Planning for Resilient Cities Workshops

June 2017 Networking Gatherings for City Staff, City Commission & Community Volunteers

You are invited to join us! Free Workshops, Please RSVP.

Sign up to participate in the session that works best for you. If you like, bring a team of 3 or more to participate in all 3 topics. FREE Please RSVP at www.allianceforsustainability.com/sustainablecommunities

Event flyer PlanningforResilientCitiesJuneOct2017MetroWorkshops

North / East Metro Workshops for cities in Anoka, Ramsey and Washington Counties

Thursday June 1 – Roseville Skating Center – Rose Room 2661 Civic Center Drive Roseville, MN 55113

  • City Staff workshop 1 to 4:30pm,
  • Networking Reception 5 to 6pm,
  • Community/Commission Workshop 6 to 8:30pm
West Metro Workshops for cities in Hennepin, Scott and Carver Counties
  • Community/Commission Workshop – Thurs June 8 – 6pm to 8:30pm, Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr, Mtka
  • City Staff Workshop – Friday June 23 – 10am to 1pm (with lunch) Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr, Mtka
South Metro Workshops for cities in Dakota County

Tuesday June 27 Apple Valley Senior Center 14601 Hayes Rd, Apple Valley, MN 55124

  • City Staff workshop 1 to 4:30pm,
  • Networking Reception 5 to 6pm,
  • Community/Commission Workshop 6 to 8:30pm

Agenda for the staff & community workshops

City Updates – Staff, Council or Commission volunteers will share updates (30 min)

New Resilience Planning Resources partners will share new mapping tools, sample comp plan language, new implementation resources & funding (30 min)

  • Energy Mapping & Planning Resources, Brian Ross, Great Plains Institute
  • Smart Transportation, Green Buildings & Districts, Tom Fischer, MN Design Ctr
  • Climate Adaptation/ Surface Water Plans – Leslie Yetka, Fresh Water Society
  • Health/ Active Living/ Food Access/ Equity Planning Resources –

Small Group Topic Discussions (Energy, Adaptation, Health) explore how you can use the resources in your city with peers from other cities & resource staff (90 min)

Local, clean ENERGY & transportation Water Quality/ADAPTATION Active Living, Food Access, HEALTH
Mapping – solar maps, residential and commercial energy use profiles

·   Setting Goals – LOGOPEP Energy Planning Templates

·   Implementation & funding – CERTS, Utility Programs, Sol Smart, SB 2030, energy efficiency, Drive Electric MN,

Mapping – flood & climate risk planning and preparedness

·   Setting Goals  – BWSR and Watershed District Requirements

·   Implementation & funding – multi jurisdictional projects, MIDS CIP budgets, Legacy projects

Mapping  – health & income disparities, bike & trail connections

·   Setting Goals – Healthy Comp Plan Check List, examples from cities

·   Implementation & funding – Bike/Ped Funding, Safe Routes, Food Access, city examples



Energy Planning Templates are now available for Cities 

Minnesota’s Local Government Project for Energy Planning (LoGoPEP) builds upon existing efforts to engage local governments in committing actionable strategies for energy and greenhouse gas emissions. LoGoPEP has developed draft Energy Planning Guide Book and a draft Energy Planning Workbook that, when completed, will be available to all Minnesota cities wishing to include energy in their planning documents. Download them at http://allianceforsustainability.com/oct24presentations/




Oct 24 2016 Planning for Resilient Cities Workshop. Participant Insights on Catalyzing action on Energy, Adaptation, Health/Equity, Transportation

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