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31 May 2018 3:00 PM • Courtyard Marriot Event Center, Nashua NH

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NHPA's 2018 Spring Conference

NHPA's 2018 Spring Conference will be Friday June 1, 2018 in Nashua, NH with a special ethics session and reception taking place Thursday May 31st! Stay tuned for registration. For more information, check out the 2018 Spring Conference page.

NNECAPA Planning Grants Available

NNECAPA is offering Planning grants for up to $1000. For more information check out the Grant Application!

Planners, here’s a great opportunity to hear and talk with one of the world’s leading planning practitioners.  And it’s free!  You only need to register, below. CM credits approved, too.



New Hampshire planners, public officials and land use practitioners are invited to attend this free event featuring internationally known planner Brent Toderian. A passionate practitioner and advocate for creative, vibrant city-building, Toderian will discuss density issues in urban and rural communities.


A practitioner and thought-leader with over 25 years of experience in advanced urbanism, city planning and urban design, he has advised and collaborated with cities, agencies and best-practice developers around the world, including Auckland, Brisbane, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Medellin, New York, Oslo, Rotterdam, and Sydney. Toderian is the founding president of the Council for Canadian Urbanism (CanU), and a regular writer with the Huffington Post, Planetizen, CityLab and SPACING. Learn more about him at

2.0 AICP CM credits are available (#9142762) 


Toderian will also be presenting at 3S Artspace, Portsmouth on
Monday, March 5 at 7 PM.
This event, also hosted by PS21, is free and open to the public. Register here for Portsmouth event >>



Lead Event Sponsor: New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

Event Sponsors: Piscataqua Savings Bank | Olde Port Properties | NH Planners Association

Event Partners: Plan NH  | 3S Artspace  |  Seacoast Media Group  |  GDI Design |  NNE Chapter American Planning Association EVENTS ARE HOSTED BY
Portsmouth Smart Growth for the 21st Century (PS21) , an independent, volunteer-led nonprofit that presents ideas and encourages discussion and policy development around planning issues in Portsmouth, NH and the Seacoast. Our goal is to support a vibrant, sustainable, and walkable community consistent
with the principles of smart growth, the historic nature of Portsmouth, and in the context of the 21st century.



NHPA is starting to plan our Spring Conference. If interested in being on the Conference Organizing Group, please contact Jodie Levandowski.

Check out our latest edition of our Granite State Planner newsletter!

Announcements and Notes:


The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP), along with our co-host, Vermont State Parks, is pleased to announce the 2018 National Outdoor Recreation Conference that will be held in Burlington, Vermont, on April 23 through 26, 2018. This four day event brings together 250+ Outdoor Recreation Professionals for: Learning, Networking, Celebrating and Mentoring. This year’s conference theme, “Building Resilient Communities, Environments, and Economies” focuses on demonstrating the tangible ways that connecting people with the outdoors improves public health, reinvigorates local economies, and instills a life-long commitment to the environment. The best way to stay informed is to visit the 2018 National Outdoor Recreation Conference website ( and sign up for our mailing list. Please also connect via our NORC Facebook Event.



Economic Development Academy

UNH Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce the Economic Development Academy (EDA), September 18 - November 3 (online and in person sessions). The EDA is an experiential course for community economic development practitioners and leaders. EDA consists of six online sessions followed by three days of face-to-face learning in historic Manchester, NH, with follow up coaching after the Academy. The course format is designed for those who want to deepen their understanding of community and economic development.

Link to information and registration:

For more information contact Sharon Cowen,


Local Solutions: Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference April 30-May 2, 2018 in Manchester,  NH.

Click here for more information


Jeff Taylor Bean Pots to Bell Towers Fund  

**SPECIAL GOING ON--Your donation will be double matched--for example give $150 and $450 is donated!

Colleagues and friends of the late Jeff Taylor are creating a memorial fund to provide continuing support for the kinds of projects that benefited from his amazing creativity, energy and ability to bring diverse interests together. 

For more information about the fund and how you can contribute, see

NHDES' Potable Water Guide

The 2016 Potable  Water Guide  provides guidance to municipalities that wish to incorporate a refined definition of “potable water” into their building codes. For more information, contact Pierce Rigrod at NHDES (603) 271-0688

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