing Complete Streets on their downtown corridors. Speakers will explore examples of collaboration between public health and rural economic development,... Read more

HUD Webcast: Using the Historic Tax Credit for Affordable Housing

This webinar from HUD’s Office of Environment and Energy will introduce affordable housing developers, property owners, preservation advocates and others to the federal 20% Historic Tax Credit (HTC). It will provide clarity on program requirements, dispel myths about the program, share successful case studies, and answer questions live from HUD Headquarters. Find out what’s covered by the credit, what properties are eligible, how to combine the HTC with other incentives, common pitfalls to avoid, and where to look for additional... Read more

Preserving and Supporting Businesses in Historic Neighborhoods

​Small local businesses contribute to the vitality of older neighborhoods. In addition to offering essential service, they serve as community anchors and contribute to a neighborhood’s unique sense of place. Join the National Trust for Historic Preservation and NeighborWorks America to learn about two efforts in San Francisco, CA and Houston, TX that are working to preserve and support businesses in historic neighborhoods. Register now... Read more

Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program Webinar

The National Park Service (NPS) is hosting a webinar to highlight their Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program. Through this program, the NPS works with local leaders to build partnerships and engage their communities in outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation projects. Join them for the webinar to learn how to secure help for your community project. Project applicants may be state and local agencies, tribes, nonprofit organizations, or citizen groups. National Parks and other Federal agencies may apply in... Read more

A Recipe for Award-Winning Online Community Engagement

​This webinar from MetroQuest and the American Planning Association will present proven best practices, research findings, practical tips and award-winning case studies to guide agencies towards the successful application of online community engagement for planning projects. Participants will walk away with an understanding about how to leverage digital citizen engagement to achieve unprecedented results using cost-effective tools. Special guests from the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority will be online to talk about the nMotion, one of the most innovative and successful... Read more

Access vs. Isolation: Preserving Rail Connectivity

As regional economies change over time, the demand for transportation facilities and services also evolves. This free webinar from the NADO Research Foundation will look at transportation impacts of the decline of coal production in Appalachia as an example to frame the issue of rail preservation for attendees from across in the nation, as well as within the Appalachian region. NADO will apply to offer 1 AICP CM credit for attending the webinar. Register now... Read more

Community-Driven Philanthropy = Vibrant Towns

​Think philanthropy is just for the wealthy? Think again. Small cities and towns are finding that all residents can be philanthropists. Local wisdom and vision, it turns out, lead to positive change. On this call you’ll hear about effective strategies for encouraging a culture of local philanthropy that builds community vibrancy and prosperity. Register now... Read more

Easy Modeling to Assess and Address Near-Road Air Quality

​Sometimes the groups most exposed to near-road air pollution are also the most disadvantaged and marginalized to do something about it. This webinar will present the Community-LINE Source Model (C-LINE): a scientifically sound, near-road air pollution model that plays almost like a video game, available to any user with a computer or tablet. C-LINE allows users not only to evaluate what is going on in their local area, but also what might happen if things change. Users can easily manipulate... Read more

The Place Value Economy: Growing Local Business through Economic Gardening

​Emerging from a program established 30 years ago in Littleton, Colorado, economic gardening has taken root as a powerful approach to support local economic development. Economic gardening focuses on “second stage” companies—those that are beyond the start-up phase—providing them tools and information to help reach new customers or expand into new markets. This Community Builders webinar will discuss the concepts, benefits, and strategies communities can use to strengthen businesses and highlight successful strategies for economic gardening in rural communities. Eligible... Read more
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