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  • Friday, January 08, 2016 8:13 PM | Daphne Politis

    "Mobile apps can enhance civic engagement and advocacy in local governance and planning, make more efficient use of time in data collection and analysis for planners, and a slew of other functions."

    http://www.planetizen.com/node/82996/best-planning-apps-2016

  • Thursday, January 07, 2016 12:06 PM | Daphne Politis

    The City of Beverly is looking to engage a consultant to prepare a
    comprehensive housing plan. Interested consultants can find the RFP here:

    http://www.beverlyma.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/16-001-Housing-Consultant-RFP-.pdf



  • Wednesday, January 06, 2016 8:55 PM | Daphne Politis

     8th Street Planning & Design Charrette RFP

    City of Traverse City, Michigan

    Due: Jan. 26, 2016 2:00 PM

    http://www.traversecitymi.gov/rfp.asp?id=169
  • Wednesday, January 06, 2016 8:55 PM | Daphne Politis

    Venture Café

    Connecting the Innovation Community and expanding the definition of innovation and entrepreneurship.

    http://vencaf.org/about-boston/

  • Friday, December 18, 2015 7:21 PM | Daphne Politis

    You're invited!

    Harvard GSD is actively reaching out to employers to help you connect with summer interns and full time hires. We hope that you may want to take advantage of this free employer service.

    The GSD Virtual Career Fair will be held from January 15-24, 2016. There is no need for you to come to Cambridge to participate. Simply post your anticipated summer internships for returning students and full-time job openings for May 2016 graduates online and Career Services will promote your firm/organization to GSD students.

    We will be utilizing our online job posting system, CREATE for the Virtual Career Fair. Only Harvard GSD students will be able to access these particular listings, ensuring that you receive resumes (and design sheets, if applicable) from qualified candidates. Students will send application materials directly to you.

    To participate in this online event, log on to your employer account to post positions.

    If you already activated your account, please sign in at the employer login page of CREATE.
    Your username is your email address: daphne@community-circle.com

    If you have not yet activated your CREATE account yet, please go to the employer login page of CREATE
    Click the "Forgot Password" link at the bottom of the page. An email will be sent to you to create a password within 24 hours.

    After logging in, please be sure to review and complete your employer contact profile.

    If you are having trouble logging on to CREATE, please contact Anne Creamer at career@gsd.harvard.edu with any questions.

    We welcome your participation in the 2016 Virtual Career Fair.


    Warm regards and happy holidays,

    Meryl Golden
    Director of Career Services

    Anne Creamer
    Career Services Coordinator

  • Monday, December 07, 2015 4:18 PM | Daphne Politis

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  • Monday, December 07, 2015 4:14 PM | Daphne Politis

    Are you looking for a chance to volunteer your time and passion for planning to give back? Here is your opportunity!

    Two schools are participating in the Future City Competition<http://futurecity.org/> and need mentors to work with 6-8 graders at the Derby School in Hingham or the Ferry Way School in Malden. The schools has been participating in the Future City Competition for years (at least a decade) and the kids there are always respectful and enthusiastic - whoever volunteers will have a great time!

    Here's a little about the contest and what would be needed from mentors.  In short, students grades 6-8 envision their dream city of the future.  Then they present their dream cities by designing the following:
    *         A virtual model of the city using SimCity software
    *         A narrative describing their city and further discussing how their city deals with the specific issue selected as the theme for the year's competition.  This year the theme is solid waste management.
    *         A scale model of their city made primarily from recycled materials
    *         A 7 minute presentation about their city, followed by answering 7 minutes of questions from a panel of judges.  The centerpiece of the presentations is the model, but students also prepare display boards, flip charts, handouts and other materials.

    This is a perfect role for Planners to advise and inspire students to think about their ideal city of the future! I hope you can take advance of this great opportunity! For more information or to volunteer, please contact: Kathleen Malone  kmalone@derbyacademy.org<mailto:kmalone@derbyacademy.org>

  • Monday, November 30, 2015 6:20 PM | Daphne Politis

    Click here for RFP and related info: 

     http://www.brooklinema.gov/bids.aspx?bidID=44

  • Monday, November 30, 2015 6:18 PM | Daphne Politis

    FREE TRB webinar to view at your desk for AICP CM credit Tues., December 1

    TRB Webinar: Planning for Climate Change Adaptation at Airports (1.5 CM credits)

    TRB will conduct a webinar on Tues., December 1, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). The research discusses the need for conducting climate change risk assessments at airports, and how to plan for adaption and resilience to mitigate such potential risks.

    Webinar is free, but participants must register in advance.  Go to http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/173230.aspx  and click on red Register Now button.

Contact: Leonardi Aray, President | MAConsultingPlanners@gmail.com
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