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March 29, 2017  

APPI Education Sessions - Register Now!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fort Calgary, 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary

Education Session #1: MINDFUL Career and Life Management Workshop

A half-day, interactive, hands-on session that will provide an opportunity to design an individualized action plan that integrates both career and personal life aspirations.  Presented by Lisa Dare, Principal and CEO of Lisa Dare & Associates. This session qualifies for 3.5 structured learning units.

Education Session #2: What are the Roles of Planning and Planners in Future Inter-municipal Cooperation?

A half-day workshop with a focus on changes made in Bill 20 and Bill 21 related to MDPs, IDPs, ICFs and Growth Management Boards. Presented by the APPI MGA Task Force and representatives from Alberta Municipal Affairs, AUMA and AAMDC. This session qualifies for 3.0 structured learning units. 

SCHEDULE
7:00 - 8:00 AM Registration and Light Breakfast
8:00 - 11:30 AM Education Session #1
12:00 - 12:30 PM Hot Buffet Lunch 
12:30 - 1:15 PM APPI Annual General Meeting
1:30 - 4:30 PM Education Session #2

For session descriptions, fee schedule and to register and pay online, go to https://www.albertaplanners.com/civicrm/event/info?id=349&reset=1  Deadline to register is 4:00 PM April 18th.
Refunds will not be issued, however, if you must cancel, the registration may be transferred.

"How Can Municipalities Get Ambitious about Renewables and Energy Efficiency Planning?"

Join SFU's Renewable Cities program at Global Learning Forum 2017, May 17-19 in Vancouver, for a dialogue on urban energy solutions. 

Forum 2017 will bring together leading local government officials, planners, companies, researchers, and other groups to discuss the transition to 100% renewable energy in cities. Through 32 small group workshops, participants will have opportunities to discuss electricity, heating and cooling, and transport solutions. What are best practices for writing municipal climate and energy plans? How will new disruptive technologies impact urban planning? Where do energy planning and equity overlap?

For more information, visit renewablecities.ca/forum2017.

Take advantage of 15% in savings by using discount code "renewablecities-partner-2017". Register before the April 1 early bird deadline to enjoy a further 15% in savings.

APPI and ITE Edmonton Event: "Social and Economic Impacts of Investment in the Transportation Network in Alberta"

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Registration: 11:30 AM, Lunch, Presentation: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: Main Dining Room, Upper level, Faculty Club at the University of Alberta, 11435 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton.

Alberta Transportation has operated several cost benefit analysis tools and regional travel models over the last few years. These models have allowed AT to test the impact of changes to the existing transportation network from a user perspective. In order to capture the broader impacts of network changes on economic performance and land use or vice versa, Alberta has developed the Alberta Spatial Economic and Travel (ASET) Demand Model. Although still in the first year of development, ASET has been used to demonstrate how various provincial/regional policy and capacity scenarios could impact household migration and labour reallocation, and how households, businesses, industries and government may be benefitted or disbenefitted by each of these scenarios. The ASET model was a recent winner of the Minister’s Award of Excellence for Operational Innovation. Presented by Dr. Jun Yang, Senior Economist, Strategy and Policy Branch, and Rokib SA, Modelling and Analysis section, Strategy and Policy Branch,  Alberta Transportation.

 

 

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Survey - Environmental Conservation Tools for Municipalities

The Miistakis Institute and the Environmental Law Centre have partnered with AUMA and AAMDC to seek information from municipalities regarding how they currently use existing and newly proposed environmental conservation tools, and what resources would best support improved use of these tools.

Please use this link to access the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8LWBQQW. The survey is estimated to take 10 - 20 minutes and will be open until April 6, 2017.

AUMA 'Municipal Planning Hub' now available!

The hub has been developed to provide basic understanding of land use planning in Alberta. https://www.auma.ca/advocacy-services/programs-initiatives/municipal-planning-hub

'Online Collaboration Tools, 2017'

Complied by Community at Work staff and colleagues. Click here for the document. To subscribe to Community at Work’s bi-monthly newsletter, email Stephanie Steinbrecher at [email protected].

 

 

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Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs - University of British Columbia Online Course

Using real examples, learn how ecology can guide urban design to avert environmental disasters and improve people’s lives. This online course starts on April 4, 2017 and runs for 6 weeks. Click here for complete information and registration.

 

APPI Calgary BaconBits Film - "One Big Home"

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Central Library

Doors at 5:30 PM, films + discussion from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. This event is free and qualifies for 2.0 structured learning units. Click here for more information.

 

Employment Opportunities

 Planning and Development Services Manager

Posted: March 28  City of Lacombe

 Planner

Posted: March 28  Palliser Regional Municipal Services

 

 

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Phone: 780.435.8716
Toll Free: 888.286.8716
Fax: 780.452.7718

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