1. Sustaining This Place Trailer


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    Something special is happening in the Hudson River region of New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont, and Connecticut. Sustainability entrepreneurs of all stripes are infusing this place with a new meaning through actions as diverse as closing streets to traffic, constructing rooftop gardens thirty-five floors above the sidewalk, raising chickens and microgreens in the heart of New York's capital, and creating a small army of citizen scientists. In the process, these disconnected but committed folks are resuscitating the land and changing the people-place nexus, with the shared goal of remaking one of the nation's oldest industrial centers into one of its most lasting, livable landscapes. These are the stories of creative, courageous people and their accomplishments--stories that inform and inspire drawn from 59 interviews. Between Manhattan and Mt. Marcy, New York's highest peak, farmers like Paul Arnold reconnect with the land and their customers in new ways. Marirose Blum Bump, the Red Hook town supervisor, leads the effort to stave-off rampant development. Community activists in Harlem, led by Peggy Shepard, successfully combat multiple assaults on their neighborhood. Ecovative, a corporation created by a couple of engineering students who take a radically different approach to business, makes compostable packing material out of mushrooms. And environmental advocates preserve scenic treasures at the very heart of where the modern environmental movement was jumpstarted in the 1960s. This upbeat view of sustainability from the front lines portrays positive, hard-won social change in one of America's most historic regions.

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    • Healthy Design Makes a Difference


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      Cathy Costakis shares wisdom at the intersection of public health and community design

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      • Federation of Calgary Communities, Community Planning Exchange: Housing


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        This event was recorded and broadcast live on Saturday, April 26, 2014. View the live-event video page here: www.livestreamcalgary.com/cpe View the Federation of Calgary Communities event page here: https://calgarycommunities.com/event/housing/ "The Federation is hosting a new series of planning events called Community Planning Exchange. We hope to convene communities on strategic issues, share community experiences, and hear from experts on planning issues. Lastly, we want touch base with you on planning matters more regularly! The Federation endeavours to educate community members on planning matters so that they can play an effective role in the planning process. We do so through offerings such as Partners in Planning, workshops, developing resources like The Community Guide to the Planning Process, and countless communications throughout the year. While this captures the basics, planning is an ever changing discipline with evolving and unique, city and community specific applications and implications. We want to keep you in the loop without asking you to overcommitting. Community Planning Exchange was envisioned to keep community members engaged and up to date on strategic issues. Three times a year we will bring knowledge and ideas to you, for discussions that matter. This will be an opportunity to convene the community association network, share learnings, hear from experts, get to know the modern challenges and opportunities for communities, and have a coffee on us. This is also a chance for the Federation to hear from communities, so that we can continue to be reflective of needs and further support planning education. Our inaugural Community Planning Exchange will focus on housing. We invite you to join the Federation in a discussion about the of Calgary’s housing needs and challenges. Presentations will highlight the geo-demographic data behind our growing city; the standard life-cycle of communities and how their needs change; the importance and impact of a diverse housing stock; satisfying the full spectrum of the housing continuum; and the evolution of a community, including new ideas and trends. There will also be a panel discussion, questions from the audience, and time for networking. This FREE event will be held at the Marda Loop Community Hall at 3130 16th Street, SW. We will begin at 9am but come by at 8:30 to sign in and have a donut. To register, please click here. Presenters include Derek Pomreinke from Geodemographics with Land Use Planning and Policy at The City of Calgary; Gail Sokolan and Alison Crawley from the Office of Land Servicing and Housing with The City of Calgary; Martina Jileckova from The Calgary Homeless Foundation; and Dr. Neol Keough with The Faculty of Environmental Design from The University of Calgary."

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        • Strategic Parking Management


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          Jim Charlier and Vickie Jacobsen from Charlier Associates share their expertise on strategic parking management.

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          • New housing subdivisions around Christchurch


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            Over 10,000 homes need to be rebuilt in Christchurch. Explore a new subdivision and find out how geospatial information is used to plan and build subdivisions. Learn why it is important to know about topography when planning a subdivision. Find out about TC categories. Discover where information on land tests is shared and why.

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            • Managing the Mountains: Land Use Planning, the New Deal, and the Creation of the Federal Landscape in Appalachia


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              On March 16, 2012, Sara M. Gregg delivered a lecture entitled "Managing the Mountains: Land Use Planning, the New Deal, and the Creation of the Federal Landscape in Appalachia." This lecture was session four of "From the Earth: The Environment in Virginia's Past and Future," a free day-long conference on the historical relationship between Virginia's environment and its people. The conference is made possible by a generous grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment. (Introduction by Elaine Hagy)

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              • Arnold Cogan: OAPA Lifetime Achievement Award & Keynote Session PT. 1


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                Arnold Cogan, FAICP, COC founding principal, was honored to give a Keynote Session address at the OAPA conference, Thursday, May 30, in Portland, Oregon. Arnold also received an OAPA Lifetime Achievement Award for his established legacy and ongoing role in land use planning.

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                • From Field to Fork: A Brief Guide to Agriculture in Oregon


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                  Farmland is a trust for Oregon's future, and a cornerstone of our economy--in the country and the city. That's why 1000 Friends of Oregon works so hard to protect it through Oregon's land use planning program. Stand with us. Visit our website at www.friends.org, and support 1000 Friends at www.friends.org/support.

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                  • 2010 Inventory and Forecast Models for Land Use Planning, Including Timber Volume, Climate Changes, Biomass, Carbon, and Habitat


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                    This research chat is hosted by Dr. Valerie LeMay Professor at the University of British Columbia. FORREX Forest Science Chat Series Valerie LeMay

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