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Oct. 22: Future City Engineering Fair

Future City Philadelphia will be hosting an Engineering Fair for middle school students on October 22, 2022. Register or volunteer at the links below!

Future City Engineering Fair
October 22, 2022
SAP Headquarters
3999 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA
Register Now

Volunteer to Help at the
Engineering Fair

 

The 2022—2023 Future City challenge is: Choose a climate change impact and design one innovative and futuristic climate change adaptation and one mitigation strategy to keep your residents healthy and safe.


Schedule
Details will be added as they emerge

Start End Activity Location
8:00 AM 8:45 AM Registration Entrance Hall
8:00 AM 1:00 PM Meet the Engineer Exhibition Hall
8:30 AM 10:00 AM Moving Parts Workshop I Cafeteria
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Speaker 1 Auditorium
11:00 AM 12:30 PM Moving Parts Workshop II Cafeteria
11:00 AM 12:00 PM Speaker 2 Auditorium

Featured Job Listings – DVRPC – Transportation Planner and Senior Project Development Coordinator

DVRPC has new job openings! Click each job title for the full job announcement.

Oct. 21: Free Sustainability & Resilience Credits: Upcoming Webinar on Urban Flooding

October 21 @ 1-2:30pm
When it rains, it pours: a dialogue on urban flooding across the U.S.

Flooding has long been the most costly and deadly natural hazard in the U.S. Although most major flood events have occurred from river flooding or in coastal areas, all communities are susceptible to the unique risks of urban flooding. Urban flooding occurs when rainfall and runoff exceed the capacity of the local drainage system.

Urban flooding has received greater attention in recent years because many urban drainage systems are not designed to manage the increasingly intense rain events brought on by a changing climate and the flashier runoff conditions caused by expanding urban development. While the focus on this issue is new,
many low-income communities and communities of color have experienced urban flooding for years due to a lack of infrastructure investment. Equitable solutions to urban flooding will require grappling with the legacy of discrimination and disinvestment.

This session will educate participants on the causes of urban flooding, how urban flooding differs from river and coastal flooding, and how climate change is driving more frequent and dangerous urban flooding disasters. Participants will gain knowledge of how the decisions we make as planners can exacerbate the problem or help to improve outcomes.

Panelists will share case studies from across the U.S., with examples of how different local climate conditions and land use patterns can lead to urban flooding. The panel will describe the work of local agencies, non-profits, and residents to identify and implement solutions. The discussion will consider the
role of planners in addressing this challenge.

Speakers:

  1. Dámaris Villalobos-Galindo, Associate Engineer at Santa Clara Valley Water District
  2. Samuel D. Brody, Regents Professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Environmental Science Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus
  3. Cyatharine Alias, Manager of Community Infrastructure & Resilience at Center for Neighborhood Technology
    4. Julia Rockwell, Manager of the Climate Change Adaptation Program at the Philadelphia Water Department

This event is approved for 1.5 CM credits and 1 Sustainability & Resilience credit.

Register Now: https://www.planning.org/events/eventsingle/9256029

Sept. 7 – APA PA – Webinar Wednesdays

Webinar Wednesday: Advancing Racial Equity through Land Use Planning

September 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Advancing Racial Equity through Land Use Planning

According to US Census Data, disparity in income and housing among diverse racial and ethnic populations has occurred in the United States. Researchers have pointed out that many members of these specific populations have been adversely impacted by housing policies adopted in the first half of the 20th century. To address present day challenges, this webinar will present examples of two cities addressing racial inequity through their land use planning tools & codes. The City of Minneapolis, Minnesota recently completed Minneapolis 2040 which reflects the result of more than two years of engagement with the people of Minneapolis. This engagement included over 100 meetings and conversations with thousands of residents, business owners, and others, where they shared their vision and hopes for the future of the city.

Equity CM credit is pending approval.

Speaker: Joe Bernard, AICP and Douglass Smith, AICP, LEED

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

Deadline to register is September 6, 2022

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 an email the week of 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

Sept. 10: APAPA-SE Volunteer and Tour Event at FDR Park

APAPA-SE’s summer event – volunteering for park cleanup, lunch, and a tour with master plan developers!

About this event

APAPA-SE is excited to announce an in-person event at FDR Park in South Philadelphia!

On Saturday, September 10th, from 10 AM to 3 PM, we will be participating in volunteer cleanup activities and hearing a presentation from the park’s management and architects about the upcoming master plan implementation.

  • 10:00AM to 12:00PM — Volunteer clean up of the park with APAPA-SE members; all cleanup tools will be provided!
  • 12:00PM to 1:00PM — Lunch + Master Plan presentation to discuss how the park’s master plan, how it was formed, and the overall implementation schedule.
  • 1:00PM to 2:00PM — Walking tour to see key features of the FDR Park redesign and new installations.
  • 2:00PM to 3:00PM — Open exploration and networking.

Register on EventBrite

APA National Planning Conference Coming to Philadelphia in 2023

Did you know that the National Planning Conference will be in Philadelphia in 2023? We are starting to help APA plan for it. If you are interested in volunteering with the Destination Advisory Committee please take this short survey by August 19.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PhildelphiaNPC23

 

Please email chair@apapase.org or Alexis.Williams@stvinc.com with any questions!

Sept. 10: APAPASE Park Cleanup and Master Plan Discussion!

SAVE THE DATE: APAPA-SE is excited to announce an in-person event at FDR Park in South Philadelphia! On Saturday, September 10th, from 10 AM to 3 PM, we will be participating in volunteer cleanup activities and hearing a presentation from the park’s management and architects about the upcoming master plan implementation. Stay tuned for registration details during the month of August.

Featured Job Listings – DVRPC – Transportation Planner and Transportation Modeler

DVRPC is looking to hire a Transportation Planner, Office of Freight and Clean Transportation and a Transportation Modeler/Analyst! Click through for the full job announcements.

Aug. 3: APA PA Webinar Wednesdays – Telling Your Story: Effective Strategies for Communication

Webinar Wednesday: Telling Your Story…

August 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Telling Your Story: Effective Strategies for Communication

Successful public communication is more than surveys and opinion polls. It must also inform and educate, and that requires more than posting everything on your website. Even in a small community, that volume of data is overwhelming and can be frustrating to navigate. In this presentation, we will share how West Whiteland Township created the “Development by Design” brand and integrated it into our communications to organize a high volume of information during a period of rapid development, helping residents stay informed about what was happening in the Township while assuring them that all of this was, in fact, planned.
Keeping residents and other stakeholders informed and educated about what’s going on is challenging under the best of circumstances, but COVID-related lockdowns heightened that challenge. While internet-based technology proved essential, it is only one means of communicating: the “technology divide” is real, and relying solely upon tools that require a computer and internet access will leave some people out. So we will also review other methods we used, including traditional print media, in-person meetings, focus groups, and public open-houses in addition to the tools we used when meeting in-person wasn’t an option, including on-line and virtual meetings, social media, and effective use of our website. Not everything worked, and some things worked better than others: we’ll share our experiences – including our failures – and our thoughts on how useful these tools may be in the long run.
Our Township is fortunate to have two planners and a dedicated communication specialist on staff, and we recognize that most municipalities don’t have access to that level of resources. For this reason, our presentation will highlight methods that deliver a lot of bang for the proverbial buck and methods that may be more successful with smaller populations and that require minimal resources.

CM credit is pending approval.

Speaker: John Weller, AICP

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

Deadline to register is August 2, 2022

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 an email the week of 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.

Sept. 20 – 21: PA Floodplain Management Conference & Call for Presenters – Due 7/15

Join us! Present your topic or experience to Pennsylvania’s floodplain management professionals!

The 2022 PAFPM Conference in Harrisburg, PA is themed “50th Anniversary of Agnes Flood – From Risk to Resiliency.”

Example and suggested topics this year include:

  • Post Flood Substantial Damage Assessments
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Integrated Floodplain and Stormwater Management
  • Modeling and Floodplain Mapping
  • Insurance – NFIP and Risk Rating 2.0
  • Disparate Impacts/Social Justice in Floodplains • Community Renewal/Development – Rebuild or Relocate
  • Evolution of Stormwater Management
  • Grants/Infrastructure Funding/Financing
  • Outreach and Risk Communications
  • Stream Restoration and CLOMR/LOMR Requirements
  • Floodplain and Stormwater Management Policy Evolution
  • Role of Floodplain Administrator

Submissions due July 15, 2022

Submit Here