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April 12: Join Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) Meetup

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at Prohibition Taproom at 501 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia at 5:30 pm on Thursday, April 12. Since the weather didn’t agree with us last time, we’ll try it again. We are going to run out to check out the Reading Viaduct Rail Park at some point (or maybe in shifts).

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Mar. 20: Join Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) Meetup

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at Prohibition Taproom at 501 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, March 20. We are going to run out to check out the Reading Viaduct Rail Park at some point (or maybe in shifts).

Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/191926611400267/

Meetup Event – https://www.meetup.com/Queer-Urbanist-Exchange/events/248259816/

Can’t make it?  Select your availability in April at https://doodle.com/poll/94wzdrk5nbq5stmb.

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Mar. 8: APA PA SE Council Meeting – All Welcome!

Everyone is welcome to join the APA PA Section Council meetings, which are held the second Thursday of every other month, with our next one on:

 

APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting
(held the second Thursday of every other month)
Thursday, March 8th, 2018

5:30 pm
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

To attend, please register at the EventBrite page.

Mar 19: Submit a Proposal for APA PA Conference

The conference is scheduled for  October 14-16, 2018 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie. The theme is Plan on ErieProposers are encouraged to submit traditional and non-traditional sessions, plus mobile workshops. Traditional sessions typically involve presentations and audience interaction with an expert panel. Non-traditional sessions can include problem-solving roundtables, “fast-fun-fervent” presentations, and peer-group sessions. Proposals are also sought for “mini” sessions and hosting of a networking/co-working lounge.

Due Date: March 9, 2018 Extended to March 19!
More information: https://planningpa.org/events-training/annual-conference/callforpresenters/

Download full Request for Proposals: http://planningpa.org/wp-content/uploads/CFP-2018.pdf

 

 

Feb. 26: Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) Quizzo Night

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at Tavern at 243 S. Camac St. (Downstairs at Tavern on Camac) at 8:00 pm on Monday, February 26. Note we will be starting later than usual and meeting downstairs to join long time (maybe founding?) member Simone Allender for Quizzo at 8:30 pm, so stay for a drink or bring your trivia knowledge. It was really popular in December and one of our teams won.

We’re going to do brief updates on our projects before quizzo starts (around 8:15). Please come with ideas of things you’d like to see the group participate in. If you’re interested in seeing more, check out our Meeting Notes from our past meetings.

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Jan 24: Active Design/Healthy Communities: State of the City

The first lecture in the Active Design/Healthy Communities series explores how public health agencies can join forces with design to address inequalities in the city and promote physical, mental, emotional, and civic well-being. The case study is the new South Philadelphia Health, Literacy, and Recreation Center on Broad Street. tate of the City is scheduled for Jan 24 from 8am-10am in the AIA Center. CM credits for planners are pending.

Registration: https://www.aiaphiladelphia.org/events/active-designhealthy-communities-state-city

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Future City Philadelphia Event Day Volunteers Needed

DiscoverE’s Future City® Competition is a non-profit educational program that asks middle school students to imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Participating STEM teams across the country compete once a year in a regional competition in January. Finalists then proceed to present their projects at the National Competition during National Engineers Week in February in Washington, D.C.

48 teams will be competing in the Philadelphia Regional Competition on January 20, 2018. The theme of this year’s competition is “The Age-Friendly City,” and students will be showcasing their age-friendly table models to Special Awards Judges in the morning and presenting to a panel of 4 Finals Judges in the afternoon. The effort of amazing and dedicated volunteers makes Future City Philadelphia a success each year.

Competition support on the day of the event is very valuable to the teams, judges, and organizers. It’s truly a unique opportunity to participate in such a positive event surrounded by fresh ideas (read this post from one of last year’s APA volunteers: https://apapase.org/?p=2862). We encourage our members to sign up as volunteers for this great program.

Please sign up to volunteer here, whether judging your special award or signing up for other roles. Select “General Volunteer” if you wish to provide competition day support with any task needed. You will receive information, directions, and other details regarding your role when you arrive at the competition from the volunteer coordinator or model/presentation judging coordinator. Almost all volunteer roles are needed only in the morning.

WHEN:                 Saturday, January 20, 2018

8:45 AM — Opening Announcement

9:00 to 12:00 PM — Preliminary judging; special awards evaluation

1:15 PM — Announcement of Finalists

1:30 to 3:30 PM — Final judging (oral presentations, questions from judges)

3:30 to 4:30 PM — Awards ceremony and announcement of regional winning teams

 

WHERE:               Archbishop Carroll High School

                            211 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087

 

 

Jan 25: Winter Happy Hour at Winterfest

Join APAPASE for happy hour! We will be mingling and enjoying drinks on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 PM at The Lodge at Winterfest which is located at 101 S. Columbus Blvd. Please come to celebrate the new year or simply to spend time with your fellow Planners!

Register at https://apapase2018winterhh.eventbrite.com

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Feb 9: Growing Greener: Writing Conservation by Design Ordinances

Practitioner Training

Growing Greener: Writing Conservation by Design Ordinances

Randall Arendt & Ann Hutchinson, Natural Lands

Register here

Growing Greener Event Flyer

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February 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Barn at Camp Olympic Park, Lower Macungie Township

3120 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus, PA  18049

The Lehigh Valley-Berks and Southeast Sections of the American Planning Association and the Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects invite you to participate in this training course on the technical aspects of the Growing Greener: Conservation by Design approach to land use planning and residential development. This training is intended primarily for professional planners (county, municipal or private) who consult with municipalities and review or write land use ordinances. Participants will become familiar with the specific wording and provisions that typically must be added to existing codes to give local officials the tools they need to ensure that new subdivision proposals will be designed around the central organizing principle of land conservation. Township engineers and zoning officers who must enforce these codes are also invited.

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Don’t forget to apply to APA’s Ambassador Program by December 31

As the end of year quickly approaches, so is the December 31 deadline to apply to become an APA Ambassador.  This important initiative is designed to encourage future planners with diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.  The application is short and easy to fill out, even during the end of year crunch.  Participation in the program will provide valuable skills and earn you up to 8 pro-bono AICP CM credits in 2018.

Check out our previous blog post with all the important information on the application and details of the program.  You can apply as an individual or as a team.  Contact Al Beatty at ab5562@nyu.edu if you would like to join the local team of ambassadors.  Thank you Al for stepping up to be a regional team leader!

Post Authored by: Maggie Rwakazina

(Image from APA Ambassador’s blog: https://www.planning.org/blog/blogpost/9127770)

CM Credits for Pro Bono Planning Service

AICP members can obtain up to eight CM Credits for Pro Bono Planning Service, as outlined on the APA National website at https://www.planning.org/cm/logging/selfreport/probono

APA Future City Mentorship could relate to these allowed activities:

  • Planning-related support to groups that lack adequate planning resources, including service that expands choices and opportunities for everyone.
  • Planning to meet the needs of the disadvantaged and to promote racial and economic integration.
  • Mentoring the development of students, interns, beginning professionals, colleagues, and members of underrepresented groups to help them advance in the planning profession.