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Chester County releases video highlighting Lanscapes3, the newly adopted comprehensive plan

The Chester County Planning Commission has released a new video that highlights Landscapes3, Chester County’s newly adopted comprehensive plan: http://ow.ly/Mvdh30ngE80. The video discusses how the plan provides a template for growth and preservation for the next 10 years. In addition to the video, the plan is available online as a PDF or via a webpage: http://chescoplanning.org/landscapes3/. The plan’s executive summary can be found here: http://chescoplanning.org/Landscapes3/PDF/ExecutiveSummary.pdf.

APA PA SE Sponsors Future City Competition for 2019

APA PA SE has supported the Future City competition for 2019 at the Sponsor Level, sponsoring an award for Planning Excellence.

The chapter had a booth at Future City’s October 13th event, presenting information on climate change and sea-level rise, focused on the event’s theme of building a resilient power grid.

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Not Too Late to Help Support Planning in 2019!

It’s not too late to support planning in 2019 by sponsoring APA PA SE!

The work and programs by the Southeast Section of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association aren’t possible without the support of our 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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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.