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March 2nd: PA Land Use Institute Class (CM Credits Available)

Co-sponsored by the Berks County Planning Commission, Berks County Bar Association, the Reading Berks Association of Realtors®, the Smart Growth Alliance of Berks County, American Planning Association/PA Chapter And the Lehigh Valley/Berks Section. This year’s session on Urban Redevelopment is brought to you by the Berks County Industrial Development Authority presenting Chuck Long and his insights and experiences.

Click here for more information and to register.

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April 4: Chester County Planners’ Forum

Professional planners from Chester County are invited to attend the spring 2019 Chester County Planners’ Forum from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. April 4 at Phoenixville Borough Hall, 351 Bridge Street, Phoenixville.

The forum provides a great opportunity to hear about current planning issues, share ideas with your fellow planners, and catch up with old friends. There will be presentations about Phoenixville development, Schuylkill River Greenway Association activity, and an affordable housing plan for Phoenixville.

Register online: https://2019-spring-planners-forum.eventbrite.com
Email any questions you may have to ccplanning@chesco.org.

Feb. 28: Comment on APA Policy Guides

Stand up for Planning

APA Policy Guide Comment Period Begins

APA members can comment on draft policy guides on equity, housing, and surface transportation. The draft guides, which were created by APA members and approved by APA’s Legislative and Policy Committee, represent the collective thinking of association members nationwide on key planning issues. Developed for policymakers, APA policy guides propose policy recommendations that aim to create just, healthy, and prosperous communities that expand opportunity for all.

APA policy guides also inform our annual policy agenda and set the course for our advocacy work on federal, state, and local issues.

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March 21 – Placemaking Part One: Identifying Your Community’s’ Strengths

Placemaking workshop flier

Workshop flier (PDF)

The Delaware County Planning Department would like to formally invite you to the first of three of workshops on Placemaking titled Placemaking Part One: Identifying Your Community’s’ Strengths to be held at 9:00 am on Thursday March 21st, 2019, at the Springfield Township Municipal Building. It is geared towards municipal planners, leaders, elected officials, and the movers-and-shakers of your community.

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Featured Job Listing – DVRPC, Office of Corridor Planning

DVRPC’s Office of Corridor Planning is looking to hire a Transportation Planner/Engineer! Click here for the full job listing.

DVRPC – Transportation Planner/Engineer

March 19: Preservation for Planners Workshop (CM Credits)

Older and historic places are an integral part of the identities, cultures, and economies in Pennsylvania’s diverse communities. These places where we live, work, and play can often mean different things to different people, which provides both opportunities and challenges as communities grow and change.

How can planners help their communities and clients identify, protect, and enhance these places? This one-day workshop, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), will familiarize county, municipal, and consulting planners with core historic preservation programs and concepts and help participants understand how to effectively integrate these ideas into planning processes, documents, and practice.

Agenda includes:

  • Integrating historic preservation into planning;
  • Key players, policies, and programs;
  • Identifying and designating historic resources;
  • Protecting and regulating historic resources; and
  • Incentives and tools for historic preservation.

Five hours of AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credits available.

Registration is required by Friday, March 8 . The $40 registration fee includes the one-day workshop, lunch, and break refreshments. Doors open at 8:30 AM and the workshop begins at 9:00 and runs through 3:15 PM.

Hosted at: Whitemarsh Township Building Lafayette Hill, Montgomery County, PA

*Please note: In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will be held the following day, March 20, at the same location. Please see website for details.

To register, please visit https://www.paheritage.org/workshop-registration.html

For more information, please contact Cory Kegerise, PA SHPO’s Eastern Region Community Preservation Coordinator at ckegerise@pa.gov or 215-219-3824.



Submit Your Proposal – 2019 PA AV Summit

The 2019 PA AV Summit is now accepting proposals for panels and presenters, demonstrations, and student posters!

Make sure you mark your calendar. The 2019 Pennsylvania Automated Vehicle Summit is set for Sept. 4-6 in Pocono Manor, Pa.

See the links below to apply:


Student Posters


Future City Philadelphia: Planning Excellence Award Winner

Blair Christian Academy (Philadelphia, PA) won the American Planning Association, PA Chapter, Southeast Section Special Award for Planning Excellence at the Future City Philadelphia Competition on Saturday, January 19. The theme for this year’s competition was “Powering Our Future.” Greater Philadelphia middle schools students were asked to design a future city with an electrical grid that could withstand and recover from natural disaster.

The Blair Christian Academy team featured above with their teacher, Willette Whitaker, and mentor, Derrick Whitaker, PE (Burns Engineering).

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April 4-6: Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit

April 4 – 6

Cira Centre & UPenn campus

For more information and to register for this event, please visit greenway.org/midatlanticsummit2019

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Chester County releases video highlighting Lanscapes3, the newly adopted comprehensive plan

The Chester County Planning Commission has released a new video that highlights Landscapes3, Chester County’s newly adopted comprehensive plan: http://ow.ly/Mvdh30ngE80. The video discusses how the plan provides a template for growth and preservation for the next 10 years. In addition to the video, the plan is available online as a PDF or via a webpage: http://chescoplanning.org/landscapes3/. The plan’s executive summary can be found here: http://chescoplanning.org/Landscapes3/PDF/ExecutiveSummary.pdf.