Land Use Webinar Series: Summer/Fall 2017

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Agenda

  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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    12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool
    Michigan was hit hard by the Great Recession where it’s industrial past, aging infrastructure, and reliance on manufacturing limited the state’s economic recovery. This webinar will discuss the Michigan State Extension “Michigan Placemaking Curriculum” – a comprehensive training of educational material and hands-on exercises that has trained hundreds of community development professionals to assist Michigan communities in addressing economic development through place-making.
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  • Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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    12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM
    PADOT Connects: Aligning Transportation Planning with Land Uses & Community Vision
    State Department of Transportation’s are no longer just held accountable for the transportation system; they are also held accountable for how the system supports and improves quality of life for communities. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PADOT) is committed to enhancing community collaboration in our planning process through “PADOT Connects”. This webinar will provide an overview of PADOT Connects as well as the outcomes from the process in southwest Pennsylvania. In addition, there will be discussion of other Metropolitan Planning Organizations working with PADOT with regard to transportation planning.
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  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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    12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Renewable Energy for Municipal Authorities
    In total it is estimated that 3 to 4% of the electricity consumed in the US is used for treating and distributing water and wastewater. In southwestern Pennsylvania there are roughly 100 water and waste water authorities that operate to provide safe, clean water or treatment and clean up before release back into the environment. This webinar will introduce the Renewable Energy for Municipal Authorities Project (REMAP) which will demonstrate solar capacity for local municipal authorities that use sustainably produced electricity to offset purchases from the grid, the savings authorities can attain saving rate payers money and improving the authorities’ financial footing.
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  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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    12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Municipal Tree Commissions & Tree Ordinance: Do They Support Community Development?
    This webinar will briefly discuss police power, enabling legislation, and public participation in decision making. It will introduce common sections of street and park tree ordinances including purpose, creation of tree commission, hazardous/nuisance trees on public and private property, permits, violations and enforcement, arboricultural standards, and tree planting lists. A contrast between municipal street tree ordinance and other types of environmental ordinances will also be provided.
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  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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    12:00 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Public-Private Partnerships for Municipal Recreational Facilities
    Public recreational facilities & programs provide opportunities for all ages to be physically active and are typically more affordable than private recreational facilities. However, tight budgets have resulted in the closing of recreational facilities or reducing hours at these facilities. This webinar will highlight 2 communities that have partnered with private, non-profit organizations to meet the demand for recreational facilities and programs for their community.
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