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Hello Planners! Just a quick reminder that the 2020 Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarship Breakfast, originally scheduled for May 15, 2020, has been CANCELED. Stay safe and hope to see you all soon!

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The Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies and

Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business present

Real Estate Technology,

Investments and Regulations

Wednesday, April 29 | 9-11:30 a.m. | Held Via Zoom


Registrants will be emailed a link to the Zoom session

the night before the event.


For questions or more information about the conference,

email melissa.j.kessler@hofstra.edu.

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Congratulations to the 2020 Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarship recipients!
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Dr. Donovan Finn of Stony Brook University is conducting a survey about the role of climate science in local urban planning. This research is sponsored by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

The brief anonymous survey will ask about the role of climate science in your day-to-day work as a planner. It should take about 12 minutes to complete, and the findings will inform our research about how to provide more actionable climate data for local planners.

We are interested in the views and opinions of anyone trained in planning or working in any/all aspects of planning, whether you think of yourself as working on “environmental” issues or not. The survey will not ask for or collect your email address or any personally identifiable information. However, you may voluntarily enter a drawing at the end of the survey to be eligible for one of twenty Visa gift cards ($25 each) to be given away to twenty random survey respondents.

You can access the survey HERE until February 29, 2020.

Also, please also feel free (and encouraged!) to share the survey with planning colleagues in the public and private sectors – transportation, land use, federal, state, local, county, big, small, MPO, RPC, COG, consultant, you name it. If they are educated as planners or work as planners, we would love to hear from them. Thank you!

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The APA Long Island Section is pleased to announce the recipients of the Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarship for 2020. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

Juliann Navarra, Community Engagement Coordinator, Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning

Sarah SingerEnvironmental Planner, Nelson, Pope & Voorhis

Jonathan Sokol, Environmental Technician, Suffolk County Department of Economic Development & Planning

The scholarship awardees will receive $1,500 for registration, one or more mobile workshops, and expenses for attendance at the APA National Planning Conference – Houston, Texas – April 25 thru April 28, 2020.

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The Suffolk County Soil and Water Conservation District will be offering a free training on culvert assessments on June 3 and 4, 2020.

The training consists of both a classroom component and an in-field portion. By the end of the training session, all participants will be qualified as Lead Observers (LO) with the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC). Lead Observers have the ability to individually assess culverts and stream crossings for habitat restoration possibilities and other unique replacement opportunities. Data from culvert assessments can be uploaded into NAACC’s public database.

ATTENDANCE WILL BE CAPPED AT 60 INDIVIDUALS! To register, please email Edward.compagnone2@suffolkcountyny.gov or call 631-852-3036 with any questions. Please do not wait to register!

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