For planning and zoning board members, two courses from this webinar series will fulfill the four hour annual training requirement from New York State.

For more information, please visit: http://www.dos.ny.gov/lg/lut/index.html

The Long Island Regional Planning Council explores what local retail—and redevelopment—could look like in five years.

Is Long Island’s challenged brick-and-mortar retail sector a dinosaur headed to extinction—or does it present a transformational opportunity to reimagine development in Nassau and Suffolk counties? 

The Long Island Regional Planning Council (LIRPC) will discuss the challenges and opportunities during its panel discussion “Dinosaur or Dynamo? The Future of Long Island Retail” at 10 AM on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. This program may be eligible for self-reported CM credits.

The panelists are: 

  • Dave Ackerman – Director of Marketing, Samanea New York 
  • Jonathan E. Cohen – Vice President, Blumenfeld Development Group 
  • Pat Halpin – Managing Director, Mercury 
  • Sarah Lansdale – Director of Planning, Suffolk County 
  • Larry Rose – Principal, The Rose Group 
  • Sean Sallie – Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Nassau County 

Gary Lewi, Managing Director of Rubenstein PR, will moderate the panel. 


Wednesday, November 18, 10:00 AM to 12 PM. 


Virtual Meeting via Zoom 

Please click the link to join the webinar: https://vhb.zoom.us/j/98324233821?pwd=M2lxeldjS3RGaWUzWDVXdWJtTVl3QT09 

If prompted, enter password: 784251

Or Telephone: (646) 558-8656 

If prompted: Webinar ID: 983 2423 3821; Passcode: 784251

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Join us for an online Land Use Leadership Alliance (LULA) training program

Meeting Local and Regional Fair & Affordable Housing Needs

Advanced training on planning, financing, zoning, fair housing, and engaging the public on affordable housing.

Must be able to attend all dates to register:

October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19 & December 3 – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Sessions include presentations from regional planners, developers, attorneys and public engagement specialists. Skilled facilitators will conduct breakout exercises and guide group discussions. Participants will virtually tour new affordable housing sites and meet developers and community reps. Curriculum will be tailored to those that register. Participants must register in advance for this free program. CLE credits for attorneys (fee of $20 per credits) and Training Certificates for local board members. All sessions to take place via Zoom. Limited spots available in order to facilitate dialogue appropriately. Priority will be given to new participants to the LULA program.

Register by September 21, 2020 by emailing your name, contact information, and name of community to Ann Marie McCoy at amccoy@law.pace.edu.

For program information, contact Tiffany Zezula at tzezula@law.pace.edu.

CCLR NYS Redevelopment Summit - June 2020

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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!


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.

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!