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MASSACHUSETTS ASSOCIATION OF PLANNING DIRECTORS, INC.P.O. BOX 912, GREENFIELD, MA 01302MAPD Annual Conference – Special Event!During the 2012 MAPD Annual Conference inSpringfield, we are pleased to announce theaddition of a special lunchtime talk on June 7,2012 by Anthony Flint, author and fellow at theLincoln Institute of Land Policy.Flint will discuss the importance ofcommunications in planning – how languagedoes or does not resonate, in engaging thecitizenry. “Resilience” and “prosperity” are in –“sustainability” and “fighting sprawl,” not so much.Flint, author of Wrestling with Moses: How JaneJacobs Took on New Yorks Master Builder andTransformed the American City (Random House)and This Land: The Battle over Sprawl and theFuture of America (Johns Hopkins University Press),and co-editor of Smart Growth Policies: An Evaluation of Programs andOutcomes (Lincoln Institute), will also demonstrate cutting-edge visualizationand scenario planning tools, and an initiative to ease their use and makethem open source. This event will showcase a report and initiative recentlyreleased by the Lincoln Institute, further info at:http://www.lincolninst.edu/pubs/2027_Opening-Access-to-Scenario-Planning-ToolsOf interest in its own right, Mr. Flint’s talk will also serve as a preview to a morelengthy presentation, which will kick off MAPD’s 2012-13 monthly luncheonseries in September!Speaker BiographyAnthony Flint is a fellow and director of public affairs at the Lincoln Institute of LandPolicy, a think tank in Cambridge, Mass. www.lincolninst.edu. He has been ajournalist for over 20 years, primarily at The Boston Globe, a policy advisor on smartgrowth for Massachusetts state government, and a visiting scholar and Loeb Fellowat Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He is a regular contributor to TheBoston Globe and The Atlantic Monthly’s The Atlantic Cities, as well as The NextAmerican City, Planning magazine, Planetizen, Citiwire.net, Architecture Boston, andGlobalPost, and many other publications. In addition to contributing to the TheBoston Globe’s online commentary forum, The Angle, and This Land, a CommunityVoices blog on urban design and public space, he is author of the Lincoln Instituteblog, At Lincoln House, and the blog Developing Stories, at the authors website. Heappeared at TEDx Tampa Bay in 2011 presenting on infrastructure andneighborhoods. His next book, The Raven: The Story of Le Corbusier, Maker of theModern, a narrative nonfiction account of the father of modern architecture, will bepublished by Amazon Publishing in 2014. Wrestling with Moses won a ChristopherAward in April 2010.Board of DirectorsPresident:William Roth, Jr., AICPVice President:Angus Jennings, AICPTreasurer:Michelle Buck, AICPClerk:Megan DiPrete, AICPImmediate Past President:Evan Belansky2ndPast President:Steve Costello, AICPLegislative Chair:D. Anthony Fields, AICPCPTC Liaison:Ralph Willmer, AICPGeneral Counsel:Pamela J. Brown, Esq. AICPThanks to this year’s Conference Sponsors: www.macponline.org www.hshassoc.com www.brown‐brown‐pc.com www.vhb.com