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Smart Growth Event Calendar

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

Webinar: Planning and Climate Change Symposium, April 19

​Planning faces an enormous challenge from increased hazards and the effects of climate change. This program consists of five sessions, each focused on a different aspect of the challenge. Together they explore the known effects, approaches, and successes of preparing for change and planning for recovery. April 19, 1:45-3 p.m. and 4–9:45 p.m. ET.

This audio/web conference has been approved 6.25 AICP CM credits.

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Category: Events, Webinars, Climate Change

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

Webinar: Innovative Regional Mobility: A Review of Best Practice and Future Trends, April 22

​Changes in market preferences, technology and travel patterns are driving consumer demand for transportation options. Ensuring that your region is competitive in this context is crucial to its economic success and quality of life. Join transportation experts to learn how transit and mobility solutions are changing communities and attracting talent. Attend the webinar on Wednesday, April 22 at 3 p.m. EST.

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Category: Events, Webinars, Transportation

Transportation & Finance Road Usage Charging Conference, April 26-28, Portland, OR

America’s transportation funding system is broke and broken. This conference will explore innovative ways to fix it. As Congress struggles to restore the solvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund, states and localities are blazing new paths to generate sustainable funding for their vital transportation infrastructure. April 26 - 28, Portland, OR.

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Category: Events, Oregon, Conferences

Solving Today's Adaptive Use Challenges Webinar, April 28

Join us for the start of a live discussion series on how to create vibrant mixed-use neighborhoods through the development of individual properties. We’ll cover key concepts in adaptive use and sustainable design principles, and the multitude of opportunities found in sustainable adaptive use projects. April 28, 1 p.m. EST

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Category: Events, Webinars

CNU 23: Meeting the Demand for Walkable Places, April 29 – May 2

The 23rd Annual Congress is coming to Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, April 29 – May 2, 2015. This year’s theme looks at the forces driving the desire for more urban lifestyles. Join us to network, learn and collaborate with the top real estate developers, architects, public officials, planners, architects and advocates working to make our cities better places.

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Category: Events, Texas, Urban

Next City Vanguard Conference, May 6-8

The Vanguard is an annual experiential urban leadership gathering of young urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media. Each year, Next City selects 40 applicants whose smart ideas for cities, experience in the field and ambition for the future show great promise. Apply now and join the 2015 Vanguard in Reno, Nevada, May 6-8.​

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Category: Events, Nevada, Urban

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