Wednesday, May 29, 6–8 p.m.
Neighborhood and community leaders who attend this two-hour course will be able to describe the basics of energy supply and consumption in buildings, transportation and city services, and witness a simple do-it-yourself analysis of utility and fuel bills. Participants will leave able to list which components of a building affect energy use and identify which building products have incentives, special financing, or tax credits that help cover the cost of purchase and installation. No-cost, low-cost and modest-cost improvements will be discussed and participants will learn to prioritize investments for energy efficiency.
Planning and Designing
for Healthy Living
Tuesday, June 4, 9–11:30 a.m.
Sustainable development has received a lot of attention over the last few years. Mixed-use, walkable communities that promote housing, transportation and life style choices are not only talked about, but increasingly being built all over the country. A built environment that supports healthy lifestyles has become increasingly important.
Local communities across the nation are integrating public health considerations into their community planning process. The workshop will allow you to gain an understanding of the relationship between public health and planning and evaluate best practices employed here and elsewhere.
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Upcoming Audio Conferences
June 5, 3–4:30 p.m.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning: Communities are developing increasingly sophisticated plans that incorporate pedestrians and cyclists into transportation planning and comprehensive planning. Learn about the latest plans and successful programs that are making streets work for all users.
June 26, 3–4:30 p.m.
2013 Planning Law Review: In late June the U.S Supreme Court adjourns for the year. Hear about federal district court rulings and significant state court decisions. Whether it is First Amendment issues, housing challenges or environmental actions the panel of legal experts will provide new and relevant legal information.
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