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Archive for CM Credits

June 26 – Montgomery County’s Proposed Complete Streets Policy: An Informational Overview

Montgomery County’s Proposed Complete Streets Policy: An Informational Overview 

DATE: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) will be offering a free webinar to introduce interested municipal officials, design professionals, and citizens to Montgomery County’s proposed Complete Streets policy initiative and to discuss how it may affect local roadway design in communities. MCPC, working with a host of public, non-profit, and industry leaders, is developing a Complete Streets policy for county-owned roads, bridges, and facilities. The policy—one of the first of its kind for a county government in Pennsylvania—will direct the county to incorporate Complete Streets principles into its own projects as well as advocate for them when working with partner agencies on their projects, whether public or private.

Complete Streets are streets designed for everyone. They take into account all ages of abilities and provide safe use for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders. The webinar will focus on the elements that will be included in the policy and how the policy will benefit communities. Join us for this interesting topic! An opportunity to comment on the draft policy will be available following the webinar at www.montcopa.org/CompleteStreetsPolicy.

*AICP credits pending

July 12/19 – APA Webinars with CM Credits

July 12, 2019

WEBINAR: Creating Safe Environments – Integrating Planning, Design & Physical Security

Friday, July 12 2019
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
Hosted by: APA Pennsylvania
1.5 CMs Approved
In an increasingly complex world, creating safe environments requires planning with intention, nuance, and a multi-disciplinary approach. Physical security is most seamless when integrated into built environments long before they are constructed, but elements can also be effectively integrated into existing spaces. Learn about risk assessment, varied strategies, multi-disciplinary designs, and effective questions to ask to ensure that places and spaces are beautiful and functional–but also inherently secure. Case studies will be discussed to assist in framing a typical and holistic planning process. Effective approaches will be shared from the perspective of a professional planner and urban designer, as well as a physical security specialist.

Register Here

 


July 19, 2019

WEBINAR: Incorporating Arts in Urban and Site Design

Friday, July 19 2019
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
Hosted by: Urban Design & Preservation Division
1.5 AICP CMs Approved
This Strategic Conversation explores how to design communities and sites to encourage more creative and cultural activities. Participants will also learn how the arts can help improve navigation, safety and other issues in urban and site design.

Register Here

June 21 – Webinar – Unplugged: The Paradigm of Aging-friendly Communities

CM Credits Available!

Friday, June 21
1:00 PM  – 2:30 PM Eastern Time
Hosted by: APA’s Private Practice Division
CM|1.5 Approved
An aging America is an invisible force shaping our communities. Explore innovations that shift the paradigm to aging-friendly communities including: quick-action grants to spark the momentum for local change; age-friendly models from universities; and new integrated mechanisms for service systems.

Register Here

 

June 13 – 2019 Classic Towns Trolley Tour – CM Credits Available

Thursday, June 13, 2019
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Starting location: Woodbury, NJ City Hall Council Chambers, 33 Delaware Avenue, Woodbury, NJ 08096
Join DVRPC for the 2019 Classic Towns Trolley Tour. This year we’re going to visit our two Classic Towns in Gloucester County, New Jersey: Woodbury and Glassboro. The tour will include both walking and driving portions. You will hear about placemaking initiatives, adaptive reuse, new construction, community events, historic preservation projects, Opportunity Zones, and recent developments in these Classic Towns.
Cost: $30. Includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and 5.0 CM credits

Comments Due June 7 – APA Considering Revision to CM Credit Process

APA is considering updating the CM Credit process, with comments due by Friday, June 7. See the full details of the change at https://www.planning.org/cm/updates/.

Summary of Changes Under Consideration

The chart below summarizes the updates under consideration. If approved, the proposed timeline will allow for technology updates and offer sufficient advance notice to members and CM providers. The expected implementation date is January 1, 2021.

Mandatory Credit Topics Credits Required in a Two-Year Reporting Period Minimum Length of Sessions on Mandatory Topics
Ethics:

  • 1 CM credit on ethics
  • 1 CM credit on ethics related to equity
2 One hour
Law 1 One hour
Targeted topic: A critical, urgent issue that is relevant to planners.
First targeted topic: Climate*
*Proposed
1 One hour

If all four mandatory credit topics are approved, members would log each credit type separately, as they do now for law and ethics.

Thank you for your attention to these important proposed changes to the CM program. Please provide feedback by sending an email to amoore@planning.org by Friday, June 7.

March 2nd: PA Land Use Institute Class (CM Credits Available)

Co-sponsored by the Berks County Planning Commission, Berks County Bar Association, the Reading Berks Association of Realtors®, the Smart Growth Alliance of Berks County, American Planning Association/PA Chapter And the Lehigh Valley/Berks Section. This year’s session on Urban Redevelopment is brought to you by the Berks County Industrial Development Authority presenting Chuck Long and his insights and experiences.

Click here for more information and to register.

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March 19: Preservation for Planners Workshop (CM Credits)

Older and historic places are an integral part of the identities, cultures, and economies in Pennsylvania’s diverse communities. These places where we live, work, and play can often mean different things to different people, which provides both opportunities and challenges as communities grow and change.

How can planners help their communities and clients identify, protect, and enhance these places? This one-day workshop, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), will familiarize county, municipal, and consulting planners with core historic preservation programs and concepts and help participants understand how to effectively integrate these ideas into planning processes, documents, and practice.

Agenda includes:

  • Integrating historic preservation into planning;
  • Key players, policies, and programs;
  • Identifying and designating historic resources;
  • Protecting and regulating historic resources; and
  • Incentives and tools for historic preservation.

Five hours of AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credits available.

Registration is required by Friday, March 8 . The $40 registration fee includes the one-day workshop, lunch, and break refreshments. Doors open at 8:30 AM and the workshop begins at 9:00 and runs through 3:15 PM.

Hosted at: Whitemarsh Township Building Lafayette Hill, Montgomery County, PA

*Please note: In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will be held the following day, March 20, at the same location. Please see website for details.

To register, please visit https://www.paheritage.org/workshop-registration.html

For more information, please contact Cory Kegerise, PA SHPO’s Eastern Region Community Preservation Coordinator at ckegerise@pa.gov or 215-219-3824.

 

 

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.

Registration

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*

Oct. 23, 24 – APA Delaware 2018 Regional Conference – CM Credits Available

APA Delaware – 2018 Regional Conference

Dates: Tuesday October 23, and Wednesday October 24

Location: Atlantic Sands Hotel, Rehobeth Beach DE

Please visit the conference website for the full schedule of sessions and more information. CM credits are being requested for all sessions and keynote talks.

August – Upcoming Webcasts for AICP CM Credits

All webcasts are at 1 p.m. ET and are approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits. Click on the title links to register.  You can see the current listing of all webcasts at www.ohioplanning.org/planningwebcast.

CM credits can be claimed by looking up the sponsoring Chapter or Division as provider

Speakers: Kim Lundgren, ENV SP and Sarah Marchant, AICP

Description: Local governments face increasing pressure to transition to a more citizen-centric form of service delivery that is transparent, holds the government accountable, and provides an easy pathway for community members to be involved in decision-making. In many ways, this is a shift towards a more sustainable community. But for many local government leaders, limited staff and budgets make it difficult to even think about, let alone take action towards, incorporating “new” tasks into the daily staff routine to create a more sustainable community. Examine current trends in indicators, transparency, and smart cities, as well as a specific case study from Nashua, N.H., that shows how to develop and tell a community’s sustainability story based on available data. The City of Nashua had neither a sustainability director nor a sustainability plan when it employed a sustainability dashboard to share the data that framed its sustainability profile and engage community members in the effort to improve that data.

August 17th

Sustainable Transportation – What is it? With Examples from a Sustainability Icon, Norway!

Speakers: Ed McCormack, PhD and Ryan Avery, PhD

Description: As urban populations have grown, the need for sustainable transportation systems is increasingly crucial. Communities must now account for a range of complex factors in their transportation and land-use planning, including mass transit, economic development, livable communities, population density, climate change, alternative energies and more. This webinar explores the concepts behind sustainable transportation and provides an overview of successfully applying sustainable transportation principles in Norway. The webinar also covers a program at the University of Washington designed to train planners and engineers to bring a sustainability perspective to all aspects of transportation systems policy and planning.

Distance Education – These two recorded webcasts from 2017 have been selected for AICP CM DE credit for viewing anytime during the 2018 calendar year.
Law:  Images, Creative Commons and Copyright – Urban Design and Preservation Division.  Event #9127635
Ethics:  Queer and the Conversation: The Ethics of Inclusion – LGBTQ and Planning Division.  Event #9138341
Remember that the event numbers for DE credits are different from those for the live sessions.