January Update
Announcing Citizens Planning Academy 2017 series Our monthly learning series returns with Planning - More than Balancing Property Rights & Regulation: Successful Communities Plan for Their Future, presented by Dr. Jaap Vos, Director of U of I Bioregional Planning Program.  This first session is an overview of why planning is important and how planning is done. It will be held on Wed., Feb. 1, from 6-7:30 PM at U of I College of Law in the Idaho Law Learning Center (514 W. Jefferson ST; Room 136 (1st Floor. The C.P.A. is a collaboration of Idaho Smart Growth and the University of Idaho College of Law in Boise and Bioregional Planning Program. Monthly sessions are designed to help citizens become effective advocates on a wide range of planning topics.  All sessions are free and open to everyone. More information is available here

Other News
Active Transportation and Real Estate: Urban Land Institute Idaho presents ULI Senior Resident Fellow Ed McMahon to talk about a recent ULI study, Active Transportation & Real Estate: The Next Frontier. This research explores the interconnections between walking, bicycling, and real estate, and features case studies from around the county that demonstrate how active transportation is creating real estate value. The session is Wed., Feb. 8 at 7:30-9:30AM. More information and registration is here.  You can download the report here.
Fairview & Main local streets plan comment period and hearing at ACHD – this plan sets the design for transportation in this corridor for the future. It will impact how the area redevelops and how it will serve all modes. Hearing is at 6 PM Wed. Jan. 26. See the plan and get more information.
COMPASS 101 – This is your opportunity to learn about regional planning for Ada and Canyon counties and their regional long-range transportation plan Communities in Motion (CIM). This plan has significant impact on this region and what our future transportation and our communities in the valley will look like and how we spend our transportation dollars. Wed. Feb. 19 – 11 AM at COMPASS.
American Heart Association 7th Annual Youth Lobby Day - Feb. 2 & 3. An opportunity for high school youth to learn how to lobby and meet with their representatives to advocate for Safe Routes to School. For more information contact: Erin Bennett,
Abstract: The Art of Design - Netflix will launch a new documentary series which will present "the most creative designers" from various fields in the design word, with the aim of demonstrating how design influences all aspects of our lives – Feb. 10


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