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  Winter 2012-2013
Volume 8, Number 1

Final LDP Information Session

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
8:30AM-12PM
Raritan Valley Community College
Branchburg, NJ

Together North Jersey has issued a call for applications to participate in its sustainable development Local Demonstration Project (LDP) Program. The LDP Program will provide technical assistance for strategic planning studies focused on designated areas or corridors associated with established or anticipated transit services and/or facilities. Eligible applicants will include municipalities, counties, non-governmental organizations, community development corporations, and other interested organizations. Please attend this last free LDP Program Information Session to hear more about this exciting opportunity. Attendance is not required to apply, but prospective applicants who attend will learn more about the program and the application process.

For more information, click here.

NGO Micro-Grant Information Session

Thursday, January 10, 2013
10:00AM-11:30AM
New Brunswick, NJ

The NGO Micro-Grant Program will provide financial assistance to non-governmental organizations to meaningfully participate in the planning processes that will lead to the development of the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD) for Northern New Jersey. Through the NGO Micro-Grant Program, Together North Jersey seeks to partner with community-based organizations, including community development corporations, social service organizations, faith-based institutions, or other groups at the local level that regularly interact with, are trusted by, or include members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

For more information, click here.

Sustainable Jersey to Hold Forum on Climate Adaptation Efforts

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
8:30AM-12PM
New Brunswick, NJ

Friday, January 18, 2013
8:30AM-12PM
Atlantic City, NJ

Whether Hurricane Sandy was a “wake up call” or a confirmation of the importance of existing efforts to prepare for the effects of extreme weather events, Sustainable Jersey is there to help. They will be hosting “Climate Change and Flooding: What to Expect and How to Prepare” twice, once on January 16 in New Brunswick and again January 18 in Atlantic City. For more information see Sustainable Jersey's website. Registration for either session can be found here.

APA NJ Community Planning Assistance Program Workshop

Thursday, January 17, 2013
8:30AM-3PM
New Brunswick, NJ

The Bloustein School in conjunction with Together North Jersey will host "Bridging the Gap", a workshop for community based organizations (CBOs) and planners. The purpose of this workshop is to “bridge the gap” between planners and community based organizations and to promote awareness of APA-NJ’s Community Planning Assistance Program. The workshop will provide a platform for community-based organizations to better understand the role of city and regional planners in community development, and acquire access to information that can help them become strong and sustainable entities within their mission area. The workshop will also give planners an opportunity to learn more about CBOs, what they do, and their planning needs. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association and Together North Jersey. For more information, including registration info, click here. 

RESCHEDULED: 2012 New Jersey Planning Conference

Jan 31-Feb 1, 2013
New Brunswick, NJ
The Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Postposed due to Hurricane Sandy, the 2012 New Jersey Planning Conference will convene in New Brunswick on January 31 and February 1. This year's theme is Retool, Reconnect, Reenergize. See the APANJ website or the conference website for more information.

Health In All Policies (HIAP) Workshop

March 18, 2013
New Brunswick, NJ

Together North Jersey plans to host a day-long workshop to introduce the concept of HIAPs and train participants in approaches to HIAP, leaving them with the tools they need to undertake a HIAP approach in “non-health” decision-making.

HIAP is an approach to policy development that builds consideration of public health impacts into decision-making in “non-health” policy areas such as transportation, housing, environment, energy, and economic development. The choices made by “non-health” decision-makers, whether at the state or local level or whether in the public or private sector, have tangible impacts on the public health of citizens. HIAP convenes diverse partners from various policy areas to consider how their decisions influence health and what opportunities are available to adjust decision-making to yield positive health outcomes.

For more details and information, click here.

TransAction Conference 2013

April 17-19, 2013
Atlantic City, NJ

New Jersey's leading conference for members of the state's transportation community. Sessions cover a wide range of subjects and appeal to a diverse group of transportation managers, planners, grant writers, operators, elected officals, municipal, county, and state representatives, consultants, and administrators.

For more information, click here.

 

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