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Archive for CM Credits

Dec 6. – APA PA Webinar Wednesday – Land Use Law Update (Law CM Pending)

Webinar Wednesday: Land Use Law Update

December 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Land Use Law Update

This session will review opinions of the federal and Pennsylvania courts issued since the last APA PA annual conference and highlight developments in the law. The session will cover the adoption, administration, interpretation and enforcement of MPC-enabled ordinances; floodplain, stormwater and wetlands management; other state and federal statutes impacting land use (e.g. fair housing statutes, RLUIPA); and Pennsylvania and federal constitutional issues (e.g. due process, takings). (PLEASE NOTE: This is the same session from the APA PA Annual Conference, if you attended)

Law CM credit is pending approval. You must attend the webinar live in order to earn CM credit.

Speakers:
Susan J Smith, Esq
Leah Eppinger, AICP

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

Deadline to register is December 5

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 a reminder email a few days before 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

Oct. 19: AIA PHL + ULI PHL Urban Resilience Forum (3 CM)

Reserve your spot today for the ULI Philadelphia
& AIA Philadelphia Urban Resilience Forum on
10/19! Learn about the creative ways in which
our local leaders are responding to the effects of
climate change in the Philadelphia region.
Learn more about each panel and register today:
https://philadelphia.uli.org/events/detail/7B16204C-8D69-40DE-83E5-24147640BE7D/

WHEN 

Oct 19, 2023  

12:30 PM – 6:00 PM EDT 

WHERE 

Center for Architecture and Design 

1218 Arch Street 

Philadelphia, PA 19107 

About the Program: 

Hurricane Ida’s record flooding in 2021, summer of 2023 heat records, and record for worst  urban air quality in the world on June 8, 2023, these events demonstrate that climate change is  on Philly’s doorstep, and we must respond. What is Philadelphia doing to address the effects of  climate change from the parcel, project, and regional scale while addressing historic  environmental injustices?  

Join AIA Philadelphia and ULI Philadelphia to hear about the creative ways in which our local  leaders are responding with solutions that will work in our specific context.  

The Urban Resilience Forum will be a half-day program with three sessions featuring guest  speakers presenting case studies, moderated conversations, and audience Q&A. Following the  program, continue the conversation over a networking happy hour. 

Credits: Earn a total of 3 AIA LUs (HSW) | 3 LA CES Credits (HSW) | 3 AICP

Annual APA PA Conference

October 15 – October 17

Register Today!

Electrifying the Future With Our Past

Join Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association for their Annual Conference in Scranton.

  • 400 planners expected
  • Over 40 classroom sessions
  • 6 mobile workshops offered
  • Up to 12 CM credits, including Sustainability/Resilience, Equity, Law and Ethics
  • Welcome Reception at Scranton Cultural Center
  • Annual Awards presentation – our best and brightest
  • State of the APA PA Chapter
  • Monday reception with the Exhibitors
  • Tuesday afternoon Desserts with our Exhibitors
  • and more!

The largest annual gathering of planners in PA!

June 7: APA PA Webinar Wednesday – Checking the Boxes with Green Infrastructure

Checking the Boxes with Green Infrastructure

What are the impacts of trees? Maintenance costs, economic benefits, equity considerations, health factors, stormwater implications, regulatory challenges… This session will look at the multi-dimensionality of green infrastructure (not just trees!) and the long-term vision for risk reduction and health improvement with planner and municipal action opportunities woven throughout. Speakers will raise some considerations specific to active transportation and climate change as well. The discussion will provide a framework for recognizing the compound impacts of natural systems and incorporating systemic benefits into planning processes. It will also touch on practical techniques for reducing apparent conflicts between trees and paving surfaces and space competition between green infrastructure and active transportation.

Sustainability/Resilience CM credit is pending approval. You must attend the webinar live in order to earn CM credit.

Speakers:
Rebecca Wetzler
Samantha Pearson

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

Deadline to register is June 6

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 a reminder email a few days before 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

 

Register Today for NPC23!

Sip on this…Registration is now open!

It’s only January, but NPC23 Philadelphia and NPC23 Online, will be here before you know it. The National Planning Conference is being offered in two distinct, complementary experiences.

NPC23 will be held in Philadelphia April 1-4, and NPC23 Online can be streamed from your favorite chair April 26-28. Experience refreshing conversations while new ideas bubble up in a variety of learning settings.

Don’t miss the opportunity to register early and save.

What’s in it for you?

This year’s NPC content will focus on how the planning community can lead the way to develop solutions to today’s most pressing problems. The experience will be empowering, educational, and inspirational.

You can count on:

  • Content that is relevant and interesting
  • Experiential learning environments through Mobile Workshops
  • Case studies that shine a light on real experiences
  • Connection to your community and expand your network

Hope to see you in Philadelphia or Online!

Register Now!

Dec. 9: Webinar Wednesday – Planning Ethics: What’s New in 2022 and Elect Ethics Cases of the Year

Webinar Wednesday: Planning Ethics

December 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Planning Ethics: What’s New in 2022 and Elect Ethics Cases of the Year

The AICP Code of Ethics was recently updated in 2021 with the updated code going into effect January 1, 2022. This session will present a summary of the updated AICP Code of Ethics followed by a review of several ethical scenarios/case studies. The review of the updated AICP Code of Ethics will include a refresher on aspirational principles, rules of practice and behavior, and procedures for enforcement of the code. Key components of the AICP Code of Ethics that changed will be highlighted. The ethical scenarios/case studies will feature perspectives applicable to both public and private sector planners. The ethical scenarios/case studies are based on real-life planning issues from past years developed by the AICP Ethics Committee. The learning objectives are as follows:

  • Learn about key updates to the AICP Code of Ethics that went into effect January 1, 2022.
  • Learn about key components of the AICP Code of Ethics, including: aspirational principles, rules of practice and behavior, and procedures for enforcement of the code.
  • Through review of selected past years ethics case studies, explore and learn from ethical dilemmas faced by both public and private sector planners.

Ethic CM credit is pending approval.

Speakers:
Steven Thomas, AICP
Rebecca Ross, AICP
Lauren DeVore, AICP

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

Deadline to register is December 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 a reminder email a few days before 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

Nov. 2: APA-PA Webinar Wednesday – Law CM Credit

Webinar Wednesday: Pennsylvania Land Use Law Update

November 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pennsylvania Land Use Law Update: Appellate Cases from 2021-2022

Appellate Cases will be presented in traditional lecture format as well as interactively with hypotheticals to demonstrate how a recent case decided the outcome. Cases will range from traditional zoning approval cases (variances, special exceptions & conditional uses), zoning interpretation cases and validity challenges, to subdivision and land development cases. Practice points distilled from each will be emphasized.

Law CM credit is pending approval.

Speakers:
Ambrose Heinz, Esq
Tara Hitchens, AICP
Charles Suhr, Esq.

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

Deadline to register is November 1, 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 a reminder email a few days before 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

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

Submit by April 15: AICP Exam Scholarships

The American Planning Association is committed to providing opportunities for all to achieve excellence in planning by fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in the organization and in the planning profession.

Click here to apply

AICP Certification Diversity scholarships help make the planning profession more diverse and accessible to those with financial need. Diversity is an inclusive concept which encompasses, but not is not limited to race, ethnicity, class, gender, age, sexuality, ability, educational attainment, spiritual beliefs, creed, culture, tribal affiliation, nationality, immigration status, political beliefs, and veteran status.

The PA Chapter of the American Planning Association has two partial scholarships for the 2022 AICP Exam testing cycles (can be used for either the 2022 May or November exam). Please see the chart below for fee reduction information.

Name Regular Fee Scholarship Recipient Fee
Program & Exam Registration $255 $85
Experience Assessment $255 $85
Exam Transfer $100 Free
Essay Appeal $100 Free
Total $550 $170