Tag Archives: Webinar

The Stratton Blue Whale – A Case Study in Brownfields Transactional Dynamics

A brownfield site means additional challenges when it comes to buying and selling property. When one or both parties don’t understand the added costs and complications of remediation, it’s difficult to reach an agreement. This Community Builders webinar will highlight what buyers and sellers need to know when entering a transaction negotiation. The webinar will demonstrate these lessons with a case study of an abandoned school building in Stratton, Colorado dubbed the “Blue Whale.” Eligible for 1 AICP CM credit... Read more

Building Resilient States: Profiles in Action

​Join the Governors’ Institute on Community Design for a kickoff panel as they release Building Resilient States: Profiles in Action. This new resource builds on builds on Building Resilient States: A Framework for Agencies, a report intended to introduce and integrate land use and transportation issues into states’ conversations about resilience. Disaster preparedness professionals can use that report and the set of recommendations to states and governors to plan for long-term resilience to natural disasters and adapt to a changing... Read more

2017 Leading STAR Community Indicators How-to Webinar

​The 2017 Leading STAR Community Indicators program data collection period is now open. The Leading Indicators consist of 21 metrics based on the STAR Community Rating System and are organized into an online platform where communities can annually report and compare their results with other participating communities. This webinar will provide step-by-step instructions for setting up your community’s Indicators profile, starting your 2017 report, and collecting and submitting data. There will be opportunities to ask questions. Whether your community is... Read more

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

Fostering Smart Growth in Rural Communities

The vitality of rural communities has become a focus of national debate as policymakers and stakeholders pursue strategies to create more jobs in rural areas. The success of these efforts will depend upon political will, capacity building and workforce development. In this Smart Growth Network webinar, Kendra Briechle of the Conservation Fund looks at how rural communities are carrying out smart growth principles by investing in their downtowns, expanding transportation choices, creating economic opportunities and protecting the cultural and natural... 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
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