This webinar will feature speakers from New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New Hampshire speaking on sustainability programs and planning support for local governments offered in each state. They will describe the results of state programs that have encouraged sustainability planning as well as the status of current initiatives, including the Clean Energy Communities and […]
Sustainability Champions for APA’s Sustainable Communities Division promote planning for sustainability in APA chapters within their regions. Sustainability Champion for NY State, Joanna Nadeau, AICP, is seeking out volunteers to share ideas for how APA can build and enhance a regional network (i.e. northeast U.S./eastern Canada) of practitioners focused on planning for sustainability.
Join Partners Restoring the Hudson, a public/private partnership of 20+ federal, state, local, academic and nonprofit organizations, for an informational meeting to find out about the Hudson River Comprehensive Restoration Plan (the Plan). Learn how your community can: Participate in a regional planning process that will improve habitat conditions and community resilience along the Hudson River Estuary […]
What’s an “Eco Machine?” The Omega Institute’s Eco-machine is a revolutionary wastewater treatment facility and education center that uses natural process and renewable energy to manage wastewater. Come learn about this revolutionary new technology. November 11, 2014 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (Presentation starts promptly at 6:00) SUNY Albany’s Business Building, Room 125, Albany, NY (click here for directions) The […]
Saturday, November 8 at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY will be a day of fascinating workshops followed by a Town Hall with Congressman Paul Tonko and Russell Sage’s Dean Donna Heald. The conference will explore a concern expressed often at Congressman Tonko’s Mighty Waters Task Force meetings: how to mobilize the vast resources and talent […]
Creating inviting historic downtowns not only provides a way to connect with the past, but also helps make communities sustainable. Energy efficient street lighting can contribute significantly to the visual environment of a historic downtown. Lighting technologies used in modern street lighting systems are very different from those used in street lighting a century ago.
Planning for community resiliency, ranging from adapting to climate to a wide range of other resiliency issues, is increasingly critical for most municipalities. The address this need, the New England Municipal Sustainability Network (NEMSN) and American Institute for Architects’s Center for Communities by Design have collaborated to create the Design and Resiliency Teams (DART) program for […]