Upcoming Events and Workshops

March 25, 2014 
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy will present ‘The Design Dividend: An Integrated Approach to Climate Resilience’

Where: The Lincoln House, Cambridge, MA

The lecture is free to attend and will be presented by Helen Lochhead, an Australian architect, urban and landscape designer, is currently a Lincoln/Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, with more frequent extreme weather events and rising sea level in progress, the vulnerability of coastal cities and towns has become a matter of urgency. But out of disasters can come opportunities for innovation. Post-Sandy, a range of new initiatives, tools, policies, governance frameworks and incentives are being tested, including competitions like Rebuild by Design. Design is seen as a key tool for dealing with complex problems by creating integrated strategies to build resilience, sustainability and liveability. Using the Rebuild by Design process as a case study, this lecture considers the possibilities for such a process to deliver projects and strategies that can be implemented and brought to scale.

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March 25, 2014 
7 p.m.
(doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Concord Bike Film Festival

“The Bikes of March”

The Bikes of March is a free evening of fun and interesting movies about cycling. Movies about cycling lifestyle, innovative cycling infrastructure, and amazing feats accomplished by cyclists everywhere. The evening will also include brief presentations about cycling happenings here in Concord, such as improvements that will make the city more bike friendly, and an update on our section of a massive “rail trail” that will extend from Salem to Lebanon.

The Bikes of March also includes raffles of great prizes (more details to come) for anyone who donates to the Central New Hampshire Bicycling Coalition in any amount, and free refreshments as well.

But best of all it’s free! While a donation to the CNHBC does get you into the raffle, just your smiling face gets you in the door! Join us a for a fun night of movies, laughs, and bikes!

Where: Red River Theater. Concord’s non-profit, independent movie theater

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March 25-27, 2014

Introduction to ArcGIS
University of NH - Coop Extension 

Learn the basics of working with ArcGIS 10.2 in a hands-on learning environment! This course is useful for people who have no prior GIS experience, as well as those who have used ArcGIS, but are new to ArcGIS 10.2. Familiarity with Windows is highly recommended.

With a focus on New Hampshire data and applications, participants learn how to use ArcGIS 10.2 to produce attractive, effective maps. In addition, each participant receives their own detailed step-by-step manual to use as a reference after the course is over. 

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March 28, 2014
12 p.m. 

The Incredible Shrinking House
a NH Planners Association Brownbag Discussion 

Concord, NH

Click here to email your RSVP to Mark - RSVP Deadline 3/21/14


April 5, 2014 

“Saving Special Places 2014” - The New Hampshire Land Trust Coalition Annual Conference

Laconia Middle School, Laconia, NH

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April 17, 2014 

Community & Campus Sustainabilty: Systems & Solutions

UMass Lowell Conference Center

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April 30, 2014 
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

NHDES’s 2014 Drinking Water Source Protection Conference

Conference sessions will include topics concerning…

    • Summary of NHDES’s plans to use $81 million in settlement funds to address MtBE
    • Climate change risks to water systems
    • Developing watershed water quality monitoring plans
    • Addressing the threat of cyanobacteria blooms
    • Information about the new EPA MS4 stormwater permit
    • USGS research concerning the quality of NH’s groundwater
    • Guidance for potable water standards in municipal codes
    • Local efforts to reduce the use of and mitigate the effects of road salt
    • Case studies of successful source water protection projects

… and a number of other great sessions. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pierce Rigrod at NHDES or Garret Graaskamp at the American Ground Water Trust.

This event will offer New Hampshire Water Works Operators 5.0 Technical Credit Hours (TCHs).  


May 3, 2014

Annual NH OEP Planning and Land Use Conference

Mountainview Grand Hotel in Whitefield, NH.

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May 5, 2014

The New Hampshire Broadband Conference 

Where: Grappone Center, Concord, NH

The purpose of the event is to bring together a variety of stakeholders to discuss what is happening to expand broadband access, adoption, and use throughout New Hampshire. The conference is designed to help attendees understand the role of broadband for economic competitiveness, education, health care, governance, public safety, and the overall quality of life in New Hampshire, as well as to highlight  broadband accomplishments, future plans, and improvements needed to ensure continued broadband support in the state. Municipal officials, legislators, community leaders, internet service providers, representatives from business, health/ medical, education, and public safety sectors are encouraged to attend.

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May 5-6, 2014

38th annual New Hampshire Governor’s Conference on Tourism 

Where: Church Landing at Mill Falls, Meredith, NH

Highlights of the 2014 conference will include a luncheon cruise on the MS Mount Washington, a tour of the newly renovated Winnipesaukee Playhouse, a reception at Laconia Harley Davidson in Meredith, along with plenty of informative sessions and networking opportunities.

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June 5-6, 2014
   June 5 - Full Day
   June 6 - Half Day 

NH Planners Assn. Annual Conference - The Art of Placemaking 

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Where: UNH - Durham Campus

Save the Date!
More information to follow 

June 2-6, 2014

GIS/GPS Boot Camp 
University of NH - Coop Extension

This 5-day workshop is designed for educators and others interested in exploring natural and societal resources using GIS and GPS technology. Participants learn to map natural resources and community assets while exploring methods for sharing maps with others. Activities will involve informational lectures on course topics, immediately followed by hands-on related GPS and GIS exercises.

No previous GIS or GPS experience is required. Course content is appropriate for all people interested in using GIS to map community resources, including high school or middle school educators, town employees, conservation commissions and planning board representatives.

Each participant will have a chance to flex their newly-acquired GIS skills by working on a brief mapping project during the workshop. Feel free to bring ideas you may have for projects, and we will try to incorporate your ideas within the time constraints of the course.

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June 8-10, 2014

2014 Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO) Conference 
Hosted by: Commissioner Christopher Clement and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation

Where: Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, Portsmouth, NH

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The Muskie School Community Planning & Development program at the University of Southern Maine is offering two opportunities to study survey research this spring either in Portland or at your computer.  Click here to see presentations from previous Events & Workshops


   Option 1:  A full graduate course in survey research from instrument design to results presentation, including analyzing
   surveys in Excel and SPSS.

   Option 2: A short course of two classes in survey sampling to be taught February 26 and March 5.  It is intended that
   this short course will be offered for CM credits in cooperation with the Northern New England Chapter of the American
   Planning Association.

     Click here for times, costs, and more information including registration information  


FBC101e - ABCs of Form-Based Codes on-line

FBC101e is an on-line course that may be taken conveniently from home or office. Participants log in whenever they're ready to learn. They can finish the course in a couple days, although they have six weeks to complete it. An on-line discussion forum allows participants to ask questions of an expert, and to share comments and questions among themselves.   

Cost of FBC 101e
Standard cost is $250.  
A discounted price of just $100 applies for combining it with one of the advanced courses. 


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Register online for the AICP exam here!

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Additional event opportunities available at:
NH Office of Energy and Planning's Event Calendar
AIA New Hampshire Events
NNECAPA Calendar
NH Citizen Planner Training Calendar
NH Local Government Center Calendar

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