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Smart Growth Event Calendar

Architectural Research Centers Consortium 2015 Conference, April 6-9

​​Research in architecture, design and the built environment is diversifying and reaching new directions. Today, interdisciplinary research approaches that address advanced materials, building technologies, environmental and energy concerns, computational design, automation in construction, design delivery methods, and project management are essential for advancing knowledge about the design of the built environment.​ ​The theme of ARCC 2015 Conference, the FUTURE of Architectural Research, will be a primary event for researchers, faculty members, design professionals and policy makers to discuss and set the course for the future direction of architectural research. Join the ARCC in Chicago, April 6-9.

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Category: Events, Illinois, architecture

Greater & Greener 2015: An International Urban Parks Conference, April 11-14

City Parks Alliance and the San Francisco Recreation & Park Department are excited to be partnering to present Greater & Greener 2015: Innovative Parks, Vibrant Cities. Join them – and more than 1,000 global park leaders, city planning and design professionals, and urban park advocates in San Francisco, to discover the power of parks in creating healthy, resilient, and sustainable cities ​, April 11-14.

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Category: Events, California, Conferences

Sustainable City Year Conference, April 12­–14

The Sustainable City Year model is a catalytic learning model first developed at the University of Oregones existing higher education courses to work on applied community projects identified by community partners for an entire academic year. The Sustainable City Year Conference is designed to meet the needs of both established programs and university representatives, city officials, and organizational partners. This year’s conference will be hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project, April 12­–14 on the U of MN’s Minneapolis campus.

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Category: Events, Minnesota, Sustainability

Webinar: Creative Ways to Consider Funding Future Transportation, 2 - 3:30 pm EST, April 15

The Transportation Research Board will conduct a webinar that will cover new ways to fund transportation infrastructure. Webinar presenters will provide a brief overview of common approaches to funding transportation and highlight several emerging models, including cooperative ownership models, roadway usage charges, and transportation utility fees. The presenters will explore how these approaches may generate new funding for transportation capital and operating programs. Participants must register in advance, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits. April 15, 2 - 3:30 pm EST.

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Category: Events, Webinars

Streets as Places Training Course, April 16-17

​Project for Public Spaces is sponsoring Streets as Places for seasoned and emerging planning, health, transportation and placemaking professionals. Course participants will learn from a roster of experts how to transform streets into true destinations that attract people, spur economic development, and build community. ​We encourage teams of professionals embarking on a new project to register as a group to maximize their collective impact on the implementation and management of placemaking projects.​ Training will take place April 16-17 in New York City.

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Category: Events, Trainings

Interactive Transit Network Design Course, April 16-17, Seattle, WA

This course, Transit Network Design: an Interactive Short Course, is designed to give anyone a grasp of how network design works, so that they can form more confident and resilient opinions about transit proposals. The course is ideal for people who interact with transit planning in their work but do not necessarily do it themselves — including land use planners, urban designers, developers, traffic engineers, sustainability advocates, transit employees of all kinds, and people who work on transportation or urban policy generally. Advocates who want to be more realistic and effective will also find the course valuable.

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Category: Events, Washington, transit

American Planning Association 2015 National Conference

Sustainability. Climate change. Transportation. Economic development. What’s at the top of your community’s planning agenda? Come to the peak event in planning and come away with the answers you need. Preview the lineup of tracks and symposia.


Category: Events, Washington, Symposium

4th International Green Roof Conference, April 20-21, 2015

Where is there room for nature in towns? This is a question that is increasingly being asked by building experts around the world who are faced with the challenges of urban densification. Under the motto “Explore the Nature on Rooftops” successful solutions for sustainable urban development and practical Green Roof technology will be presented, discussed and taught at the 4th International Green Roof Congress as well as the latest achievements in science and technology. This congress is for everyone whose profession brings them into contact with Green Roofs and who wishes to learn about the latest technology related to this field. This includes architects, installers, landscape architects, planners, representatives of local authorities and environmental agencies, investors and manufacturers. The 2015 congress gives you a great opportunity to make contacts and to develop new markets. Istanbul, Turkey


Category: Events, green, Turkey

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