Applications due April 8 for Climate Leadership Academy on low-carbon transportation

From EPA: The Institute for Sustainable Communities’ Climate Leadership Academy program will hold an  intensive peer-learning and training workshop to help local climate and sustainability practitioners and their key state and regional partners work together more effectively to reduce the carbon emissions of transportation and boost their regions’ economic competitiveness. The workshop, to be held … Continued

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Conference: GOVERNING Summit on Sustainability (June 21-22)

From GOVERNING: Hosted in cooperation with the City of New York and the City University of New York (CUNY) The Summit is a national event designed to tackle the pressing issue of creating Smart, Sustainable, Livable communities. Beyond “thinking green,” the Summit will address the topic of sustainability in the context of economic, health, social … Continued

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National Brownfields 2011 Conference (April 3-5)

Brownfields 2011: Sustainable Communities Start Here:

The National Brownfields Conference is the largest, most comprehensive conference in the nation focused on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment. Whether you’re a newcomer to the world of economic and environmental redevelopment, or a seasoned professional looking to make new connections and increase your business, Brownfields 2011 offers something for you.

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National Green Infrastructure Conference (Feb. 23-25, 2011)

The Inaugural 2011 National Green Infrastructure Conference is a gathering of policy-makers, practitioners, and on-the-ground implementers of green infrastructure practices and design from around the country. This is the first official conference of the National Green Infrastructure Community of Practice. Program Highlights: Hear nationally recognized speakers from across the country discuss key elements for success … Continued

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Conference: Renewing the Regional Commitment: An Exploration of Federal Activities (Feb. 13-15, 2011)

With so much momentum around sustainability at the federal level, including the critical role of regional coordination, the 2011  National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) conference topic is apt: “Renewing the Regional Commitment: An Exploration of Federal Activities.” The conference agenda features topics such as: Exploring the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee National implications of … Continued

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Rail-Volution 2010 Conference: Building Livable Communities Through Transit, October 18-21

Rail~Volution in Portland is the chance to express your own ideas and hear how others have interwoven sustainability, health issues, energy breakthroughs and transportation to create livable communities. Here you’ll have the opportunity to discuss specific topics, such as how a region moves from transit-oriented development into the next phase of jobs-oriented development, while retaining … Continued

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48th International Making Cities Livable Conference, Oct. 17-21

The 48th International Making Cities Livable Conference topic is “True Urbanism: Planning Healthy and Child-Friendly Communities.” The broad range of sessions will cover healthy cities, child-friendly communities, the urban environment, public health and planning, rebuilding place-based community, public places, mixed-use urban fabric, community participation, regional planning, green neighborhoods, and much more. From Charleston Mayor Joseph … Continued

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International conference on urbanization and global environmental change

The International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change creates the first opportunity for a joint meeting and discussion between international scholars and practitioners who work at the interface of urban areas and global environment change. Our main goal is to promote a stronger collaboration between academics, political decision-makers, and practitioners, acting at local, regional, … Continued

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Conference: Reclaiming Vacant Properties, Oct. 13-15

From the Reclaiming Vacant Properties site (visit site to register): Help your community realize its potential by participating in the Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference! This past year has proven that by working together, communities can overcome the immense challenges caused by vacant and abandoned properties. While waves of foreclosures and a strained economy have ravaged … Continued

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