Archive for APAPA-SE

May 9, 16, 23: Zoning Course Presented by Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute

The Delaware County Planning Department is sponsoring a Course in Zoning presented by the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute this May 9, 16, and 23, at the Delaware County Community College.

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May 9 – APA Pennsylvania Southeast Section Council

APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting (held the second Thursday of every other month)

5:30 pm

1600 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 510
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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. *if you are a voting member unable to attend, please email secretary@apapase.org.

April 20: Submit interest for APA PA SE Council

***The Deadline is now April 20 to submit your interest in running for office***

This summer we will hold elections for American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter, Southeast Section (APA PA SE) Officers and Council members. Nominate a friend, nominate a colleague, nominate yourself! All nominations are due NO later than April 20th to elections@apapase.org!

We are taking nominations for Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, 6-7 Professional Planners, and 2-3 Citizen Planners.

  • The four Section Council Officer positions consist of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Chair provides leadership and guides the development of the chapter, the Vice Chair assists, the Treasurer maintains the budget and all financial matters, while the Secretary administers the documentation and membership of the organization.
  • A Professional Planner is an individual earning a majority of their income practicing planning or who is retired from such occupation. Professional planners are required to be a member of the Pennsylvania Chapter of APA.
  • A Citizen Planner is any appointed or elected official who is involved in planning decisions for the betterment of a state, region, county, city or municipality; who is
    individual who has an interest in furthering the purposes of Association, but who is not a Professional Planner (for example, planning commissioner, planning official, zoning board member, Philadelphia RCO zoning representative, or similar). Elected citizen planners will receive complementary membership to the Pennsylvania Chapter of APA.

If you are interested in serving either in an Officer or Council member position:

  • New members welcome! No previous experience required.
  • AICP not required to join the board.
  • Review the Chapter Bylaws for descriptions of the Officer and Council member duties and responsibilities.
  • Determine if your schedule will allow sufficient time for the position, generally 1-3 hours/month.
  • Speak with current Officers or Council members regarding any questions or concerns.
  • Submit a nomination and brief biography (3-4 sentences) to the Nominating Committee no later than April 20th at: elections@apapase.org. You may also submit a mission statement and picture.

The official elections ballot will be distributed online in August by APA national to coincide with their election and voting will end in early September. The results of the election shall be published for Section members in October, with official terms to start in January 2020.

Please visit the APAPA-Southeast Section website for more information about the section.

April 11 – Events Committee Meeting

APAPASE’s next committee meeting will be held on April 11th at 1601 Market Street at 5:45pm.

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APAPASE Member Spotlight – April

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.

Member Spotlight – April 2019


Evan J. Stone, PLA
Executive Director
Bucks County Planning Commission

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April 12: Building a Resilient Supply Chain hosted by DVRPC

Registration is required through the event’s TicketLeap page.


  •  9:30 AM- Coffee and Networking
  •  10:00 AM – Welcome and Introductions
  •  10:10 AM – Presentations 

Pre-Disaster and Response: The Role of Preparedness

Sarah Powell, Director of Emergency Management for Temple University, will discuss how a large anchor institution strives to ensure mission continuity in the face of critical events through planning, mitigation, training, and incident response.

Business Continuity and Survival: The Role of the Local Economy

Maura Shenker, Director, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Temple University, will discuss how small businesses are strong economic anchors and present SBDC services that can assist business owners to ensure continuity plans are in place to mitigate the impact of any type of business interruption, especially natural disasters.

Port Recovery and Resiliency: The Role of the United States Coast Guard

The ports of the Delaware River play a vital role in the regional and national economy, providing a critical link for industries to the global supply chain. Through coordination with key partners and the Marine Transportation System Recovery Plan, the United States Coast Guard works to ensure this vital link is sustained. Captain Scott Anderson, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay will provide an overview of maritime restoration planning and response for recovery and resiliency in the region. 

11:15 AM                             Discussion

12:00 PM                             Adjournment and Lunch



April 11 – A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Come and learn about our city’s exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a guided tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department, which is located on the third floor of the library.

This is a free, ticketed event through Eventbrite, but reservations are required.
To reserve your spot, please click here to reserve you ticket.

From river to skyline and stoop to stoop, Philadelphia has been re-formed and re-shaped throughout its history. Its transformation from bustling port to workshop of the world to World Heritage City and hub for education, medicine, and entrepreneurship has had a profound impact on both its built and natural environments and the lives of those who call it home. Images of the city drawn from 300 years of prints, photographs, documents, and maps in the Special Collections and Research Departments of the Parkway Central Library reveal the planned and unplanned changes that have affected Philadelphia’s landscape, its buildings, and its inhabitants.

The exhibition is on display until April 13, 2019.

Featured Listing – DVRPC – Transportation Planner

DVRPC is currently hiring a Transportation Planner in Comprehensive Planning! Click through for the full job announcement.


DVRPC – Transportation Planner, Comprehensive Planning

April 6 – “Where’s the Creek?” Bus Tour: Uncovering the History of Mill Creek in West Philadelphia

To register, sign up on EventBrite.

Date And Time

Sat, April 6, 2019

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT


Wynnefield Library
5325 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Event Description

Mill Creek can be found on 19th century maps of Philadelphia, draining more than 4,000 acres of West Philadelphia with its main stem and several tributaries. While some of the place names associated with this stream still exist — including the Overbrook and Mill Creek neighborhoods — the stream itself was long ago obliterated within the city limits.

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Featured Job Listing – DVRPC – GIS Application Developer

DVRPC is looking to hire a GIS Application Developer! See the full job listing for more information.

DVRPC – GIS Application Developer