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8/21 - Leveraging Town and Gown Partnerships (CM | 1.5)


Partnerships between universities and local towns and governments have been very beneficial to community organizations and agencies while providing valuable experience for students and faculty.

Join the Smart Growth Network at 2 p.m. Eastern August 21 for a webinar exploring a successful national model for building and operating university/community partnerships, how this approach is being implemented in Maryland, tips for how to develop town and gown partnerships in general, and lessons for partnerships of all kinds.

The session will examine the national model of EPIC-N, the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities - Network, how it has been applied at the University of Maryland, as well as lessons learned in contracting, costs and financial support, communication, project definition, and project delivery.

Panelists include Joel Rogers of University of Wisconsin-Madison and a board member of EPIC-N, Gerrit Knaap of the National Center for Smart Growth, and Kim Fisher, program manager for the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability (PALS) at the University of Maryland.

Participants of the live webinar are eligible for 1.5 AICP CM credits.

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