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List of MnAPA Events for SEPTEMBER 2014

September 2

Watershed Specialist Training Program
When: 2014 session II: September 2, 2014 through December 7, 2014
2015 session: January 20, 2015 through May 3, 2015

Please contact Ann Lewandowski at if if you have any questions or suggestions about the program. More information is also online at

September 5

2014 Planning Webcast Series - Planning and Health: Guidance for Comprehensive Plans
North Carolina Chapter - Planning and Health: Guidance for Comprehensive Plans - Speakers: Jerry Weitz and Lori Rhew - CM Approved

September 12

Strong Towns Workshop
Strong Towns, a Minnesota-based non-profit focusing on the financial health of cities, towns and neighborhoods, will be presenting a workshop in Minneapolis on September 12 just prior to their National Gathering. Continuing education credits are available.

Registration is $65 and includes an invitation to attend the first day of the Strong Towns National Gathering, which begins just after the workshop. For more information and to register, go to

The workshop has two sessions.

  • The Finance of our Places: A look at the financial mechanisms behind our growth policies, participants will learn how local governments can make high return investments and update methods for evaluating the financial viability of a project.
  • Understanding Transportation and Mobility: Participants will learn strategic approaches to transportation investments that emphasize getting more out of existing investments in a time when expensive expansion projects are difficult to justify.

2014 Planning Webcast Series - Defensible Historic Preservation Regulations
Urban Design and Preservation Division - Defensible Historic Preservation Regulations - Speaker: Eric Damien Kelly, FAICP - CM Pending - LAW CREDIT

September 17

2014 Planning Webcast Series - Getting Equitable Development into the Plan
Planning and the Black Community/EPA - Getting Equitable Development into the Plan - Speakers: Carlton Eley, Eric Shaw, Harold Mitchell and Carolina Martinez - CM Pending

September 19

2014 Planning Webcast Series - Ethics, Equity and Social Justice: Roles and Implications of Planners
Northern New England Chapter - Ethics, Equity and Social Justice: Roles and Implications of Planners - Speakers: Victor Rubin and Anita Hairston, AICP - CM Pending - ETHICS CREDIT

September 20

Midwest Creative College Town Conference
When: September 20, 2014
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Lehman Ballroom, hotelVetro
Iowa City, Iowa

College towns are changing. We all know the type-the classic college town-places that abound in the Midwest, often at large state universities like the University of Iowa but also at private colleges. College downtowns are becoming centers for coworking space in which business entrepreneurs develop their ideas and network with other small business startups. The result is new businesses that can make college towns centers of economic innovation. Similarly, in college towns non-profit and for-profit cultural startups foster cultural placemaking in which college towns become centers for the creation and enjoyment of the arts.

To learn more about the transformation of college towns in the Midwest, the University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning invites you to attend the Midwest Creative College Town Conference on Saturday, September 20, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, in the Lehman Ballroom of the hotelVetro in downtown Iowa City. For more information and to register, go to

The conference is free and open to the public, but attendees must register.

September 24

2014 Planning Webcast Series - Regulating Electronic Message Centers
County Planning Division - Regulating Electronic Message Centers - Speakers: James Carpentier, AICP, Wendy Moeller, AICP and Mike Freeborg - CM Pending

September 25

Streambanks and Stormwater
When: Thursday September 25, 2014 4:00 to 7:30 pm
Where: Bus tour will originate from the City of Eden Prairie Water Treatment Plant & Learning Center, 14100 Technology Drive, Eden Praire, MN 55344

A workshop and tour of practices in communities Building knowledge and skills of local leaders in plans, practice and policies. To register, visit

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