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List of MnAPA Events for JANUARY 2015

January 9

AIA Minnesota - Housing Advocacy Committee 2015 Search for Shelter Design Charrette - Call for Entry
Application Deadline: Friday, January 9, 2015

Does your organization have a design dilemma that could benefit from the talents and skills of a voluntary design team?

The AIA Minnesota - Housing Advocacy Committee's Search for Shelter Design Charrette could be your solution!

This design charrette helps local and regional affordable housing organizations envision beautiful, innovative design solutions to projects that previously existed only in writing.

Download the informational letter and application OR apply online at

January 22

TCRG’s After Work Social Meetup
When: Thursday, January 22, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: At Public Kitchen Bar, by Mears Park in Saint Paul.
Please RSVP...

TCRG is a local network of professionals in research, analysis and applied social sciences. And on Thurs, January 22, we're inviting you to our "AWSOME" After Work SOcial MEetup. Come around 4:30. (Or 4:45 if you prefer. It's casual.)

Meet in the Lower Level Lounge. Have questions about TCRG's After Work Social Meetup? Contact

  • Bring your research & analyst pals from the office.
  • Bring a few dollars for happy hour drinks & eats.
  • And bring a 1-minute elevator-pitch for a Dataset-You-Wish-You-Had. (Who knows-- you might find your dream dataset in our crowd!)

January 23

2015 APA-MN Planners Conference Kickoff Meeting
As we look ahead to Fall 2015, we are gearing up to plan another great state conference. The 2015 APA-MN Planners Conference will be held in Bemidji, MN on September 23-25, 2015 at the Sanford Center.

Please join us on January 23rd to help establish a conference theme and volunteer for one of our conference committees.

When: Friday, January 23, 2015 at 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Where: WSB & Associates (St. Louis Park - click here for a map)
Please RSVP to Kristina Nesse at by January 19th. Lunch will be provided.

January 27

USGBC Quarterly Meeting - St. Paul Sustainable Building Policy
The MN Chapter of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC MN) is extending an invitation to City and County representatives to participate in its upcoming Quarterly Meeting at its reduced member rate. The meeting, which includes lunch and a speaker, is on Tuesday, January 27th from 11:15 to 1:00 p.m. at the HGA Ford Center in Minneapolis.

Speakers: Kurt Schultz, Program Manager/Sustainability Facilitator – City of Saint Paul
Richard Strong, Senior Research Fellow – Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR)

The panel will describe how the Saint Paul building policy was developed, review the details of its content and useful tools to help ensure compliance, consider lessons learned, and provide recommendations for other municipalities that are considering adopting a green building policy.

Register Online

January 30

Legislative & Law Committee Meeting 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Please save the date for the next Legislative & Law Committee meeting on Friday, January 30, from 1:30-3:30.

Where: City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development office in the Crown Roller Mill , 105 5th Ave S.

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Mogush, Legislative & Law Committee Co-Chair

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