Want to carpool to Lancaster for the Conference? Join the APA PA Carpool!!
Carpooling is great for budgetary reasons, eco-friendly philosophies, meeting new people, convenience, stress reduction, and more! The trip can be the start and capstone to the fun of the conference. We’ve created a link to help planners share rides to the conference – whether you are going for a day or the entire conference.
Please use this link to share information if you have an extra seat or want to find a driver. https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/ipw0na
Call for proposals is now open for NPC23!
The conference is from April April 1–4, 2023 in Philadelphia and April 26–28 online.
- Sign up to review proposals: September 20–October 12, 2022
- Submit a proposal: September 20–October 12, 2022
- Submit your challenges, and speaker referrals deadline: December 31, 2022
Submit your proposal on APA’s website!
Share your unique outlook with the planning community. Help build the NPC23 program and submit your proposal or volunteer to be a reviewer by October 12.
To guide creative and innovative content submissions, we’ve defined core program content areas:
- Climate Emergency
- Diversification of Transportation
- Future of Work, Upskilling and Reskilling
- Health Equity and Nature
- Housing Affordability, Availability, and Accessibility
- Implementation of Federal Programs and Grants
- Political Shifts and Polarization
- Population Diversity and Inclusive Design
Future City Philadelphia will be hosting an Engineering Fair for middle school students on October 22, 2022. Register or volunteer at the links below!
Future City Engineering Fair
October 22, 2022
3999 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA
Volunteer to Help at the
The 2022—2023 Future City challenge is: Choose a climate change impact and design one innovative and futuristic climate change adaptation and one mitigation strategy to keep your residents healthy and safe.
Details will be added as they emerge
||Meet the Engineer
||Moving Parts Workshop I
||Moving Parts Workshop II
DVRPC has new job openings! Click each job title for the full job announcement.
October 21 @ 1-2:30pm
When it rains, it pours: a dialogue on urban flooding across the U.S.
Flooding has long been the most costly and deadly natural hazard in the U.S. Although most major flood events have occurred from river flooding or in coastal areas, all communities are susceptible to the unique risks of urban flooding. Urban flooding occurs when rainfall and runoff exceed the capacity of the local drainage system.
Urban flooding has received greater attention in recent years because many urban drainage systems are not designed to manage the increasingly intense rain events brought on by a changing climate and the flashier runoff conditions caused by expanding urban development. While the focus on this issue is new,
many low-income communities and communities of color have experienced urban flooding for years due to a lack of infrastructure investment. Equitable solutions to urban flooding will require grappling with the legacy of discrimination and disinvestment.
This session will educate participants on the causes of urban flooding, how urban flooding differs from river and coastal flooding, and how climate change is driving more frequent and dangerous urban flooding disasters. Participants will gain knowledge of how the decisions we make as planners can exacerbate the problem or help to improve outcomes.
Panelists will share case studies from across the U.S., with examples of how different local climate conditions and land use patterns can lead to urban flooding. The panel will describe the work of local agencies, non-profits, and residents to identify and implement solutions. The discussion will consider the
role of planners in addressing this challenge.
- Dámaris Villalobos-Galindo, Associate Engineer at Santa Clara Valley Water District
- Samuel D. Brody, Regents Professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Environmental Science Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus
- Cyatharine Alias, Manager of Community Infrastructure & Resilience at Center for Neighborhood Technology
4. Julia Rockwell, Manager of the Climate Change Adaptation Program at the Philadelphia Water Department
This event is approved for 1.5 CM credits and 1 Sustainability & Resilience credit.
Register Now: https://www.planning.org/events/eventsingle/9256029
Webinar Wednesday: Advancing Racial Equity through Land Use Planning
September 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Advancing Racial Equity through Land Use Planning
According to US Census Data, disparity in income and housing among diverse racial and ethnic populations has occurred in the United States. Researchers have pointed out that many members of these specific populations have been adversely impacted by housing policies adopted in the first half of the 20th century. To address present day challenges, this webinar will present examples of two cities addressing racial inequity through their land use planning tools & codes. The City of Minneapolis, Minnesota recently completed Minneapolis 2040 which reflects the result of more than two years of engagement with the people of Minneapolis. This engagement included over 100 meetings and conversations with thousands of residents, business owners, and others, where they shared their vision and hopes for the future of the city.
Equity CM credit is pending approval.
Speaker: Joe Bernard, AICP and Douglass Smith, AICP, LEED
**The Pennsylvania Chapter is not responsible for the materials or opinions of the speaker(s) you will hear**
Deadline to register is September 6, 2022
If you’re interested in sponsoring a Webinar Wednesday session or have a session for Webinar Wednesday please contact us. Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: You will receive an email the week of the webinar with zoom information (please check your spam/junk folders). This email will be sent to the email address you used to register for the event.
Did you know that the National Planning Conference will be in Philadelphia in 2023? We are starting to help APA plan for it. If you are interested in volunteering with the Destination Advisory Committee please take this short survey by August 19.
Please email email@example.com or Alexis.Williams@stvinc.com with any questions!
SAVE THE DATE: APAPA-SE is excited to announce an in-person event at FDR Park in South Philadelphia! On Saturday, September 10th, from 10 AM to 3 PM, we will be participating in volunteer cleanup activities and hearing a presentation from the park’s management and architects about the upcoming master plan implementation. Stay tuned for registration details during the month of August.