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Sponsor the 2018 Annual Event

The APA PA Southeast Section offers opportunities throughout the year for planners, citizen planners, students, and allied professionals to attend great events and activities that are educational and foster social interaction.  The Section is able to do this for members with the help of sponsorships.  Sponsorships are annual or event specific (see our 2018 sponsorship package). We offer thanks to our 2018 Annual Sponsors!

The best event to sponsor is our Annual Meeting because the venue and program are special, and it is well attended (sometimes over 100 professionals and colleagues).  The 2018 Annual Meeting is in early September and will be at the 20th Century Club in Lansdowne.  Consider being an Event Sponsor this year at a discounted rate.

Help share the excitement happening in Lansdowne at the APA PA SE Annual Event in September 2018!

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June 16: Join Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) Meetup and Upper Darby Tour

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at Inka Wall Peruvian Restaurant (55 Garrett Road, Upper Darby, PA 19082) at 12 pm on Saturday, June 16, 2018 to see Peru play Denmark in the World Cup! The match starts at noon and afterward we will do a tour of Upper Darby. Not interested in watching soccer? Come for drinks and food specials, or join at about 1:45 for the end of the match and the tour.  We’ll be checking out some noteworthy Art Deco details in this vibrant community with a vision for the future. Getting there by SEPTA couldn’t be easier as it is only a short walk from 69th Street Terminal!

Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/173114313378187/

Meetup Event – https://www.meetup.com/Queer-Urbanist-Exchange/events/251231621/

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June 7: Healthy Communities Collaborations

A Healthy Communities movement is growing in Philadelphia!

Join FitCityPHL on Thursday, June 7th from 8:00am – 9:30am at One Parkway, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Room 18-028, Philadelphia, PA 19102 to hear from the multi-sector collaborations creating this energy.

REGISTER at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fitcityphl-collaborations-tickets-45936233511

All the momentum around designing places where residents live, work, and play to increase health have generated multiple cross-sector collaborations in the area. These stakeholder groups all share the goal to pull together public health professionals with the design sector to create Healthy Communities. On June 7th FitCityPHL will bring together the leadership of five stakeholder groups so you can learn how they’re working to increase public health through design.

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May 8: Join Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) Meetup

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at Independence Beer Garden (100 S Independence Mall West, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106) at 5:30 pm on Tuesday May 8, 2018. It is a good outdoor space, with cover in case of rain.

Help spread the word!

Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/2116644305042415/

Meetup Event – https://www.meetup.com/Queer-Urbanist-Exchange/events/250177580/

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2018 Great Places in Pennsylvania Nominations Open

The PA Chapter of the American Planning Association recently kicked-off its 2018 Great Places in Pennsylvania Program.  Great Places are unique, memorable places where people want to be – not only to visit, but to live, work and/or play every day.  They serve as a model that other communities want to emulate – places of exemplary character, quality planning, identity, cultural interest and community involvement with a sustainable vision for the future.

Nominations are now open and we’re seeking the nomination of Great Public Spaces and Great Greenways/Trails. If you know a special public space or greenway/trail that truly stands out in what it offers residents and visitors, NOMINATE IT!!!!  A Great Place in your community demonstrates the importance of planning, provides an opportunity for promotion and tourism, and illustrates how local policies and projects strengthen our communities.

You can view the Program Guidelines, Category Criteria and Nomination Form on the APA PA website. The Great Places in PA 2018 Program Announcement Flyer also contains links to the Program materials and the Nomination Form. The deadline for Nominations is April 17, 2018.

Great Places in PA 2018 Prg Announcement Flyer

Rick Collier Named to AICP College of Fellows (FAICP)

Richard (Rick) Collier has achieved the planning profession’s highest honor by being named to the prestigious American Institute of Certified Planners College of Fellows (FAICP) for his outstanding achievements in environmental planning. Fellowship is granted to planners who have achieved certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners, and have achieved excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public and community service, and leadership. Invitations to join the College of Fellows come after a thorough nomination and review process, ensuring the candidate has had a positive, long-lasting impact on the planning profession.

Mr. Collier is a career planner specializing in environmental planning, land use, site design, and resource protection for the public/private sector spending the first half of career at WRT and the latter half in private practice as a principal of LandConcepts Group, LLC which he helped establish in 1998.  He has been a board member of the APA PA SE Section for over 20 years, serving as Treasurer, and also actively serves on several other boards and associations including the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, PennDesign (U of PA) Alumni Association, Upper Dublin Planning Board, Temple Ambler Arboretum Advisory Committee, Princeton Regional Planning Board (serves as an advisor), and Carson Valley School for disadvantaged children.  He has led numerous resource and preservation plans and projects across the country and internationally; several of which have won awards.  Rick is also an active planning instructor, teaching courses for APA, U of PA, Temple University (Center for Sustainable Communities), Drexel University, and Montgomery County Land Trust.

Mar. 8: APA PA SE Council Meeting – All Welcome!

Everyone is welcome to join the APA PA Section Council meetings, which are held the second Thursday of every other month, with our next one on:

 

APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting
(held the second Thursday of every other month)
Thursday, March 8th, 2018

5:30 pm
STV Incorporated
1818 Market, Suite 1410
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Calling in?  Please use the following:
Toll free:  1-866-499-7054
Conference code: 735 289 0020

To attend, please register at the EventBrite page.

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Future City Philadelphia Event Day Volunteers Needed

DiscoverE’s Future City® Competition is a non-profit educational program that asks middle school students to imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Participating STEM teams across the country compete once a year in a regional competition in January. Finalists then proceed to present their projects at the National Competition during National Engineers Week in February in Washington, D.C.

48 teams will be competing in the Philadelphia Regional Competition on January 20, 2018. The theme of this year’s competition is “The Age-Friendly City,” and students will be showcasing their age-friendly table models to Special Awards Judges in the morning and presenting to a panel of 4 Finals Judges in the afternoon. The effort of amazing and dedicated volunteers makes Future City Philadelphia a success each year.

Competition support on the day of the event is very valuable to the teams, judges, and organizers. It’s truly a unique opportunity to participate in such a positive event surrounded by fresh ideas (read this post from one of last year’s APA volunteers: https://apapase.org/?p=2862). We encourage our members to sign up as volunteers for this great program.

Please sign up to volunteer here, whether judging your special award or signing up for other roles. Select “General Volunteer” if you wish to provide competition day support with any task needed. You will receive information, directions, and other details regarding your role when you arrive at the competition from the volunteer coordinator or model/presentation judging coordinator. Almost all volunteer roles are needed only in the morning.

WHEN:                 Saturday, January 20, 2018

8:45 AM — Opening Announcement

9:00 to 12:00 PM — Preliminary judging; special awards evaluation

1:15 PM — Announcement of Finalists

1:30 to 3:30 PM — Final judging (oral presentations, questions from judges)

3:30 to 4:30 PM — Awards ceremony and announcement of regional winning teams

 

WHERE:               Archbishop Carroll High School

                            211 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087