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Now Accepting Award Nominations

NHPA is now accepting nominations for this year's awards to be presented at our Spring Conference. Simply check out the criteria and email the nomination application to nhplanners@gmail.com by 4pm on March 31st, 2019.



 Check out the latest newsletter, Winter 2019 Granite State Planner



Check out Seacoast Housing Advocacy Training coming up in Exeter!



Stone Wall Mapping Project Uses New Technology to Honor The Past

 

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Geological Survey (NHGS), at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), is launching a new interactive “New Hampshire Stone Wall Mapper,” which will enable the public to use this web-based tool to map the state’s landscape of historic stone walls.


The “New Hampshire Stone Wall Mapper,” is a mapping initiative that uses the availability of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) images across New Hampshire to map the state’s historic stone walls, especially in areas that are completely forested today. . The mapping interface has been designed for easy use and only requires access to a web browser and the internet. UNH GRANIT developed and is hosting the crowdsourcing application. 

 

For links to the NH Stone Wall Mapper, as well as a companion website that details the history of stone walls and the use of LiDAR to reveal them, and guidance on how to interact on the map, please visit the Stone Wall Project webpage at http://www.granit.unh.edu/resourcelibrary/specialtopics/stonewalls. You can also join the community of stone wall mappers by becoming a member of the NH Stone Wall Mapping Project Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NHstonewalls


For more information about the project, please contact Rick Chormann, State Geologist and Director, NH Geological Survey, at (603) 271-1975 or frederick.chormann@des.nh.gov.




 


Announcements and Notes:

 

Plan NH workshop March 14:  Nature & Economy- Recognizing and leveraging natural assets for economic vibrancy 

Through case studies and interactive activities, learn about connections between the environment and the economy.  Attendees will sketch out their own community’s natural assets and see how they can be utilized to advance community and economic development goals. All will leave with action ideas and potential next steps - for their communities and/or their organizations.  Presented by Dr. Shannon Rogers, UNH Cooperative Extension.  Go HERE for more info and to register.

AICP credits pending.



Check out Steve Whitman's TEDx Talk "Shifting the World From Grey to Green"




ForEveryoneHome: City Solutions for Housing Equity is an 18-month program that will help a select group of cities chart a path to inclusive growth through lasting affordability.  This initiative targets mixed-market cities where changing conditions threaten to displace low-income communities of color.  Our goal is to “get ahead of the curve” in these communities, catalyzing action to protect affordability and diversity in changing neighborhoods before displacement pressures become too great.

 

Thanks to substantial underwriting from the Ford Foundation, ForEveryoneHome provides a 2-to-1 match of local funds committed to this effort. This is a real opportunity for communities to stretch their limited policy-making dollars for maximum impact. 

 

For more details on the initiative and how to apply, please see the ForEveryoneHome webpage, or contact State and Local Policy Senior Specialist Matt Weber at mweber@groundedsolutions.org.  Applications are due by February 28, 2019.




Jeff Taylor Bean Pots to Bell Towers Fund  

Colleagues and friends of the late Jeff Taylor are creating a memorial fund to provide continuing support for the kinds of projects that benefited from his amazing creativity, energy and ability to bring diverse interests together. 

For more information about the fund and how you can contribute, see http://jhtstories.tumblr.com/

 

 



NHDES' Potable Water Guide

The 2016 Potable  Water Guide  provides guidance to municipalities that wish to incorporate a refined definition of “potable water” into their building codes. For more information, contact Pierce Rigrod at NHDES (603) 271-0688


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