Smart Cities and Smart Mobility
The CTS winter luncheon, Smart Cities and Smart Mobility
, will be held 11:30 AM-1:30 PM on February 9, 2015, at the McNamara Alumni Center, University of Minnesota, 200 Oak St SE, Minneapolis. Speaker Jaume Barceló of the Technical University of Catalonia in Barcelona, will discuss the concept of the smart city from a systems point of view. Specifically, he’ll focus on one of the pillars of the smart city—smart mobility—and on his suggested methodology of transportation analytics.
City Planning Technology Survey
Planetizen has released a new City Planning Department Technology Benchmarking Survey
for 2015. This report surveys the current state of Internet technology as employed by the planning departments of over 500 cities in the United States. The survey finds that, while almost all cities surveyed have a website, they vary greatly in the way they are used and maintained.
The Urban Land Institute has recently launched their new Mapping America’s Futures
tool. This website allows users to test possible scenarios for how the US population might change by 2020 and 2030. The results are reported by local commuting zone or by state.
MACPZA District E & F Training
A MACPZA District E & F training workshop will be held February 13, 2015, in the Minnesota State University-Mankato Student Union Auditorium Room 245. The contents of this workshop will be directed towards Boards of Adjustment, Planning Commissions and County Boards, and will be for all levels of experience. To register, contact George Leary
by February 9. Registration fee $25 per person.
from cities and counties to be the community partner for 2015–2016. RCP is a year-long partnership between the University of Minnesota and one local community in Minnesota. Through the partnership, students and faculty from across the University collaborate with the partner community to address its self-defined sustainability-related needs through course-based projects. The collaboration results in on-the-ground impact and momentum for a community working toward a more sustainable and livable future. Deadline for proposals: February 13, 2015 at 4:30 pm
website has recently launched. It is a global registry of urban sustainability rating tools dedicated to their advancement and the outcomes they foster. To be included in the registry, items must be urban, sustainable, include a quantitative element, and be a stand-alone tool.
Humphrey School Career Fair
The Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Public Affairs Student Association (PASA) invites government agencies, nonprofits and private companies to participate in the 2015 PASA Career Engagement Fair
. It will be held 11 AM-2 PM, February 19, 2015 Humphrey School, 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis 55455.
Design and Aesthetics Webinar
The Urban Design and Preservation Division of the APA is sponsoring a free webinar on February 13, 2015, 12:00-1:30 PM, entitled Communicating Design and Aesthetics in the Planning Process
. The webinar will cover presenting design concepts in both policy documents and development proposals. It will also look at the roles of the planner and applicants with regards to design in the context of reviewing projects. CM Pending
Planning for Immigrants Webinar
The Pennsylvania Chapter of the APA is sponsoring a free webinar on February 20, 2015, 12:00-1:30 PM entitled Planning for Immigrant and Multi‐Ethnic Communities
. This session will present an overview of some key concepts, trends and issues to consider when planning in immigrant and multi‐ethnic contexts in the U.S. and in Philadelphia in particular. CM (Ethics Credit) Pending
Millenials and Mobility Webinar
The Utah Chapter of the APA is sponsoring a free webinar on February 27, 2015, 12:00-1:30 PM entitled Millenials and Mobility in the Modern West
. Learn about the attitudes and behaviors of the largest and most diverse generation in U.S. history and how they impact the future you plan for. CM Pending (registration coming soon)
FCC Colocation Rules Webinar
The Northern New England Chapter of the APA is sponsoring a free webinar on March 13, 2015, 12:00-1:30 PM entitled Responding to the FCC New Collocation Rules – How to Avoid "Deemed Granted”
. New FCC rules are likely to require changes in the way local governments respond to applications for siting wireless towers and modifying existing structures. The rules could necessitate an immediate review and revision of wireless siting ordinances in many communities, and have important implications for the way states and localities deal with siting of wireless facilities in historic districts and environmentally sensitive areas. CM (Law Credit) Pending
Housing for People with Disabilities Webinar
The Northern New England Chapter of the APA is sponsoring a free webinar on March 20, 2015, 12:00-1:30 PM entitled Housing for People with Disabilities: A Civil Rights Lens
. This presentation will discuss significant changes in housing for people with disabilities over the last several years. CM (Law Credit) Pending
Job Opportunities and RFPs/RFQs
Job listings and RFPs/RFQs can be found on the APA MN website
. Current listings (and application deadlines) include:
- City of Brooklyn Park – Associate Planner (February 9)
- Minnesota Housing – Business Operations Manager (February 9)
- Grand Forks-East Grand Forks MPO – Senior Planner (February 13)
- GTS Educational Events – Executive Director (February 13)
- City of Nisswa – Planning and Zoning Administrator (February 20)
- City of Crystal - City Planner (February 22)
- City of Orono – Community Development Director (February 27)
- Hennepin County – Real Estate Supervisor Leasing and Land Management (open until filled)
- University of Minnesota Extension – Extension Educator Aquatic Invasive Species (open until filled)
- Dunwoody College of Technology – Adjunct Instructor Land Use Planning (N/A)
- Stonebrooke Engineering – Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering Manager (N/A)
- WSB & Associates Inc. – Senior Transportation Planner (N/A)