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Fall Livable Neighborhoods Training: Register Now!

livable neighborhoods trainingJoin MAS for the fall session of the Livable Neighborhoods training program on Saturday, September 22. Generously funded by the Altman Foundation, and co-sponsored by the Pratt Institute’s Programs in Sustainable Planning and Development, the free, day-long workshop will be held at Pratt Institute’s Higgins Hall, located at 61 St. James Place in Brooklyn. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. With sessions on Zoning, Historic Preservation, and Advocating for New York’s Changing Streets (to name a few), Livable Neighborhoods provides community activists, civic leaders and concerned citizens with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively make change in their neighborhoods. The  semi-annual event brings together a diverse group of participants to learn from experts with practical experience in city planning, economic development, zoning and more. Instructors include city officials, non-profit leaders, and experienced community activists. Livable Neighborhoods is aimed at filling an information gap for new community board representatives looking to expand their knowledge base, in addition to providing community activists with the knowledge they need to effectively participate in decisions that impact the livability of their neighborhoods. Since the program started in 2006, MAS has provided hands-on training to more than 800 New Yorkers (including over one third of the city’s 59 community boards). For more information on Livable Neighborhoods and to register for the September 22 training, visit www.mas.org/lnp