Getting to Green: Using Your POCD and Zoning Regulations as Part of Your Sustainable CT Certification

APA Connecticut Chapter

#9175322

Friday, April 26, 2019
8:30 a.m. - noon EDT

Middletown, CT, United States

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Overview

Sustainable CT is a voluntary certification program to recognize thriving and resilient Connecticut municipalities. An independently funded, grassroots, municipal effort, Sustainable CT provides a wide-ranging menu of best practices. Municipalities choose Sustainable CT actions, implement them, and earn points toward selection of actions that include incorporating sustainability components into municipal Plans of certification. Sustainable CT includes a broad Conservation and Development as well as zoning regulations.

Within the first year of the program over 70 communities signed on, and 22 achieved certification. This workshop provides an overview of the Sustainable CT program and specifically outlines various ways a municipality’s Plan of Conservation and Development or zoning regulations could be modified to help achieve certification while encouraging town-wide sustainable and resilient practices. The workshop will feature best practices and lessons learned from CT cities and towns. The event is free, but registration is required. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Increase general awareness and understanding of the Sustainable CT program

  2. Gain knowledge of sustainability best practices applied from case studies from

    communities across Connecticut

  3. Learn how to get credit for planning and zoning initiatives under the Sustainable CT

    program

Resource URL

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg848ug50145c29a&oseq=&c=&ch=

Speakers

Joanna Wozniak-Brown

Invited Speaker

Joanna Wozniak-Brown is a Regional Planner at the Northwest Hills Council of Governments. At the NHCOG, she is responsible for environmental, emergency, and transportation planning. Prior to working at NHCOG, she worked as an environmental consultant on brownfields, as an outreach consultant to the Department of Housing on Phase I ... Read More

Valarie Ferro

Invited Speaker

Val is a certified planner and an environmental scientist with 30 years of experience in municipal planning, Brownfields redevelopment, economic development and revitalization, permitting and public outreach. She has worked for municipalities and private developers throughout New England. Besides serving on Sustainable CT’s Planning Working Group, Val has worked ... Read More

Martin Connor

Invited Speaker

Martin (“Marty”) Connor is Torrington’s City Planner. He is also the Consulting Town Planner for the Towns of Goshen, Barkhamsted, Burlington and New Hartford. A Certified Member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, he has been doing Planning, Zoning and Inland Wetlands work in the Northwest Corner of ... Read More

Jennifer Kaufman

Invited Speaker

As Environmental Planner, Jennifer leads Mansfield’s program to advance land conservation, sustainability, and agriculture. She is responsible for managing over 1700 acres of Town open space and easements. In addition, Jennifer was a key member of the project team that developed the Mansfield Tomorrow Plan of Conservation and Development ... Read More

Jennifer Kaufman

Invited Speaker

As Environmental Planner, Jennifer leads Mansfield’s program to advance land conservation, sustainability, and agriculture. She is responsible for managing over 1700 acres of Town open space and easements. In addition, Jennifer was a key member of the project team that developed the Mansfield Tomorrow Plan of Conservation and Development ... Read More

Jessica LeClair

Invited Speaker

Jessica is a part of the Sustainable CT initiative at ISE, serving as the Institute’s liaison to municipalities. In this role Jessica directs municipal outreach, manages ongoing community engagement, and identifies and develops training opportunities for communities. Prior to joining ISE, Jessica was the Program Manager at the CT ... Read More

Jason Vincent

Invited Speaker

Jason Vincent, AICP is a certified professional land use planner and has two decades of professional experience in the public and private sectors. Over his career he has been involved in the Connecticut land use realm as a policy maker, plan implementer and enforcement agent. He has worked with over ... Read More

Contact Info

Valarie Ferro, www.goodearthadvisors.com