CONSULTING PLANNERS OF MASSACHUSETTS
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The APA Private Practice Division has produced an exclusive division member-only benefit: the Private Planning Practice Handbook, an outstanding publication with insightful information for prospective, novice, and seasoned planning consultants.
Topics include as "Organizing the Planning Consulting Business," "Project Management," "The Personal Side of Consulting," and many useful templates, including a sample agreement for services.
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The City of Peabody is seeking proposals from qualified urban designers to produce a comprehensive facade and signage improvement manual. The guide will be developed with a primary focus on the downtown business corridor and a secondary focus on other commercial districts. The manual will establish specific design standards for use by residents, business owners, and developers. Overall, this project will provide a much-needed guide for the City's efforts to promote high-quality, architecturally appropriate fa?ade and signage design standards.
The RFP can be downloaded at the following link: http://bit.ly/1HkJ4uM
MIT is playing a key role in helping to ensure the sustainability of human civilization into the future. Across the Institute, and across the world, faculty and students are pursuing transformative research to address the urgent challenges of water and food.
Cambridge has published its Request for Proposal for its City-wide Plan.
Imagine Boston 2030... Boston's last master plan was completed 50 years ago in 1965! The City has released a Request for Proposals.
See here for more information and RFP: http://imagine.boston.gov
Anderson Robbins Research have four positions in their Boston office. See link:
Scott Turner has taken on the position of APA Sustainable Communities Division Chair. We wish him luck on his new endeavor (and on keeping up both with MACP and APA :). Please see an excerpt of his message below.
"I am excited to assume the position of Chair of the Sustainable Communities Division. The Division’s dedicated and passionate group of members and volunteers have worked extremely hard to build it into one of the strongest Divisions within APA. Over the past few years, the Division has experienced tremendous growth in a number of areas and has shown strong leadership in promoting sustainability both within the Division and throughout APA. The Division is still fairly young and is in the process of further developing many of these programs and the progress so far has been remarkable.
I am extremely optimistic about the growth and future of our Division. We have great people involved that have brought us this far already. We are hopeful that more of you will join us as we continue to expand the Division and all of our initiatives. I truly feel that the value of membership in any organization is dependent on the level of involvement of individual members. Please feel free to contact me or any member of our executive committee if you have interest in getting more involved with the Division. We have opportunities for involvement with any of the initiatives I have described above.
I look forward to working with you all over the next couple of years. Please feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com if you have any comments, questions, or concerns."