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RFP – APA PA – Legislative Monitoring Consulting Services

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association is soliciting proposals from firms who are interested and qualified to provide Legislative Monitoring Consulting Services. It is the intent of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association to select a single consultant to accomplish all services outlined in this Request for Proposals.

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RFP – Wyomissing Borough Corridor Study

The Borough of Wyomissing, Berks County, is soliciting written proposals for the preparation of a Master Plan Study for the Penn Avenue and Park/North Park Road corridors, and the Berkshire Heights area of the Borough.

The study will provide an objective review of available options for re-development and economic development, and will establish baseline information related to the physical, social and economic context of the area. It will also include a list of action items the Borough can complete to assist in economic development and re-development of the areas identified.

For more information, please refer to the full RFP announcement and study area map.

Jan. 30 & Feb. 26 – DVRPC’s Healthy Communities Task Force: Racial Equity Workshops (CM Credits Available)

HCTF’s first racial equity workshop The Impact of Racism and Trauma and Learning How to Work with People Who Have Been Traumatized, will be offered on both Wednesday, January 30th and Tuesday, February 26th from 9:00am to 12:30pm at DVRPC. The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Jade Logan, Ph.D., ABPP, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Chestnut Hill College and counselor with The Ladipo Group. The workshop agenda, as well as additional information on Dr. Jade Logan and the Ladipo Group, are attached. Registration for a second workshop on Communication Strategies for Discussions about Race, Microagressions, and Unconscious Bias will be announced at a later date.


Thanks to all who have RSVP’d so far. We look forward to seeing you! If you have not registered but would like to attend, please visit Ticketleap to register. Limited scholarships are available. Please contact Amy Verbofsky at averbofsky@dvrpc.org for more information.

About the Workshop

Historically, people from underrepresented groups have encountered ongoing experiences of oppression throughout their lifetimes. These experiences have impacted their mental health and the social conditions in which they live. The first workshop has three major objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of the historical and political underpinnings of racism and classism and how these ideals continue to impact communities today;
  • The facilitator will introduce the concept of racial trauma and explore the impact of racial trauma on individuals and communities in which we work; and
  • Participants will be given strategies to learn how to effectively communicate with those who have been traumatized.

The facilitator will use case examples, small group discussions, and role-plays to engage participants throughout the workshop. The overarching goal will be to provide a historical context to facilitate understanding and inform effective communication and interactions.

Workshop Details

The Impact of Racism and Trauma and Learning How to Work with People Who Have Been Traumatized

Session #1: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

9AM to 12:30PM | Registration & Coffee at 8:30am

Lunch served after workshop | Cost: $65

DVRPC’s Main Conference Room

190 N. Independence Mall West – 8th Floor

Philadelphia, PA | www.dvrpc.org/directions

*2.5 AICP CM credits available*

Session #2: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

9AM to 12:30PM | Registration & Coffee at 8:30am

Lunch served after workshop | Cost: $65

DVRPC’s Main Conference Room

190 N. Independence Mall West – 8th Floor

Philadelphia, PA | www.dvrpc.org/directions

*2.5 AICP CM credits available*

Summer Internships at DEP

DEP currently has 47 internship opportunities available in 8 different counties. DEP Internships provide an exciting opportunity for students to learn about and assist with the environmental protection activities of various program areas within the agency.

Most positions require a major with 24 credit hours of study in the sciences or engineering. Join us as we work towards our mission to protect Pennsylvania’s air, land, and water from pollution and provide for the health and safety of PA citizens through a cleaner environment!

DEP internship opportunities will close on March 1, 2019 so don’t wait until the end of the semester. Apply today!

APA PA SE Sponsors Future City Competition for 2019

APA PA SE has supported the Future City competition for 2019 at the Sponsor Level, sponsoring an award for Planning Excellence.

The chapter had a booth at Future City’s October 13th event, presenting information on climate change and sea-level rise, focused on the event’s theme of building a resilient power grid.

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Not Too Late to Help Support Planning in 2019!

It’s not too late to support planning in 2019 by sponsoring APA PA SE!

The work and programs by the Southeast Section of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association aren’t possible without the support of our sponsors.

The sponsorship levels are laid out in our 2019 Sponsorship Package. If you would like to discuss a custom sponsorship, simply contact sponsorship@apapase.org to start the discussion.

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Feb. 23 – AICP Exam Prep Session

Taking the AICP exam this May or thinking of applying?

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association is once again holding an all-day AICP exam prep session on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. This will be held at the Giant Community Center (2300 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg PA 17110).

The session will review the content outline of the AICP exam, which APA recently updated, and provide details on the different content areas. The exam has been updated to reflect the new content outline, and the session will take time to clarify understanding of the revised exam. Questions are encouraged throughout the day. PA chapter members can attend for free and non-members pay $35.

Registration is required.

Register at APA – Pennsylvania Chapter’s page here.

Feb. 6 – Disrupting Real Estate with Technology: A New Era Demands New Thinking

Date: February 6, 2019
Time: 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Venue: University of Delaware STAR Campus
100 Discovery Blvd
Newark,DE19713 United States

The disruptors are impacting commercial real estate. Through urbanization, flexibility, the sharing economy, digitization and mobility, advancements in building automation and artificial intelligence are all creating opportunities to streamline real estate business operations and development. What are the practical and business impacts of automation, artificial intelligence and data transparency? How are industry leaders leveraging technology to accelerate growth, improve workflows and enhance the client experience?

Join us to discuss how real estate professionals are dealing with disruptive technology and its impact on a variety of client/tenant needs. Our panel will explore how different sectors are adapting to new technologies and what the future looks like for real estate construction, property management and leasing.


Click here to register on ULI’s website

Keynote speaker:

James Lee, Founder, StratFI



  • Private Member: $50
  • Public Member: $40
  • Private Nonmember: $65
  • Public Nonmember: $50
  • Student: $30

*All prices will rise $15 after online registration closes on February 1, 2019. 

Refunds can be made up to 48 hours in advance.

Click here to view a list of attendees

Jan. 10 – APA PA Southeast Section Council Meeting

APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting

(held the second Thursday of every other month)

Time: January 10th, 5:30 PM

Location: STV Incorporated 1818 Market, Suite 1410 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 me at secretary@apapase.org.

Planners come together for the Southeast Section Annual Event

The Southeast Section’s annual event brought together planners in Lansdowne Borough, Delaware County to explore how communities can leverage history and the arts to revitalize communities. The event was held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 and included a walking tour and panel discussion as well as time for socializing.

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