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Archive for Upcoming Events

July 7 – APA PA Webinar Wednesdays – CM Credits Available

We are excited to bring you The Evolution of Aerial Imagery and AI Insights presented by Frank Teegelaar; Kevin Korth; Glen McNichol; and John Kennedy, AICP. The field of aerial imagery has exploded in the last two decades. Technology and advances in gathering data have made aerial images better, cheaper, and more accessible to a wide range of users. Today aerial imagery is used in a number of diverse sectors including engineering, construction, transportation, energy, state and local governments and many more. In this webinar we will explore the roots of aerial imagery, how it is used and where it is going in the future…
CM Credits will be available. This webinar is free for PA Chapter Members and $20.00 for non-members.

July 7: Well City Expo

Join the Well City Expo!

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On the evening of July 7th, 2021, we will have a chance to celebrate the incredible work of the five Well City Challenge Pitch Competition winners: Hey, Auntie, Let’s Talk Philly, Freedom Greens & Gardens, Shear Balance, and Strides. 

After hearing from the teams, the audience will have a chance to directly interact with the teams, and ask questions related to idea & incubator experience. At the end of the evening, we will announce the  winner with a grand prize of $50,000.

Make sure to follow the Well City Challenge on Instagram @economyleague, Twitter @EconomyLeague, and Facebook @economyleaguephl for event updates and to learn more about our finalists!

June 3/10/17 – OLIN Labs Hosts PrideScapes Discussion Series

PrideScapes Summer Speaker Series

Celebrate Pride with OLIN Labs!

To kick off the initiative, OLIN Labs is hosting a virtual three-part panel series that coincides with Pride month and invites critical conversations between landscape architects, designers, urban planners, artists, and historic preservationists working on LGBTQ+ discourse and projects related to the increased representation and visibility of LGBTQ+ spaces in the built environment.

Join us June 3rd, 10th, & 17th!

Discussion topics include Landscapes & Pandemics: The Inequities of AIDS & COVID-19, Preserving & Interpreting LGBTQ+ Landscapes: Making an Invisible History Visible, and LGBTQ+ Memorials: Design and Remembrance in the Landscape.

The PrideScapes Summer Speaker Series is free and open to the public! You will receive an email confirmation upon registration, and a password-protected Zoom Meeting link will be emailed to you the day of the presentation.

Sign up to attend one, two, or all three presentations!

Click here to register!

Penn State Solar Law Symposium

Utility-Scale Solar Development  

For Lawyers, Landowners, & Others 

An Online Legal Educational Symposium

Presented by

Center for Agricultural and Shale Law at Penn State Law
Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
Penn State Dickinson Law
Penn State Extension

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 12:00pm – 3:30pm (EDT)

Thursday, June 17, 2021, 12:00pm – 3:30pm (EDT)

This symposium is targeted at those with both beginning and intermediate levels of knowledge about photovoltaic electrical generation for the grid and is designed in a progressive manner with each session building upon the knowledge gained in the prior session.  Upon completion, an attorney, landowner, government professional, educator or other interested attendee will have a well-rounded understanding of the legal facets of the proliferation of utility-scale solar development project proposals in Pennsylvania, across the region, and throughout much of the United States.

$179 – Registration Fee (6 hours of substantive Pennsylvania CLE Credits)

$99 – Registration Fee (without CLE credits)

Register here: https://w2.pennstatelaw.psu.edu/forms/solar-symposium/

For more information, see the Event Page: https://aglaw.psu.edu/event/2021-penn-state-solar-law-symposium/

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May 19th: APAPA-SE Happy Hour Game Night

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The APAPA-SE Events Committee will be hosting one more virtual event before the start of the summer season – and it’s going to be a game night! Join your fellow APAPA-SE planners for a night of Jackbox Games, like Quiplash and Patently Stupid. All you need is a Zoom connection and your phone to play – no admission cost or entry fees. Prizes will be awarded to some of the game winners!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 19th, at 7:00 PM. Pre-registration for the Zoom event is available here

While we are all ready for in-person events this summer, don’t miss this chance to get together virtually with some friendly competition. Hope to see you there!

May 5 – APA PA Webinar Wednesdays: Beat the Heat Hunting Park

May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Beat the Heat Hunting Park: A Community Heat Relief Plan

In Philadelphia, some neighborhoods can be 22 degrees F hotter than others and low-income residents and residents of color are more likely to live in these hotter neighborhoods. This pattern of unequal exposure to risk tells us that climate change is not only a public health issue but also an issue of racial equity. As climate projections show hotter days to come, it is important to support residents as they work to make their communities more sustainable. For this reason, the City launched Beat the Heat Hunting Park: A Community Heat Relief  Plan, which was created to identify cooling solutions through a collaboration between residents, community organizations, and the City, and is now being implemented. Read more here.

During this webinar, participants will learn how planning, development, and social structures inform climate risks, and the importance of equitable community collaboration when developing and implementing climate policy. CM credit is pending approval.

Speakers: Christine Knapp and Cheyenne Flores

Deadline to register is May 4, 2021

If you’re interested in sponsoring a Webinar Wednesday session or have a session for Webinar Wednesday please contact us. Send your request to info@planningpa.org.

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April 28: APAPASE Office Hours Social Event

APAPA-SE will be holding its third virtual “office/happy hour” event on Wednesday, April 28th from 5 to 6 PM. Come join your fellow APAPA-SE section members for conversations about the latest planning hot topics (single-family zoning: yes or no?), spring allergies, post-pandemic travel dreams, and everything in between.

As always, attendance is free flowing; feel free to stop by for the whole hour or a few minutes.

Register to attend here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lc-2hqz4vGN31gi1MoL9sqKsJpxAFoU18

We hope to see you on Wednesday the 28th!

April 29: Happy Trails! Planning and Designing Trails for All Users

Happy Trails! Planning and Designing Trails for All Users
April 29, 2021 | 4:00 PM– 5:30 PM | Webinar | Free 

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Montgomery County has an extensive and very popular trail network. However, the demographics of our trail users do not always reflect the diversity of the communities they pass through and, often, there are physical and cultural barriers preventing local residents from accessing our trail system. In response to this issue and to support the transportation and equity goals established in the county’s comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, the county prepared and adopted the Montgomery County Trail Access, Diversity, & Awareness Plan

Join us to explore this innovative plan, which aims to promote equity on county trails, broaden the diversity of trail users, and modernize trail designs to address the evolving demographics of our constituents. This free event, incorporating both virtual and on-site components, will demonstrate how best practices can be applied to any community trail network in the county.

Deadline April 30: Spring 2021 Student Paper Award Program

APAPASE is looking for Graduate School students in Planning and related fields to submit technical papers (written by individuals or pairs) that address contemporary planning-related topics and issues, including but not limited to sustainability, Smart Growth, transportation, and energy planning. Papers must be generated through graduate-level classes/course assignments. Recognition from APAPASE through this Award Program provides an honor to include on your resume as well as a monetary reward that can help defray the costs of your academic coursework.

Papers that were written during the 2019/2020 OR 2020/2021 school year are eligible. The maximum page length of eligible papers is 50 pages. Applicants are permitted to revise original work based on instructor feedback and/or to correct spelling, grammar, or typological errors. 

Papers will be evaluated by these criteria:

  • subject quality and originality
  • paper structure
  • technical writing
  • thoroughness of research
  • analysis and conclusions

APAPASE will present monetary rewards for the top three reviewed papers at the following levels: 

  • $200 for First Prize
  • $150 for Second Prize 
  • $100 for Third Prize

Winning papers will be announced in early June on the APAPASE Website (https://apapase.org) and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). Checks will be mailed to winners.

Please submit entries electronically as a PDF to the APAPASE Education Committee at education@apapase.org by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 30, 2021. Please include your name, email, and phone number as well as the name of the course for which the work was produced and the date which it was originally submitted in the email with your entry.

April 28: Strengthening Orgs from the Inside Out: An Intro to the Standards for Excellence

Strengthening Orgs from the Inside Out: An Intro to the Standards for Excellence®
Wednesday, April 28 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Interactive Web Session

Presented by: Tish Mogan, Director of Standards for Excellence, PANO

The COVID-19 pandemic put nonprofit organizations to the ultimate test of sustainability. This past year has demanded innovation, creativity, and agility all while managing increased community needs, economic crisis, and civil unrest. Now, as we edge closer and closer to post-pandemic life, many of us are looking at our own infrastructure. Moving forward, how can we improve accountability? Efficiency? Transparency? How can we strengthen our organizations from the inside out?

Enter the Standards for Excellence®. This ethics and accountability code supports nonprofits in meeting the highest standards, legal requirements, and regulatory compliance of nonprofit governance, management, and operations. The six guiding principles of Standards promote integrity in nonprofit management and, ultimately, strengthen the public trust in PA’s nonprofit sector. Something that’s become more important than ever as we navigate through COVID and beyond!

This interactive intro session to the Standards for Excellence will include:

  • A basic overview of the Standards for Excellence,
  • A self-assessment checklist for participants to identify areas of excellence and opportunities for growth and improvement,
  • Educational resources, including sample tools and policies, available through the Standards,
  • Info about the voluntary accreditation and recognition process.

Click here for more information and to register