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2018 Novato Planning Academy

Post Date:11/28/2017 11:30 AM

Photo of community members at General Plan WorkshopNEW! Novato's Planning Academy is a fun and educational introduction to community planning and development in Novato. This interactive series of seven classes is designed to educate and engage residents, businesses and community leaders in the City's planning process and demonstrate how planning shapes our community. The course objective is to assist participants in becoming more effective and informed advocates in future City of Novato planning efforts, and to encourage positive engagement in the planning process.

Sessions are designed to include discussion, presentations, Q&A, and interactive group exercises. Presenters/speakers include City staff, local architects, planning professionals, sustainability experts, and Planning Commissioners.

Classes will take place on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at Novato City Hall, 901 Sherman Avenue.

2018 Course Schedule and Topics
Session 1: January 11, 2018  Introduction to the World of Planning 
Session 2: January 25, 2018 General Plan and Housing 
Session 3: February 8, 2018 Mobility for All 
Session 4: March 1, 2018  Protecting the Enviroment 
Session 5: March 15, 2018  Design for Good Projects 
Session 6: March 29, 2018  Community Engagement 
Session 7: April 12, 2018  Graduation 

Register now at and enter activity code npa.1

Registration fees: Novato resident $35 and Non-resident $40. Fees cover cost of class materials for all seven sessions. Register early as enrollment will be limited.

Students are free, please email to register.

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