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Inside the Planner’s Studio with Eleanor Sharpe
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 5:45 to 7:45 PM
The Innovation Lab
Have you ever wondered how someone became such a successful and effective planner? What advice they could provide about civic engagement? What projects are they are most proud of and why? APAPASE’s “Inside the Planner’s Studio” series asks these questions and more.
We’re honored to have Eleanor Sharpe, Deputy Director for Philadelphia’s Department of Planning and Zoning and the Executive Director for the Philadelphia City Planning Commission as our 5th speaker in the series. Karen Thompson of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will be asking Ms. Sharpe about her career, civic engagement, and her advice for planners.
Karen will skip the small talk and ask Ms. Sharpe the big questions: What pivotal moments have shaped her career? If she could go back, would she do anything differently? You’ll have to come to find out!
- 5:45-6:15: The event will begin with networking. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.
- 6:15-7:00: The Inside the Planner’s Studio program will take place.
- 7:00-7:15: Ms. Sharpe will take questions from the audience.
- 7:15-7:45: There will be additional time to network after the event.
APA-PA Southeast Section Council meeting is being postponed to not conflict with our annual event and moved to Sep. 27.
5:30 pm @ STV Incorporated 1818 Market, Suite 1410 Philadelphia, PA 19103
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APAPA-SE’s Events Committee will be meeting October 4th Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 5:45 – 7:00 PM at Michael Baker, 1818 Market Street, 31st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Thursday, August 2
Please tune into our webinar on July 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. if you are interested in becoming a Future City mentor for the 2018-2019 school year at one of your local schools. Mike McAtee, the Future City Philadelphia Mentor Coordinator, will give a presentation and take participants’ questions at the end.
The Future City program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to get involved with students in your local community. This webinar will help you understand if you are ready to be a mentor, judge, or a general volunteer for the 2019 Future City Philadelphia Regional Competition.
The Philadelphia Regional Future City Competition is a 501 (c)3 educational outreach program of DiscoverE. It is one of 41 regional programs conducted throughout the country. Future City is an inspiring program that helps introduce 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to the engineering, architecture, and planning professions. Participating STEM teams across the country compete once a year in a regional competition in January. Finalists then proceed to present their projects at the National Competition during National Engineers Week in February in Washington, D.C.
The competition requires participating teams from schools and youth-focused organizations (e.g., Boy or Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, 4-H, YMCA STEM clubs) to create their own future city, based on project criteria and guidelines for that year. Students are encouraged to prepare a variety of deliverables, including a project plan, tabletop-scale model, and virtual city, under the supervision and assistance of a teacher and mentor. Mentors should be professionals in the fields of engineering, planning, and architecture interested in investing time and energy in helping students realize their projects. For more information visit: http://futurecityphilly.org/.
Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-city-mentor-info-webinar-tickets-47650342457. Registrants through Eventbrite will be emailed webinar log in information to their registration email. We look forward to your participation!
CM Credits for Pro Bono Planning Service
AICP members can obtain up to eight CM Credits for Pro Bono Planning Service, including volunteering time with the APA PA SE Council or a committee as outlined on the APA National website at https://www.planning.org/cm/logging/selfreport/probono.
Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at Inka Wall Peruvian Restaurant (55 Garrett Road, Upper Darby, PA 19082) at 12 pm on Saturday, June 16, 2018 to see Peru play Denmark in the World Cup! The match starts at noon and afterward we will do a tour of Upper Darby. Not interested in watching soccer? Come for drinks and food specials, or join at about 1:45 for the end of the match and the tour. We’ll be checking out some noteworthy Art Deco details in this vibrant community with a vision for the future. Getting there by SEPTA couldn’t be easier as it is only a short walk from 69th Street Terminal!
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/173114313378187/
On an unseasonably cold and blustery April day, aspiring planners from the Temple Student Planning Organization (TSPO) – in partnership with APA Pennsylvania’s Southeast Section (APA PA SE) – hosted a booth at Temple University’s EarthFest. The purpose of this annual event is to teach students about sustainability concepts and promote environmental awareness. This year, the event honored Dr. Jeffrey Featherstone, founder of the Center for Sustainable Communities and professor in the Department of Planning and Community Development at Temple University.
TSPO volunteers led elementary and middle school students in an exercise designed to foster a discussion about planning and encourage them to think about how land can be sustainably developed. Using an enlarged aerial map of the field in which they were standing, students were asked to guess what the map depicted. With impressive regularity, students correctly identified the location of the aerial. Next, volunteers led a discussion of various types of development, culminating in students suggesting ideas for developing the field by placing sticky notes on the map. Some of the most compelling responses were “homes but cheap” and “a nature preserve,” though “swimming pool” seems to be the perennial favorite. The APA brochure What Planners Do was also available at the booth and used to spark discussions with interested chaperones.
Each year, Temple University’s EarthFest provides an opportunity to engage with students and their families about the work that planners do to improve communities. The participation of TSPO and APA PA SE in this event is a small but meaningful way in which the planning community can promote a greater understanding of the important role planning has in our society.
APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting
(held the second Thursday of every other month)
Thursday, May 10th, 2018
1818 Market, Suite 1410
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Calling in? Please use the following:
Toll free: 1-866-499-7054
Conference code: 735 289 0020