Workshop Presentations Archive

Coes Pond in summer

The Shaping the Future Community Program is working to help communities, especially those in the rapidly developing Sprawl Frontier, understand, adopt, and implement sustainable planning and development tools and techniques.

Recent Presentations

Applying Future Scenarios to Inform Local Action RCP Network Gathering, November 15, 2018

Birds of the MA Woodlands: Climate change, smart development, and your community Workshop, Dartmouth, March 27, 2018

Flooding your Community with Solutions, Not Stormwater - Citizen Planner Training Collaborative conference, Worcester, March 24, 2018

Getting Your Community to MVP Status: Climate Change & Planners - Citizen Planner Training Collaborative conference, Worcester, March 24, 2018

Don’t Just Map it, Conserve it! Conservation success stories with MAPPR - MA Association of Conservation Commissions Conference, Worcester, March 3, 2018

What Can Conservation Commissions do to Improve Climate Resilience? - MA Association of Conservation Commissions Conference, Worcester, March 3, 2018


Archive of All Past Presentations (2009-present)

Missed a previous Shaping program workshop presentation or want a copy to save? Browse our topical archive, which contains all presentations given from 2009 onward.

Presentations on Low Impact Development (LID) techniques that work with nature to manage stormwater and decrease the impacts of development. These solutions help communities by providing the practical methods to minimize development costs, reduce flooding, and protect and restore natural resources. Read More >

These presentations focus on protecting our water resources for people and for wildlife. The presentations present strategies for caring for the land around rivers, lakes and streams, protecting our groundwater, and overcoming challenges to sustainable management of stormwater. Read More >

The presentations below focus on strategies for identifying which land areas are the most critical to protect; resources and strategies for funding land protection efforts; and methods for land protection that don’t require an outright purchase of land – such as conservation zoning, and other planning tools. Read More >

These programs focus on helping interested citizens understand how to make a difference in how land is developed and protected, and how to become involved and work to make a difference. Read More >