What are good sources of information to find a corporate conference planner ? [more inside]
posted by jurczyk
on Apr 19, 2007 -
i'm looking for a master's Urban Planning program that incorporates significant amounts of radical urban sustainability, healthy communities/liveable streets, 'alternative' energy use, sustainable design, public/alternative transportation, and other transformative ideas. info/advice/experiences? thanks.
posted by entropone
on Mar 30, 2007 -
What to do when someone says yes and then backs out? How to avoid maybe and I'll-think-about-it answers, or get them sorted out before it's too late to make other plans? [more inside]
posted by anaelith
on Mar 1, 2007 -
I'm planning a regional get-together - are there any online tools or articles that can help? [more inside]
posted by susiepie
on Jan 27, 2007 -
Hiya, I need help. I want to plan a reunion of a large number of disparate people next spring and I need advice and maybe a tutorial on this wiki thing I keep hearing about. [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist
on Dec 1, 2006 -
Resources/links for planning a 60-person private anniversary party in San Francisco in February? Recommendations for spaces, rentable bars, sound systems, furniture, caterers? [more inside]
posted by Señor Pantalones
on Nov 25, 2006 -
I currently work as an ecologist and my job is taking in the direction of conservation planning. I am thinking about taking some courses in this field with some of professional development funding this coming year. Does anyone know of any good short courses in this field? [more inside]
posted by buttercup
on Nov 19, 2006 -
Anyone had a will prepared through www.legalzoom.com
Care to share how it went? Or have recommendations to another online "will mill", or strong arguments against using one? [more inside]
posted by de void
on Oct 16, 2006 -
Corporate Pandemic Flu Planning: I'm looking for model corporate planning guides that our company can learn and borrow from. The best I've found so far is this 3M Corporate Planning Guide
-- and want more of the same. I'm not
looking for general information (like CDC Checklists or HHS Plans). I want something produced by a corporation to meet business continuation planning needs. So either something like this 3M plan, or some type of template like it. My email address is in my profile, if that's helpful.
posted by nancoix
on Aug 15, 2006 -
My girlfriend is in the brainstorming stage of her architecture thesis and leaning toward sustainable community planning — any ideas? [more inside]
posted by rafter
on Jul 13, 2006 -
How can I invest more than $4000 per year toward my retirement without annually paying taxes on the gains? [more inside]
posted by letitrain
on Jun 29, 2006 -
I need help coming up with a clever and not-too-obvious name for my new blog on urban planning. [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna
on Jun 14, 2006 -
Know any good travelling websites? Most specifically for backpacking in Asia... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on May 29, 2006 -
We're going to be in Tucson, AZ for a wedding the weekend of June 3rd. We'd really like to spend the week after the wedding seeing the Southwest (Mesa Verde, the Grand Canyon, and so on). Where should we go and how should we get there? [more inside]
posted by josh
on May 1, 2006 -
I'm having trouble tracking down information about a movement in Dada-ist Art
I heard about a few years ago. From what I remember Dadaist idealism inspired a group of artists to contemplate the organic development of urban environments. Art, using the defined structure of the city, to reflect the chaotic order which arises from nature.
Did this century old
movement exist or has my brain made it up?
posted by 0bvious
on Apr 26, 2006 -
When it came time for me to think about where my life was going, my parents let me know a couple things:
- they made enough money that the Canadian government wouldn't let them off the hook for helping to pay for my education, so student loans were reduced.
- they weren't going to/weren't able to help me with paying for my education anyway.
Consequently I never went to college or university. I've managed all right without any training or degrees, though not as well as I likely would have. I suspect I will never have time/opportunity/money to fix this.
My daughter will be born in late June. What can I do now (in Canada) to make sure she has better opportunities than I did?
posted by Kickstart70
on Apr 20, 2006 -
What are the advantages and problems involved with buying my father in law's home? [more inside]
posted by sperare
on Apr 2, 2006 -
Driving from San Diego to Portland: how do I plan a pleasant 3-day trip up the west coast? [more inside]
posted by junkbox
on Mar 23, 2006 -
Does anyone have a middle school graduation ceremony checklist or planning document? [more inside]
posted by sandra194
on Mar 16, 2006 -
I'm planning to visit every stop on a major metropolitan subway system in a single day (long story), and need to plan the most efficient route. Anyone know of useful technology/mathematical theories that help with route planning?
posted by jasonsmall
on Mar 9, 2006 -
What advice/information can any of you guys give regarding selling an annuity
? I have a six-figure annuity sum due in about 2.5 years, but I could definitely use the money now for moving to NYC for graduate school. I wouldn't need to recieve the entire amount immediately, or, the entire amount minus whatever commission/percentages taken by the agency. I would actually prefer a low 5-figure sum to get on my feet in NYC and establish good credit, pay off loans, etc., and then whatever schedule that was determined to be prudent afterwards. Are there any banks, companies, agencies that would be recommended? Pitfalls I should watch out for? Am I potentially making a financial blunder?
posted by oog
on Nov 28, 2005 -
Big outdoor party next summer (for 60 people). East (San Francisco) Bay, as in Berkeley, Oakland. (Cheap) venue ideas? [more inside]
posted by squirrel
on Nov 27, 2005 -
When is the right time to have kids? My partner and I (24 and 23, respectively) have been together for six years, and are both senior undergraduates. We know that now isn't the right time for kids, but we can't help but feel that it should be soon. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman
on Nov 17, 2005 -
Young married couple, mid-20's, good income: ready to take our finances more seriously. Who do we talk to? [more inside]
posted by junkbox
on Oct 19, 2005 -
I live in LA (the city) which is apparently the third and final nightmare scenario that FEMA and Homeland Security were supposed to be able to plan for and deal with.
What I suspected, I now know...when the big one hits, it's everyman for himself and with a population of almost 20 million people things will get bad fast.
So what is the sensible thing to do? Try to leave? hunker down and wait? where can I go and get reliable advice?
posted by ronenosity
on Sep 28, 2005 -
Mefibrarians and Mefi-Seattlites: Help us plan the dorkiest wedding ever.
So we didn't end up making fancy dinner for my birthday
on Friday, planning instead to put it off until Sunday, but that is OK because instead I got an engagement ring. Now we need to find a library or library-ish building to get married in. [more inside]
posted by librarina
on Sep 19, 2005 -
As executor, I'm helping my retired father set up his estate. Everything is pretty cut & dried with the exception of my brother. We have no idea where he is and whether he is even alive. How should my father account for him in his will? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 3, 2005 -
Today I thought of staging a team scavenger hunt among our friends at the end of school in June. The idea was mostly mine, and as such, I'm the most likely planner and organizer for the whole activity. I'm perfectly up to the challenge, but the problem is I'd also like to participate
in the hunt. I've been racking my brain trying to come up with a way, possibly involving another person(s) also participating in the hunt, which would allow me to plan and organize the event (taking creating care of clues and/or placing specific objects, etc) and also participate on a team without creating an unfair advantage. Anyone have an idea on how to accomplish this, or if it's even possible? [more inside]
posted by thebabelfish
on Apr 13, 2005 -
Is there any good Wedding planning software or web services out there? I'm looking for something like Business Plan Pro or Basecamp, but for weddings.
posted by Jairus
on Mar 24, 2005 -
Suggestions for swapping-goods web site? I've done the eBay thing, but looking for swapping goods for goods. [more inside]
posted by benjh
on Dec 13, 2004 -
See a librarian’s brain asplode*! So my library is moving back into our building next summer. We have some 8,400 linear feet of bound serials* being moved into 15,500 linear feet of compact shelving*. We need to tell the mover what we want our fill rate* to be. Sounds easy, right? However, there are complications, horrible complications
. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding
on Nov 30, 2004 -
I'm 27, and getting to the point where I understand I'm not a big kid but an adult in denial. I want to change that attitude. I like who I am (hey, been that way for 10 years!), but apparently that's no good for an adult. I keep saying I like to seize the day, but I'd like to seize my future now (woohoo). I need to become responsible, to think long in advance, to make decision quickly... such things I tend to procastinate through, or let wane until the problem arises again.
So, my question : how do I grow up ? I have found such things as "planning your future
" or even the "Life Assessment Quiz
". I'm kinda looking for more advices on what I should do next, pointers, ways to kick my own ass, that sort of things.
Please, no "have a kid, that shall do the trick" tips :)
posted by anonymous
on Oct 20, 2004 -
Airfarefilter. I already know the dates for a trip next August. It's possible
to drive (approx 12 hours), and we did drive this year, but it might be nice to fly instead. Clearly its not possible to book flights this far in advance, but starting the search for low fares early should have some advantage. What are some good strategies for finding low airfares and when should I start to implement them? [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze
on Aug 27, 2004 -
I'm reading a book about the London Underground
that cites Paris as a radial city and New York as a grid city while claiming that London is unclassifiable. I'd never thought much about alternates to the grid system.
My question is, can anyone point to alternate schemes for organizing cities? Or know of/live in particular cities that exemplify one scheme or another?
posted by jeffhoward
on Mar 12, 2004 -