The gubernatorial candidates will be participating in a moderated discussion of their views on climate action. To register for the Governor’s forum, please fill out this form.
Healthy Land – Healthy Communities
This annual, day-long training and networking event provides land trust board members and staff, parks administrators and advocates, colleagues from federal, state and local government agencies, students, land owners, philanthropists and others an opportunity to participate in a full day of workshops and discussions that focus on fostering healthy communities in MA through land conservation. Join your colleagues in land conservation and acquire the information, skills, and connections you need to be most effective.
This year’s Keynote Speaker is Dr. Eric Chivian, Nobel Laureate, founder of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, Director of The Program for Preserving the Natural World, and he operates Pairidaeza Farm, a small heirloom fruit orchard in central Mass.
Registration is now open!
The Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition is holding the Massachusetts Land Conservation Conference on March 22nd!
This annual, day-long training and networking event provides land trust board members and staff, parks administrators and advocates, colleagues from federal, state and local government agencies, students, and philanthropists an opportunity to participate in a full day of workshops and discussions that focus on fostering healthy communities in MA through land conservation. Join your colleagues in land conservation and acquire the information, skills, and connections you need to be most effective.
Register here to purchase tickets!
You are invited to join the Farming Project for New Entry’s annual Spring Launch Event! Meet New Entry farmers and learn about how the Farming Project assists them to meet their farm enterprise goals. Acknowledge the accomplishments of farmers who are graduating from this year’s Farm Business Planning Course. Email email@example.com or call 978-654-6745 for more information.
Elisabeth Hamin, Professor of Regional Planning and Head of the Department for Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Despite significant research saying that cities need to prepare for climate change and more severe and variable weather, relatively few US cities have made progress toward this explicit goal. This research will discuss the barriers communities experience in planning for climate adaptation, and the ways some communities are able to overcome those barriers — whether through very public planning (spotlight), quieter actions that increase adaptation but are publicly presented as achieving different goals (stealth), or something in between.
Elisabeth Hamin is a Professor of Regional Planning and Head of Department for Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at UMass Amherst. She has published extensively on climate change planning, growth management, and collaborative regional land conservation.
This event is part of the Lunch and Learn series sponsored by the Environmental Studies department. See the full line-up of spring speakers here.
Visionary thinking was, in many ways, the foundation of the modern city planning profession. Early planners like Burnham, Olmsted, Tugwell, MacKaye, and others used an emerging suite of analytical tools, reasoning, and design to paint exquisite pictures of what the future could hold: plans that the American Planning Association today celebrates as “landmark”. As the profession has evolved and grown, however, planning has become increasingly ensconced within the routine administrative functions of local government. Somewhere in the middle of the 20th century a concern for predictability, risk avoidance, and conservatism impacted the very heart and soul of planning; we went from planning for the possible to planning for the probable. This conference seeks to redirect the momentum of contemporary city planning back toward a creative exploration of what places could be instead of what they are likely to become. The Planning for the Possible Conference will be hosted by the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University with funding provided by the Government of Québec and the Government of Canada. Free tickets are available, and are on a RSVP basis.
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Join millions of people across the world who switch lights off for an hour – to raise awareness for the planet.
Each semester, The National Climate Seminar provides a twice-monthly call-in opportunity for your students to engage with top climate scientists, economists, political leaders, film-makers, business pioneers, artists and others who are on the front lines of understanding global warming, and driving change to stabilize the climate. Students can send in advance questions or ask questions in real time, and all conversations are available for podcast after the call. The Seminar is sponsored by The Bard Center for Environmental Policy.
Calls are first and third Wednesdays of each month at noon eastern. To get on our mailing list, and stay informed about upcoming calls, please send an email to email@example.com.
This week’s presenter: Cate Owren, Senior Policy Advisor at IUCN
Topic: Women, Development, Climate Change