Tag Archive for redevelopment and revitalization

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 3 – 6: Embracing Change: Empowering Your Community’s Revitalization Effort hosted by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center

“Embracing Change: Empowering Your Community’s Revitalization Effort”
Pennsylvania’s Premier Revitalization Conference

Location:  Chester County Historical Society and Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, Downtown West Chester, PA

Dates:  June 3rd through 6th, 2018

Opening Keynote Speaker:  David Greene, host of NPR’s Morning Edition

Closing Keynote Speaker:  Philip J. Merrill, CEO and Founder of Nanny Jack & Company, an African American heritage consulting business

As Pennsylvania’s program coordinator for the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Pennsylvania Downtown Center will host its annual statewide conference June 3-6, 2018, in West Chester, PA, with the theme – Embracing Change – Empowering the Future of Your Community’s Revitalization Effort

We anticipate 250 or so attendees not only from Pennsylvania but also from neighboring states of Delaware, New Jersey and even parts of Maryland who represent downtown organizations, municipalities, heritage groups, preservation advocates and other community revitalization professionals.

Throughout the four days we’ll hear from state and national leaders and we’ll discuss new partnerships for creating more entrepreneurial and equitable communities with a focus on innovation, technology, diversity in all its forms and constantly evolving life style preferences. We’ll explore how we shop, how we play, how we engage in our communities and how we interact as a society.

Our concurrent sessions will take place mostly at Uptown! Knauer Theatre and our meals, plenary, and exhibitors will be at the Chester County Historical Society. Mobile tours are also on the schedule both in West Chester, neighboring Kennett Square, and Phoenixville.  We are pleased that our annual awards gala, the Townies, will be in Sykes Hall at West Chester University on Tuesday evening, June 5th.

Find out more at https://padowntown.org/conference

Early Bird rates through April 27, 2018

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Economic Development Division Holzheimer Memorial Student Scholarship

Applications due February 2, 2018

The Economic Development Division is currently accepting applications for the Holzheimer Memorial Student Scholarship for Economic Development Planning. Though applications are not due until February 2, early submissions are encouraged. Applicants must be Master’s level students currently enrolled in or recently graduated (2016 or later) from PAB-accredited planning programs in the United States.

The scholarship is named in memory of longtime APA member and economic development visionary, Dr. Terry Holzheimer of Arlington County, Virginia and Virginia Tech. The $2,000 award is a scholarship provided by the APA’s Economic Development Division. Winners are strongly encouraged but not required to use the award money to support attendance at the APA National Planning Conference. The application materials should include an original student paper or work that is 2,500 words or less (including citations and footnotes), and must include the name and contact information of a faculty member involved in supervising the student and/or the submitted work. The application form is available at: https://goo.gl/forms/RObcycBRCpNv7BSi2.

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Porches, Pocket Parks, and Pop-Ups: Philly’s Love Affair With Public Spaces

An architectural historian, preservationist, architect, and community economic developer walk into a panel…

Who’s who, what are they building, and where are they now?

On September 13th, PlanPhilly kicks it some of the folks who have been working on transforming urban spaces in Philadelphia for decades.

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Oct. 5: Chester County Planners’ Forum

Professional planners from Chester County are invited to attend the fall 2017 Chester County Planners’ Forum from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Oct. 5 at the East Whiteland Township Building, 209 Conestoga Road in Frazer, Pa. At the event, Chester County Planning Commission staff will provide an update on Landscapes3, the county’s next long-range plan, and the Chester Valley Trail Extension to Downingtown. There also will be presentations from guest speakers about development trends in Great Valley, an economic development plan for the Kennett area, and riparian buffer ordinances. To register for the event, click here: https://chescoplanningfallforum.eventbrite.com. Email any questions you may have to ccplanning@chesco.org.

March 31: The New Normal for Downtowns

The New Normal for Downtowns
A DVRPC Strategies for Older Suburbs Roundtable

Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
 
DVRPC
190 N Independence Mall West, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

DVRPC’s roundtable series highlights challenges older suburbs and downtowns are facing. The Strategies for Older Suburbs Roundtable Series provides a means for networking and exchanging ideas with similar organizations facing the same concerns. Join us for a workshop with David Milder, DANTH, Inc., who is nationally recognized for his expertise on the new normal for downtowns, the deliberate consumer, multichannel retailing and niche revitalization strategies. The workshop will feature presentations, a question and answer session as well as one-on-one discussions. This event is approved for 2.5 AICP CM credits.

Light lunch will be served

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Fall into CM Credits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

The end of the year is only a few short weeks away, and for many planners that means their AICP CM-credit reporting period is coming to a close. Do you have all of the credits that you need? Are you looking for a few more events to get some additional credits? Below are some events happening in the Greater Philadelphia region in the next few weeks that offer AICP CM credits.

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April 29: Placemaking: Revitalizing Commercial Corridors in Philadelphia

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Join the Planning and Community Development Department at Temple University and its partners for a full day of learning and engagement on placemaking strategies used to revitalize commercial corridors in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods.  The morning public lecture is free and open to the public.  The afternoon design workshop is limited to 25 Temple University students.

Morning Public Lecture 9:00-Noon

Learn successful placemaking strategies that have turned commercial corridors into lively public places. Philadelphia community leaders will share their stories on how they have incorporated arts, market spaces, cultural resources, and green spaces to activate and revitalize commercial corridors. Coffee and donuts will be served.

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Oct. 14: Gentrification Webinar

Bridging the Gap: Research and Practice on Gentrification and Equitable Development in Philadelphia

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

12:00 noon–1:00 p.m. EST

Join us for a webinar during which we will discuss gentrification, residential displacement, and strategies for equitable development in Philadelphia. The webinar will feature findings from new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Gentrification and Residential Mobility in Philadelphia, which examines the relationships between gentrification and both mobility patterns and financial health among residents in Philadelphia. This research also focuses on which neighborhoods in Philadelphia are gentrifying, who is moving into and out of gentrifying neighborhoods, and the experiences of vulnerable residents in those neighborhoods.

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Oct. 16: How Immigrant Businesses Can Bring New Vitality to Downtown Retail Districts (2.5 CM credits)

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How Immigrant Businesses Can Bring New Vitality to Downtown Retail Districts (2.5 CM credits)

DVRPC’s Strategies for Older Suburbs Roundtable Series highlights challenges older suburbs and downtowns are facing. The Roundtable Series provides a means for networking and exchanging ideas with organizations facing similar concerns. This roundtable discussion will feature presentations on immigrant businesses followed by peer discussion.

Local economic development is of critical concern for municipalities and much effort is put into economic development strategies and initiatives. Actively working to attract immigrant newcomers is an emerging strategy many forward-thinking municipalities are employing. Immigrants represent 28 percent of Main Street business owners and can be found in a variety of businesses, including neighborhood goods and services, restaurants, and accommodations. Local officials understand immigrant-owned businesses contribute to local economic development, and competition is increasing. Learn how this important population segment can help the vitality of your downtown and what campaigns are currently underway in the Greater Philadelphia region.

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