Tag Archives: urban planning

Energy Coordinator (Boston, MA)

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for Metro Boston, seeks an Energy Coordinator/Energy Planner (hereafter, Coordinator/Planner) to help achieve the local and regional clean energy goals of its long-range regional plan, MetroFuture. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and innovative environment to build a more sustainable and equitable future for metropolitan Boston. Find out more about the MAPC and its energy work.

Sustainability Coordinator, Butler University (Indianapolis)

Deadline: June 1, 2013

The Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) at Butler University invites applications for Butler’s first Sustainability Coordinator. We seek applicants who share our passion for creative solutions to issues related to campus sustainability, urban ecology, and sustainable cities. Butler University is a recent signatory of the American Colleges and Universities Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and is looking to build upon this signing to develop innovative and robust sustainability programming for Butler’s campus, viewing the campus as a living laboratory for these programs. Butler’s Sustainability Coordinator will develop and oversee sustainability programming for faculty, staff and students of Butler University and promote Butler’s campus sustainability to local, regional and national audiences. This position reports to the director of the Center for Urban Ecology and will work closely with Butler’s existing Sustainability Council, students, faculty and staff to help develop and execute the University’s sustainability program.

Learn more/apply.

Community Planner – Boston Redevelopment Authority (Boston, MA)

Under the direction of Senior Planners / Community Planning, support public outreach and its internal coordination. Assist with workshops, as well as planning, zoning and land use regulation initiatives. Prepare meeting minutes and conduct research. Provide assistance on the following neighborhood planning projects:

  • Urban Agriculture Initiative
  • Roxbury Strategic Master Plan implementation
  • Fairmount Line Planning Process
  • Downtown Crossing Economic Improvement Initiative
  • Downtown Crossing arts initiatives.

For more information and to apply, click here or contact: hr.bra@cityofboston.gov

GIS Intern Positions – Boston Region Metropolitan Area Planning Organization (Boston, MA)

The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region MetropolitanArea Planning Organization has openings for two interns in its GIS group. These are paid positions.  The interns will be responsible for:  Editing, updating, and performing some QA/QC on attribute data for very large GIS vector data sets, based on data collected in the field, conflating two very large GIS vector data sets, based on well-defined criteria for different classes of records in the data sets.  Required skills: At least 6 months experience using ESRI’s ArcGIS tools (ArcMap andArcCatalog), particularly using the editor. Knowledge of and/or experience withArcSDE is a plus, as is knowledge of and/or experience working with linear referencing systems.  Hours: 37.5 hours per week, during regular business hours (M-F, 9-5).

If you are interested in this position, please forward via e-mail a resume and cover letter to:  Benjamin Krepp, Manager of GIS and IT Central Transportation Planning Staff, Suite 2150, 10 Park Plaza, Boston MA 02115 E-mail: bkrepp@ctps.org

Business and Neighborhood Development Intern (Boston)

The intern will assist the Director in her daily tasks, which include working with local business owners and City officials, permitting and licensing guidance for new businesses, promoting existing businesses, community outreach and social media. The ideal candidate will be able to maintain and update the website that was just launched this summer. Fall 2012, at least 10 hours, 10 week min, flexible start/finish and schedule. $12/hour or class credit. Urban Planning background preferred Proficiency with Word Press and other web platforms. Contact: Ms. Jennifer Effron, Executive Director, 46 Waltham Street, 304A, Boston, MA 02118. Email: wgms.director@gmail.com Phone: 617 542 1234

Intern Boston Cyclist Union (Boston, MA)

This intern will gain valuable skills in networking with planners and leaders across all of Boston’s neighborhoods and will develop an in depth understanding of how public works projects are carried out. He/she will attend important evening meetings on roadway and major construction projects and confer with the executive director on steps that can be taken to ensure better bicycling infrastructure is included. Urban planning background or interest is required, as is availability in the evenings and a willingness to travel to all corners of the City of Boston (many areas are not easily accessible by the T.) Please send applications to noelle@bostoncyclistsunion.org with a resume and statement of purpose. The email should include the internship for which you are applying, your academic and career goals, the skills and experience you possess and their relevancy to the internship you are applying for, when you would like to start and end your internship, and how many hours a week you are available.