Sept. 12: Save the Date Annual Event

Save the date for the 2018 Annual Meeting is on September 12 and will be at the 20thCentury Club in Lansdowne.  Consider being an Event Sponsor this year at a discounted rate.

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Oct. 5 – Call for Presenters – Fast Forward >> Philadelphia

What’s Next for Philly?

Whether it’s a grand vision for the whole city, or your dreams for the patch you know best, we want to hear where you see our city going – and where you want to take it! We’ve heard about revitalizing old neighborhood institutions, learned about exciting new programs in Philly schools, and gushed over a fantasy transit map. Be one of the emerging voices at the seventh installment of Fast Forward >> Philly during the DesignPhiladelphia festival. We want to give your big ideas an audience, Philadelphia!

Fast Forward >> Open Call for Presenters

We are looking for presenters from various creative backgrounds to take on one burning question, “What’s next for Philly?”​ in 20 slides, 20 seconds each – no more, no less.
Where Center for Architecture | 1218 Arch Street | Philadelphia, PA 19107
When Friday October 5, 2018 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Important Dates

This is a fast-paced event where timing is essential. Please note the firm deadlines for submissions:

August 20 ​| 5pm

  • Submit Statement of Intent Name, Title, Organization, Industry
  • Your take on “What’s next for Philly?” in 200 words or less
  • Five (5) Sample Slides* to fastforwardphilly@gmail.com

August 27

  • Selected speakers notified, slide formatting instructions distributed
  • If selected, please prepare a short bio and headshot for event publicity.

September 24​ | 5pm

  • Submit all 20 Slides*

October 5​ | 6pm

  • Fast Forward Event & Reception
  • * ​Slides Submission Requirements: email JPGs or Microsoft Power Point slides (Mac/Windows acceptable) to
    fastforwardphilly@gmail.com. File must be no larger than 25 megabytes (MB).

Need More Info?

Email fastforwardphilly@gmail.com and view past presentations at fastforwardphilly.blogspot.com.

Follow us on Twitter @FastForwardPHL – use #fastforwardphl and #WhatsNextPHL for news & announcements!

July 19 – Aspiring Mentors: Sign up for the Future City Info Webinar

Future City regional winner Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School

Photo: 2018 Future City Regional Winner: Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, Source: futurecityphilly.org

Please tune into our webinar on July 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. if you are interested in becoming a Future City mentor for the 2018-2019 school year at one of your local schools. Mike McAtee, the Future City Philadelphia Mentor Coordinator, will give a presentation and take participants’ questions at the end.

The Future City program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to get involved with students in your local community. This webinar will help you understand if you are ready to be a mentor, judge, or a general volunteer for the 2019 Future City Philadelphia Regional Competition.

The Philadelphia Regional Future City Competition is a 501 (c)3 educational outreach program of DiscoverE. It is one of 41 regional programs conducted throughout the country. Future City is an inspiring program that helps introduce 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to the engineering, architecture, and planning professions. 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.

The competition requires participating teams from schools and youth-focused organizations (e.g., Boy or Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, 4-H, YMCA STEM clubs) to create their own future city, based on project criteria and guidelines for that year. Students are encouraged to prepare a variety of deliverables, including a project plan, tabletop-scale model, and virtual city, under the supervision and assistance of a teacher and mentor. Mentors should be professionals in the fields of engineering, planning, and architecture interested in investing time and energy in helping students realize their projects. For more information visit: http://futurecityphilly.org/.

Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-city-mentor-info-webinar-tickets-47650342457. Registrants through Eventbrite will be emailed webinar log in information to their registration email. We look forward to your participation!

CM Credits for Pro Bono Planning Service

AICP members can obtain up to eight CM Credits for Pro Bono Planning Service, including volunteering time with the APA PA SE Council or a committee as outlined on the APA National website at https://www.planning.org/cm/logging/selfreport/probono.

July 17 – AIA Philadelphia – Resources to Promote Active Design for Healthy Communities

Date:  July 17, 2018
Time:  8 – 10 AM
Location:
Center / Architecture + Design
1218 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816
Registration:  Registration is required – register HERE
Event Cost:  FREE

Event Overview
Join the AIA’s Active Design/Healthy Communities Committee for part two of our three-part series on Health and Design.** January’s State of the City event (Part One) gave an overview of health trends and disparities citywide and an insider peak into the design process for the new South Philadelphia Community Health Literacy Center. Part Two dives deeper into inventorying Philadelphia’s tapped and untapped resources for equitable active design, and how to address neighborhood-specific priorities for health.
Part Three (TBD -Fall 2018) will continue to explore Philadelphia’s priorities for equitable active design with an emphasis on action.
The Active Design/Healthy Communities Committee Mission:
The design of buildings, sites and communities have a profound effect on the health and well-being of the occupants and users of such spaces. The mission of the Active Design/Healthy Communities Committee is to provide AIA Philadelphia members, associated professionals, policy-makers and the general public a forum for education and advocacy on design strategies that improve health equity. The Committee will fulfill its mission through collaboratively developing Philadelphia-specific content, tools and opportunities for action with programs, conferences, exhibits and other materials, and by connecting participants with other organizations and experts in the field.
**Note: you do not need to have attended part one to join us for part two!

July – Upcoming Webcasts for AICP CM Credits

All webcasts are at 1 p.m. ET and are approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits

July 6
South Carolina Chapter
Planning & Zoning Tools for Preserving Historic Communities
Speakers: Andrea Harris-Long, AICP and Andrea N. Pietras, AICP

Charleston County sits in the heart of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, a federally designated National Heritage Area comprised of communities of Gullah Geechee people, stretching from North Carolina to Florida.  In the unincorporated areas of the County, African Americans established communities after Reconstruction and have maintained a distinct community character that, in recent years, has been threatened by development pressures and population growth.  This session will share how the County Planning Department has coupled historic preservation efforts with planning and zoning principles to protect these unique cultural landscapes and encourage the communities to thrive for years to come.

July 13
Pennsylvania Chapter
Integrating Green Infrastructure into Pittsburgh’s Urban Fabric
Speakers: Christine Mondor, AIA and Megan Zeigler, MLA

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority recently completed a comprehensive Sewershed Urban Design Study to integrate high performing green infrastructure into the city’s urban design and planning efforts. The sewershed plans identify key elements in creating networked GI systems and demonstrates how these infrastructure improvements leverage additional neighborhood benefits.  The presentation focuses on how networked or shed-based systems for rainwater management marry engineering, data-driven decision-making tools to create landscapes, urban places, and projects in a replicable way.

July 20
Transportation Planning Division
Publication Spotlight: The 2018 State of Transportation Planning
Speakers: David Heller, Karina Macias, David Somers, Tim Storer, and Nathan Hicks

This webinar will highlight The APA Transportation Planning Division’s most-recent publication: The 2018 State of Transportation Planning.  The State of Transportation Planning is a bi-annual report that focuses on current topics in the transportation planning field; the 2018 report focuses on subjects such as: uncertainty in the future of transportation planning, autonomous vehicles and emerging technology, innovation in data collection and analysis, and urban mobility and livability.  In this webinar, a select group of contributing authors will share their articles and discuss major takeaways as well as any updates since the publication.  Articles to be covered: “Planning for Autonomous Vehicles: Distilling Reality from Fantasy”; “How LA is Using Technology to Deliver Urban Mobility”; “Transportation Agencies Adopt a Scenario Planning Approach for the Uncertain Road Ahead”; and “Advances in Automated Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting”.

July 27
Women and Planning Division
Women in Planning: Emerging Leaders
Speakers: Corrin Hoegen Wendell, AICP, Dena Farsad, Yemeserach Taddele, Andrea Clark, and Carrie Sauer

Planners just starting out are already making a significant impact to the way we as planners think about tough and intriguing issues in the planning field. Join the APA Women and Planning Division for an exciting and inspiring discussion focused on highlighting division student members from various planning programs from across the country and internationally! A panel of top female recent graduates in their early career will discuss a wide range of important topics including their in-depth research and thesis capstones focused on topics such as equitable and sustainable communities, infrastructure and mobility constraints, environmental issues, and transportation barriers, as well as share their own experiences and stories. See how each has found interesting ways to make their mark on the planning profession. This moderated panel will allow the audience to participate in these planning topics through the use of live polling technology and interactive questions.

Click on the title links to register.  You can see the current listing of all webcasts at www.ohioplanning.org/planningwebcast.

CM credits can be claimed by looking up the sponsoring Chapter or Division as provider

Distance Education – These two recorded webcasts from 2017 have been selected for AICP CM DE credit for viewing anytime during the 2018 calendar year.
Law:  Images, Creative Commons and Copyright – Urban Design and Preservation Division.  Event #9127635
Ethics:  Queer and the Conversation: The Ethics of Inclusion – LGBTQ and Planning Division.  Event #9138341
Remember that the event numbers for DE credits are different from those for the live sessions.

July 16 – Rail Park Talk and Tour

Rail Park Talk and Tour

Mon, July 16, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

$10.00 (includes light refreshments)

The first phase of Philadelphia’s Rail Park is complete—filled with pathways, greenery, and bench swings with amazing city views! Join planners, designers, urbanites, and lovers of parks on Monday, July 16th as APAPASE checks out Philadelphia’s newest amenity. Come hear brief remarks from park designer Studio Bryan Hanes, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC), and Friends of the Rail Park. You’ll hear about how the first quarter mile of park was designed, how the park relates to the surrounding neighborhood, and the vision for revitalizing three miles of unused rail lines into a usable, beautiful, public space for all.

  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and Light Refreshments
  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM: Three speakers (10 mins each)
  • 6:30 – 7:00 PM: Question and Answers
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Brief Tour of Park

The Park will be open until 10:00 PM after the event–feel free to hang out after the official part of the event is over.

July 12 – Southeast Section Council Meeting

Thu, July 12, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
STV Incorporated, 1818 Market, Suite 1410 Philadelphia, PA 19103
APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting (held the second Thursday of every other month)
Calling in? Please use the following: Toll free: 1-866-499-7054 Conference code: 735 289 0020
Please direct any agenda topics and/or questions to secretary@apapase.org.

Oct. 14 – 16: Save the Date and Sponsor APA PA Erie 2018

Summer is just starting, but October is around the corner! It isn’t too early to start planning for the PA Chapter conference in Erie from October 14-16. There is still time to sponsor Pennsylvania’s premier planning event. The conference’s exciting keynote and plenary speakers have been announced. Also, pricing is available for the conference, so don’t delay in budgeting and reserving your hotel room.

We also know this is a long trip for our members in the Southeast Section. In fact, it is as far from Philadelphia as you can get in Pennsylvania. But that also makes it a unique destination for our members that can help us bring new perspectives to our part of the Commonwealth.

We want to assist members in attending the conference. In 2013, we organized and subsidized a vanpool that built long term bonds between members, described on our website.  In 2017, we used an online sharing app to encourage carpooling.

How can we best help our members get to Erie in 2018? If you have ideas or would like to help plan the trip, please email events@apapase.org.

July 10 – Game Night! YPT & APA Present: Cards Against Urbanity

Game Night! YPT & APA Present: Cards Against Urbanity

Join the Philadelphia Chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) and the American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter Southeast Section (APAPASE) for Game Night on July 10th from 5:30 PM-8:30 PM. We’ll be at Field House playing Cards Against Urbanity – the irreverent card game for anyone who’s interested in cities, transportation, and fun! (If you want to see the types of cards you might come across, click here for Cardsplanations.)

Tickets are $8 in advance; $11 at the door. Your first drink is included in your admission fee–after that, it’s cash bar. We are looking forward to you joining us!

To purchase tickets in advance and register to attend, check out the Eventbrite page!

June 20 Bike Montco Event – Be One of the First to View the New Bike Montco Plan!

REGISTER TODAY!

Bike Montco — Building a Bike-Friendly Montgomery County

 

Be one of the first to view the draft Bike Montco plan, Montgomery County’s new bicycle mobility plan! This plan represents a new approach to bicycle planning in the Philadelphia region. It can be used as a tool to make your community safer and more attractive to bicyclists. During this free seminar, several speakers will share the content of the plan and topics including building safer on-road bicycle infrastructure, linking to the county’s trail network, and the role the county can play in providing bicyclist safety education and encouragement strategies for new riders. Attendees also will have an opportunity to take a brief tour of Morris Road, one of the study areas in the plan, and to hear about the plan’s recommendations to improve bicycle safety at the community college. This seminar is intended for municipal staff, transportation professionals, planners, and school districts, but everyone is welcome! AICP credits – CM | 1.75. Click here to register.

This event is being provided as part of Planning Smarter Montco 2018, a Montgomery County initiative offering planning education and outreach, and corresponds to the Connected Communities theme contained in Montco 2040: A Shared Vision,Montgomery County’s nationally awarded comprehensive plan.

*Montgomery County Community College is not affiliated with the event, and the college should not be contacted regarding the program.

         DATE: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
LOCATION: Advanced Technology Center Room 101
Montgomery County Community College*
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
         TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Registration check-in 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.)


PROGRAM

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Registration
2:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Welcoming Remarks 
Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH, Chair
Montgomery County Commissioners
2:10 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. Montco 2040: A Shared Vision — The Importance
of Bicycle Planning

Jody L. Holton, AICP, Executive Director
Montgomery County Planning Commission
2:20 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Bicycle Level of Stress Tool — DVRPC’s New Online Application for Understanding Our Roads
Sarah Moran, AICP, Transportation Planner
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
2:50 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. Draft Bike Montco Plan — The New Bicycle Mobility Plan
for Montgomery County 

Matthew Edmond, AICP, Section Chief: Transportation Planning
Montgomery County Planning Commission
3:25 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks — Moving Forward Together
Scott Brown, Chair
Bike Montco Steering Committee
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Field Visit — Morris Road
Randy Waltermyer, AICP, Planning and Municipal Services Leader
Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.