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MAS Livable Neighborhoods Training: Register Today!

On Saturday, May 11, MAS will host the Spring 2013 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.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

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 thirteen sessions offered as part of Livable Neighborhoods include Zoning 101, Historic Preservation and Preserving Cultural Assets, Community-Based Energy Efficiency and Creating and Preserving Affordable Housing. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the spring 2013 session of Livable Neighborhoods will also feature a new resilience track – Beginning with the opening panel: Defining Resilience and Building Back Green, and followed by three resilience-focused training courses: Where’s the Money? Funding the Resilience Process, Assessing Neighborhood Strengths and Addressing Vulnerabilities, and Strategies for Building Social Resilience and Cohesion.

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.