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Residential Patterns and Trends by Race in the Northeast and the Nation

Recent events have driven a push to examine patterns and trends in household location. WestCOG is supporting this conversation with data, looking beyond the borders of Connecticut to compare the state and region to the Northeast and to metropolitan areas throughout the United States. WestCOG’s presentation draws on Census data and primarily quantitative methods.

View of 2010 Non-White Populations in the Northeast.

Public Notice for the 2020 Annual MAP Forum

The Metropolitan Area Planning (MAP) Forum announces its 2020 Annual Meeting. Due to the current public health emergency, this meeting will be held as a webinar.

Register for the MAP Forum Webinar

Friday December 4, 2020 at 10:00 am – 12:15 PM

Meeting Agenda (printable version)

  1. Welcome and Introductions (10:00 am – 10:05 am) – Mary D. Ameen, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
  2. Regional Issue: The Future of Work (10:05 am – 10:45 am)
    1. The Future of the Office — Oliver Schaper and Wendy Andrew-Doele, Gensler
    2. The Future of Commutation – Kaan Ozbay, C2SMART Center, Tandon School of Engineering, New York University
  3. Emerging Trends (10:45 am – 11:15 am)
    1. 2055 Socio Economic and Demographic Forecasts – Debra Nelson, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council and Tina Lund, Urbanomics
    2. Emerging Trends from the Pandemic and Vaccine Distribution – Anne Strauss-Wieder, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
    3. Emerging Resiliency Initiatives – Meghan Sloan, Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments and Jennifer Fogliano, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
  4. Lightning Round on Long Range Plans by MAP Forum Members (11:15 am – 11:45 am)
  5. Public Participation (11:45 am – 12:00 pm) (Reserved for registered participants on a first come, first served basis by contacting by 9:30 am on the meeting day.  Remarks will be limited to no more than three minutes. Total time available for public participation is 15 minutes.)
  6. Closing Remarks & Adjourn (no later than 12:15 pm) – Mary D. Ameen

The MAP Forum is a consortium of ten metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and councils of government (COGs) in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania that have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the coordination of planning activities in the multi-state metropolitan region.

The MAP Forum complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and federal Limited English Proficiency guidelines.  If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, or translation services, please contact no later than 72 hours prior to the meeting.  

The february newsletter has arrived

Our monthly publication has news, project updates, grant opportunities, and events for the Region.  In this month’s issue we have some exciting news about Newtown’s Al’s Trail, WestCOG’s new Regional Map Viewer, a Land Conservation conference, and more!

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Connecticut Land conservation council hosts 36th annual ct land conservation conference

The Connecticut Land Conservation Council will be hosting their 36th Land Conservation Conference on Saturday, March 21st. More details and registration instructions under the cut.

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Newtown Bike and Trails Committee hosts open house

On Sunday, March 8 at the Newtown Community Center, the Bike and Trails Committee will be hosting an open house to inform the public about opening opportunities to outdoor recreation! More information and registration instructions are below the cut.

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