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Dec. 13: Join DVRPC’s Public Participation Task Force

Want to represent your community and engage in the regional planning and decision-making process? Apply to be a member of DVRPC’s Public Participation Task Force (PPTF) today!


The mission of DVRPC’s PPTF is to provide access to the planning process,

provide a forum to discuss and learn about timely issues, assist the Commission in implementing public outreach strategies, and to empower citizens to be a part of the planning process. For more details about the PPTF, visit http://www.dvrpc.org/Committees/PPTF/ .
Applications for the 2019 cohort will be open through December 21st, 2018. The application is online here: http://www.dvrpc.org/GetInvolved

 

/PPTFApplication/. If you have any questions, please contact Shoshana Akins, Public Participation Planner, at 215-238-2817 or sakins@dvrpc.org.
Curious but want to know more? Interested citizens are invited to attend the PPTF meeting on December 13th from 6:00-7:30 PM with dinner for all attendees at 5:30 PM. Come network with current members and learn more about how the PPTF works. To RSVP, please email public_affairs@dvrpc.org by December 12th.

 

Dec. 17: QUE meet up

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at Tabu (200 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA) at 5:30 pm on Monday Dec. 17, 2018. We’ll try to bring a rainbow flag for easy spotting, but we’re pretty noticeable.

Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/2048719185418827/

Meetup – https://www.meetup.com/Queer-Urbanist-Exchange/events/257013737/

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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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ULI PHL: Now Recruiting Members for SEPTA 69th Street Terminal TAP

ULI PHL is recruiting 10-12 members to serve on a two-day Technical Assistance Panel that will provide SEPTA with recommendations on improving customer experience at the 69th Street Terminal. As part of this TAP, SEPTA has requested that ULI members explore opportunities for reprogramming space within the terminal, enhancing wayfinding signage and increasing connectivity to the Upper Darby community.

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Future City Updates

APAPASE participated in the successful Future City Engineering Fair at SAP America in Newtown Square, PA on Saturday, October 13. Our booth had some terrific information about climate change and sea-level rise, as this year’s competition theme is Powering our Future, how to build a resilient power grid. A hands-on land use activity was used to encourage students to incorporate city planning into their projects for the 2019 Future City Regional Competition. Using sea-level rise information displayed on the NOAA web map, students were asked to organize land uses (represented by Lego blocks) on a map of the Philadelphia Pennsport neighborhood. The children loved the learning activity, and some wowed our volunteers with their creative and thoughtful land use planning. Students also picked up articles from the APA Planning magazine August/September special issue on climate to aid them in their research. A special thank you to our volunteers!

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Nov 14: QUE meet up

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at A Dream Deferred: Redlining Past Present and Future (600 W. Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) at 5:30 pm followed by a visit to Yards Brewery Taproom at 500 W. Spring Garden at 7pm on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

Using art, technology, and media, A Dream Deferred tells the story of how race and policy shape the landscape of Philadelphia and the lives of its residents. Experience multimedia storytelling through interactive touchscreen mapping, a large-scale art installation by Shawn Theodore, and short documentary film. Visitors will also have a chance to share their personal reactions in a private confessional booth. The exhibit also has a cafe and reading area.

Help spread the word!

Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/277005773143659 

Meetup Event – https://www.meetup.com/Queer-Urbanist-Exchange/events/255286188/

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Oct. 4 – Events Committee Meeting

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.

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apapase-events-committee-meeting-october-2018-tickets-41612122980.

Sponsor the 2018 Annual Event

The APA PA Southeast Section offers opportunities throughout the year for planners, citizen planners, students, and allied professionals to attend great events and activities that are educational and foster social interaction.  The Section is able to do this for members with the help of sponsorships.  Sponsorships are annual or event specific (see our 2018 sponsorship package). We offer thanks to our 2018 Annual Sponsors!

The best event to sponsor is our Annual Meeting because the venue and program are special, and it is well attended (sometimes over 100 professionals and colleagues).  The 2018 Annual Meeting is in early September and will be at the 20th Century Club in Lansdowne.  Consider being an Event Sponsor this year at a discounted rate.

Help share the excitement happening in Lansdowne at the APA PA SE Annual Event in September 2018!

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June 16: Join Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) Meetup and Upper Darby Tour

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/

Meetup Event – https://www.meetup.com/Queer-Urbanist-Exchange/events/251231621/

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June 7: Healthy Communities Collaborations

A Healthy Communities movement is growing in Philadelphia!

Join FitCityPHL on Thursday, June 7th from 8:00am – 9:30am at One Parkway, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor, Room 18-028, Philadelphia, PA 19102 to hear from the multi-sector collaborations creating this energy.

REGISTER at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fitcityphl-collaborations-tickets-45936233511

All the momentum around designing places where residents live, work, and play to increase health have generated multiple cross-sector collaborations in the area. These stakeholder groups all share the goal to pull together public health professionals with the design sector to create Healthy Communities. On June 7th FitCityPHL will bring together the leadership of five stakeholder groups so you can learn how they’re working to increase public health through design.

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