DVRPC is looking for a Associate Director, Livable Communities! Click here for the full job listing.
So You Want to Build a Trail: Tips for Planning, Design, Funding and Construction
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
We are still collecting survey responses for the APAPA-SE’s post-lockdown survey. Your input on events, engagement, and future planning priorities for the Southeast Section is welcomed. A random survey taker will win a gift card from APAPA-SE! Visit this link to take the survey and have your opinions heard.
DVRPC is looking for a Sustainability Program Analyst! Click here for the full job announcement
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Department of Environmental Protection is in the process of adopting and implementing its Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) program, focused on reducing carbon emissions, improving air quality and public health, and advancing climate resiliency throughout the state. To help inform the program’s prospective policies, investment plan, and ongoing engagement strategies, Pennsylvania DEP’s consultant, Delta Institute, has developed a Local Government Online Survey for staff serving in municipal, county, and township government, to gather input on RGGI’s anticipated benefits and impacts, and to hear regional priorities around how the program’s revenues should be invested.
The survey will be open until July 15, 2021. Should you have any questions, please contact Jack Eskin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (312) 651-4350.
Join the Well City Expo!
On the evening of July 7th, 2021, we will have a chance to celebrate the incredible work of the five Well City Challenge Pitch Competition winners: Hey, Auntie, Let’s Talk Philly, Freedom Greens & Gardens, Shear Balance, and Strides.
After hearing from the teams, the audience will have a chance to directly interact with the teams, and ask questions related to idea & incubator experience. At the end of the evening, we will announce the winner with a grand prize of $50,000.
2021 Annual Awards
The PA Chapter of APA is pleased to invite nominations for the 2021 PA Chapter of APA Planning Awards, to be presented at the Annual Conference, October 17-19, 2021 in Pittsburgh. It is the opportunity to showcase distinguished individuals and successful projects – the best and brightest in Pennsylvania planning! Go to our website for more information.
Nominations are encouraged to submit:
- Compelling Plans
- Innovative Projects, Programs, and Practices
- Inspiring Leaders
It is not hard to submit a nomination.
- Enter information on the online form.
- Attach a narrative.
- Attach any support docs and images that help tell the story.