Archive for CM Credits

Oct. 20 : Penn State Extension: So You Want Agriculture in Your Community… (1.25 CM Pending)

October 20 @ 12:00 pm1:15 pm

So You Want Agriculture in Your Community: Have You Heard of PA Farm Link?

1.25 CM credits (pending approval)

In some communities, agriculture is part of the land use of the community. As the age of our farmers gets older, there could be the opportunity for “creating farming opportunities” for the next generation. Pennsylvania Farm Link, a 501c3 non-profit is dedicated to connecting farmers and landowners in Pennsylvania, and how their organization and land/farmer online database can be a “tool” to help any potential new farmers in your given municipalities.

This webinar will explore the agricultural side of land use decision making in your community by introducing planners to PA Farm Link. In addition, you will get an inside look at the PA Farm Link land linking database. This database provides the opportunity  for landowners and/or people looking to farm-land (through buying or renting) to find multiple listings from across the state. The database can be a very useful tool for municipal planners to learn about in case they have people who own land in their areas (that are looking to sell or lease), or for people who are looking for land in their areas, to be better connected.

Register Herehttps://extension.psu.edu/land-use-webinar

Aug. 4 – Webinar Wednesday: So You Want to Build a Trail

So You Want to Build a Trail: Tips for Planning, Design, Funding and Construction

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Multi-use trails have seen a surge in popularity as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and are increasingly being used for transportation, in addition to their traditional role as a recreational amenity. Due to this increased demand, communities may be motivated to initiate local trail projects that promote outdoor recreation opportunities and connections to regional trail networks.

The objective of this session is for planners to understand how they can help local governments and nonprofit organizations plan for and implement trail projects. Specifically, this session will touch on how to navigate the process, including how to conduct a feasibility study to hone in on realistic alignments, how to identify appropriate funding opportunities, and how to work with municipal staff and volunteers. The presentation will also highlight real-life examples of considerations that arise during the trail design, permitting, and construction stages.

CM credit is pending approval.

Speakers: Donna Fabry and Chloe Mohr

Deadline to register is August 3, 2021

July 7 – APA PA Webinar Wednesdays – CM Credits Available

We are excited to bring you The Evolution of Aerial Imagery and AI Insights presented by Frank Teegelaar; Kevin Korth; Glen McNichol; and John Kennedy, AICP. The field of aerial imagery has exploded in the last two decades. Technology and advances in gathering data have made aerial images better, cheaper, and more accessible to a wide range of users. Today aerial imagery is used in a number of diverse sectors including engineering, construction, transportation, energy, state and local governments and many more. In this webinar we will explore the roots of aerial imagery, how it is used and where it is going in the future…
CM Credits will be available. This webinar is free for PA Chapter Members and $20.00 for non-members.

May 5 – APA PA Webinar Wednesdays: Beat the Heat Hunting Park

May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Beat the Heat Hunting Park: A Community Heat Relief Plan

In Philadelphia, some neighborhoods can be 22 degrees F hotter than others and low-income residents and residents of color are more likely to live in these hotter neighborhoods. This pattern of unequal exposure to risk tells us that climate change is not only a public health issue but also an issue of racial equity. As climate projections show hotter days to come, it is important to support residents as they work to make their communities more sustainable. For this reason, the City launched Beat the Heat Hunting Park: A Community Heat Relief  Plan, which was created to identify cooling solutions through a collaboration between residents, community organizations, and the City, and is now being implemented. Read more here.

During this webinar, participants will learn how planning, development, and social structures inform climate risks, and the importance of equitable community collaboration when developing and implementing climate policy. CM credit is pending approval.

Speakers: Christine Knapp and Cheyenne Flores

Deadline to register is May 4, 2021

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.


March 17: Making Planning More Adaptable

March 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Making Planning More Adaptable

Approved for 1.25 CM credits

With the complexities and uncertainties revealed in the pandemic and unrest of 2020, planning effectively for the next decade means being more adaptable. In this webinar, there will be discussion of the  three approaches to urban planning:  prescriptive, proscriptive and adaptive. The adaptive approach is best suited for times of rapid change and uncertainty. He will talk about how planners and organizations that rely on prescriptive and proscriptive strategies can modify their practice to be more adaptive.

This interactive webinar, with some coaching thrown in, will help you and your organization be better prepared to do more collaborative, culturally competent and cost-effective planning.  There will be an open and supportive conversations to help you and your organizations achieve more, more effectively.

Register Herehttps://extension.psu.edu/land-use-webinar

March 5: Leadership for Sustainability: Strategies for Tackling Wicked Problems

Leadership for Sustainability: Strategies for Tackling Wicked Problems

Friday, March 5, at 1:00 p.m. EST

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Feb 3: APA PA Presents – Webinar Wednesdays – 1 CM Pending Approval

Planning and the New Dynamics of the Demographic of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Growth

February 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Planning and the New Dynamics of the Demographic of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Growth

The “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” demographic is rapidly growing across Pennsylvania. Over 90,000 families have this situation. Millions of youngsters nationally are being raised this way. This panel will examine the role of the planner in working closely with this demographic and how the need exists to include this population in the development of the community. There are social, educational, health, legal and other consequences to take into account. This unique group requires special attention in a recreational and other planning elements as a growing part of school districts and other governmental components. A grandparent and legislative component are included in the panel. CM credit is pending approval.

Jan 6. – Webinar Wednesdays: Hello, It’s Me… (1 CM Pending Approval)

January 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hello, It’s Me: Introducing PA-SHARE

PA-SHARE (Pennsylvania’s Historic & Archaeological Resource Exchange), the PA State Historic Preservation Office’s new, state-of-the-art GIS and online project management system, launched October 2020.

As the primary interface for all PA SHPO programs, PA-SHARE will enable users to submit and track projects in real-time, receive confirmation of submissions and expedited communication, and access more than one million pages of information about historic properties and archaeological sites.

Join PA SHPO for a real-time demonstration of PA-SHARE’s capabilities and benefits for planners and to learn about access and training opportunities. Learn about searches, submittals, and how PA-SHARE can help us, help you! 1 CM credit (pending approval)

Speaker: Elizabeth Rairigh

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.

Register to Receive Virtual Conference Sessions & CM Credits

The State Board has approved offering the recent State conference virtually to members and non-members.  There is a fee and the conference can be viewed until May 31, 2021. CM credits can be earned for the sessions.  This is a great opportunity for those who could not attend but want the learning opportunity and CM credits.

Visit this link to register for the conference sessions on APA PA’s website.

Dec. 2: CM Webinar – Micromobility Challenges:  Sometimes You Feel Like a Scooter and Sometimes You Don’t

Need CM Credits? Check out the first APA Pennsylvania Chapter Wednesday Webinar Session: “Micromobility Challenges:  Sometimes You Feel Like a Scooter and Sometimes You Don’t”

The Pennsylvania Chapter will be kicking off a webinar series as a way for Chapter members to earn additional CM credits and have access to programming on a variety of topic areas.

The first “Webinar Wednesday” event will take place on December 2, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. titled “Micromobility Challenges:  Sometimes You Feel Like a Scooter and Sometimes You Don’t;” presented by Roy Gothie, Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator with PennDOT.  Participants will evolve their understanding of current micromobility classifications, how that is applied to Pennsylvania’s existing vehicle code and the implications of these vehicles for equity, health, and safety.

CM Credits will be available, and the webinar is free for Chapter Members and $20.00 for non-members.

To register visit: https://planningpa.org/event/webinar-wednesdays-micromobility-challenges/