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Mar. 4: Present at the APA PA Conference in Reading

This year’s conference will be in Reading from October 20-22, with Healthy Communities activities focused on Monday, October 21. Please submit your proposal ideas for proposals by March 4 as outlined at https://planningpa.org/events-training/annual-conference/callforpresenters/.

Proposers are encouraged to submit traditional and non-traditional sessions, plus mobile workshops. Traditional sessions typically involve presentations and audience interaction with an expert panel. Non-traditional sessions can include problem-solving roundtables, “fast-fun-fervent” presentations, and peer-group sessions.

Share your expertise at the intersection of planning and health

The Healthy Communities in PA Task Force is hosting a second Healthy Communities Day at the 2019 American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter (APA PA) Conference.

Post Conference Resources!

Check out the Chapter’s Healthy Communities in PA Task Force before and after the conference for regularly updated resources on healthy community design. We will post all of the sessions on our website, with our other resources.

Get involved throughout the year!

You can get involved by joining one of the Healthy Community in PA’s orientation and information sharing calls to find out about previous work and how your interests fit in. Orientation and Information Sharing call typically the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m.

About the Healthy Communities in PA Task Force

The Healthy Communities in PA task force envisions communities in all parts of Pennsylvania being built in a way that makes the healthy choice the easy choice for every resident. The Healthy Communities in PA task force achieves its vision through volunteer efforts by planning and health advocates creating tools and resources to assist partners in promoting healthy community design. The tools and resources are created by working groups of task force topic experts collecting best practices needed by Pennsylvania’s healthy community design partners and to create new partners. The American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter is committed to sharing these resources and facilitating discussion around healthy community design in Pennsylvania.


Featured Job Listing – DVRPC, Office of Corridor Planning

DVRPC’s Office of Corridor Planning is looking to hire a Transportation Planner/Engineer! Click here for the full job listing.

DVRPC – Transportation Planner/Engineer

Featured Job Listing: DVRPC, Transportation Planner

DVRPC is looking for a Transportation Planner for their Freight/Aviation Planning Program. Click here for the full job listing!

Transportation Planner, Freight and Aviation Programs, DVRPC

Sponsor APA Pennsylvania Southeast for 2019

The work and programs by the Southeast Section of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APAPASE) aren’t possible without the support of our sponsors. We are releasing sponsorships now for organizations who prefer to take advantage of end of year giving, but are always happy to work with new sponsors.

The sponsorship levels are laid out in our 2019 Sponsorship Package. If you would like to discuss a custom sponsorship, simply contact sponsorship@apapase.org to start the discussion.

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Featured Job Listing: DVRPC, Transportation Planner

DVRPC is look for a Transportation Planner! Click here for more information.

Transportation Planner – DVRPC

Featured Job Listing – DVRPC, Graphic Design and Print Specialist

DVRPC is look for a Graphic Design and Print Specialist ! Click here for the full job description.


Graphic Design and Print Specialist – DVRPC

Featured Job Listing: DVRPC, Transportation Modeler/Engineer

DVRPC is look for a Transportation Modeler/Engineer! Click here for the full job description.

Transportation Modeler/Engineer – DVRPC

Featured Job Listing: DVRPC, Project Implementation Engineer

DVRPC is look for a Project Implementation Engineer! Click here for the full job description.

Project Implementation Engineer – DVRPC

Oct. 14 – 16: Save the Date and Sponsor APA PA Erie 2018

Summer is just starting, but October is around the corner! It isn’t too early to start planning for the PA Chapter conference in Erie from October 14-16. There is still time to sponsor Pennsylvania’s premier planning event. The conference’s exciting keynote and plenary speakers have been announced. Also, pricing is available for the conference, so don’t delay in budgeting and reserving your hotel room.

We also know this is a long trip for our members in the Southeast Section. In fact, it is as far from Philadelphia as you can get in Pennsylvania. But that also makes it a unique destination for our members that can help us bring new perspectives to our part of the Commonwealth.

We want to assist members in attending the conference. In 2013, we organized and subsidized a vanpool that built long term bonds between members, described on our website.  In 2017, we used an online sharing app to encourage carpooling. We are looking to continue that effort for this conference, so please sign up to join or lead a carpool.

How can we best help our members get to Erie in 2018? If you have ideas or would like to help plan the trip, please email events@apapase.org.

Featured Job Listing: Transportation Engineer/Planner

DVPRC is looking for a new Transportation Engineer/Planner ! Click here for the full description.