Date: August 13 - 15, 2013
Location: Sacramento, California
Description: This fourth national conference will feature workshop sessions, mobile tours, inspirational presentations, and networking opportunities to help communities start or expand their Safe Routes to School program. Learn how Safe Routes to School programs across the nation are changing the habits of an entire generation of schoolchildren while improving the health and environment of numerous communities. This event brings together a wide range of practitioners who are working to make it safe, convenient, and fun for children to walk and bicycle safely to school.
To register: http://saferoutesconference.org/
Date: August 18 - 21, 2013
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Description: The 2013 International Low Impact Development Symposium will bring together over 1,000 storm water researchers and practitioners to share their research, policy, and implementation successes.
Date: September 9 – 11, 2013
Location: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Description: This major gathering focuses on the needs of aging populations and how we better prepare our cities to serve this growing sector. Four thematic tracks will be followed during the conference: age-friendly cities as social innovation; the role of various stakeholders; the interface between built and social environments; and an evaluation of age-friendly city initiatives.
To register: http://www.afc2013.ca/en/
Date: September 9-11, 2013
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Description: This 2013 conference, sponsored by the Center for Community Progress, is themed “Investing in the Future: Unlocking Hidden Values.” The conference will focus on how the nation’s communities are recognizing and capitalizing on the value from their vacant and distressed properties in order to reduce costs, increase revenues, return equity to individuals, and create a stable foundation for future prosperity.
Date: October 1 - 3, 2013
Location: Washington, DC
Description: This event sets the stage for conversations that will develop strategies, build capacity, increase momentum, and showcase best practices in walking and walkability. Every Body Walk! is an alliance that includes America Walks, Partnership for a Healthier America, Community Commons, Smart Growth America, the American Cancer Society, the Arthritis Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and the American College of Sports Medicine.
To register: http://bit.ly/ZdqLnz
Date: October 29 - November 2, 2013
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Description: The annual meeting is the premier educational and networking event for historic preservation professionals, volunteer leaders, and advocates. Expert practitioners lead approximately 100 educational and field sessions, all designed to provide tools that participants can use to improve their own communities.
To register: http://www.preservationnation.org/
Date: November 15-18, 2013
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Description: The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced their 2013 Annual Meeting. More than 6,000 attendees are expected. The meeting will feature a diverse spectrum of industry experts speaking on a wide range of subjects, from sustainable design to active living to best practices and new technologies.
Date: November 21, 2013
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Description: The Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance has announced the first statewide smart growth conference in Massachusetts in five years. Conference details and registration information will be available this spring.To register: