Penn State Extension offers a Winter/Spring 2018 land use webinar series that is eligible for 1.25 CM credits per webinar (6.25 CM credits for the entire series). All webinars are from 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM on the following dates:
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018: Planning for Private Drinking Water Supplies
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018: Land Use Planning with a Changing Climate
Wed., Mar. 14, 2018: Community Heart & Soul: Engaging Residents through the Humanities to Find What Matters Most
Wed., Apr. 11, 2018: Addressing the Parking Challenge – Smart Parking Planning for Downtown Development
Wed., May 16, 2018: Sign Regulations That Encourage Outstanding Design
Non-Credit Registration – $40
RLA Credit Registration – $45
CM Credit Registration Fee – $75
Learn more and register at:
Thursday, March 22, 2018
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Breaking Ground 2018: Transforming a Region Together is a day-long conference that aims highlights the principles and goals of Connections 2045 Long-Range Plan for Greater Philadelphia [https://www.dvrpc.org/Connections2045/]. While our region is made up of 352 local governments, we will be better-positioned and more economically competitive if we move forward together, as a region. This year’s conference celebrates regional cooperation and government efficiency. The keynote speaker—Brian Elms—is an expert in management and government performance. All attendees will receive a copy of Brian Elms’ book, PeakPerformance: How Denver’s Peak Academy is saving millions of dollars, boosting morale, and just maybe changing the world.
Concurrent sessions will feature government transparency, sustainable environmental practices, collaboration between businesses and government, the use of data and metrics, and a celebration of diversity age-friendly communities. Breaking Ground 2018 is expanding to include a Learning Lounge, which will feature businesses and tech companies that assist municipal governments in better serving their citizens.
Future City Philadelphia is a competition designed to provide a fun and exciting educational program for middle school students to present their vision of a city of the future. Philadelphia’s program is one of 39 regional programs conducted throughout the country. The Philadelphia Regional Competition draws schools from Philadelphia and surrounding counties including the Lehigh Valley, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Students from middle schools and after school programs in the region form teams consisting of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who work with a teacher and a mentor from September to January. The program is looking for Virtual City Judges, City Essay judges, mentors, and other volunteers. Learn more at: http://www.futurecityphilly.org/
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Want to represent your community and engage in the regional planning and decision-making process? Apply to be a member of DVRPC’s Public Participation Task Force (PPTF) today!
The mission of DVRPC’s PPTF is to provide access to the planning process, to make a platform to discuss timely issues, to serve as a conduit for DVRPC information to organizations and communities across the region, to assist the Commission in implementing public outreach strategies, and to empower citizens to be a part of the planning process. For more details about the PPTF, visit http://www.dvrpc.org/Committees/PPTF/.
Applications will be open through January 8th, 2018. The application is online here: http://www.dvrpc.org/GetInvolved/PPTFApplication/. If you have any questions, please contact Shoshana Akins, Public Participation Planner, at 215-238-2817 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curious but want to know more? Interested citizens are invited to attend the PPTF meeting on the evening of December 14th starting with dinner at 5:30 PM. Come network with current members and learn more about how the PPTF works. To RSVP, please email email@example.com by December 12th.
Do you enjoy reading? The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Independence Branch is reading critically acclaimed nonfiction old and new. All readers welcome. All meetings are Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 215-685-1633.
On December 11, we are reading The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs. For more information https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/69655
On March 12, we are reading The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein. For more information: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/69658
Philadelphia’s World Heritage City status: What does it mean for tourism in your neighborhood or community?
Philadelphia is the United States’ first World Heritage City. What does this mean for Philadelphia neighborhoods and nearby Greater Philadelphia communities? Hear from speakers familiar with neighborhood and community development, historic preservation, and tourism and hospitality. This event is part of GlobalPhilly 2017. 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.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017, APAPASE hosted the event Principles to Which We Aspire: Social Justice and Public Health. The morning event took place in the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s main conference room. The session spoke to the link between social justice and public health through healthy community design, food access, and financial stability, while relating all topics to the AICP code of ethics. The speakers included Amanda Wagner, MCP, MGA, of Get Healthy Philly; Caroline Harries, AICP, Associate Director, The Food Trust; and Lisa Servon, Professor and Department Chair, City Planning, University of Pennsylvania.