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Archive for Webinar

Oct. 20 : Penn State Extension: So You Want Agriculture in Your Community… (1.25 CM Pending)

October 20 @ 12:00 pm1:15 pm

So You Want Agriculture in Your Community: Have You Heard of PA Farm Link?

1.25 CM credits (pending approval)

In some communities, agriculture is part of the land use of the community. As the age of our farmers gets older, there could be the opportunity for “creating farming opportunities” for the next generation. Pennsylvania Farm Link, a 501c3 non-profit is dedicated to connecting farmers and landowners in Pennsylvania, and how their organization and land/farmer online database can be a “tool” to help any potential new farmers in your given municipalities.

This webinar will explore the agricultural side of land use decision making in your community by introducing planners to PA Farm Link. In addition, you will get an inside look at the PA Farm Link land linking database. This database provides the opportunity  for landowners and/or people looking to farm-land (through buying or renting) to find multiple listings from across the state. The database can be a very useful tool for municipal planners to learn about in case they have people who own land in their areas (that are looking to sell or lease), or for people who are looking for land in their areas, to be better connected.

Register Herehttps://extension.psu.edu/land-use-webinar

Aug. 4 – Webinar Wednesday: So You Want to Build a Trail

So You Want to Build a Trail: Tips for Planning, Design, Funding and Construction

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Multi-use trails have seen a surge in popularity as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and are increasingly being used for transportation, in addition to their traditional role as a recreational amenity. Due to this increased demand, communities may be motivated to initiate local trail projects that promote outdoor recreation opportunities and connections to regional trail networks.

The objective of this session is for planners to understand how they can help local governments and nonprofit organizations plan for and implement trail projects. Specifically, this session will touch on how to navigate the process, including how to conduct a feasibility study to hone in on realistic alignments, how to identify appropriate funding opportunities, and how to work with municipal staff and volunteers. The presentation will also highlight real-life examples of considerations that arise during the trail design, permitting, and construction stages.

CM credit is pending approval.

Speakers: Donna Fabry and Chloe Mohr

Deadline to register is August 3, 2021

July 7 – APA PA Webinar Wednesdays – CM Credits Available

We are excited to bring you The Evolution of Aerial Imagery and AI Insights presented by Frank Teegelaar; Kevin Korth; Glen McNichol; and John Kennedy, AICP. The field of aerial imagery has exploded in the last two decades. Technology and advances in gathering data have made aerial images better, cheaper, and more accessible to a wide range of users. Today aerial imagery is used in a number of diverse sectors including engineering, construction, transportation, energy, state and local governments and many more. In this webinar we will explore the roots of aerial imagery, how it is used and where it is going in the future…
CM Credits will be available. This webinar is free for PA Chapter Members and $20.00 for non-members.

June 3/10/17 – OLIN Labs Hosts PrideScapes Discussion Series

PrideScapes Summer Speaker Series

Celebrate Pride with OLIN Labs!

To kick off the initiative, OLIN Labs is hosting a virtual three-part panel series that coincides with Pride month and invites critical conversations between landscape architects, designers, urban planners, artists, and historic preservationists working on LGBTQ+ discourse and projects related to the increased representation and visibility of LGBTQ+ spaces in the built environment.

Join us June 3rd, 10th, & 17th!

Discussion topics include Landscapes & Pandemics: The Inequities of AIDS & COVID-19, Preserving & Interpreting LGBTQ+ Landscapes: Making an Invisible History Visible, and LGBTQ+ Memorials: Design and Remembrance in the Landscape.

The PrideScapes Summer Speaker Series is free and open to the public! You will receive an email confirmation upon registration, and a password-protected Zoom Meeting link will be emailed to you the day of the presentation.

Sign up to attend one, two, or all three presentations!

Click here to register!

Penn State Solar Law Symposium

Utility-Scale Solar Development  

For Lawyers, Landowners, & Others 

An Online Legal Educational Symposium

Presented by

Center for Agricultural and Shale Law at Penn State Law
Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
Penn State Dickinson Law
Penn State Extension

Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 12:00pm – 3:30pm (EDT)

Thursday, June 17, 2021, 12:00pm – 3:30pm (EDT)

This symposium is targeted at those with both beginning and intermediate levels of knowledge about photovoltaic electrical generation for the grid and is designed in a progressive manner with each session building upon the knowledge gained in the prior session.  Upon completion, an attorney, landowner, government professional, educator or other interested attendee will have a well-rounded understanding of the legal facets of the proliferation of utility-scale solar development project proposals in Pennsylvania, across the region, and throughout much of the United States.

$179 – Registration Fee (6 hours of substantive Pennsylvania CLE Credits)

$99 – Registration Fee (without CLE credits)

Register here: https://w2.pennstatelaw.psu.edu/forms/solar-symposium/

For more information, see the Event Page: https://aglaw.psu.edu/event/2021-penn-state-solar-law-symposium/

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April 29: Happy Trails! Planning and Designing Trails for All Users

Happy Trails! Planning and Designing Trails for All Users
April 29, 2021 | 4:00 PM– 5:30 PM | Webinar | Free 

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Montgomery County has an extensive and very popular trail network. However, the demographics of our trail users do not always reflect the diversity of the communities they pass through and, often, there are physical and cultural barriers preventing local residents from accessing our trail system. In response to this issue and to support the transportation and equity goals established in the county’s comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, the county prepared and adopted the Montgomery County Trail Access, Diversity, & Awareness Plan

Join us to explore this innovative plan, which aims to promote equity on county trails, broaden the diversity of trail users, and modernize trail designs to address the evolving demographics of our constituents. This free event, incorporating both virtual and on-site components, will demonstrate how best practices can be applied to any community trail network in the county.

HUD Environmental Training

HUD Region 3 officers are pleased to announce the next session in their remote environmental training series will cover SITE CONTAMINATION COMPLIANCE AND A DEMONSTRATION OF EPA ENVIROMAPPER AND ENVIROFACTS.

This training will be a collaborative delivery between HUD Region 3 and EPA Region 3 staff. HUD will provide an overview of the compliance requirements associated with the standards at 24 CFR Parts 50.3(i) and 58.5(i)(2). EPA staff will lead grantees through a demonstration of the ENVIROMAPPER online mapping and evaluation tool. This session will also be used to introduce a short document that Region 3 EPA and Region 3 HUD collaborated on to provide some tips on how to consider the data output generated from an ENVIROMAPPER search.

The training will be delivered remotely through Microsoft Teams on Tuesday, April 13, from 10 am to 12:30 EST, and is recommended for grantees, HUD staff, and partners involved in the environmental review process.

If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Teams, here is a quick tutorial on how to enter the session once you get the invitation email. There will be an opportunity to ask questions during the session.

Register here

Registration is now open and closes on Friday, April 9. Only those registered will receive an email with an iCalendar invite attachment to the Microsoft Teams Meeting.

 

March 18 – Designing for Distance

Thu, Mar 18, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Recognizing that sometimes a picture speaks a thousand words, the goal of the Designing for Distance pilot program is to provide municipal leaders and the community revitalization organizations with practical designs, planning solutions, and implementation strategies to help their businesses adapt to the difficult circumstances created by COVID-19. Please join us to hear directly from the pilot communities and their selected firms to learn about their designs and implementation plan, and how your community can Design for Distance.

This project is a partnership between PA Historical Museum Commission and Pennsylvania Downtown Center.

The activity that is the subject of this program has been financed in part with Federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior made available through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of Interior.

March 17: Making Planning More Adaptable

March 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Making Planning More Adaptable

Approved for 1.25 CM credits

With the complexities and uncertainties revealed in the pandemic and unrest of 2020, planning effectively for the next decade means being more adaptable. In this webinar, there will be discussion of the  three approaches to urban planning:  prescriptive, proscriptive and adaptive. The adaptive approach is best suited for times of rapid change and uncertainty. He will talk about how planners and organizations that rely on prescriptive and proscriptive strategies can modify their practice to be more adaptive.

This interactive webinar, with some coaching thrown in, will help you and your organization be better prepared to do more collaborative, culturally competent and cost-effective planning.  There will be an open and supportive conversations to help you and your organizations achieve more, more effectively.

Register Herehttps://extension.psu.edu/land-use-webinar

March 3: Webinar Wednesdays – Planning with a Purpose and Need

March 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Planning with a Purpose…and Need: Connecting with PennDOT and FHWA to Build the Foundation for Sound  Transportation Projects

Sound transportation projects start with sound planning! Properly identifying and documenting transportation problems early in a project’s life cycle are key to developing a project’s purpose and need for NEPA documentation and analyses. Purpose and need serve as the foundation of a project and identify what the project is intended to accomplish and what transportation problems are to be addressed. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) through its recent PENNDOT Connects initiative and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through its Planning and Environmental Linkages initiative, encourage early collaboration with planning partners and the use of information developed in planning, such as purpose and need, to inform the NEPA process. During this session PennDOT and FHWA specialists will share valuable tips and methods showing how planners can collaborate with them to better identify and document transportation problems/needs early during project planning. CM credit is pending approval.

Speaker: Scott Duncanson, Drew Ames, Nicole Auker and Barbara Shaffer

Deadline to register is Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

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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