APA members can comment on draft policy guides on equity, housing, and surface transportation. The draft guides, which were created by APA members and approved by APA’s Legislative and Policy Committee, represent the collective thinking of association members nationwide on key planning issues. Developed for policymakers, APA policy guides propose policy recommendations that aim to create just, healthy, and prosperous communities that expand opportunity for all.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by December 12th.
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.
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.
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.
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!