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Sessions Announced for 2019 Planning Commissioners Academy

February 1, 2019
"Making Real Change in Your Community" is one of many engaging sessions at the upcoming Academy in Long Beach.
​The League’s 2019 Planning Commissioners Academy, taking place aboard the legendary Queen Mary ship in Long Beach on March 6–8, is now open for registration. Plan your sessions and view all of the academy’s offerings by exploring the full announcement.  

The Academy benefits planning commissioners of all experience levels, offering compelling sessions on the major planning and land use issues facing California cities today. Concurrent sessions will be offered, featuring fundamental basics as well as emerging issues and innovative tools you can implement in your cities.
On Wednesday, March 6, experience the energetic opening session with Jason Robert, an artist, civic activist and urban designer from the Better Block Project whose life’s work has been dedicated to the creation of healthy, vibrant and sustainable neighborhoods. In 2006, Jason formed the nonprofit organization, Oak Cliff Transit Authority, to revive the Dallas streetcar system, and later in 2010 organized a series of Better Block projects, taking vacant properties in Dallas and converting them into temporary, walkable districts with pop-up businesses, bike lanes, cafe seating and landscaping. The project has become an open-sourced international movement occurring everywhere from Melbourne, Australia to Iran. In this session, discover how to drive change and move past unproductive committees and outdated regulations to become the “bike part of town” and be encouraged to revitalize stagnant blocks within your community.
Your full conference registration will include admission for the following: 
  • Two-and-a-half days of important educational sessions and networking opportunities, all aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach;
  • Access to these key trainings required for city officials: AB 1234 Ethics Training, AB 1661 Sexual Harassment Prevention Training;
  • Wednesday reception, Thursday breakfast and lunch, Friday breakfast; and
  • Electronic access to all program materials.
Register online and reserve your hotel by Feb. 15.
Please contact Megan Dunn for registration questions and Caitlin Cole for conference questions.

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