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6th Annual Livable Neighborhoods Training: Register Today!

classroom photo on livable neighborhoods

On Saturday, May 12, MAS will host the 6th annual Livable Neighborhoods Training. This year, Livable Neighborhoods is co-sponsored by the Pratt Institute’s Programs in Sustainable Planning and Development. The day-long workshop series will be held at Pratt Manhattan, located at 144 West 14th Street.

Livable Neighborhoods is a semi-annual event that brings together a diverse group of participants – community board members, community based organizations, community activists, students and concerned citizens – 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.

Among the twelve sessions offered as part of Livable Neighborhoods include Zoning 101, Historic Preservation and Preserving Cultural Assets, Community-Based Sustainability Initiatives and Creating and Preserving Affordable Housing. The spring 2012 session of Livable Neighborhoods will also feature two new workshops – Media and Public Relations for Advocacy and Advocating for New York’s Changing Streets: Bike Lanes and Public Plazas.

Livable Neighborhoods, generously sponsored by the Altman Foundation, 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 Livable Neighborhoods started in 2006, MAS has provided hands-on training to more than 700 New Yorkers (including over one third of the city’s 59 community boards).