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Archive for Upcoming Events

Dec. 9: A Conversation with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 @ 9:00 AM EST

Free to Register

As part of its annual Board Retreat, DVRPC is pleased to host a public presentation with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

Richard Rothstein argues with precision and insight how segregation in America—the incessant kind that continues today—is the byproduct of explicit government policies over time at the local, state, and federal level. We are hobbled by the notion that our segregation is “de facto,” arising from private discrimination, personal choices, and the unintended consequences of economic forces, rather than by explicit government actions. Mr. Rothstein argues that once we understand that our racial landscape has been created and maintained by governmental law and policy, only then can we design remedies.

Join us to learn more from The Color of Law, and hear from Mr. Rothstein about the history of racial segregation in the United States and Greater Philadelphia.

Dec. 2: CM Webinar – Micromobility Challenges:  Sometimes You Feel Like a Scooter and Sometimes You Don’t

Need CM Credits? Check out the first APA Pennsylvania Chapter Wednesday Webinar Session: “Micromobility Challenges:  Sometimes You Feel Like a Scooter and Sometimes You Don’t”

The Pennsylvania Chapter will be kicking off a webinar series as a way for Chapter members to earn additional CM credits and have access to programming on a variety of topic areas.

The first “Webinar Wednesday” event will take place on December 2, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. titled “Micromobility Challenges:  Sometimes You Feel Like a Scooter and Sometimes You Don’t;” presented by Roy Gothie, Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator with PennDOT.  Participants will evolve their understanding of current micromobility classifications, how that is applied to Pennsylvania’s existing vehicle code and the implications of these vehicles for equity, health, and safety.

CM Credits will be available, and the webinar is free for Chapter Members and $20.00 for non-members.

To register visit: https://planningpa.org/event/webinar-wednesdays-micromobility-challenges/

 

Starting Dec. 2: APA Pennsylvania Chapter Wednesday Webinar Series

The Pennsylvania Chapter will be kicking off a webinar series as a way for Chapter members to earn additional CM credits and have access to programming on a variety of topic areas.

Save the Date for the first “Webinar Wednesday” event on December 2, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. titled “Micromobility Challenges:  Sometimes You Feel Like a Scooter and Sometimes You Don’t” presented by Roy Gothrie, Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator with PennDOT.  Participants will evolve their understanding of current micromobility classifications, how that is applied to Pennsylvania’s existing vehicle code and the implications of these vehicles for equity, health, and safety.

CM Credits will be available, and the webinar is free for Chapter Members and $20.00 for non-members.  Keep an eye out on how to register for this Webinar in the new few weeks.

If you are interested in sponsoring a Webinar Wednesday session or if you have a future Webinar Wednesday topic please contact the Pennsylvania Chapter administrator at info@planning.org

Nov. 12: APAPASE Annual Event – CM approved!

Registration is now live for APAPASE’s annual event on Thursday, November 12th at 5 PM! Local experts at the intersection of planning, epidemiology & disaster planning, climate change, public health, and education will speak on how the events of 2020 (global pandemic, fight for racial justice and equity, changing economy, extreme weather events) are adjusting their approach to planning to address these challenges.
See the full list of speakers and register online here!
This event is eligible for 1 CM credit.

Oct. 12: In Search of Our Mother’s Urbanism: A Womanist Call for Spatial Reparations

Monday, October 12, 2020 6:30pm

Register via Zoom

for Spatial Reparations” on Monday, October 12th at 6:30pm.   Please register with the link above.

Dr. Destiny Thomas is a change agent. She is the founder and CEO of Thrivance Group, a multi-regional, socially responsible, for-profit firm that works to make public spaces and public services more safe, more healthy and more accessible, especially for Black, Indigneous, and transgender people, and those with disabilities. 

An anthropologist planner hailing from Oakland, CA, Dr. Thomas has a combined 15 years of experience in nonprofit management and project management within government agencies, including the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the City of Los Angeles. In addition, Dr. Thomas has led advancements in statewide racial equity initiatives for over a decade. Her focus has been urban planning, policy writing, and organizational development in communities most impacted by racial inequities.

For more information or to register visit UPenn’s event page.

Oct. 19-20: APA Pennsylvania Annual Conference

It isn’t too late to register for the Pennsylvania Chapter of APA’s first virtual conference from October 19 through 20!

Nov. 12: APAPASE Annual Event – Registration is Live!

Registration is now live for APAPASE’s annual event on Thursday, November 12th at 5 PM!
Local experts at the intersection of planning, epidemiology & disaster planning, climate change, public health, and education will speak on how the events of 2020 (global pandemic, fight for racial justice and equity, changing economy, extreme weather events) are adjusting their approach to planning to address these challenges.
This event is sponsored by Connect the Dots and Kennedy & Associates. See the full list of speakers and register online here!

Oct. 14: The State of Environmental Justice in Pennsylvania

The State of Environmental Justice in Pennsylvania

Livestream on Youtube at: https://youtu.be/KRWTjqft6hA

Panelists:

Saleem Chapman, City of Philadelphia
Veronica Coptis, Center for Coalfield Justice
Adam Cutler, Fox Rothschild, LLP
Horace Strand, Chester Environmental Partnership
Heather Bedi (moderator), Dickinson College

Environmental justice aspires for all people- regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, or socioeconomic background – to have equal access to a healthy environment, including avenues to participate meaningfully in decisions regarding their environment. Environmental injustice examines which communities and places are disproportionately exposed to environmental health risks from industrial, municipal, commercial operations, or government policies. Research in the field of environmental justice has shown that people living in poverty, as well as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and their communities, are disproportionately impacted by environmental degradation and pollution.  This panel will focus on environmental justice work occurring in Pennsylvania, bringing together community representatives and members of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Justice Advisory Board to discuss progress and challenges to achieve environmental justice in the Keystone state. Panelists will reflect on the diversity of activism and legal actions taken to achieve environmental justice. Presenters will highlight contemporary and future efforts to ensure that all Pennsylvanians enjoy a healthy and safe environment.

This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the department of environmental studies and the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity. The program is organized in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Nov. 12 – APAPASE’s Annual Event

Mark your calendars for APAPASE’s annual event on Thursday, November 12th at 5 PM!

Local experts will speak on the events of 2020 and how they are adjusting their approach to planning to address these challenges. Stay tuned for registration details.

Nov. 5 – APAPASE November Council Meeting

APAPASE’s November Council meeting for 11/5 has been moved to the the first week of the month since our annual event is on 11/12.

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