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.
Project for Public Spaces’ Placemaking: Making it Happen training is an intensive two and a half day course that builds on participants’ knowledge of placemaking concepts and provides the tools to implement and manage placemaking projects. Speakers include individuals who have hands-on experience in placemaking across the country and many of the presentations will focus on recent success stories. Training will be May 6-8 in New York City.
Policy Forum 2015 is the annual signature event of the Local Leaders Council, a bipartisan network of more than 240 elected and appointed officials in local government who are creating the development models of tomorrow. The event will offers a forum for mayors, councilmembers, county officials, agency directors, and other high-level decision-makers to exchange strategies for building local assets and increasing transportation and housing choices. May 31 - June 1 in Washington, D.C.
Join LOCUS June 2-3, 2015 for a national leadership summit, hosted in Washington, D.C. The 2015 National LOCUS Leadership Summit: Private Sector Solutions to the Affordability and Social Equity Crisis, will host a private-sector led discussion on issues like gentrification, affordability and social equity facing smart growth real estate development today. Learn about groundbreaking design, planning, finance and management ideas; shape public policy at the local, state, and federal levels; meet and network with fellow real estate professionals; and ultimately, change how America builds communities.
June 21 - 26: They say that to preserve America’s resources for future generations, we should “leave no trace behind.” But for those who love trails and the awesome opportunities they make possible—sometimes it’s about doing just the opposite.
Energypath is the region’s largest sustainable energy event, attracting industry professionals, policymakers and academia throughout the region and across the United States. The goal of Energypath is to increase the knowledge of and passion for sustainable energy in the leaders of today and tomorrow. Energypath 2015 has something for everyone: Learn about renewable technologies, energy efficiency techniques and start or expand your career in the energy industry with a crash course in sustainable energy. July 23-24, Scranton, PA.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting presentation proposals for the 2015 Community Involvement Training Conference: Making a Visible Difference in Communities! Presenters will both inform and train EPA staff as well as the agency’s partners and stakeholders in best practices to enhance community involvement. This year’s training conference will be held August 4-6 in Atlanta. Proposals due Wednesday, March 4.
Brownfields 2015 is a conference and trade show focused on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. The 16th National Brownfields Training Conference is expected to attract thousands to Chicago for three days of training, networking and business development September 2-4, 2015.