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July 11: Section Council Meeting / Happy Hour

APAPASE is excited to host our July 11th Section Council Meeting / Happy Hour (cash bar) near Center City from 5:30-7:30 PM @ Fringe Bar at 140 N Columbus Blvd.  This event will be rain or shine!
Check our website for more details in the coming days: https://apapase.org/category/upcoming-events/
We hope that you will join us for an evening of networking and to learn about our Council and how you can get involved. This is a great opportunity for Students and Professionals to learn more about the planning profession and the work that we do. We also want to hear from you about planning topics and issues that are important to you, or that you’d like to learn more about.

July 10 – 12: Intergenerational Community Planning & Placemaking

Intergenerational Community Planning & Placemaking

July 10 – July 12

July 10, 2024. 10:00a.m. to 3:30p.m. in Lancaster, PA
Intergenerational Community Planning & Placemaking

1-Day Symposium with 5 CM Credits for AICP (this day precedes the July 10-12 2024 Mid-Atlantic Intergenerational Conference)

Planners, architects, and municipal staff, as well as community-based organizations that cut across disciplines focused on education, health and human services are invited to join:

The co-authors of the American Planning Association 2023 Report Intergenerational Community Planning

  • Irv Katz, Senior Fellow, Generations United
  • Matt Kaplan, Professor, Intergenerational Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Together with:

  • Karen Shakira Kali, AICP, Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute.
  • Douglas Smith, AICP, Chief Planner, City of Lancaster, PA.
  • Christine Kennedy, MA Urban Planning, Principal, Age2Age Consulting
  • David Rouse, FAICP, Urban+Regional Planning Consultant, co-author of The Comprehensive Plan: Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Communities for the 21st Century

Participants will learn about:

  • Making the case for intergenerational community planning, funding and resources.
  • Case study: “How the City of Lancaster, PA integrated the intergenerational lens within the Comprehensive Planning Process.”
  • Creating a network of educators, planners, providers and enthusiasts to develop a range/continuum of intergenerational community-building strategies.

The Registration fee for the 1-Day Symposium:

  • $115 as a stand-alone for the 1-Day Symposium on July 10, 2024.
  • $55 as an add-on to the full Mid-Atlantic Intergenerational Conference, July 10-12.
  • Student discounts are noted on the registration page of the conference website.

Registration Includes:

  • Complimentary digital copy of the American Planning Association 2023 Report Intergenerational Community Planning
  • Lunch, Networking & Walking Tour of Lancaster City Intergenerational Places
  • Certificate Maintenance Credits from AICP (5 CM)

For more information and to register, search online for: 2024 Mid-Atlantic Intergenerational Conference 

Featured Job Listings – DVRPC – Multiple Openings

DVRPC is looking to fill multiple positions! Click below for the full job announcement for each:

June 6: LGBTQ+ Professionals in the Built Environment Pride Happy Hour

LGBTQ+ Professionals in the Built Environment Pride Happy Hour

Thursday, June 6th, 6:00p-8:00p @ Cockatoo (208 S 13th St)

RSVP here!

Let’s celebrate Pride within the planning, landscape architecture, and architecture professions in Philadelphia!

Join us on Thursday, June 6th at 6:00p at Cockatoo for our third annual Pride happy hour, an event for LGBTQ+ landscape architects, architects, planners, and allied professionals in the Philadelphia region. Let’s start conversations, build community, and celebrate Pride within our fields!

The event is free and open to LGBTQ+ individuals and allies that work in the built environment (bring your friends and colleagues)! Attendees will receive a free drink ticket. The event is 21+ and is sponsored by OLIN, WRT, Land Collective, ASLA PA-DE, APA PA-SE, and AIA Philadelphia.

For any questions, please reach out to Max at mdickson@theolinstudio.com

June 5: APA PA Presents Webinar Wednesday – CM Credits Available

Webinar Wednesday: The Impact of Large & Medium Scale Solar Projects

June 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

The Impact of Large & Medium Scale Solar Projects on PA Communities

The webinar will provide a comprehensive discussion of large and medium scale solar developments on the PA landscape including where and why they are being sited, common concerns in communities, zoning and land use considerations in ordinance development and proposed legislation that could impact solar in PA.

The webinar will discuss:

  • Solar terminology including the differences and demands of large, medium and small-scale operations.
  • The physical impact of grid scale solar deployment.
  • Land Use implications including agricultural and open land issues, siting considerations and environmental impacts.
  • Economic impact of solar development.
  • Ordinance considerations including glare, noise, screening and decommissioning.
  • Proposed legislation.
  • What is the role of the planner in this process.

The webinar will be presented by Extension Educators, who closely follow developments with PJM (a regional transmission organization that coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity) and PUC (Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission) along with proposed legislation and policy changes as well as explain what is happening in the Commonwealth and why.   In addition, a perspective from a county planning department will be shared regarding local land use controls for solar facilities.

CM credit is pending approval. You must attend the webinar live in order to earn CM credit.

Speakers:
Joseph Conklin
Dan Brockett
Matthew Svetz
Greg Moulter

**The Pennsylvania Chapter is not responsible for the materials or opinions of the speaker(s) you will hear**

Deadline to register is June 4

If you’re interested in sponsoring a Webinar Wednesday session or have a session for Webinar Wednesday please contact us. Send your request to info@planningpa.org.

Please note: You will receive a reminder email a few days before the webinar with zoom information (please check your spam/junk folders). This email will be sent to the email address you used to register for the event.

REGISTER NOW

May 1: Webinar Wednesday: Broadband Ready Community Program

Webinar Wednesday: Broadband Ready Community Program

May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Broadband Ready Community Program

The Broadband Ready Community Program developed by the PA Broadband Development Authority (PBDA) targets PA municipalities and counties to reduce procedural, policy, and permitting barriers to broadband deployment at the municipal level and to encourage broadband infrastructure investment within participating communities. The program encourages and promotes public-private partnerships through stakeholder engagement and promotion of a participating municipality as a Broadband Ready Community to signal that it has improved broadband infrastructure implementation efficiency. PBDA staff will be discussing how planners in PA can maximize the program’s value for participating communities.

CM credit is pending approval. You must attend the webinar live in order to earn CM credit.

Speakers:
Ted Ritsick
Jesse Suders

**The Pennsylvania Chapter is not responsible for the materials or opinions of the speaker(s) you will hear**

Deadline to register is April 30

If you’re interested in sponsoring a Webinar Wednesday session or have a session for Webinar Wednesday please contact us. Send your request to info@planningpa.org.

Please note: You will receive a reminder email a few days before the webinar with zoom information (please check your spam/junk folders). This email will be sent to the email address you used to register for the event.

REGISTER NOW

2024 Mentor Mixer Recap!

APAPASE held a successful student-mentor mixer event at the University of Pennsylvania on April 11, 2024.

Twenty-five attendees from professional backgrounds and the three Philadelphia-area planning schools – UPenn, Temple, and Westchester – met to share stories and career advice. Conversations went deep into the evening over sandwiches and drinks, and both sets of attendees felt that the information exchange was valuable.

May 2: Take the Lane 2024

Take the Lane 2024: Expanding opportunities for more placemaking in the Right of Way

WHEN

Thursday, May 2, 2024

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

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WHERE

Center for DesignPhiladelphia

WHAT

Placemaking in the Right of Way (ROW) presents unique challenges to communities and placemakers. On May 2, StreetBoxPHL, the Community Design Collaborative (the Collaborative), and other advocates will high-light three new public space proposals, and three new policy proposals that will bring equity and innovation to city streets.

Joining the discussion will be Jesse Blitzstein, the Collaborative’s Economic Development Director, who will discuss three pedestrian plaza and how they illustrate the unique challenges faced with designing public spaces in thd ROW, Alex Gilliam, the Co-Founder TinyWPA, who will demonstrate the importance of pilots in placemaking and describe a vision for a short term pilot permit, Nate Hommel, new DAG Steering Committee member and Director of Planning and Design for the University City District, who will be introducing a permit just for them, and Tya Winn, the Executive Director of the Collaborative, who will articulate the need for a Design Manual, making it easier for communities to steward public spaces in city Streets.

The discussion will be moderated by Ariel Ben-Amos, the StreetBoxPHL Founder.

Light refreshments will be served.

The event is free to attend and we ask you to RSVP so that we can get an approximate head count.

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Nominations Open for Great Places in PA 2024!

Submission Deadline May 17th

Great Places in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association is looking for Great Places in two categories: Great Public Spaces and Great Transformations. Great Places are unique, memorable places that display community planning best practices, have an exemplary character, and a sustainable vision for tomorrow.

We want to hear your suggestions for a Great Public Space or Great Transformation designation. Please complete the online submission form by Friday, May 17, 2024. Nominations will be considered by the Great Places in Pennsylvania Judges Committee with notification to applicants in the summer.

Nominations via the Web
All Great Public Spaces and Transformation nominations must be submitted online. All information is to be entered on or uploaded to the website.

It’s easier than you think to submit a nomination:

  • Enter basic information on the online form
  • Upload a photo
  • Attach support documents and images

Before you begin, please assemble all information needed for the nomination and files to be uploaded.

TIPS FOR SUBMITTING A GOOD NOMINATION 

GUIDELINES

CRITERIA

SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION

Pam Shellenberger, AICP
Great Places Initiatives Committee Chair
Work: 717-771-9870 ext. 1768
Direct: 717-824-7132
Email Pam

Featured Job Listings – WSP

WSP is looking to hire multiple positions in their Philadelphia office! Click through each job announcement for the full description.