Archive for Upcoming Events

May 9 – APA Pennsylvania Southeast Section Council

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

5:30 pm

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.

April 12: Building a Resilient Supply Chain hosted by DVRPC

Registration is required through the event’s TicketLeap page.


  •  9:30 AM- Coffee and Networking
  •  10:00 AM – Welcome and Introductions
  •  10:10 AM – Presentations 

Pre-Disaster and Response: The Role of Preparedness

Sarah Powell, Director of Emergency Management for Temple University, will discuss how a large anchor institution strives to ensure mission continuity in the face of critical events through planning, mitigation, training, and incident response.

Business Continuity and Survival: The Role of the Local Economy

Maura Shenker, Director, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Temple University, will discuss how small businesses are strong economic anchors and present SBDC services that can assist business owners to ensure continuity plans are in place to mitigate the impact of any type of business interruption, especially natural disasters.

Port Recovery and Resiliency: The Role of the United States Coast Guard

The ports of the Delaware River play a vital role in the regional and national economy, providing a critical link for industries to the global supply chain. Through coordination with key partners and the Marine Transportation System Recovery Plan, the United States Coast Guard works to ensure this vital link is sustained. Captain Scott Anderson, Commander, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay will provide an overview of maritime restoration planning and response for recovery and resiliency in the region. 

11:15 AM                             Discussion

12:00 PM                             Adjournment and Lunch



April 11 – A Free Tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City Exhibition

Come and learn about our city’s exciting, dynamic, and often forgotten history with a guided tour of Philadelphia: The Changing City exhibition. The tour will be led by an exhibition curator in the Dietrich Gallery in the Rare Book Department, which is located on the third floor of the library.

This is a free, ticketed event through Eventbrite, but reservations are required.
To reserve your spot, please click here to reserve you ticket.

From river to skyline and stoop to stoop, Philadelphia has been re-formed and re-shaped throughout its history. Its transformation from bustling port to workshop of the world to World Heritage City and hub for education, medicine, and entrepreneurship has had a profound impact on both its built and natural environments and the lives of those who call it home. Images of the city drawn from 300 years of prints, photographs, documents, and maps in the Special Collections and Research Departments of the Parkway Central Library reveal the planned and unplanned changes that have affected Philadelphia’s landscape, its buildings, and its inhabitants.

The exhibition is on display until April 13, 2019.

April 6 – “Where’s the Creek?” Bus Tour: Uncovering the History of Mill Creek in West Philadelphia

To register, sign up on EventBrite.

Date And Time

Sat, April 6, 2019

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT


Wynnefield Library
5325 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Event Description

Mill Creek can be found on 19th century maps of Philadelphia, draining more than 4,000 acres of West Philadelphia with its main stem and several tributaries. While some of the place names associated with this stream still exist — including the Overbrook and Mill Creek neighborhoods — the stream itself was long ago obliterated within the city limits.

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March 28 & April 11, 18: Complete Streets Webinar Series

All webinars will be from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Why Complete Streets Are Important — What They Are and What They Are Not


  • Complete Streets policies have been gaining traction as more communities realize the benefits of having safe, accessible, and healthy streets.
  • Over 1400 Complete Streets policies have been passed at the local, regional, and state levels across the country – including small and medium-sized municipalities in Pennsylvania.
  • Implementation of effective complete streets policies help communities create safe and inviting road networks designed for people of all ages and  abilities, as well as for multiple modes of transportation – bicycles, walking,  wheeling, public transit and personal vehicles.
  • “Complete Streets” are not mandates for immediate retrofit. They are not an order to redesign every street in your community. Adoption of a Complete  Streets Policy does not  mean every street must have sidewalks, bike lanes and accommodate public transit.

Event Registration

March 28 – Complete Streets Basics and Benefits
April 11 Best Practices!
April 18 Complete Streets Planning and Policies

March 14th Southeast Section Council Meeting Relocated

The Southeast Section Council meeting has been moved to WSP’s offices in center city. For more information, please refer to the March meeting to the updated meeting announcement.

March 30: TransportationCamp PHL 2019

Whether you work in the industry or simply have an interest, we welcome you to our nation’s birthplace at the center of the NEC for a day filled with ideas at the intersection of transportation, technology, and urbanism. As always, the participant-driven TransportationCamp conference series follows the “unconference” format, lending itself to a more pertinent, thought-provoking, and active event.

Organized by passionate Philadelphians in conjunction with the Philadelphia chapters of Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) and Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS), and Drexel University’s Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, we look forward to seeing you! Click here to register.


Time Event
9am-10am Registration, Networking, and Breakfast
10am-11am Welcome, Introductions, Session Proposals
11am-12pm Session 1
12:15pm-1:15pm Lunch and Afternoon Session Proposals
1:15pm-2:15pm Session 2
2:30pm-3:30pm Session 3
3:30pm-4pm Break
4pm-5pm Session 4
5pm Continue the conversations/networking

March 16: Vision Zero Conference at Temple University

Registration is now open for the Vision Zero for PHL 2019 Conference on March 16.  The event is organized by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.  The Department of Planning and Community Development is proud to partner with them to bring the conference to Temple and to sponsor the event.

Vision Zero for PHL 2019 Conference is the fourth annual conference hosted by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.  This year’s conference features talks by Veronica Davis of Nspiregreen, Coralette Hannon of AARP, Deputy Managing Director Brian Abernathy, Council President Darrell Clarke, and Mayor Jim Kenney.  Alison Conway of City College and Amy Cohen of Families of Safe Streets (NYC) will also be speaking.  Topics range from planning, equity and implementation challenges and opportunities, such as managing freight in urban environments, protected bike lanes, neighborhood listening sessions, project delivery, organizing families of traffic victims and a traffic calming monopoly game.

The Bicycle Coalition is able to offer the general public tickets at a sliding scale, ensuring that the most vulnerable populations to traffic violence are able to attend.

Detailed program schedule is now online

The Program includes featured speakers, mobile workshops, and titles of panels and breakout sessions

March 9: Hands-on History at The Free Library, Parkway Central

From Blimps to Buildings: Exploring Philadelphia through Historic Photographs and Maps

Sat, May 11, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Before the advent of Google Maps and online satellite images, people relied on printed maps and aerial photographs. Come learn about the history of these “outdated” resources, and how they can be used today! Participants will look through select volumes of aerial photos and fire insurance maps from the Print and Picture Collection and the Map Collection, and explore some of the interesting details these resources captured. This Hands-On History Program is designed to correlate with the “Philadelphia: The Changing City” exhibition. Participants are invited to view the exhibition before or after the program to see further examples of aerial photographs and fire insurance maps.

Take history in the palm of your hand: turn pages, hold manuscripts, and handle artifacts with the Hands-on History series from the Free Library’s Special Collections. Curiosity seekers age 13 and up are welcome!

Seating is limited. Click here to get your free tickets!

March 29: Planning and the Black Community Division Membership and Networking Event

Event Schedule

Friday March 29th
Iron Hill Brewery
1150 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
5:30pm to 8:30 pm

Register Here

Please join planning professionals for a networking event and hear how we can have an impact on issues relevant to Black communities through information sharing collaboration and partnerships.

RSVP by March 24th.

If these issues concern you:

  • Affordable Housing Choices
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Environmental Justice
  • Neighborhood Stabilization and Revitalization
  • Gentrification
  • Food Deserts and Community Gardens
  • Economic Development
  • Community Participation

Join PBCD in the movement to:

  • Support community growth
  • Build strong political, economic and educational partnerships
  • Share resources
  • Collaborate strategically
  • Evaluate urban issues and solutions from a Black perspective
  • Engage professional with personal experience