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No APA PA SE Section Council Meeting Thursday 9/12

Please note that there will be no Section Council Meeting (or events committee meeting) tomorrow night due to council member conflicts that will result in no quorum. We are working to reschedule the meeting and will let you know the new date as soon as possible.

Oct. 2 – 4 – Complete Streets & Vision Zero Training (CM Credit Available)

Going to AIA Philadelphia’s Forum on Architecture + Design this October?

Check out training for practical guidance directly from City employees!

Register! https://bit.ly/2lBWy2X 

What is Forum on Architecture + Design?

The Forum on Architecture + Design is the newly rebranded educational and expo event that is replacing the previous Design on the Delaware conference. The Forum is focused on curating multidisciplinary educational content for designers, civic leaders, and other industry leaders that contribute to shaping our built environment. complete-streets-vision-zero-training

The Forum on Architecture + Design will take place October 2-4 at: Convene – 30 S 17th Street Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) and the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability (OTIS) will be hosting the Complete Streets and Vision Zero Training at Forum on Architecture + Design on Friday, October 4th at 2:00 p.m. To register for Form on Architecture + Design please click here.

For questions or more information, please contact Jack.Conviser@phila.gov

 

 

Sept. 24 – Land Use Briefing – CM & Law Credit Available

Land Use Briefing

Join us for a free briefing on the latest developments in land use law across Pennsylvania and interactive discussions on the issues that affect you most.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center
300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Registration and Networking Breakfast: 8:00 – 8:30 am
Program: 8:30 – 10:30 am

Presenters:
Blake C. Marles, Esq.
Steven D. Buck, Esq.
James F. Kratz, Esq.

Topics:
What is Going On With The Private Road Law in Pennsylvania?
Are the Courts Reining in Regulatory Agencies or Not?
Voluntary Developer Contributions or Exactions?
Plan Approvals: What Are Your Rights After the Decision?
Pennsylvania Land Use Appellate Case Law and Statutory Update

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Deadline to register: Friday, September 20th          
                    
QUESTIONS? Contact Amy Matthias at ajm@stevenslee.com.

Accepting nominations for APAPASE’s member spotlight!

Want to recognize a friend or colleague in the Southeast Chapter for their professional contributions? Email to asvekla@dvrpc.org with their name, a brief introduction, and their contact information.

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.

Represent the APA at the Future City Philly Engineering Fair!

Future City® Philadelphia is hosting its second annual Engineering Fair for middle school students and teachers on Saturday, October 26 in Newtown Square, PA! APA PA SE has started its search for four (4) volunteers to manage its Exhibitor booth. Last year our volunteers engaged students in a hands-on land use activity to encourage them to incorporate city planning principles into their projects.

The theme for this year’s competition is Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow. The APA PA SE organizers will prepare materials and develop a hands-on activity for the day. Volunteers will receive instructions in advance and have the opportunity to provide input on the activity. A representative from the APA PA SE Engagement Committee will be on site to help volunteers set up and breakdown.

This is an exciting opportunity to share your knowledge and inspire children to think creatively about planning! The event details are shown below. Volunteers can pick between two shifts: 7:30 AM to 9:45 AM or 9:45 AM to 12:00 PM. Please fill out this Google form if you are interested in volunteering and/or have questions about this opportunity. Volunteers will be selected on a first come, first served basis, and preference will be given to APA members.

Future City Philadelphia Engineering Fair

October 26, 2019

SAP America
3999 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Schedule

7:30-8:15 Exhibitor Check-In
8:15-8:45 Educator and Student Check-In
8:45-12:00 Talk to the Engineers / Exhibitors
9:00-9:45 Speaker – Engineering Challenge Topic Session 1
9:00-10:15 Moving parts workshop Session 1 (space limited)
10:45-12:00 Moving parts workshop Session 2 (space limited)
10:00-10:45 Speaker – Project Management for Future City Competition
11:00-11:45 Speaker – Engineering Challenge Topic Session 2

 

Featured Listing – DVRPC – Planner

DVRPC is looking for a Planner (Research Analyst I/II)! Click through for more information!

 

DVRPC – RESEARCH ANALYST (RA) I/II

Cast Your Vote for PennDOT Connects

PennDOT Connects One of America’s Top Twelve Transportation Projects Vying for Two Prestigious Awards (AASHTO)

Twelve winning transportation projects from four U.S. regional competitions will battle it out in this year’s America’s transportation Awards competition, with two $10,000 cash awards for a charity or transportation-related scholarship of the winners’ choosing at stake. The broad scope of the projects in the final round include one credited with using drone technology to get transportation systems back up and operating after a devastating hurricane as well as others that endeavor to incorporate citizen feedback and involvement in project design and development.

 

Support PennDOT Connects by voting today and often!

Online voting ends at 11:59 p.m. eastern time on Sunday, Oct. 6. Cast your vote at http://AmericasTransportationAwards.org. Individuals can cast no more than one vote per day.

 

Featured Listing – Research Analyst (RA) IV/V or Transportation Engineer (TE) IV/V

DVRPC is looking for a Research Analyst IV/V or Transportation Engineer IV/V! Click through for more information!

DVRPC – Research Analyst (RA) IV/V or Transportation Engineer (TE) IV/V

Sept. 10, 17, 24: The Course in Zoning

DATE: September 10, 17, 24, 2019
TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Upper Merion Township Building
175 West Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
COST: $110 Registration Fee*

This comprehensive course will be taught in three consecutive Tuesday sessions—September 10, 17, 24—in the Upper Merion Township Building Freedom Hall, 175 West Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The course deals with probably the most complex and provocative topic in local planning and emphasizes the fundamentals for developing a sound zoning ordinance using the authority granted in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC). Course topics include the relationship of zoning to comprehensive plans, key terms used in zoning and how they are applied, critical issues in drafting a zoning ordinance and map, procedures for adopting and amending ordinances, and basic zoning administration.

The course also explores techniques such as overlay districts, performance zoning, traditional neighborhood development, and planned residential development as well as the options available through regional planning. Participants will have an opportunity to take part in mapping exercises, reviews of ordinance provisions, and discussions of problem situations.

The course was developed by the Pennsylvania Planning Association and Penn State Extension Service through its training agency, the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI), and is taught by certified PMPEI instructors. It is limited to 25 participants, and pre-registration is required. The registration fee is $110* per person.

*Municipalities with a current planning assistance contact with MCPC are eligible for a discounted rate of $90.

Available Credits
PMPEI is an approved provider of continuing education credits for the following: registered landscape architects, attorneys (PA Continuing Legal Education Board), engineers, land surveyors, professional geologists, and uniform construction code officials. Additional fees apply for credits.

Course Brochure
Online Registration

Aug. 22: Young Professionals in Transportation Happy Hour Event

Young Professionals in Transportation is hosting an event on Thursday, August 22:  They are having a panel discussion on e-scooters, followed by a happy hour/networking session:
“We will be hosting a panel conversation about the potential benefits and challenges of introducing of introducing e-scooters in Philadelphia, featuring speakers from Lime, Verve, and the City of Philadelphia and hosted by PlanPhilly’s transportation reporter, Darryl C. Murphy. Space is limited – reserve your spot today!”