Community Calendar

Join us for a inspiring virtual event with RCC partners!

METRO Orange Line Updates Thurs, Feb 11 | 1–2 p.m. CST online presentation with Metro Transit, the BRT line and bus routes will connect Burnsville, Bloomington, Richfield and south Minneapolis via I-35W, Register Here

Solar permitting, ordinances, and planning BPs Workshops – Feb. 2, 3, 10

Over 150 Twin Cities metro area communities committed to reviewing their solar permitting, ordinances, and planning practices within the last 2 years as a part of their comprehensive plan updates. The Metropolitan Council, the Great Plains Institute, and the SolSmart Program are partnering to deliver Minnesota-specific solar training and education programming to support these local government efforts on February 2, 3, and 10, 2021. Please contact Toyah Barigye, Tbarigye@solarfound.org, if you have any questions about registration or event details.

Best Practices on Solar Permitting- MN Communities

Tue, Feb 2, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CST

Instructor: Bill Brooks- Principal- Brooks Engineering

Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5681902670541472526

Note: SolSmart Communities can count this training towards PI-2 credit.

Best Practices on Solar Inspections- MN Communities

Wed, Feb 3, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST

Instructor: Bill Brooks- Principal- Brooks Engineering

Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3890901582989698571

Note: SolSmart Communities can count this training towards PI-3 credit.

Best Practices on Solar Planning & Zoning- MN Communities

Wed, February 10, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST

Speakers: Brian Ross, Great Plains Institute; Cameran J. Bailey, Metropolitan Council

Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3759981634113743631

Note: SolSmart Communities can count this training towards PZ-18 credit.Related to: EnergyTrainingPlanningCommunity DevelopmentPost on: 01/21/2021

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APA Sustainability Award – Submit by 2/28

Honoring projects, plans, policies, individuals, and organizations whose work is dedicated to supporting and growing sustainable communities.

Empowered planners creating sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities.

The American Planning Association Sustainable Communities Division (SCD) supports planners and related professionals in their efforts to foster a sustainable and resilient future. The Awards for Excellence in Sustainability honor those projects, policies, plans, and people who show exemplary leadership and inspiration in sustainability planning and implementation.

The method for announcement of the winners of the 8th Annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability will be determined based on the final format for the 2021 National Conference of the American Planning Association in Boston. Regardless of announcement format, whether virtual or in-person, award recipients do not need to be in attendance to receive an award.

Submissions due 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, February 28, 2021

Learn more and Submit a Nomination Related to: AnnouncementPost on: 01/19/2021