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List of MnAPA Events for AUGUST 2014

August 4

CURA Housing Forum - Rental Housing and Open Data: Opportunities for Better Housing Outcomes
Who: Ross Joy and Reyna Flores, Organizers, Corcoran Neighborhood Organization
Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde, Director of Regulatory Services, City of Minneapolis
Tony Webster, Civic Technologist, Webber-Camden neighborhood resident
When: Monday, August 4, 2014, 12:00 to 1:30* pm
*Join Bill Bushey (Open Twin Cities) from 1:30-2:00 for a follow-up presentation and conversation about open data and the City of Minneapolis's coming Open Data Policy
Where: Room 1-110 Carlson School of Management
321 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Map and directions

The City of Minneapolis is moving towards passing an Open Data policy that, over time, will change the way the public can access and utilize public data. This new policy will impact community-based organizations and their constituents, city staff, neighborhoods, social enterprises, and others by creating new ways to ask and answer questions and develop better solutions. What does this mean for equitable housing goals? How can data support just rental housing policy and practices, and when can relying on data to make decisions and advocate with renters fall short? Hear from both City and community leaders about their work with data and data-driven decision-making in Minneapolis neighborhoods.

Register online at or by phone at (612) 625-1551.

August 15

2014 Planning Webcast Series - Access Management and Complete Streets: Where Transportation Networks Meet Land Development
Iowa Chapter - Access Management and Complete Streets: Where Transportation Networks Meet Land Development - Speaker: Chris Albrecht - CM Approved

This session will cover basic principles of driveway and minor roadway access management and how these principles fit with current complete streets efforts. The goal of the session is to give planners a better understanding of commonalities between these concepts, as well as ways to integrate sound traffic management principles into land use and site design.

August 22

2014 Planning Webcast Series - Youth Engagement and Community Leaders
Private Practice Division - Youth Engagement and Community Leaders - Speakers: Ramona Mullahey, Carol Myers Flaute, Sharon Speights Gibson, Grace Trimble - CM Approved

Youth planning programs can help communities shape the next generation of civic-minded citizens. Listen while experts from the Atlanta Regional Commission, the University of Georgia, and the University of Georgia's Cooperative Extension describe three of the area's youth planning programs: a day camp, a leadership program, and an outreach program for at-risk youth. See how these programs are shaping tomorrow's community leaders today.

August 27

Sensible Land Use Coalition: A Whirlwind Tour Of Future Regional Transit Investments
When: 08/27/2014
11:30 AM -1:30 PM
Where: DoubleTree Park Place
1500 Park Place Boulevard
St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416
United States
Contact: Pat Arnst

If development follows infrastructure investment, where will the best opportunities be in the next 20 years? Take a fast virtual tour with us of future rail and BRT projects that may be built in the Twin Cities in the next few years.

Using a "PechaKucha" or "Lightning Talk" style of presentation, we will give you a virtual tour of 11 transit projects around the region and how those projects have and/or will influence real estate and economic development.

Learn more and register at

1.0 Hour of CRE and AICP CM applied for. AESLAGID available.

August 28

Information Session on Brownfield Resources
MN DEED and the Metropolitan Council will be co-hosting another information session about local public funding available to investigation and cleanup contamination on real estate development sites. The event will be at 10:30 AM on August 28th in Maplewood. For details see,-Augus.aspx.

Minnesota Chapter American Planning Association
Phone: 1-888-882-5369 (toll free)
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