Archive for Upcoming Events

Aug. 8: Advancing Climate Resiliency in Pennsylvania

Date- Aug 8, 2023

Time- 11am-12pm ET

Title- Advancing Climate Resiliency in Pennsylvania

Zoom link- https://tpl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7716IrenQcqwSQk-nw-owQ

Description- Investing in ‘blue and green zones’–trails built along waterways such as streams, rivers, creeks, and lakes– has immense potential to bring multiple climate benefits to communities in Pennsylvania. Restoring buffers along waterways not only addresses state and federal water quality improvement goals and stormwater management requirements, but also protects habitats, increases biodiversity, and makes these natural areas more accessible to local communities. This webinar will highlight success stories of modern “blue and green” greenway projects in central Pennsylvania, and speakers will share a holistic approach to increasing climate resiliency in these areas, and how they leveraged funding to integrate trails and waterway development.

Aug. 17 – August Happy Hour!

Join your APAPASE colleagues for a second chance at a summer 2023 happy hour! We’ll be meeting up at PHS’s Parks on Tap event at Clark Park (43rd and Baltimore) in West Philly on Thursday, August 17 from 5:30 to 7:30. (Street parking is available, or take the 11,13, 34, or 36 trolleys.) Come for drinks, networking, and enjoyment of the setting summer season.
RSVPs are not required, but it is recommended that you fill out this form for day-of information: https://forms.gle/eP4FtbmtJnrPPs4P9
We hope to see you there!

July 12 – Young Professionals in Energy Networking Event

July 12th, from 5:30-7:30 PM, at Billy Penn Studios.

Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is planning an Electric Vehicle speaker panel and networking event on Wednesday, July 12th, from 5:30-7:30 PM, at Billy Penn Studios. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided. Below is the EventBrite link, which includes more information regarding the event, and the option to register.


June 22 – Happy Hour at Sunset Social

APAPA-SE will be holding its first summer event of 2023 at Sunset Social on the Cira Green Rooftop. Join us for food, drinks, and socializing with fellow planners on Thursday, June 22 from 5:30 to 7:30. Sunset Social is at 129 South 30th Street in Philadelphia, just two blocks south of 30th Street Station overlooking the Schuylkill River. Food and drinks are pay as you go.
RSVPs are recommended but not required for event coordination – RSVP here: https://forms.gle/y6VhnT4qUEEPkJg87
We hope to see you on the 22nd!

June 16: LGBTQ+ Professionals in the Built Environment Pride Happy Hour

June 16 – 6PM – 8PM @ Cockatoo

208 S. 13th St Philadelphia, PA

Register here

Join us on Friday, June 16th at 6:00p at Cockatoo for our second annual Pride happy hour, an event for LGBTQ+ landscape architects, architects, planners, and allied professionals in the Philadelphia region. Let’s start conversations, build community, and celebrate Pride within our fields!

The event is free and open to LGBTQ+ individuals and allies that work in the built environment (bring your friends and colleagues)! Attendees will receive a free drink ticket.

The event is 21+ and is sponsored by OLIN, WRT, the American Society of Landscape Architects Pennsylvania Delaware Chapter, and the American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter Southeast Section.

For any questions, please reach out to Max at mdickson@theolinstudio.com


June 7: APA PA Webinar Wednesday – Checking the Boxes with Green Infrastructure

Checking the Boxes with Green Infrastructure

What are the impacts of trees? Maintenance costs, economic benefits, equity considerations, health factors, stormwater implications, regulatory challenges… This session will look at the multi-dimensionality of green infrastructure (not just trees!) and the long-term vision for risk reduction and health improvement with planner and municipal action opportunities woven throughout. Speakers will raise some considerations specific to active transportation and climate change as well. The discussion will provide a framework for recognizing the compound impacts of natural systems and incorporating systemic benefits into planning processes. It will also touch on practical techniques for reducing apparent conflicts between trees and paving surfaces and space competition between green infrastructure and active transportation.

Sustainability/Resilience CM credit is pending approval. You must attend the webinar live in order to earn CM credit.

Rebecca Wetzler
Samantha Pearson

**The Pennsylvania Chapter is not responsible for the materials or opinions of the speaker(s) you will hear**

Deadline to register is June 6

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.

Please note: You will receive a reminder email a few days before the webinar with zoom information (please check your spam/junk folders). This email will be sent to the email address you used to register for the event.



May 9 – From Data to Funding: Accelerating 10-Minute Walk in Pennsylvania

Date – May 9, 2023

Time – 11am-12pm ET

Title – From Data to Funding: Accelerating 10-minute Walk in Pennsylvania 

Zoom link – https://tpl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F5v0MfmeR36fhaFTMYSl-g 

Description – Local, state and federal funding sources are critical to preserving Pennsylvania’s green spaces, land, water, and natural character, and to develop parks for current and future residents throughout the state. This webinar will look at statewide 10-minute walk data, Pennsylvania’s park equity gaps, potential funding sources, and examples of successful grants and projects.

NPC 23 – Call for Volunteers!

The NPC Merchandise Subcommittee is in need of volunteers to help staff the APA-PA merchandise table. All volunteers will receive a FREE conference T-shirt!

Volunteers are asked to staff the table for at least one 1.5 hour shift. Please indicate your availability to volunteer via this doodle poll – https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/avQEEYLe.

April 1st: APA PA Social Event

APA PA is hosting a social event on April 1st from 6 to 8 PM at the Racquet Club. This social aims to connect planning professionals from all over country. Light appetizers and drinks will be available.

Registration is $10 for PA APA members and $20 for non-members.

Register here

The Racquet Club of Philadelphia 215 South 16th Street Philadelphia, PA 19102

Feb. 23 – APA PA SE Mentor Mixer

It’s back! APAPA-SE will be holding another planning mentor mixer for Philadelphia area planning students and professionals to share information about professional development, career paths, and how to succeed in any kind of planning field.

RSVP by Tuesday February 21st!

Students? We invite you to join us! Bring your burning questions, grand ideas, and thoughts about how you hope to reach your professional development goals.

Professionals? We need you too! Sign up to lead discussions with students and pass along your knowledge of success and pitfalls. We’re looking for a wide variety of planning professionals in all fields to speak with students.

Catered refreshments will be available.

APAPA-SE Planning Mentor Mixer
Thursday, February 23
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Temple University Center City Campus
1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Room 320

Students and professionals should both RSVP by February 17th on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apa-pa-se-mentoring-mixer-spring-2023-registration-515204228717