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Featured Listing – Economic and Demographic Analyst

DVRPC is hiring a Economic and Demographic Analyst! Click through for more information.

 

DVRPC – Economic and Demographic Analyst

Oct. 17: WalkWorks Webinar: Implementing Active Transportation Policy

When: October 17: 1-2pm

Registration: Implementing Active Transportation Policy

Hear from representatives from three locales in Pennsylvania about how they are implementing Complete Streets and Vision Zero policies. What kinds of infrastructure improvements are being made to increase walkability and bikeability? What types of destinations were considered when prioritizing the sequence of projects? What were some of the challenges they incurred and how might you avoid them? …and what you really want to know: How are the improvements being funded?

Vote for PennDOT Connects – Deadline Oct. 6

Vote for PennDOT Connects

PennDOT was named as one of the Top 12 projects nationwide in the America’s Transportation Awards competition for our PennDOT Connects transportation planning initiative. PennDOT Connects engages community stakeholders, planning organizations, and local governments to help ensure that community needs are understood at each phase of a transportation project’s planning process.

PennDOT Connects was nominated in the Quality of Life/Community Development category and is competing for the national Grand Prize and the People’s Choice Award.

Support PennDOT Connects by voting today and often!

Online voting ends at 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Sunday, Oct. 6. Cast your vote at http://AmericasTransportationAwards.org. Individuals can cast no more than one vote per day.

Future City Philadelphia Volunteer Opportunities

There are a few opportunities to get involved with your local schools and inspire future planners and engineers!

Future City Philadelphia Engineering Fair

APA PA SE will have a booth at the Future City Philadelphia Engineering Fair in Newtown Square on Saturday, October 26. Please register here to volunteer.

Mentor Opportunities

Also, Future City Philadelphia is looking for mentors for the following middle schools in the Greater Philadelphia area:

  • Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership Academy – Norristown, PA
  • French Creek Elementary – Pottstown, PA
  • Holy Rosary Regional School – Plymouth Meeting, PA
  • Keith Valley Middle School – Horsham, PA
  • KIPP West Philadelphia Prep – Philadelphia, PA
  • Lehighton Area Middle School – Lehighton, PA
  • Lenape Middle School – Doylestown, PA
  • Penn Wood Middle School – Darby, PA
  • St. Albert the Great School – Huntingdon Valley
  • St. Jane Frances de Chantal School – Easton, PA
  • St. Katherine of Siena School – Philadelphia, PA
  • St. Peter School – Philadelphia, PA
  • Stewart Middle School – Norristown, PA

Click here to sign up to mentor one of these teams.

For more information about the program and your role as a prospective mentor, please contact: Mike McAtee at mjmcatee@urbanengineers.com.

CM Credits for Pro Bono Planning Service

AICP members can obtain up to eight CM Credits for Pro Bono Planning Service, as outlined on the APA National website at https://www.planning.org/cm/logging/selfreport/probono

APA Future City Mentorship could relate to these allowed activities:

  • Planning-related support to groups that lack adequate planning resources, including service that expands choices and opportunities for everyone.
  • Planning to meet the needs of the disadvantaged and to promote racial and economic integration.
  • Mentoring the development of students, interns, beginning professionals, colleagues, and members of underrepresented groups to help them advance in the planning profession.

Nov 14 – APAPASE Annual Event

Meet us in the beautiful Maas Building in Olde Kensington Philadelphia to discuss “cozy homes,” sustainable architecture and construction, and Philadelphia housing trends. Student architectural works will be featured for your viewing (and tactile!) enjoyment.

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No APA PA SE Section Council Meeting Thursday 9/12

Please note that there will be no Section Council Meeting (or events committee meeting) tomorrow night due to council member conflicts that will result in no quorum. We are working to reschedule the meeting and will let you know the new date as soon as possible.

Oct. 2 – 4 – Complete Streets & Vision Zero Training (CM Credit Available)

Going to AIA Philadelphia’s Forum on Architecture + Design this October?

Check out training for practical guidance directly from City employees!

Register! https://bit.ly/2lBWy2X 

What is Forum on Architecture + Design?

The Forum on Architecture + Design is the newly rebranded educational and expo event that is replacing the previous Design on the Delaware conference. The Forum is focused on curating multidisciplinary educational content for designers, civic leaders, and other industry leaders that contribute to shaping our built environment. complete-streets-vision-zero-training

The Forum on Architecture + Design will take place October 2-4 at: Convene – 30 S 17th Street Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) and the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability (OTIS) will be hosting the Complete Streets and Vision Zero Training at Forum on Architecture + Design on Friday, October 4th at 2:00 p.m. To register for Form on Architecture + Design please click here.

For questions or more information, please contact Jack.Conviser@phila.gov

 

 

Sept. 24 – Land Use Briefing – CM & Law Credit Available

Land Use Briefing

Join us for a free briefing on the latest developments in land use law across Pennsylvania and interactive discussions on the issues that affect you most.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center
300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Registration and Networking Breakfast: 8:00 – 8:30 am
Program: 8:30 – 10:30 am

Presenters:
Blake C. Marles, Esq.
Steven D. Buck, Esq.
James F. Kratz, Esq.

Topics:
What is Going On With The Private Road Law in Pennsylvania?
Are the Courts Reining in Regulatory Agencies or Not?
Voluntary Developer Contributions or Exactions?
Plan Approvals: What Are Your Rights After the Decision?
Pennsylvania Land Use Appellate Case Law and Statutory Update

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Deadline to register: Friday, September 20th          
                    
QUESTIONS? Contact Amy Matthias at ajm@stevenslee.com.

Accepting nominations for APAPASE’s member spotlight!

Want to recognize a friend or colleague in the Southeast Chapter for their professional contributions? Email to asvekla@dvrpc.org with their name, a brief introduction, and their contact information.

APAPASE is a network of nearly 800 planners working and studying in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Our members work across public, private, nonprofit, and institutional sectors and possess an impressive diversity of expertise and experience. The APAPASE Member Spotlight is a new regular feature of our website designed to help you get to know your peers. If you or someone you know would like to be featured here, please send an email to asvekla@dvrpc.org.

Represent the APA at the Future City Philly Engineering Fair!

Future City® Philadelphia is hosting its second annual Engineering Fair for middle school students and teachers on Saturday, October 26 in Newtown Square, PA! APA PA SE has started its search for four (4) volunteers to manage its Exhibitor booth. Last year our volunteers engaged students in a hands-on land use activity to encourage them to incorporate city planning principles into their projects.

The theme for this year’s competition is Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow. The APA PA SE organizers will prepare materials and develop a hands-on activity for the day. Volunteers will receive instructions in advance and have the opportunity to provide input on the activity. A representative from the APA PA SE Engagement Committee will be on site to help volunteers set up and breakdown.

This is an exciting opportunity to share your knowledge and inspire children to think creatively about planning! The event details are shown below. Volunteers can pick between two shifts: 7:30 AM to 9:45 AM or 9:45 AM to 12:00 PM. Please fill out this Google form if you are interested in volunteering and/or have questions about this opportunity. Volunteers will be selected on a first come, first served basis, and preference will be given to APA members.

Future City Philadelphia Engineering Fair

October 26, 2019

SAP America
3999 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Schedule

7:30-8:15 Exhibitor Check-In
8:15-8:45 Educator and Student Check-In
8:45-12:00 Talk to the Engineers / Exhibitors
9:00-9:45 Speaker – Engineering Challenge Topic Session 1
9:00-10:15 Moving parts workshop Session 1 (space limited)
10:45-12:00 Moving parts workshop Session 2 (space limited)
10:00-10:45 Speaker – Project Management for Future City Competition
11:00-11:45 Speaker – Engineering Challenge Topic Session 2