Archive for Upcoming Events

March 2nd: PA Land Use Institute Class (CM Credits Available)

Co-sponsored by the Berks County Planning Commission, Berks County Bar Association, the Reading Berks Association of Realtors®, the Smart Growth Alliance of Berks County, American Planning Association/PA Chapter And the Lehigh Valley/Berks Section. This year’s session on Urban Redevelopment is brought to you by the Berks County Industrial Development Authority presenting Chuck Long and his insights and experiences.

Click here for more information and to register.

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April 4: Chester County Planners’ Forum

Professional planners from Chester County are invited to attend the spring 2019 Chester County Planners’ Forum from 3 p.m.-5 p.m. April 4 at Phoenixville Borough Hall, 351 Bridge Street, Phoenixville.

The forum provides a great opportunity to hear about current planning issues, share ideas with your fellow planners, and catch up with old friends. There will be presentations about Phoenixville development, Schuylkill River Greenway Association activity, and an affordable housing plan for Phoenixville.

Register online: https://2019-spring-planners-forum.eventbrite.com
Email any questions you may have to ccplanning@chesco.org.

March 21 – Placemaking Part One: Identifying Your Community’s’ Strengths

Placemaking workshop flier

Workshop flier (PDF)

The Delaware County Planning Department would like to formally invite you to the first of three of workshops on Placemaking titled Placemaking Part One: Identifying Your Community’s’ Strengths to be held at 9:00 am on Thursday March 21st, 2019, at the Springfield Township Municipal Building. It is geared towards municipal planners, leaders, elected officials, and the movers-and-shakers of your community.

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March 19: Preservation for Planners Workshop (CM Credits)

Older and historic places are an integral part of the identities, cultures, and economies in Pennsylvania’s diverse communities. These places where we live, work, and play can often mean different things to different people, which provides both opportunities and challenges as communities grow and change.

How can planners help their communities and clients identify, protect, and enhance these places? This one-day workshop, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), will familiarize county, municipal, and consulting planners with core historic preservation programs and concepts and help participants understand how to effectively integrate these ideas into planning processes, documents, and practice.

Agenda includes:

  • Integrating historic preservation into planning;
  • Key players, policies, and programs;
  • Identifying and designating historic resources;
  • Protecting and regulating historic resources; and
  • Incentives and tools for historic preservation.

Five hours of AICP Certification Maintenance (CM) credits available.

Registration is required by Friday, March 8 . The $40 registration fee includes the one-day workshop, lunch, and break refreshments. Doors open at 8:30 AM and the workshop begins at 9:00 and runs through 3:15 PM.

Hosted at: Whitemarsh Township Building Lafayette Hill, Montgomery County, PA

*Please note: In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will be held the following day, March 20, at the same location. Please see website for details.

To register, please visit https://www.paheritage.org/workshop-registration.html

For more information, please contact Cory Kegerise, PA SHPO’s Eastern Region Community Preservation Coordinator at ckegerise@pa.gov or 215-219-3824.



Submit Your Proposal – 2019 PA AV Summit

The 2019 PA AV Summit is now accepting proposals for panels and presenters, demonstrations, and student posters!

Make sure you mark your calendar. The 2019 Pennsylvania Automated Vehicle Summit is set for Sept. 4-6 in Pocono Manor, Pa.

See the links below to apply:


Student Posters


April 4-6: Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit

April 4 – 6

Cira Centre & UPenn campus

For more information and to register for this event, please visit greenway.org/midatlanticsummit2019

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Jan. 30 & Feb. 26 – DVRPC’s Healthy Communities Task Force: Racial Equity Workshops (CM Credits Available)

HCTF’s first racial equity workshop The Impact of Racism and Trauma and Learning How to Work with People Who Have Been Traumatized, will be offered on both Wednesday, January 30th and Tuesday, February 26th from 9:00am to 12:30pm at DVRPC. The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Jade Logan, Ph.D., ABPP, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Chestnut Hill College and counselor with The Ladipo Group. The workshop agenda, as well as additional information on Dr. Jade Logan and the Ladipo Group, are attached. Registration for a second workshop on Communication Strategies for Discussions about Race, Microagressions, and Unconscious Bias will be announced at a later date.


Thanks to all who have RSVP’d so far. We look forward to seeing you! If you have not registered but would like to attend, please visit Ticketleap to register. Limited scholarships are available. Please contact Amy Verbofsky at averbofsky@dvrpc.org for more information.

About the Workshop

Historically, people from underrepresented groups have encountered ongoing experiences of oppression throughout their lifetimes. These experiences have impacted their mental health and the social conditions in which they live. The first workshop has three major objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of the historical and political underpinnings of racism and classism and how these ideals continue to impact communities today;
  • The facilitator will introduce the concept of racial trauma and explore the impact of racial trauma on individuals and communities in which we work; and
  • Participants will be given strategies to learn how to effectively communicate with those who have been traumatized.

The facilitator will use case examples, small group discussions, and role-plays to engage participants throughout the workshop. The overarching goal will be to provide a historical context to facilitate understanding and inform effective communication and interactions.

Workshop Details

The Impact of Racism and Trauma and Learning How to Work with People Who Have Been Traumatized

Session #1: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

9AM to 12:30PM | Registration & Coffee at 8:30am

Lunch served after workshop | Cost: $65

DVRPC’s Main Conference Room

190 N. Independence Mall West – 8th Floor

Philadelphia, PA | www.dvrpc.org/directions

*2.5 AICP CM credits available*

Session #2: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

9AM to 12:30PM | Registration & Coffee at 8:30am

Lunch served after workshop | Cost: $65

DVRPC’s Main Conference Room

190 N. Independence Mall West – 8th Floor

Philadelphia, PA | www.dvrpc.org/directions

*2.5 AICP CM credits available*

Jan 17 & Jan 22: QUE Events

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is having two events this month!

The Pyramid Club (1735 Market St, Philadelphia, PA) at 6 pm on Thursday Jan. 17, 2018 for the event Bridging Connections with LGBT across the Greater Philadelphia Area with Independence Business Alliance (IBA). The event is free, but you have to register here.

And the Blue Cross Riverrink Winterfest (101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106) at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, January 22, 2018 for Greenworks Review Magazine Launch & Community Celebration.

You can sign to the group and find out more on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/QUEPHL, on Google Groups at http://bit.ly/QUEgoogle, and on Meetup at https://www.meetup.com/Queer-Urbanist-Exchange/.

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Feb. 23 – AICP Exam Prep Session

Taking the AICP exam this May or thinking of applying?

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association is once again holding an all-day AICP exam prep session on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. This will be held at the Giant Community Center (2300 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg PA 17110).

The session will review the content outline of the AICP exam, which APA recently updated, and provide details on the different content areas. The exam has been updated to reflect the new content outline, and the session will take time to clarify understanding of the revised exam. Questions are encouraged throughout the day. PA chapter members can attend for free and non-members pay $35.

Registration is required.

Register at APA – Pennsylvania Chapter’s page here.

Feb. 6 – Disrupting Real Estate with Technology: A New Era Demands New Thinking

Date: February 6, 2019
Time: 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Venue: University of Delaware STAR Campus
100 Discovery Blvd
Newark,DE19713 United States

The disruptors are impacting commercial real estate. Through urbanization, flexibility, the sharing economy, digitization and mobility, advancements in building automation and artificial intelligence are all creating opportunities to streamline real estate business operations and development. What are the practical and business impacts of automation, artificial intelligence and data transparency? How are industry leaders leveraging technology to accelerate growth, improve workflows and enhance the client experience?

Join us to discuss how real estate professionals are dealing with disruptive technology and its impact on a variety of client/tenant needs. Our panel will explore how different sectors are adapting to new technologies and what the future looks like for real estate construction, property management and leasing.


Click here to register on ULI’s website

Keynote speaker:

James Lee, Founder, StratFI



  • Private Member: $50
  • Public Member: $40
  • Private Nonmember: $65
  • Public Nonmember: $50
  • Student: $30

*All prices will rise $15 after online registration closes on February 1, 2019. 

Refunds can be made up to 48 hours in advance.

Click here to view a list of attendees