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Short Agenda

  1. 1. Annual Conference 2014 Amherst, Massachusetts Thursday June 5 8-8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast 8:30-9 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Marc Resnick, MAPD President, and John Musante, Amherst Town Manager 9-10:30 SESSION A Building a Culture of Planning Through the Master Plan Process: A blended Approach SESSION B Losing Ground – New Update Niels la Cour, Senior Planner, UMass Amherst Jeff Collins, Director of Ecological Management, Mass Audubon 10:30- 10:45 Refreshment Break 10:45-12 SESSION A Live, Work, Play! An update on DHCD’s Tools for Mixed-Use Districts SESSION B Climate Change Adaptation Planning & Massachusetts Policy Updates Arthur Jemison, Deputy Undersecretary, MA DHCD, Bill Reyelt, Principal Planner, Smart Growth Programs, DHCD, Angus Jennings, AICP, A.G. Jennings LLC, Peter Hechenbleikner, Interim Economic Development Officer, Town of Westwood E. Heidi Ricci, Senior Policy Analyst, Mass Audubon, Julie Conroy, AICP, Senior Environmental Planner, MAPC, Karen Heymann, Legislative Director, Mass Audubon 12-1:15 Lunch with Stephen Kulik, State Representative, introduced by Jeffrey Lacy, AICP, Regional Planner, DCR Division of Water Supply Protection 1:15-2:30 SESSION A Not Your Average Sustainability Session: Getting to the Bottom of Sustainable Master Plans SESSION B APA Comprehensive Plan Certification – Foxborough’s Participation in National Pilot Program Angela J. Vincent, Sustainability Project Manager, VHB, Craig Thomas, Urban Renewal Project Manager, and Yovani Baez, Neighborhood Planner, City of Lowell Sharon Wason, AICP, Town Planner, Foxborough, MA
  2. 2. 2:30-2:45 Refreshment Break 2:45-4:15 MOBILE WORKSHOP A Amherst Business Improvement District Walking Tour with Sarah laCour, Director, Amherst Business Improvement District MOBILE WORKSHOP B Historic Preservation – Downtown Dickinson Historic District Walking Tour with Philip A. Shaver, President of the Board for the Amherst Historical Society, Vice-Chair, Dickinson Local Historic District Commission 4:15-7 Rooftop Refreshments at the Lord Jeffrey provided by our sponsors FRIDAY note – hotel guests are asked to be checked out of their rooms by 10:45 am 8-9 Continental Breakfast & Annual MAPD Meeting with Election of Officers 9-10:30 SESSION A SESSION B Microhousing: Who Needs It? Communities and Consultants: Best Practices for Best Results Tamara Roy, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, ADD Inc. Barry Bluestone, Dean in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University Kenneth Buckland, AICP, LEED AP, PP, The Cecil Group, Inc., Angus Jennings, AICP, A.G. Jennings, LLC, Emily Keys Innes, LEED Green Associate, The Cecil Group, Inc. 10:30- 10:45 Refreshment Break 10:45- 12:15 Recent Court Decisions Barbara Saint Andre, Esq., Principal, Petrini & Associates, Ilana Quirk, Esq., Principal, Kopelman and Paige, PC, Pam Brown, FAICP, Esq., Brown and Brown, PC Have a safe trip home and a good weekend! Thank you for attending!