On March 13, APA Legislative and Policy Committee member Jennifer Raitt testified before the US House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development on resiliency. The Chapter followed up with a letter to Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman, who is a member of the subcommittee.
Registration is open. The PP Exam Review Course for the May 2019 test period will be held Saturday, April 13 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM, at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
Design Your Town is an interactive web-based resource for citizen planners, professionals and anyone concerned about the quality of the villages and landscapes where they live. This website has attractive and sustainable designs for different kinds of places as well as the details, policies and regulations needed for implementation.
Habitat for Humanity in Paterson, NJ, in cooperation with the City of Paterson, is looking for a team of volunteer planners to support their efforts to create green space along the Passaic River in the Northside Neighborhood of the First Ward.
On October 29, APA New Jersey hosted its annual Awards Reception honoring this year’s Great Places in New Jersey: Downtown Cranford, the Asbury Park Boardwalk, South Riverwalk Park in Trenton, Spring Street in Newton and the Historic Hamilton Park Neighborhood in Jersey City.
Want to learn special skills to improve your creative placemaking? The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking has workshops to help you with all aspects of creative placemaking. Learn how to take inventory of creative assets and map them. Explore how local zoning and regulation helps or hinders creative activity. Sharpen your pitch-making skills to gain funding from untapped sources. Harness your creativity to engage your community. NCCP is offering half-day sessions monthly from September through May.