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Archive for Webinar

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.

Feb. 14: Strategies to Advance Park Equity in Rural Areas

Park Equity in Rural Areas 

Webinar | Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 11:00am – 12:00pm EST 

Rural communities are facing a host of challenges, including loss of population; economic dislocation and traditional industries shed jobs; and loss of young people and an educated workforce. The recreation economy is one path towards revitalizing rural communities. The workshop will highlight cases, such as building and protecting trails in rural areas in Pennsylvania. 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS 

  • Christine Detorre – Regional Advisor, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Owen Franklin – Vice President, Regional Director, Trust for Public Land
  • Owen Worozbyt – Operations Director and Trail Manager, Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority 

REGISTRATION LINK: bit.ly/3Xg3P5q 

Dec. 9: Webinar Wednesday – Planning Ethics: What’s New in 2022 and Elect Ethics Cases of the Year

Webinar Wednesday: Planning Ethics

December 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Planning Ethics: What’s New in 2022 and Elect Ethics Cases of the Year

The AICP Code of Ethics was recently updated in 2021 with the updated code going into effect January 1, 2022. This session will present a summary of the updated AICP Code of Ethics followed by a review of several ethical scenarios/case studies. The review of the updated AICP Code of Ethics will include a refresher on aspirational principles, rules of practice and behavior, and procedures for enforcement of the code. Key components of the AICP Code of Ethics that changed will be highlighted. The ethical scenarios/case studies will feature perspectives applicable to both public and private sector planners. The ethical scenarios/case studies are based on real-life planning issues from past years developed by the AICP Ethics Committee. The learning objectives are as follows:

  • Learn about key updates to the AICP Code of Ethics that went into effect January 1, 2022.
  • Learn about key components of the AICP Code of Ethics, including: aspirational principles, rules of practice and behavior, and procedures for enforcement of the code.
  • Through review of selected past years ethics case studies, explore and learn from ethical dilemmas faced by both public and private sector planners.

Ethic CM credit is pending approval.

Speakers:
Steven Thomas, AICP
Rebecca Ross, AICP
Lauren DeVore, AICP

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

Deadline to register is December 6, 2022

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.

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Nov. 2: APA-PA Webinar Wednesday – Law CM Credit

Webinar Wednesday: Pennsylvania Land Use Law Update

November 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pennsylvania Land Use Law Update: Appellate Cases from 2021-2022

Appellate Cases will be presented in traditional lecture format as well as interactively with hypotheticals to demonstrate how a recent case decided the outcome. Cases will range from traditional zoning approval cases (variances, special exceptions & conditional uses), zoning interpretation cases and validity challenges, to subdivision and land development cases. Practice points distilled from each will be emphasized.

Law CM credit is pending approval.

Speakers:
Ambrose Heinz, Esq
Tara Hitchens, AICP
Charles Suhr, Esq.

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

Deadline to register is November 1, 2022

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.

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Oct. 11: Healthy Communities PA Task Force Meeting

WHAT: Informal webinar-based discussion on Access to Parks and Quality of Parks
WHEN: October 11th, 2022 starting at 2pm Eastern
WHY: The Healthy Communities in PA Task Force is a combination of health and planning practitioners and folks from adjacent sectors, sharing information, upcoming events, and discussing challenges and opportunities in the HCiPA realm.

HOW TO CONNECT:
By Computer By Phone
Click here to join the meeting

+1 412-634-6334, use code 47032156
Phone Conference ID: 470 321 56#

Oct. 21: Free Sustainability & Resilience Credits: Upcoming Webinar on Urban Flooding

October 21 @ 1-2:30pm
When it rains, it pours: a dialogue on urban flooding across the U.S.

Flooding has long been the most costly and deadly natural hazard in the U.S. Although most major flood events have occurred from river flooding or in coastal areas, all communities are susceptible to the unique risks of urban flooding. Urban flooding occurs when rainfall and runoff exceed the capacity of the local drainage system.

Urban flooding has received greater attention in recent years because many urban drainage systems are not designed to manage the increasingly intense rain events brought on by a changing climate and the flashier runoff conditions caused by expanding urban development. While the focus on this issue is new,
many low-income communities and communities of color have experienced urban flooding for years due to a lack of infrastructure investment. Equitable solutions to urban flooding will require grappling with the legacy of discrimination and disinvestment.

This session will educate participants on the causes of urban flooding, how urban flooding differs from river and coastal flooding, and how climate change is driving more frequent and dangerous urban flooding disasters. Participants will gain knowledge of how the decisions we make as planners can exacerbate the problem or help to improve outcomes.

Panelists will share case studies from across the U.S., with examples of how different local climate conditions and land use patterns can lead to urban flooding. The panel will describe the work of local agencies, non-profits, and residents to identify and implement solutions. The discussion will consider the
role of planners in addressing this challenge.

Speakers:

  1. Dámaris Villalobos-Galindo, Associate Engineer at Santa Clara Valley Water District
  2. Samuel D. Brody, Regents Professor, Department of Marine and Coastal Environmental Science Texas A&M University, Galveston Campus
  3. Cyatharine Alias, Manager of Community Infrastructure & Resilience at Center for Neighborhood Technology
    4. Julia Rockwell, Manager of the Climate Change Adaptation Program at the Philadelphia Water Department

This event is approved for 1.5 CM credits and 1 Sustainability & Resilience credit.

Register Now: https://www.planning.org/events/eventsingle/9256029

Sept. 7 – APA PA – Webinar Wednesdays

Webinar Wednesday: Advancing Racial Equity through Land Use Planning

September 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Advancing Racial Equity through Land Use Planning

According to US Census Data, disparity in income and housing among diverse racial and ethnic populations has occurred in the United States. Researchers have pointed out that many members of these specific populations have been adversely impacted by housing policies adopted in the first half of the 20th century. To address present day challenges, this webinar will present examples of two cities addressing racial inequity through their land use planning tools & codes. The City of Minneapolis, Minnesota recently completed Minneapolis 2040 which reflects the result of more than two years of engagement with the people of Minneapolis. This engagement included over 100 meetings and conversations with thousands of residents, business owners, and others, where they shared their vision and hopes for the future of the city.

Equity CM credit is pending approval.

Speaker: Joe Bernard, AICP and Douglass Smith, AICP, LEED

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

Deadline to register is September 6, 2022

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 an email the week of 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.

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June 16: Mid-Atlantic Collaboration: Smart Growth Tools for Protecting Water Resources

June 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Smart Growth Tools for Protecting Water Resources
Water quality outcomes are directly tied to land use decisions made by local jurisdictions. This webinar would explore local land use scenarios that lead to triple-bottom-line (economic, social, environmental) results and pose questions on current land use trends watershed-wide that may threaten progress.

April 6: APA PA Webinar Wednesday – Multi-Local Government Aggregation Programs: A Tool for Implementation

April 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Multi-Local Government Aggregation Programs: A Tool for Implementation

Multi-municipal aggregation programs can be incredibly valuable to assist local governments with implementation of technical and/or high upfront cost projects. Aggregation programs provide lower cost and turnkey services to local governments by leveraging the purchasing and decision making power of participants. Further, these programs remove several key technical, procurement, and decision-making challenges that local governments face by providing a centralized procurement/contracting process and the resources to effectively engage utilities, address legal considerations, access funding or financing, on-board trusted consultants, and navigating technical decision-making in a timely manner. This session will provide an example of DVRPC’s Regional Streetlight Procurement Program (RSLPP), a multi-municipal aggregation program that enabled more than 60 municipalities to convert their street lighting systems to LED. Through the program, DVRPC estimates that individual project costs were 20-30% less than traditional municipally led procurement methods, and projects were implemented with a high success rate (86% of municipalities who entered the program completed their projects and all but one of those who did not  proceed completed an LED conversion on their own as a result of their participation). This guide provides step-by-step information that will assist regional and multi-government groups with developing and implementing a multi-local government / aggregation procurement and implementation program, and the lessons learned can be applied to other applications of aggregated procurement and implementation for local governments as well.

CM credit is pending approval.

Speaker: Liz Compitello and Mike Fuller

Deadline to register is April 5, 2022

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 an email the week of 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.

REGISTER NOW

Feb. 15 & 16: CAAP Statewide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit

Central Section of PA Chapter of APA is excited to announce its partnership with the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP) to present a virtual  CAAP 2022 STATEWIDE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) SUMMIT. The two-part event will occur on Tuesday, February 15th and Wednesday, February 16th from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. What is even better, 5.5 Equity CMs are pending approval for the two sessions of the DEI Summit, including the Keynote with Jerome Underwood, CEO of Action for a Better Community from Rochester, New York.

Click here for more information and to register

For CAAP’s keynote address, Jerome Underwood will focus on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices to increase equity for all citizens. Underwood is a member of the Equity and Economic Mobility Commission with the National Community Action Partnership. Mr. Underwood is also a member of the Black Agenda Group, an organization dedicated to the creation of culturally specific and culturally responsive interventions to address the effects of racism within the Black community.

Action For A Better Community (ABC) in Rochester, N.Y. ABC serves families in Monroe and Ontario Counties by offering programs and services in the areas of employment, early childhood education, youth services, adult education, health services, community development, and energy conservation. Racial equity and justice advocacy are core to ABC’s work. The agency’s mission is to provide opportunities for low-income individuals and families to become self-sufficient.