CPTC Annual Conference


2017 CPTC Annual Conference is Saturday, March 18, 2017

Registration is Closed, The Conference is a Capacity
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The CPTC Annual Conference will be held in Worcester at Holy Cross College's Hogan Center on March 18, 2017. The Conference features a wide variety of workshops covering current topics and core subjects.

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Core Courses

Timely Topics (partial list)

  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • Special Permits & Variances
  • Introduction to the Zoning Act
  • Vested Rights & Nonconforming Structures
  • Planning for Medical & Recreational Marijuana
  • New Chapter 40B Handbook for ZBAs
  • Climate Change Adaptation & Resiliency Planning
  • Open Space Planning

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Online Workshops

CPTC provides two core workshops online. Workshops can be taken for CPTC credit by completing the quiz at the end of the workshop video. Links are provided to related text documents. The workshops are Introduction to Subdivision Control and ANR and Writing Reasonable & Defensible Decisions.

The Citizen Planner Training Collaborative

CPTC provides local Massachusetts planning and zoning officials with tools to make effective decisions regarding their community's current and future land use.

  CPTC is a collaboration of:
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University of Massachusetts Extension
Department of Housing & Community Development logo
Department of Housing and Community Development
Massachusetts Association of Planning Direectors logo
Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors
Massachustts Association of Regional Planning Agencies logo
Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies
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Massachusetts Chapter of the American Planning Association