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Workshops Developed and Delivered 2001-2011

Land Use Planning Workshops for Town Councils, Planning and Zoning Boards, and Staff

  • Making Good Land Use Decisions (2001-2011)
  • Writing Sound Decisions (2009 – present)
  • Smart Growth and Community Planning (2010-present)
  • Conducting Effective Land Use Reviews (2010-present)

Housing

  • Affordable Housing for Your Community (2003)
  • What Municipalities Need to Know About The 2004 Rhode Island Housing Act and Affordable Housing Plans (2004)
  • Zoning for Housing Affordability: Financial Considerations and Zoning Strategies (2004)
  • Best Practices in Affordable Housing Design & Community Development (2005)
  • Inclusionary Zoning: Developing a Program & Drafting an Ordinance (2005)
  • Housing Trust Funds & Community Housing Land Trusts (2005)
  • Building Communities Through Design: An Exploration of Affordable Housing (2005)
  • The Basics of Housing Development Finance (2007)
  • Creating Affordable Homes in Your Community – How to Build Support (2010)
  • Creating Affordable Homes in Your Community – Financing (2010-Present)

Municipal Capacity Building

  • Building Strong Teams to Promote Strong Communities: Aquidneck Island (2005)
  • Strengthening Municipal Capacity to Achieve Barrington’s Vision for the Future (2006)
  • Talking with Voters About Managing Community Growth – Local Candidates (2006)
  • Talking with Voters About Managing Community Growth – State Candidates (2006)
  • Community Planning in Washington County Towns: What Town Councils Need to Know (2007)
  • Essentials for Municipal and Regional Decision Making: Aquidneck Island (2009)
  • Washington County Town Council Workshop (2009)
  • Preserving Your Community’s Historic Character: Best Practices for Historic District Commissions (2010, 2011)

Smart Growth Design Strategies

  • Conservation Development Workshop (2006)
  • Design Strategies for Mixed Use Development (2007-2008)
  • CNU: Urban Design 301 (2008)
  • Transforming Highway Strips into Vibrant Commercial Districts (2011)

Transportation

  • Introduction to Access Management (2007)
  • Tackling You Community’s Parking Challenges (2008)
  • Port Development in Rhode Island: Clarifying the Issues and Exploring the Opportunities (2010)
  • Complete Streets (2011-present)

Healthy Places by Design Workshop Series

  • Achieving Healthy Compact Mixed Use Neighborhoods (2011)
  • Complete Streets for Rhode Island Communities (2011)
  • Community Planning for Health (2011)
  • Increasing Access to Healthy Food (2011)
  • Keeping Farms and Local Food in our Future (2011)
  • Making Our Community More Walkable and Bikeable (2011)
  • Planning and Design for Recreation and Active Living (2011)
  • Planning and Designing Successful Mixed Use Centers (2011)