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Planning Conferences and Events

Provides a summary of upcoming planning-related conferences and events conducted by the Planning Division and its planning partners.

Floodplain Management Program - Training and Events

Municipal and Regional Planning Assistance Program

Upcoming Planning and Zoning Related Conferences and Events:

Virtual Incremental Development Boot Camp
May 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021, 9 AM – 12 PM

This Virtual Incremental Development Boot Camp, hosted by New Hampshire Housing gives participants an opportunity to apply previous training at an Incremental Development Workshop to their actual development project. Participants will work through exercises like building and refining their pro forma, creating an investor proposal package, and drawing out the zoning parameters for their lot. Attendance at a previous Incremental Development one-day Workshop Course is required. The early bird registration rate of $499 ends on April 12, 2021. Scholarships are available by e-mailing George Reagan at

PLAN NH Virtual Workshop: Integrating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion by Design with Talmira Hill
May 18, 2021, 9 – 10:30 AM

Integrating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) by Design will engage participants in considering how basic DEI concepts are defined and applied using examples from the built environment. The session will include three segments: 1. reviewing working definitions of “diversity,” “equity” and “inclusion” that can be applied to the built environment and in other contexts; 2. considering examples of how DEI concepts are being applied (or implemented) through specific projects in the U.S.; and 3. discussing in small groups how DEI concepts are being (or might be) applied in New Hampshire. Registration is $15 for Plan NH members and $20 for non-members.

2021 NHDES Virtual Drinking Water Source Protection Conference
May 19-20, 2021

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) will hold its 2021 Drinking Water Source Protection Conference online. It will feature roundtable discussions and presentation such as using federal and state dollars to conserve water supply lands, climate impacts affecting public water systems, NH public health study concerning exposure to contaminants in drinking water, and much more! For further information, continuing education credits (CEUs) for NH Water Operators, and registration please access the link above.

NHMA Webinar: A Guide to Effective Code Enforcement
May 20, 2021, 9 AM – 12 PM

Join Attorneys Matt Serge and Christine Fillmore from the law firm of Drummond Woodsum, for this half-day virtual workshop which will provide municipal officials with practical guidance on how to navigate the nuanced procedures associated with code enforcement, as well as practical advice in pursuing an enforcement action against non-compliant property owners. Our legal experts will address some of the most difficult issues under the law, including junkyards, dilapidated buildings, and health codes. Attendees will receive an electronic copy of the publication, A Guide to Effective Enforcement: Investigating and Enforcing Code and Land Use Violations and the 2021 Supplement. Registration is $55.

Communities and Consequences II Webinar: Workforce Housing and Zoning
May 20, 2021, 12 PM

New Hampshire PBS and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health present a series of discussions of the new documentary Communities & Consequences II - Rebalancing NH's Human Ecology. The documentary and companion book are a collaborative project of Demographer Peter Francese, writer and former Agriculture Commissioner Lorraine Stuart Merrill and Filmmaker Jay Childs. This webinar will focus on the challenges of constructing workforce housing given zoning constraints in many communities. Registration is free, but required.

NH Model Drinking Water Buffer Regulation Workshop
May 24, 2021, 2 PM

Join the Rockingham Planning Commission and Strafford Regional Planning Commission as they present their final draft statewide model Drinking Water Quality Buffer Regulation. This model regulation reflects guidance and feedback from local and statewide experts and research from relevant published works, including strategies for buffer implementation, buffer effectiveness, buffer widths, and buffer functions. Registration is free, but required.

Retrofitting the Big Box to Create Spaces the Seacoast Needs
May 25, 2021, 7 PM

Join Portsmouth Smart Growth for a virtual presentation by architect, author and urbanist Ellen Dunham-Jones who will discuss how the sprawling commercial infrastructure of the 20th century such as malls, big box stores, office parks and oversized parking lots can be retrofitted to innovatively address affordable housing, reduce our dependence on cars while increasing water and energy resilience. Registration is free, but required.

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NH Office of Strategic Initiatives
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Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor  |  107 Pleasant Street  |  Concord, NH 03301
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