Archive for Susan Elks

APA-DE Regional Conference Call for Presentations

The Delaware Chapter of the American Planning Association is now accepting proposals for presentations at their 2018 Regional Conference to be held in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The conference is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday October 23-24, 2018. The theme is Planning 360: Economy, Environment and Health.   Eligible submissions can cover a broad range of topics related to technological advances and their impacts on infrastructure planning, design, operations, and management related to the theme. Subjects may include those related to Economic Development, Environmental Quality, Public Health, or Planning-related Communications.  Research-based sessions highlighting promising emerging and innovative research ideas, best practices, or case studies are encouraged.

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2018. Complete information on presentation content, proposal preparation and submission is available on the Chapter website http://delawareapa.org

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APA-DE Seeking Conference Proposals

The Delaware Chapter of the American Planning Association is now accepting proposals for presentations at their 2018 Regional Conference to be held in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  The conference is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday October 23-24, 2018.   The proposal submission deadline is January 15, 2018.  Please click through to their Call for Presentations for more information.

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Nov. 30: Heart & Soul Talks: How Transformational Philanthropy Leads to Big Impact

Increasingly, philanthropic organizations are thinking more broadly about how to support systemic change in local communities. On this call, you’ll hear how three foundations are investing in long-term transformation using Community Heart & Soul®, the Orton Family Foundation’s community development model.  Community Heart & Soul is active in PA currently, with potential for future opportunities.

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 from 1-2 p.m. Eastern
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May 18: Stormwater Management: Compliance, Coordination & Cost

APA-PA’s Central Section is hosting a full day workshop May 18th in Harrisburg on various aspects of stormwater management.  Attendees will learn why stormwater regulations have continued to evolve, how one county is leading a successful collaborative regional effort to reduce the cost of regulatory compliance, and what a municipality can expect if EPA comes knocking. A presentation on stormwater best management practices will demonstrate how implementation of such projects can maximize both environmental and economic returns. Additionally, a municipality and its consultant will share their experience with creating a stormwater authority to address planning, funding, design, implementation, and maintenance of stormwater infrastructure.  Registration details are on the attachment.

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July 8: Census Webinar (1.5 CM)


Join the Unlocking the Value of Census Data webinar on July 8, 1:00-2:30 PM to learn about census data and programs, such as the American Community Survey, the Economic Census, and Local Employment Dynamics. The session will highlight GIS and mapping resources, and demonstrate  American Factfinder (AFF) and OnTheMap.  For more information and to register:


July 13-14: Certified Stormwater Inspector Training

Philadelphia is host to Certified Stormwater Inspector training on July 13 and 14.  The training is put on by the National Stormwater Center and is directed at municipal personnel.  The course covers inspection duties as well as background information on NPDES and the Clean Water Act.  Registration information is available at www.npdes.com and included on the training brochure.

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April 29: Planning & Public Health Training


The statewide training series Aligning Planning, Policy and Practice to Foster Public Health is coming to DVRPC on April 29th.   The training, which carries 3 CM, will address how the built environment and planning processes can work to improve public health, and is a joint effort of APA-PA and the PA Local Government Partnership.  Register here for this informative session on a critical emerging trend in planning: http://planningpa.org/news/statewide-training-public-health/

April 4-6: Creating Climate Resilient Communities Training

Not going to Phoenix for the national APA conference? A more local offering is the Local Solutions: Eastern Regional Climate Preparedness Conference. Taking place April 4 – 6, 2016 in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, this capacity-building, “how to” conference, convened by Antioch University’s Center for Climate Preparedness & Community Resilience in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is designed to build capacity for local decision makers from throughout the eastern United States.  Days 1 and 2 focus on The Built Environment, Ecosystem & Human Health, Community Engagement and Communication, and Planning & Process.  CM credits are available.  More information and registration is available at http://www.communityresilience-center.org/conference-2016/

March 24: Writing Growing Greener

Hawk Mountain

Writing Growing Greener: Conservation by Design Codes

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Kempton, PA (Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association)

Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association are pleased to co-sponsor this educational experience, which is geared toward planning professionals who write zoning and subdivision / land development codes. The $25 registration fee includes lunch, 4.75 CM credits, and a guided hike on the Hawk Mountain grounds.

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Oct. 30-Nov. 2: Big Ideas, Global Impacts

2014 ACSP 54th Annual Conference

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning is holding its annual conference in Philadelphia October 30 – November 2 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.  Today’s planning researchers and practitioners grapple with “big ideas”. From big data to fundamental restructuring of the world’s economy to climate change, the challenges of planning have changed dramatically. These challenges are daunting but they provide unprecedented opportunities for planning to have global impacts like never before. With these big challenges in mind, the Philadelphia ACSP conference aims to provide opportunities to address the big issues of today and tomorrow. Many of the sessions are approved for CM credits.

One day registration as a local practitioner is available.  Please visit http://www.acsp.org/conferences/annual_conference for more details and use the attachment to register as a local practitioner: Local Practitioner Form