APAPA-SE’s Events Committee will be meeting October 4th Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 5:45 – 7:00 PM at Michael Baker, 1818 Market Street, 31st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Archive for Upcoming Events
Professional planners from Chester County are invited to attend the fall 2018 Chester County Planners’ Forum from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Oct. 24 at Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square.
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 planning at Longwood Gardens, understanding the Certified Local Government Program for historic preservation, and wayfinding signage for Chester County.
Email any questions you may have to email@example.com.
A Dream Deferred
Redlining Past, Present, Future
Opens September 21
Using art, technology, and media, A Dream Deferred tells the story of how race and policy shape the landscape of Philadelphia and the lives of its residents. The project, named for a poem by Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes, will explore what happens when people and cities are restricted from reaching their true potential.
Experience multimedia storytelling through interactive touchscreen mapping, a large-scale art installation by Shawn Theodore, and short documentary film. Visitors will also have a chance to share their personal reactions in a private confessional booth.
Opens September 21 through November 17
600 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA
Complementing the exhibit is a community panel series seeking to examine the myth of meritocracy.
For more information on exhibit hours, partners, and panel series, visit adreamdeferredphl.org.
The 2018 Annual Event will be on September 12 at the 20thCentury Club in Lansdowne. Please save the date and consider being an Event Sponsor this year at a discounted rate.
What’s Next for Philly?
Whether it’s a grand vision for the whole city, or your dreams for the patch you know best, we want to hear where you see our city going – and where you want to take it! We’ve heard about revitalizing old neighborhood institutions, learned about exciting new programs in Philly schools, and gushed over a fantasy transit map. Be one of the emerging voices at the seventh installment of Fast Forward >> Philly during the DesignPhiladelphia festival. We want to give your big ideas an audience, Philadelphia!
Fast Forward >> Open Call for Presenters
We are looking for presenters from various creative backgrounds to take on one burning question, “What’s next for Philly?” in 20 slides, 20 seconds each – no more, no less.
Where Center for Architecture | 1218 Arch Street | Philadelphia, PA 19107
When Friday October 5, 2018 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
This is a fast-paced event where timing is essential. Please note the firm deadlines for submissions:
August 20 | 5pm
- Submit Statement of Intent Name, Title, Organization, Industry
- Your take on “What’s next for Philly?” in 200 words or less
- Five (5) Sample Slides* to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Selected speakers notified, slide formatting instructions distributed
- If selected, please prepare a short bio and headshot for event publicity.
September 24 | 5pm
- Submit all 20 Slides*
October 5 | 6pm
- Fast Forward Event & Reception
- * Slides Submission Requirements: email JPGs or Microsoft Power Point slides (Mac/Windows acceptable) to
email@example.com. File must be no larger than 25 megabytes (MB).
Need More Info?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and view past presentations at fastforwardphilly.blogspot.com.
Follow us on Twitter @FastForwardPHL – use #fastforwardphl and #WhatsNextPHL for news & announcements!
Please tune into our webinar on July 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. if you are interested in becoming a Future City mentor for the 2018-2019 school year at one of your local schools. Mike McAtee, the Future City Philadelphia Mentor Coordinator, will give a presentation and take participants’ questions at the end.
The Future City program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities to get involved with students in your local community. This webinar will help you understand if you are ready to be a mentor, judge, or a general volunteer for the 2019 Future City Philadelphia Regional Competition.
The Philadelphia Regional Future City Competition is a 501 (c)3 educational outreach program of DiscoverE. It is one of 41 regional programs conducted throughout the country. Future City is an inspiring program that helps introduce 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to the engineering, architecture, and planning professions. Participating STEM teams across the country compete once a year in a regional competition in January. Finalists then proceed to present their projects at the National Competition during National Engineers Week in February in Washington, D.C.
The competition requires participating teams from schools and youth-focused organizations (e.g., Boy or Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, 4-H, YMCA STEM clubs) to create their own future city, based on project criteria and guidelines for that year. Students are encouraged to prepare a variety of deliverables, including a project plan, tabletop-scale model, and virtual city, under the supervision and assistance of a teacher and mentor. Mentors should be professionals in the fields of engineering, planning, and architecture interested in investing time and energy in helping students realize their projects. For more information visit: http://futurecityphilly.org/.
Sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-city-mentor-info-webinar-tickets-47650342457. Registrants through Eventbrite will be emailed webinar log in information to their registration email. We look forward to your participation!
CM Credits for Pro Bono Planning Service
AICP members can obtain up to eight CM Credits for Pro Bono Planning Service, including volunteering time with the APA PA SE Council or a committee as outlined on the APA National website at https://www.planning.org/cm/logging/selfreport/probono.
Date: July 17, 2018
Time: 8 – 10 AM
Center / Architecture + Design
1218 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2816
Registration: Registration is required – register HERE
Event Cost: FREE
All webcasts are at 1 p.m. ET and are approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits
South Carolina Chapter
Planning & Zoning Tools for Preserving Historic Communities
Speakers: Andrea Harris-Long, AICP and Andrea N. Pietras, AICP
Charleston County sits in the heart of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, a federally designated National Heritage Area comprised of communities of Gullah Geechee people, stretching from North Carolina to Florida. In the unincorporated areas of the County, African Americans established communities after Reconstruction and have maintained a distinct community character that, in recent years, has been threatened by development pressures and population growth. This session will share how the County Planning Department has coupled historic preservation efforts with planning and zoning principles to protect these unique cultural landscapes and encourage the communities to thrive for years to come.
Integrating Green Infrastructure into Pittsburgh’s Urban Fabric
Speakers: Christine Mondor, AIA and Megan Zeigler, MLA
Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority recently completed a comprehensive Sewershed Urban Design Study to integrate high performing green infrastructure into the city’s urban design and planning efforts. The sewershed plans identify key elements in creating networked GI systems and demonstrates how these infrastructure improvements leverage additional neighborhood benefits. The presentation focuses on how networked or shed-based systems for rainwater management marry engineering, data-driven decision-making tools to create landscapes, urban places, and projects in a replicable way.
Transportation Planning Division
Publication Spotlight: The 2018 State of Transportation Planning
Speakers: David Heller, Karina Macias, David Somers, Tim Storer, and Nathan Hicks
This webinar will highlight The APA Transportation Planning Division’s most-recent publication: The 2018 State of Transportation Planning. The State of Transportation Planning is a bi-annual report that focuses on current topics in the transportation planning field; the 2018 report focuses on subjects such as: uncertainty in the future of transportation planning, autonomous vehicles and emerging technology, innovation in data collection and analysis, and urban mobility and livability. In this webinar, a select group of contributing authors will share their articles and discuss major takeaways as well as any updates since the publication. Articles to be covered: “Planning for Autonomous Vehicles: Distilling Reality from Fantasy”; “How LA is Using Technology to Deliver Urban Mobility”; “Transportation Agencies Adopt a Scenario Planning Approach for the Uncertain Road Ahead”; and “Advances in Automated Bicycle and Pedestrian Counting”.
Women and Planning Division
Women in Planning: Emerging Leaders
Speakers: Corrin Hoegen Wendell, AICP, Dena Farsad, Yemeserach Taddele, Andrea Clark, and Carrie Sauer
Planners just starting out are already making a significant impact to the way we as planners think about tough and intriguing issues in the planning field. Join the APA Women and Planning Division for an exciting and inspiring discussion focused on highlighting division student members from various planning programs from across the country and internationally! A panel of top female recent graduates in their early career will discuss a wide range of important topics including their in-depth research and thesis capstones focused on topics such as equitable and sustainable communities, infrastructure and mobility constraints, environmental issues, and transportation barriers, as well as share their own experiences and stories. See how each has found interesting ways to make their mark on the planning profession. This moderated panel will allow the audience to participate in these planning topics through the use of live polling technology and interactive questions.
Click on the title links to register. You can see the current listing of all webcasts at www.ohioplanning.org/
CM credits can be claimed by looking up the sponsoring Chapter or Division as provider
Distance Education – These two recorded webcasts from 2017 have been selected for AICP CM DE credit for viewing anytime during the 2018 calendar year.
Law: Images, Creative Commons and Copyright – Urban Design and Preservation Division. Event #9127635
Ethics: Queer and the Conversation: The Ethics of Inclusion – LGBTQ and Planning Division. Event #9138341
Remember that the event numbers for DE credits are different from those for the live sessions.
The first phase of Philadelphia’s Rail Park is complete—filled with pathways, greenery, and bench swings with amazing city views! Join planners, designers, urbanites, and lovers of parks on Monday, July 16th as APAPASE checks out Philadelphia’s newest amenity. Come hear brief remarks from park designer Studio Bryan Hanes, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC), and Friends of the Rail Park. You’ll hear about how the first quarter mile of park was designed, how the park relates to the surrounding neighborhood, and the vision for revitalizing three miles of unused rail lines into a usable, beautiful, public space for all.
- 5:30 – 6:00 PM: Networking and Light Refreshments
- 6:00 – 6:30 PM: Three speakers (10 mins each)
- 6:30 – 7:00 PM: Question and Answers
- 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Brief Tour of Park
The Park will be open until 10:00 PM after the event–feel free to hang out after the official part of the event is over.