Applying Open Space Design Techniques:
An in-depth participatory workshop featuring Randall Arendt
presented by Mass Audubonís Shaping the Future program, in partnership with MA-APA
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Boott Mills Event Center
115 John Street
Learn to apply practical, proven techniques for protecting community-wide open space networks through Open Space Design -- an approach to subdivision design that maximizes natural resource protection and optimizes the use of land, while saving money for developers, local communities, and residents.
Following an inspirational presentation illustrating how conservation subdivision techniques have been implemented across the country (and globe!), we will bring the lesson back to Massachusetts. Participants will learn the nitty-gritty of the State's new, improved model Open Space Design zoning bylaw. Case studies of several municipalities that have successfully used innovative zoning to produce development results that match the community's character and needs will also be presented.
All participants will be guided through a hands-on design exercise for an interactive learning experience.
Randall Arendt, Senior Conservation Advisor, Natural Lands Trust
An expert landscape planner, site designer, author and lecturer, Mr. Arendt is the country's most sought‐after speaker on the topic of creative development design as a conservation tool. His designs are ‘twice green’ because they succeed both environmentally and economically.
Kurt Gaertner, Director of Sustainable Development at the Massachusetts
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
EEA has developed an updated model Open Space Design bylaw incorporating new best practices including elements from Natural Resource Protection Zoning adopted by several Massachusetts communities. Mr. Gaertner will explain how and why the new model differs from many existing bylaws while offering flexibility to meet local needs.
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Who Should Attend
You should! Join fellow planners, civic leaders, students, interested citizens, local officials, landscape architects, planning consultants, engineers, business owners and investors, landowners, and developers who will be participating in the workshop.
Program Fee**: $35
- Registration is required.
Call 617-523-8448 to register by phone.
or register by mail (PDF)
We are offering a special discount for students (high school or college): $15
Contact Christina McDermott at email@example.com or 617-523-8448 to register. Payment by cash or check at the door.
**A pizza dinner will be provided.
AICP credit information
Thank you to our Sponsors!
|Lead Sponsor: MA-APA|
Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities available:
If your company/organization would like to set up a table at this event and/or support the Shaping the Future program with a contribution, please contact us at 781-259-2146 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
AICP Continuing Education Credit:
This event has been submitted for CM Credit. CM | 4.0