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Plan to attend the Virtual Indiana Land Use Summit on September 8 & 9, 2021. All sessions will be live with recordings posted for later viewing. Conference content will be focused on innovations in land use planning for agriculture and natural resources. Save the date: Sept. 8 & 9, 8:30 am – 11:30 pm CT …
Kara Salazar
~ by Kara Salazar, AICP, Assistant Program Leader and Extension Specialist for Sustainable Communities, Purdue Extension, Illinois – Indiana Sea Grant As we begin to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, how do we re-engage community through inclusive public spaces? The Project for Public Spaces has a thought-provoking, four-part article series, A Playbook for Inclusive Placemaking. This …
~ by Kara Salazar, AICP, Assistant Program Leader and Extension Specialist for Sustainable Communities, and Dan Walker, AICP, Community Planning Extension Specialist of Purdue Extension, Illinois – Indiana Sea Grant Online course certifies planning officials and interested residents as Master Citizen Planners Purdue Extension and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant will open registration for American Citizen Planner …
Kara Salazar
~ by Kara Salazar, AICP, Assistant Program Leader and Extension Specialist for Sustainable Communities, Purdue Extension, Illinois – Indiana Sea Grant To further the Community Development Program’s commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion associated with our programs, the American Citizen Planner – Indiana team has created a new module entitled Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion …
~ by Daniel Walker, AICP, Community Planning Extension Specialist In October, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant kicked off a multi-meeting series focused on creating an action plan that will guide the future of the Cedar Creek watershed, a watershed just north of Ft. Wayne. This was a hybrid event, featuring the integration of a remote presenter. Community …
Kristi Whitacre
~by Kristi Whitacre, Community Development Educator & County Extension Director, Vigo County Sycamore and Tulip Poplar tree seeds orbited the Earth on the U.S. space shuttle Atlantis STS more than 30 years ago, from December 2-6, 1988, as part of a Purdue Extension 4-H project with Astronaut Jerry Ross. The seeds were grown into saplings …
~ by Kara Salazar, Assistant Program Leader and Extension Specialist for Sustainable Communities – Purdue Extension The new online Tipping Point Planner course teaches almost anyone involved in land use planning or water quality issues how to use the tool to examine past and predicted land use changes, identify environmental threats, define natural resource assets …
The American Citizen Planner program, which provides training in core competencies for public planning officials, is now being offered in Indiana twice per year. The online training program is designed to help those serving on plan commissions and other volunteers interested in community planning understand the roles and responsibilities of public officials, community residents and …
Purdue Extension Community Development (CD) and the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) is ecstatic to announce the release of our Digital Ready Businesses (DRB) app (only for Android devices; iOS coming soon)! This app is geared towards small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to improve their online presence by providing classes in the form of …
This September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) has committed to participate in NPM to increase preparedness throughout the U.S. The event, now in its fifteenth year, is a nationwide, month-long effort hosted by FEMA’s Ready Campaign, to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the …