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Archive for Upcoming Events

June 26 – Montgomery County’s Proposed Complete Streets Policy: An Informational Overview

Montgomery County’s Proposed Complete Streets Policy: An Informational Overview 

DATE: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) will be offering a free webinar to introduce interested municipal officials, design professionals, and citizens to Montgomery County’s proposed Complete Streets policy initiative and to discuss how it may affect local roadway design in communities. MCPC, working with a host of public, non-profit, and industry leaders, is developing a Complete Streets policy for county-owned roads, bridges, and facilities. The policy—one of the first of its kind for a county government in Pennsylvania—will direct the county to incorporate Complete Streets principles into its own projects as well as advocate for them when working with partner agencies on their projects, whether public or private.

Complete Streets are streets designed for everyone. They take into account all ages of abilities and provide safe use for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders. The webinar will focus on the elements that will be included in the policy and how the policy will benefit communities. Join us for this interesting topic! An opportunity to comment on the draft policy will be available following the webinar at www.montcopa.org/CompleteStreetsPolicy.

*AICP credits pending

July 11 – APA PA SE Chapter Council Meeting

American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter
Southeast Section Council

Thursday, July 11, 2019

5:30pm – 6:30pm

STV, Inc (1818 Market St, Suite 1410)

  1. Welcome & Introductions.
  2. Minutes Approval.  Review & Adoption of January 10, 2019, March 14, 2019, and May 9, 2019 meeting minutes.
  3. Treasurer’s Report.  
    1. Budget Balance
    2. Recent Transactions summary
    3. Status of paper statements
  4. Pennsylvania APA State Chapter Update.
    1. Professional Development Committee
    2. APAPA Legislative Committee
    3. APAPA Update(s)
  5. Project Updates.  
    1. Upcoming Elections
    2. Annual Event.
    3. Gateway Membership Program
  6. New Business.  
  7. Next Meeting.
    Next APA PA SE meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2019.  Please send any agenda items or distribution materials to secretary@apapase.org.

 

June 18: Webinar on “Using Comprehensive Area-Wide Planning Approaches to Promote Equitable Development”

June 18, 2019 (1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT)

Register Early

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a training webinar series to build the capacity of environmental justice practitioners working at the state level. The third webinar “Using Comprehensive Area-Wide Planning Approaches to Promote Equitable Development” is now open for registration. Please note that registration is required. When you sign up, you will receive details on how to access the webinar. Please share this information widely with your colleagues and networks.

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June 6 – Planning Professionals Happy Hour Event

Happy hour for Planners and related professions: engineers, transit professionals, architects, designers…all are welcome. Happy hour and networking at La Peg followed by short discussion led by Christopher Puchalsky of the Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (oTIS) and Chris Dougherty of the Delaware River Waterfront Coalition (DRWC) at Cherry St. Pier.

Details: Happy hour at La Peg can only be applied to items ordered inside, which can be carried outside. Food and beverage also available from food carts outside.

Rain Date: 6/13/19

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May 30 – Addressing Turnover in the Transit Industry

A Design-Thinking Workshop for Transit and Workforce Practitioners

The median age of transit workers is 51.  Research indicates that  approximately 50% of the transit industry’s workforce will retire over the next 10 years. Due to this demographic shift, demand for increasingly sophisticated skills, gaps in training, and industry perceptions, the transit industry needs to address these workforce and human capital issues that are critical to the continuing success of the industry.

This workshop will highlight these workforce trends and strive to pinpoint the contributing factors. Learning from a panel of professionals in the transit and workforce development industries, participants will work in groups to think through the problems and uncover solutions to mitigate the challenges of attracting and retaining the next generation of transit workers.

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June 13 – 2019 Classic Towns Trolley Tour – CM Credits Available

Thursday, June 13, 2019
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Starting location: Woodbury, NJ City Hall Council Chambers, 33 Delaware Avenue, Woodbury, NJ 08096
Join DVRPC for the 2019 Classic Towns Trolley Tour. This year we’re going to visit our two Classic Towns in Gloucester County, New Jersey: Woodbury and Glassboro. The tour will include both walking and driving portions. You will hear about placemaking initiatives, adaptive reuse, new construction, community events, historic preservation projects, Opportunity Zones, and recent developments in these Classic Towns.
Cost: $30. Includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack, and 5.0 CM credits

Comments Due June 7 – APA Considering Revision to CM Credit Process

APA is considering updating the CM Credit process, with comments due by Friday, June 7. See the full details of the change at https://www.planning.org/cm/updates/.

Summary of Changes Under Consideration

The chart below summarizes the updates under consideration. If approved, the proposed timeline will allow for technology updates and offer sufficient advance notice to members and CM providers. The expected implementation date is January 1, 2021.

Mandatory Credit Topics Credits Required in a Two-Year Reporting Period Minimum Length of Sessions on Mandatory Topics
Ethics:

  • 1 CM credit on ethics
  • 1 CM credit on ethics related to equity
2 One hour
Law 1 One hour
Targeted topic: A critical, urgent issue that is relevant to planners.
First targeted topic: Climate*
*Proposed
1 One hour

If all four mandatory credit topics are approved, members would log each credit type separately, as they do now for law and ethics.

Thank you for your attention to these important proposed changes to the CM program. Please provide feedback by sending an email to amoore@planning.org by Friday, June 7.

May 15 – TCI Workshop: Advancing Equity & Creating Opportunities for All Communities

This is a free event but requires registration. Click here for more information.

The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) will host a workshop and roundtable discussion focused on advancing equity and addressing the transportation priorities of underserved and disproportionately affected communities as part of a regional low-carbon cap and invest program design.

This workshop is free and open to the public. The event is co-hosted with the New Jersey Innovation Institute.

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May 9, 16, 23: Zoning Course Presented by Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute

The Delaware County Planning Department is sponsoring a Course in Zoning presented by the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute this May 9, 16, and 23, at the Delaware County Community College.

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May 9 – APA Pennsylvania Southeast Section Council

APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting (held the second Thursday of every other month)

5:30 pm

WSP USA
1600 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 510
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Calling in? Please use the following:

Toll free: 1-866-499-7054 Conference code: 735 289 0020

Please direct any agenda topics and/or questions to secretary@apapase.org. *if you are a voting member unable to attend, please email secretary@apapase.org.