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Archive for Upcoming Events

Feb 3: APA PA Presents – Webinar Wednesdays – 1 CM Pending Approval

Planning and the New Dynamics of the Demographic of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Growth

February 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Planning and the New Dynamics of the Demographic of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Growth

The “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” demographic is rapidly growing across Pennsylvania. Over 90,000 families have this situation. Millions of youngsters nationally are being raised this way. This panel will examine the role of the planner in working closely with this demographic and how the need exists to include this population in the development of the community. There are social, educational, health, legal and other consequences to take into account. This unique group requires special attention in a recreational and other planning elements as a growing part of school districts and other governmental components. A grandparent and legislative component are included in the panel. CM credit is pending approval.

Jan. 30 – Philadelphia Future City Competition 2021 – Volunteers and Mentors Needed!

The Future City Philadelphia program is part of a national program to encourage middle-school students to design a city.  The competition this year will be virtual and will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021.  This year’s Future City Theme is “Living on the Moon.”

With the new format, the program will need additional volunteers that day to both judge and to keep things moving smoothly on Competition Day.  New this year will be the need for Zoom Hosts (experience not required) and Zoom Experts.  Please visit the website at www.futurecityphilly.org and “Click here to sign up as a Volunteer” on the top left of the page.  There you can register to be a judge or general volunteer.

Thanks in advance to all who volunteer for this great event!

Feb. 3 – Webinar Wednesdays: Planning and the New Dynamics of the Demographic of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Growth

February 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Planning and the New Dynamics of the Demographic of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Growth

The “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” demographic is rapidly growing across Pennsylvania. Over 90,000 families have this situation. Millions of youngsters nationally are being raised this way. This panel will examine the role of the planner in working closely with this demographic and how the need exists to include this population in the development of the community. There are social, educational, health, legal and other consequences to take into account. This unique group requires special attention in a recreational and other planning elements as a growing part of school districts and other governmental components. A grandparent and legislative component are included in the panel. CM credit is pending approval.

Speaker: Howard Grossman

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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Jan 6. – Webinar Wednesdays: Hello, It’s Me… (1 CM Pending Approval)

January 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Hello, It’s Me: Introducing PA-SHARE

PA-SHARE (Pennsylvania’s Historic & Archaeological Resource Exchange), the PA State Historic Preservation Office’s new, state-of-the-art GIS and online project management system, launched October 2020.

As the primary interface for all PA SHPO programs, PA-SHARE will enable users to submit and track projects in real-time, receive confirmation of submissions and expedited communication, and access more than one million pages of information about historic properties and archaeological sites.

Join PA SHPO for a real-time demonstration of PA-SHARE’s capabilities and benefits for planners and to learn about access and training opportunities. Learn about searches, submittals, and how PA-SHARE can help us, help you! 1 CM credit (pending approval)

Speaker: Elizabeth Rairigh

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.

Jan 6. Deadline – Help Build NPC21

Next week is the deadline to volunteer to review sessions or propose a session concept of your own! We consider it critical that the NPC21 program is inclusive of diverse perspectives and as a member of a population-based division, your unique insights can shape the future of planning. Bring your voice to our (virtual) stage and together we can reshape how planners work for and with communities. Throw your proverbial hat in the ring by January 6!

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Play a Part in Expanding Planning Knowledge

You have an individual outlook, and we want to give you the platform to share it with the planning community. Accelerate critical solutions through a session proposal exploring the issues impacting the planning practice. This year is a unique opportunity to conduct a session encouraging planners to lead through the application of planning interventions, new skills, and practices to enact effective and inclusive, long-lasting change.

The 2021 National Planning Conference will gather progressive leaders to explore critical issues facing the future of the planning profession and the communities we serve. We consider it crucial to include diverse participation and perspectives through the NPC21 program.

We look to offer unique insights, as well as innovative and practical approaches that enable the planning community to anticipate and successfully adapt to the needs of today’s rapidly changing world. This includes raising awareness and advancing methods to overcome racism and solutions to create inclusive and equitable communities.

NPC21 will be fully digital, May 5–7, 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic and COVID-19 public gathering restrictions currently in place in Boston, NPC21 will take place as a virtual event.  

Jan 14: APA PA SE Bi-Monthly Section Council Meeting

APAPASE will be having our bi-monthly section council meeting on January 14 at 5:30 PM!

For our first meeting of 2021 (January 14th) please come prepared to discuss 3 goals for your committee for 2021. Please touch base with your other committee members before our January call to develop them. If you are not on a specific committee, please think about 3 goals for the overall SE section.

Also, please anticipate our January meeting lasting a little longer than our usual 1-hour. Aside from the goals discussion, Rick will also be discussing our 2021 budget.

Lastly, sponsorship requests were emailed out several weeks ago. Please follow up with your firms and contacts about possibly sponsoring the section next year. We’ve received several confirmed sponsorships so far but are always seeking more. The sponsorship information is attached to this email.

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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.