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APA PA Annual Conference Early Bird Registration Friday 9/21

Early bird pricing and registration for APA PA’s annual conference in Pittsburgh ends tomorrow! The conference runs from October 17-19

To sign up or see the conference agenda, visit APA PA’s website

Featured Job Listing – WSP – Senior Transportation Planner

WSP is looking to hire a Senior Transportation Planner! Click through for the full job announcement

Oct. 20 : Penn State Extension: So You Want Agriculture in Your Community… (1.25 CM Pending)

October 20 @ 12:00 pm1:15 pm

So You Want Agriculture in Your Community: Have You Heard of PA Farm Link?

1.25 CM credits (pending approval)

In some communities, agriculture is part of the land use of the community. As the age of our farmers gets older, there could be the opportunity for “creating farming opportunities” for the next generation. Pennsylvania Farm Link, a 501c3 non-profit is dedicated to connecting farmers and landowners in Pennsylvania, and how their organization and land/farmer online database can be a “tool” to help any potential new farmers in your given municipalities.

This webinar will explore the agricultural side of land use decision making in your community by introducing planners to PA Farm Link. In addition, you will get an inside look at the PA Farm Link land linking database. This database provides the opportunity  for landowners and/or people looking to farm-land (through buying or renting) to find multiple listings from across the state. The database can be a very useful tool for municipal planners to learn about in case they have people who own land in their areas (that are looking to sell or lease), or for people who are looking for land in their areas, to be better connected.

Register Herehttps://extension.psu.edu/land-use-webinar

Oct. 6: APA PA SE Mentoring Mixer

WHEN: Wednesday, October 6th @ 5:30-8 pm

WHERE: Temple Center City Campus (1515 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19102)

WHAT: Please join the American Planning Association for an evening of networking (bring your business cards!), along with four sessions of small-group mentoring that allows APA members to share their stories while allowing students to ask questions about how to be successful in the field. Additionally, the APA PA SE Council will be presenting awards to the winners of their annual student competition.

HOW: Complete details and registration can be found here – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apa-pa-se-mentoring-mixer-registration-170551572344

Please note that attendance will be limited to the first 50 registrants, so sign up today to save your spot! Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

Featured Job Posting –

Michael Baker Intl. is looking for a Project Manager – Planning. For more information, click here for the full job announcement!

Featured Job Listing – DVRPC – Associate Director, Multimodal Planning

DVRPC is looking for an Associate Director, Multimodal Planning! Click here for the full job listing.

Featured Job Listing – DVRPC – Associate Director, Livable Communities

DVRPC is looking for a Associate Director, Livable Communities! Click here for the full job listing.

Interested in an AICP Study Group?

Are you thinking about taking the AICP exam and looking for some study buddies? Reach out to Alexis Williams our Chapter Professional Development Officer at alexis.williams@stvinc.com and she can connect you with other people in the southeast who are preparing for the exam.

Aug. 4 – Webinar Wednesday: So You Want to Build a Trail

So You Want to Build a Trail: Tips for Planning, Design, Funding and Construction

Register Here

Multi-use trails have seen a surge in popularity as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and are increasingly being used for transportation, in addition to their traditional role as a recreational amenity. Due to this increased demand, communities may be motivated to initiate local trail projects that promote outdoor recreation opportunities and connections to regional trail networks.

The objective of this session is for planners to understand how they can help local governments and nonprofit organizations plan for and implement trail projects. Specifically, this session will touch on how to navigate the process, including how to conduct a feasibility study to hone in on realistic alignments, how to identify appropriate funding opportunities, and how to work with municipal staff and volunteers. The presentation will also highlight real-life examples of considerations that arise during the trail design, permitting, and construction stages.

CM credit is pending approval.

Speakers: Donna Fabry and Chloe Mohr

Deadline to register is August 3, 2021

Reminder to fill out the APAPA-SE Member Survey

We are still collecting survey responses for the APAPA-SE’s post-lockdown survey. Your input on events, engagement, and future planning priorities for the Southeast Section is welcomed. A random survey taker will win a gift card from APAPA-SE! Visit this link to take the survey and have your opinions heard.