We invite members and others to submit announcements about upcoming events in the greater D.C. metropolitan area related to planning, architecture, historic preservation, transportation, smart growth, and other related topics.
To list your event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 2011 AICP Exam Review
Saturday October 1, 2011
8:00am - 4:30pm
Catholic University, Koubeck Auditorium, Crough Center for Architectural Studies
NCAC-APA and the Maryland APA chapter are co-hosting a prep session for the November 2011 AICP exam. The testing window is from November 7-11. The review session will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 8am-4:30pm at Catholic University. The registration fee is $30, which includes breakfast and lunch. Please see the registration form for details, which is attached to this email. Please RSVP and submit registration fees by no later than Friday, September 23rd. Event details are also posted on www.ncac-apa.org
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NCAC-APA Planning Conference
Saturday, March 26, 2011
8:00am to 5:00pm
Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and Planning, Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. Catholic University is located at 620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, DC 20064
For details and to register: http://www.ncac-apa.org/education_detail.php?id=89
NCAC-APA Awards Celebration
Naval Heritage Museum, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004
Registration is Now Closed
Awards: Outstanding DC Area Planning
Guest of Honor: Xav Briggs
Associate Director of the White Office of Management and Budget
2010 Award Categories
1. Award for an Outstanding Regional or Comprehensive Plan: For a plan developed for an entire community that advances the art and science of planning. Entries may include, but are not limited to, comprehensive plans, regional plans, community-wide issue plans such as housing, capital improvement, transportation, environmental, historic preservation, or economic development plans.
2. Award for an Outstanding Neighborhood or Small Area Plan: For a plan developed for a subarea of a community that advances the art and science of planning. Entries may include, but are not limited to: neighborhood or small area plans, master plans, reuse or redevelopment plans, corridor plans, or issue-based plans for a smaller geographic area.
3. Award for an Outstanding Implemented Project, Program or Tool: For a project, program or tool that significantly advances the practices of the planning profession. Entries may include, but are not limited to, regulations and codes, growth management or design guidelines, transferable development rights programs, land acquisition efforts, public/private partnerships, tax abatement initiatives, applications of technology, or handbooks.
4. Award for Distinction in Community Outreach and Engagement: Recognizes an individual, organization, plan, or program that showcases innovation or extraordinary effort in encouraging inclusive public participation in planning efforts.
5. Benjamin Banneker Award for Outstanding Social Commitment and Community Initiatives: This award honors a group, individual, or initiative that has developed initiatives and/or demonstrated a sustained commitment to reach beyond and expand the traditional scope of planning, particularly to advance social objectives. This could include efforts such as community policing or drug prevention, neighborhood outreach initiatives, programs designed for diverse populations, public art or cultural efforts, community festivals, environmental conservation initiatives, summer recreational initiatives for children, or community food production.
6. Distinguished Leadership Award for a Citizen Planner: Recognizes an individual that has advanced or promoted planning in the region. Those nominated may include members of planning commissions, boards of zoning appeals, economic development boards, environmental or historic preservation councils, or other appointed officials. It also could include vital but more nontraditional roles, such as citizen activists or neighborhood leaders. Eligibility: Candidates cannot be self-nominated and cannot earn their living as planners or hold elected office.
7. Distinguished Leadership Award for an Elected Official: For a significant contribution to
planning by an individual elected to public office. Eligibility: Candidates cannot be self nominated.
8. Frederick Gutheim Award for Distinguished Leadership by a Professional Planner: Recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly through distinguished practice, teaching, or writing, leading to a greater awareness of the value of planning, and improving the quality of life. Eligibility: Candidates cannot be self nominated and must be employed within the practice of planning, whether in the public, for-profit, or nonprofit sector.
9. Sherwin Greene Distinguished Leadership Award for a Student Planner: Recognizes a student for outstanding achievement during the nominee’s academic career in planning. Eligibility: Candidates cannot be self-nominated and must be a current student pursuing graduate studies leading to a planning career at a university in the National Capital Area.
No application fee.
10. Media Award: Honors newspapers, magazines, television, social media and other media for outstanding coverage of city and regional planning topics in the Greater Washington area that informs and engages the public and raises awareness of planning issues.
Eligibility: Candidates cannot be self-nominated.
11. Current Topic Award for Innovations in Transportation: For a plan, project, program or tool that that aligns with one or more of the pillars set forth in APA’s recently adopted Policy Guide on Surface Transportation (April 2010) and demonstrates innovation in enhancing multi-modal access and mobility, and is integrated with and supports broad planning goals in areas such as economic and community development, housing, land use, and/or environmental quality. Entries may include but are not limited to: metro-rail related plans and improvements, complete streets initiatives, transit oriented development projects, bicyclist infrastructure plans, and streetscape enhancements.
12. Outstanding Contribution to the Chapter: Recognizes an individual who has contributed to the goals and objectives of the American Planning Association – National Capital Area Chapter thorough extraordinary effort and initiative. The Chapter Board provides nominations for this award, but welcomes nominations from others.
No application fee.
YIPPS Monthly Happy Hours
Monthly through 2009
Every month, young planners across the region gather at various hot spots in the District of Columbia for an informal evening of networking. If interested in participating on this list-serve, email the YIPPS Moderator at email@example.com
Urban Land Institute Events
The Urban Land Institute hosts a wide variety of local and national events dealing mainly with real estate and development. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.uli.org/Events.aspx
US Green Building Council – National Capital Region Chapter Events
The local chapter of the US Green Building Council actively hosts a several events throughout the year as well as updated information on the USGBC LEED Rating Systems. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.usgbcncr.org/