Upcoming Webcasts - 2018 Planning Webcast Series

Upcoming Webcasts – all are at 1 p.m. ET and are approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits:

·         January 5 – Northern New England Chapter

A Regional Approach for Age-Friendly Communities

Speakers: Sylvia von Aulock, AICP, Derek Shooster, Maddie DiIonno

What would an Age-Friendly Community look like, what sort of services would be available, and how would residents of all ages be able to enjoy that community to its fullest? These are the sorts of questions that staff at Southern NH Planning Commission (SNHPC) is asking their 14 communities within the greater Manchester area. In 2016, SNHPC received funding through the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, NH Department of Transportation, AARP, and others to conduct age-friendly assessments in each community. These assessments sought to raise awareness and examine assets, opportunities, and roadblocks in quality of life for both seniors and millennials. The next phase of SNHPC’s Becoming Age-Friendly Program is underway. Staff will assist three communities and ten local businesses to create age-friendly strategic plans that will address actions to improve transportation, accessibility, housing, engagement and other elements that would assist the community in becoming age-friendly. See what we’ve done, and how you can apply it to your own communities.

·         January 19 – Sustainable Communities Division

Enhancing Social Engagement to Achieve Sustainability In Transportation Planning

Speakers: Mehri Mohebbi, Jana Lynott, AICP, Nader Afzalan, Ph.D., Angela Van der Kloof

This webinar will focus on the importance of enhancing social engagement in achieve sustainability. Speakers will present examples from different social settings addressing a diverse group of urban and rural population. Age, race, ethnicity, and immigration status are among the most challenging factors impacting one’s level of participation in policy makings. The outcomes of this webinar will inform professional planners about fine lines between active and passive public engagement methods/techniques. The webinar is a collaboration between Planning Communities, APA Sustainable Communities Division, and APA Technology Division.

·         January 26 – County Planning Division

Getting Credit for Open Space: Community Rating System (CRS) Open Space Preservation (Activity 420) Tools, Guidance and Success Stories

Speakers: Melissa Rosa, John Rozum, Laura Flessner, Robyn Wiseman

Preserving floodplains as open space helps keep residents, businesses, and infrastructure out of harm’s way and allows communities to return quickly to normal after flooding occurs. Under National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS), it can also help a community earn discounts on flood insurance premiums. FEMA’s CRS is a federal incentive program that provides flood insurance policyholders with discounts on their premiums in exchange for their community taking actions to reduce flood risk. This free webinar will highlight how communities may achieve success in the green elements of the program. This is your opportunity to learn more about nature-based solutions for community resilience, hear success stories from around the country, ask questions, and share input. Three agencies, who are members along with APA in the Digital Coast Partnership, will share their experience and knowledge about tools, regulations and the process for building community resilience through the CRS.

Click on the title links to register.  You can see the current listing of all webcasts at www.ohioplanning.org/planningwebcast.  

CM credits can be claimed by looking up the sponsoring Chapter or Division as provider

Distance Education – We’ll be selecting a couple of 2017 webcasts that will be available for viewing throughout 2018 for CM Distance Education credits.  Watch this space in future communications!