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2017 CPTC Fall Workshops Program

The CPTC Fall Workshops are designed for citizen planners, zoning, building, and conservation officials; citizens interested in land-use and development issues in their communities; municipal staff members who serve boards and planning departments; professional planners, and others who consult with municipal boards.

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Check our list for workshops held in your area. Many workshops count for credit toward your CPTC Certificate, MIIA insurance credit or AICP credit. Worksops cover CPTC core subjects like Subdivision Control & ANR and Roles and Responsibilities of Planning & Zoning Boards as well as other subjects like Recreational Marijuana and Municipal Vulnerability & Resilience Planning. See the complete Fall Workshop list here.


The Citizen Planner Training Collaborative expresses its gratitude to the Regional Planning Agencies and other organizations supporting the Fall 2017 Workshops:

  • Berkshire Regional Planning Commission
  • Cape Cod Commission
  • Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission
  • Franklin Regional Council of Governments
  • Martha’s Vineyard Commission
  • Merrimack Valley Planning Commission
  • Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Montachusett Regional Planning Commission
  • Northern Middlesex Council of Governments
  • Old Colony Planning Council
  • Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
  • Southeast Regional Planning and Economic Development District

Thank you to our moderators, trainers, and workshop site coordinators.



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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
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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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