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April 23: Reimagining Public Engagement for Planning During COVID-19: A Peer-to-Peer Exchange – 1.0 CM

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COVID-19 is changing the way planning agencies engage the public. Join 1,000 of your peers to explore how to maintain momentum.

Due to popular demand, our expert panel will return on April 23rd! This webcast will be in LIVE broadcast mode, available by computer audio.

The response to COVID-19 has included several restrictions that limit what’s possible for planning agencies wishing to maintain momentum on community engagement efforts. This peer-to-peer dialog is your opportunity to share your challenges and gather ideas about approaches and techniques to engage safely and effectively during this pandemic.

With the initial shock of March behind us, many planning teams are reimagining public engagement to keep their key projects moving forward during what could be 18 months of disruptions. Our panelists, Shane Sawyer from Virginia Department of Transportation, Stephen Stansbery from Kimley-Horn and Bob Bini, Lancaster County Planning Department, will discuss their strategies to overcome obstacles and maintain momentum on their planning projects.

You’ll play a role in this innovative peer-to-peer exchange webinar as well. Through live polls and Q&A, we’ll learn more about your challenges and gather your ideas for moving engagement forward safely and effectively.

What does safe and effective public engagement look like during COVID-19?

Attend this complimentary webinar to:

  • Join your peers to learn how 100s of agencies and firms are adapting
  • Discuss barriers and obstacles to engagement for planning projects
  • Brainstorm how COVID-19 might affect the way engagement is done
  • Learn how others are reimagining their engagement during COVID-19

Nov. 20 CM Webinar: Indianapolis MPO’s Formula for Actionable Public Input on Bike, Ped & Transit

1 CM Credit Available
November 20 @ 2 PM Eastern

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Meaningful public input is critical to creating bike, pedestrian and transit plans that truly meet the needs of the communities they serve. Join Indianapolis MPO November 20th for a fast-paced tour through its ground-breaking formula for engaging the public in alternative transportation planning.

Our friend Jen Higginbotham, AICP, Principal Planner at Indianapolis MPO, will share her step-by-step formula for blending online engagement with traditional involvement methods in a cost-effective way that consistently engages large numbers of residents. You’ll learn how Indianapolis MPO collects massive amounts of usable public input to inform better alternative transportation plans.

Creating engaging surveys is both an art and a science. Join Jen and Dave Biggs, Chief Engagement Officer at MetroQuest, as they share best practices for designing surveys that deliver actionable public input for your plans.

Attend this complimentary 1-hour webinar for proven ways to:

  • Build public awareness and notoriety for your agency
  • Educate the public about transportation tradeoffs
  • Design online surveys that result in usable public input
  • Gain the support of local agencies to move your plans forward

Oct. 2 – 4 – Complete Streets & Vision Zero Training (CM Credit Available)

Going to AIA Philadelphia’s Forum on Architecture + Design this October?

Check out training for practical guidance directly from City employees!

Register! https://bit.ly/2lBWy2X 

What is Forum on Architecture + Design?

The Forum on Architecture + Design is the newly rebranded educational and expo event that is replacing the previous Design on the Delaware conference. The Forum is focused on curating multidisciplinary educational content for designers, civic leaders, and other industry leaders that contribute to shaping our built environment. complete-streets-vision-zero-training

The Forum on Architecture + Design will take place October 2-4 at: Convene – 30 S 17th Street Philadelphia, PA

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) and the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure and Sustainability (OTIS) will be hosting the Complete Streets and Vision Zero Training at Forum on Architecture + Design on Friday, October 4th at 2:00 p.m. To register for Form on Architecture + Design please click here.

For questions or more information, please contact Jack.Conviser@phila.gov

 

 

Sept. 24 – Land Use Briefing – CM & Law Credit Available

Land Use Briefing

Join us for a free briefing on the latest developments in land use law across Pennsylvania and interactive discussions on the issues that affect you most.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center
300 Gateway Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Registration and Networking Breakfast: 8:00 – 8:30 am
Program: 8:30 – 10:30 am

Presenters:
Blake C. Marles, Esq.
Steven D. Buck, Esq.
James F. Kratz, Esq.

Topics:
What is Going On With The Private Road Law in Pennsylvania?
Are the Courts Reining in Regulatory Agencies or Not?
Voluntary Developer Contributions or Exactions?
Plan Approvals: What Are Your Rights After the Decision?
Pennsylvania Land Use Appellate Case Law and Statutory Update

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Deadline to register: Friday, September 20th          
                    
QUESTIONS? Contact Amy Matthias at ajm@stevenslee.com.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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