Upcoming Events – mark your calendar!

March 14 (Concord Audubon):  Nature & Economy- Recognizing and leveraging natural assets for economic vibrancy 

Through case studies and interactive activities, learn about connections between the environment and the economy.  Attendees will sketch out their own community’s natural assets and see how they can be utilized to advance community and economic development goals. All will leave with action ideas and potential next steps – for their communities and/or their organizations.  Presented by Dr. Shannon Rogers, UNH Cooperative Extension.  Go HERE for more info and to register.  AICP credits pending.

May 17 and 18:  Hillsborough Community Design Charrette

May 30 (Concord Audubon):  Planning For All Ages

What would an Age-Friendly Community look like, what sort of services would be available, and how would residents of all ages be able to enjoy their community to its fullest?  These are the sorts of questions that staff at Southern NH Planning Commission (SNHPC) is tackling,  with assistance from community champions and partnering agencies.  Thanks to the continued support from Tufts Health Plan Foundation, AARP, and NH DOT, the SNHPC’s team will share their findings on age-friendly assessments and surveys, and how communities have responded to the age-friendly pilot program: their successes and lessons learned in their efforts towards creating an age-friendly region.

Registration opening in March.


May 31 and June 1:  Rye Community Design Charrette.

June 1:  OSI’s Annual Planning and Zoning Conference at the Grappone Center, Concord. Registration opens in March.  Go to www.nh.gov/osi for more info.

June 20 (Hotel Concord):  Annual Awards evening.  Merit Awards, Scholarship and Fellowship Awards and more.   Registration opening in the spring.

October 17 and 18 (Hotel Concord):  Conference on Placemaking.  More info to follow.  Registration opens in the summer.