The following programs that may be of interest to our members are taking place in the region:
December 3 & 10: Free webinars from New Jersey Future for officials, planners and citizens interested in using the state’s enhanced municipal land use tools to direct planning for compact, walkable communities while preserving open space, farmland, or historic sites. On December 3, learn the basics; the December 10 webinar will examine more technical details and is geared toward municipal planners and attorneys. Learn about a grant opportunity being offered to municipalities seeking to develop non-contiguous cluster ordinances. For more information and to register visit http://www.njfuture.org/cevents/webinars/non-contiguous-cluster/
December 6: Using New Markets Tax Credits in the Development Process, workshop held by the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority from 9:30-4:00pm at Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, NJ. Cost: $75. For more information, visit www.njra.us/rti
December 16: Wells Fargo and the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation are offering grants of up to $100,000 for visible and accessible demonstration projects showcasing innovative, cost-effective approaches to improving environmental conditions within urban communities including stormwater management, flood control, park enhancements, and renovations to public facilities. More at http://www.nfwf.org/environmentalsolutions/Pages/2014rfp.aspx
December 17-19: ULI’s well-regarded Real Estate Finance I introductory course, in Washington DC. Register online at www.uli.org. Real Estate Finance II will be offered on January 29-31, also in Washington.
December 20: TD Bank’s Green Streets Grant Program supports innovative practices in community forestry. Municipalities can apply for $20,000 grants to be used in low/moderate income neighborhoods in Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA®-recognized communities in TD Bank’s footprint. Learn more at http://www.arborday.org/programs/tdgreenstreets/grant-information.cfm
January 31: Deadline to apply for Philadelphia Water Department Stormwater Management Incentives Program Grant for nonresidential users’ design and construction of stormwater projects including detention and retention basins, tree trenches, green roofs, porous paving, rain gardens and more. Visit www.phillywatersheds.org/what_were_doing/SMIP or call 215-685-6070.
ULI Philadelphia can cross-promote educational event announcements with other real estate and land use organizations on a limited basis and also post selected programs in our monthly email newsletter; information is due on the 20th of the preceding month, with priority to members and sponsors. For more information please contact Gerri Lipp at email@example.com