to Apr 21

Gulf of Mexico Climate Community of Practice Annual Meeting

Why you should go:
• Learn how to use online tools to convey the latest in science
• Discuss ways your city can become climate ready!
• Gain valuable access to scientific communicators and trainers
• Hear from communities who have tackled climate challenges
in their own backyard!
• Discover ways your city can adapt to environmental challenges!

Click here for more information. 

Registration is free for municipal and county officials.

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to Apr 15

EPA Green Infrastructure Seminar

Allen Engineering and Science, Inc., the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Butler Snow Law Firm are hosting an upcoming Green Infrastructure workshop.

MDEQ and EPA are placing a high priority on green infrastructure as it relates to water quality management.   

Learn the basics of green infrastructure through case studies presented by local, regional, and national experts.

Workshop is FREE but limited to the first 70 participants. 

Click HERE to register. We look forward to seeing you or your designated staff member there!

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9:00 AM09:00

Planning for Resiliency: Prepare now to save later

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program and the Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association are co-sponsoring a professional development workshop on resiliency planning for city planners on July 17, 2015, at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson, Mississippi. This hands-on, comprehensive workshop will offer participants the opportunity to learn about some of the regulatory options and choices being explored in the state of Mississippi related to smart growth, stormwater management and environmental resiliency. 

A diverse array of speakers will discuss some of the current trends in sustainable planning, share information on and offer ideas on enhancing your community’s resiliency to changing environments. Organizers have applied for AICP continuing education credits.


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to Jun 5


The Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association is calling on volunteers from its membership for a new Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT)  project. The team will work with the City of McComb to address planning related concerns.

CPAT Municipality: City of McComb

McComb is the largest city in Pike County and was heavily impacted by urban renewal in the 1970’s. In recent years, the city of McComb has successfully worked to revitalize the downtown and reverse the impacts of urban renewal. It has requested help with parking, market and gap analysis and livability features.

Sessions Scheduled:

The workshops and sessions are scheduled for June 3-5, 2015

CPAT Volunteers Needed:

The Chapter is seeking approximately 7-10 volunteers to assist in the Community Planning Assistance sessions. The City has provided details specific to its requested needs for the CPAT Project. Tasks will depend largely the strengths of the individuals on the team. In particular, we are seeking experience with Sketch Up, GIS and producing a final product

All that is needed is your time!
Lodging will be provided at a local hotel. Meals will be provided by the community and APA MS.

Be a Part of the Team!
If interested in participating please contact Michael Hershman, AICP at mhershman@lamarcounty.com

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11:00 AM11:00

50 Years of Planning in Mississippi

APA Mississippi will celebrate 50 years of planning in the State of Mississippi on April 4, 2014. The event will take place at the historic King Edward Hotel in downtown Jackson. The day will begin with a professional development event, with up to 3 CM pending, followed by a reception and dinner with James Shelby serving as the keynote speaker. Come celebrate with your fellow Mississippi planners!

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