One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Effective Strategies for Suburbs and Towns

APA Massachusetts Chapter

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
10:45 a.m. - noon EDT

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Overview

Every community has their own unique vision for ensuring long-term livability. Not one panacea or silver bullet exists for creating a livable community, especially for suburban and smaller towns. There are a variety of strategies communities can use to create livelier places for people to live, work, and play. This session looks at different Massachusetts-based tactics that can be adapted by other suburbs and towns in the Commonwealth. Speakers will cover the processes used in planning; which stakeholders were involved; lessons learned along the way; and how their approach has achieved their livability goals.

Learning objectives for session:

1) Learn strategies that communities can use to create to create livelier places for people to live, work, and play.

2) Learn tactics from planning processes that can be adapted by other suburbs and towns in the Commonwealth.

3) Speakers will share lessons learned along the way; and how their approach has achieved their livability goals.

Speakers

James Errickson

Confirmed Speaker

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Pamela Brown, FAICP

Confirmed Speaker

Pamela J. Brown, Esq. FAICP is a Partner with Brown & Brown, PC in Bedford. She is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and New Hampshire and concentrates her practice in land use law, zoning, and business entities. Her clients include private developers, small business, homeowners and Massachusetts towns. Ms. Brown received ... Read More

Dan Gainsboro

Confirmed Speaker

Under the direction of veteran developer Dan Gainsboro, NOW Communities creates community-focused neighborhoods that emphasize sustainability and energy efficiency. The firm’s first major residential development, Concord Riverwalk, was an immense success – earning acclaim from planners, architects, and environmentalists alike, and generating tremendous demand for its cottage-style units. NOW Communities ... Read More

Carsten Snow

Confirmed Speaker

Carsten Snow joined MHP in 2013 as the coordinator for the Community Assistance team. She develops and manages workshops and trainings related to affordable housing development and planning, as well as manages MHP’s technical assistance grants programs. Carsten also completed research on MHP’s recent Rural Initiative and was ... Read More

Contact Info

Darlene Wynne, darlene.wynne@gmail.com