Upcoming Webinars: November 2013

Want to learn about new, innovative strategies for creating great places? Several upcoming webinars provide ideas and inspiration.

Applying for Smart Growth America’s free technical assistance workshops
November 6, 2013 — 2:00 PM EST
Smart Growth America is now accepting applications for our 2014 series of free technical assistance workshops. Join us on Wednesday to hear all about the 12 types of workshops offered, who is eligible to apply and details of the selection process. Learn more and register >>

Smart Growth in Small Towns and Rural Areas
November 6, 2013 — 4:00-5:30 PM EST
Rural areas and small towns face many issues — such as declining downtowns, incompatible development in historic areas, and loss of natural areas and open space — that can be addressed effectively by smart growth and sustainable planning techniques. However, smart growth and sustainability tools are often less adaptable to those types of communities. This program will look at several rural areas and small towns using these tools, and will describe resources available for communities. Learn more and register >>

Learning About the Recent Past for a Sustainable Maryland
Wednesday November 6, 2013 — 12:00-1:00 PM EST
The legacy of 1950s and 1960s architectural and urban design is still strong and prized in our suburbs but is adversely challenged by change. Abby Tesfaye, a first year graduate student in planning and historic preservation, will present findings on community-based challenges, both social and physical, which Roman Catholic complexes (places of worship and parochial schools) face in the Maryland suburbs. Learn more and register >>

Six Stops to Success: Putting Your Transportation Message in Service
November 12, 2013 — 3:00-4:00 PM EST
CFTE and NAPTA are excited to announce part three of our free webinar training series! These webinars are designed to provide advocates and transportation organizations with the necessary tools to take a transportation ballot measure from an idea to a winning proposition. This year’s sessions are designed to cover the most current trends and topics. Learn more and register >>

Surprises Around Every Corner: Staying Financially Resilient in the Face of Disaster
Thursday November 14, 2013 — 2:00-3:15 PM EST
In order to remain economically competitive, counties must be able to anticipate and adapt to all types of physical, social and economic changes. To stay resilient to future natural disasters, counties must identify their financial vulnerability and available assets to respond to such events. Join NACo to learn about research and lessons learned for how counties can increase financial capacity to be more resilient to future disasters. Learn more and register >>

New Look, New Feel, New City: How Operational Changes & Data Rebuilt Corpus Christi
November 21, 2013 — 11:00 AM PST
Cities are leveraging data and technology to: reimagine the way they deliver services to their citizens, make sustainable improvements to their infrastructure, optimize existing resources and promote a more dynamic and efficient place to live and work. Join GOVERNING and the City of Corpus Christi, for a live webinar on November 21st to hear how a city leader reimagined the city. Learn more and register >>