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APAPASE Annual Event: Leveraging History to Revitalize Communities – Tickets Now on Sale for September 12, 2018!

Join planners, historic preservationists, urban enthusiasts, and more as APAPASE hosts our largest event of the year.

The evening kicks off with an optional one-hour walking tour of downtown Lansdowne, for those who can make it to Lansdowne by 5:30 PM. The tour will highlight how Lansdowne is using its historical character to create economic development opportunities. Then we’ll enjoy some networking over light fare and drinks. At 7pm, there will be a panel about Leveraging History to Revitalize Communities, which will be worth 1.25 AICP CM credits. Stay after the panel concludes to mix and mingle with your fellow attendees.

Tickets

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apapase-2018-annual-event-leveraging-history-to-revitalize-communities-tickets-49111431614

Directions

  • Transit: The Twentieth Century Club, 84 South Lansdowne Avenue, is across the street from SEPTA’s Lansdowne Regional Rail Station on the Media-Elwyn Line. View schedule here. There is also bus transit access via routes 109, 113, and 115 routes to 69th Street Terminal or other locations in Delaware County.
  • Driving: http://twentiethcenturyclub.com/contact-and-directions/

Agenda

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

5:30 – 6:30 PM: Tour of Downtown Lansdowne (select the “optional add on” ticket type when you register) The tour kicks off at Utility Works, 32 E. Baltimore Ave., which is a short walk from the SEPTA Lansdowne Station.

6:30 – 7:00 PM: Registration / Networking

7:00 – 8:00 PM: Panel

  • Moderator: Rebecca Ross, Delaware County Planning Department
  • James Wright, People’s Emergency Center
  • Elizabeth Rairigh, Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office
  • Kate Cowing, Materials Conservation

8:00 – 8:15 PM: Q&A

8:15 – 9:00 PM: Networking

Thanks to our sponsors!

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May 10: APA PA SE Council Meeting – All Welcome!

APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting
(held the second Thursday of every other month)
Thursday, May 10th, 2018

5:30 pm
STV Incorporated
1818 Market, Suite 1410
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Calling in?  Please use the following:
Toll free:  1-866-499-7054
Conference code: 735 289 0020

APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting (held the second Thursday of every other month)
Calling in?
Please use the: Toll free: 1-866-499-7054 Conference code: 735 289 0020
Please direct any agenda topics and/or questions to secretary@apapase.org.
If you are a voting member unable to attend, please email secretary@apapase.org.

June 7: APAPASE Events Committee Meeting

APAPASE Events Committee Meeting: June 7, 2018, 5:45 – 7:00 PM

 
Thursday, June 7, 2018
5:45 – 7:00 PM

Michael Baker Corporation
1818 Market Street
Suite 3110
Philadelphia, PA 19103 


Please RSVP at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apapase-events-committee-meeting-june-2018-tickets-41612060794 (A conference call option is also available).

Do you like to organize events like happy hours, walking tours, and educational events related to planning? Then join the APAPASE Events Committee and help us plan fun events! Come out and meet other planning professionals.

We would love to have volunteers to help with all aspects of the event-planning process, from brainstorming event ideas, coordinating with venues, ordering food/beverages, inviting speakers, advertising/marketing events, working the registration table, speaking at events, and conducting event follow up.

Of course, we’re always looking for event sponsors too (contact sponsorship@apapase.org). Service on Section Committees may be logged as pro bono planning service and may be counted towards your self-reported CM credits. Learn more at: https://www.planning.org/cm/logging/selfreport/probono/.

Mar 19: Submit a Proposal for APA PA Conference

The conference is scheduled for  October 14-16, 2018 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie. The theme is Plan on ErieProposers are encouraged to submit traditional and non-traditional sessions, plus mobile workshops. Traditional sessions typically involve presentations and audience interaction with an expert panel. Non-traditional sessions can include problem-solving roundtables, “fast-fun-fervent” presentations, and peer-group sessions. Proposals are also sought for “mini” sessions and hosting of a networking/co-working lounge.

Due Date: March 9, 2018 Extended to March 19!
More information: https://planningpa.org/events-training/annual-conference/callforpresenters/

Download full Request for Proposals: http://planningpa.org/wp-content/uploads/CFP-2018.pdf

 

 

Feb. 26: Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) Quizzo Night

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at Tavern at 243 S. Camac St. (Downstairs at Tavern on Camac) at 8:00 pm on Monday, February 26. Note we will be starting later than usual and meeting downstairs to join long time (maybe founding?) member Simone Allender for Quizzo at 8:30 pm, so stay for a drink or bring your trivia knowledge. It was really popular in December and one of our teams won.

We’re going to do brief updates on our projects before quizzo starts (around 8:15). Please come with ideas of things you’d like to see the group participate in. If you’re interested in seeing more, check out our Meeting Notes from our past meetings.

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Jan 25: Winter Happy Hour at Winterfest

Join APAPASE for happy hour! We will be mingling and enjoying drinks on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 PM at The Lodge at Winterfest which is located at 101 S. Columbus Blvd. Please come to celebrate the new year or simply to spend time with your fellow Planners!

Register at https://apapase2018winterhh.eventbrite.com

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Feb 9: Growing Greener: Writing Conservation by Design Ordinances

Practitioner Training

Growing Greener: Writing Conservation by Design Ordinances

Randall Arendt & Ann Hutchinson, Natural Lands

Register here

Growing Greener Event Flyer

Sponsor this event!

February 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Barn at Camp Olympic Park, Lower Macungie Township

3120 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus, PA  18049

The Lehigh Valley-Berks and Southeast Sections of the American Planning Association and the Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects invite you to participate in this training course on the technical aspects of the Growing Greener: Conservation by Design approach to land use planning and residential development. This training is intended primarily for professional planners (county, municipal or private) who consult with municipalities and review or write land use ordinances. Participants will become familiar with the specific wording and provisions that typically must be added to existing codes to give local officials the tools they need to ensure that new subdivision proposals will be designed around the central organizing principle of land conservation. Township engineers and zoning officers who must enforce these codes are also invited.

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2018 Farm Bill: What Does It Mean for Planners and Public Health Professionals?

What is the Farm Bill?

The farm bill is a comprehensive, multi-year federal law that authorizes most federal policies governing food and agriculture.  The most recent farm bill—The Agricultural Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-79), commonly referred to as the 2014 Farm Bill—has 12 titles that encompass a range of issues and programs including farm commodities and income supports, nutrition programs like the Supplementation Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), farmland and environmental conservation, crop insurance, and rural development.  Nutrition programs constitute the majority of the farm bill, accounting for 80 percent of the funds historically and projected to be spent on farm bill programs.  Farm commodity supports, crop insurance, and conservation programs comprise 8 percent, 7 percent, and 5 percent, respectively.[1]

The 2014 Farm Bill, which was signed into law in February 2014, is set to expire on September 30, 2018.  Since Congress debates, updates, and reauthorizes the farm bill approximately every five years, discussions about the next farm bill are already happening, both in Congress and across the country.

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Sponsor APA Pennsylvania Southeast for 2018

The work and programs by the Southeast Section of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APAPASE) aren’t possible without the support of our sponsors. We are releasing sponsorships now for organizations who prefer to take advantage of end of year giving, but are always happy to work with new sponsors.

The sponsorship levels are laid out in our 2018 Sponsorship Package. If you would like to discuss a custom sponsorship, simply contact sponsorship@apapase.org to start the discussion.

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Carpool to State College

APA PA Southeast created a carpool match to make it easier for you to carpool to State College for the 2017 APA PA conference.

We’ve created a link to help planners from the Southeast Section share rides to the conference at http://bit.ly/APAPA17Carpool. Please use this link to share information on your ride needs and availability. We hope this will be more useful than messaging on social media (though you are welcome to add comments below). Please consider posting your ride if you are already driving and have extra space.

Why carpool? People carpool for different reasons. Carpooling is great for budgetary reasons, eco-friendly philosophies, meeting new people, convenience, stress reduction, and more! The trip can be the start and capstone to the fun of the conference, as Southeast Section planners found out during the 2012 Erie Conference. Though there isn’t a van this year, there is still a chance to have an easier, cheaper, friendlier trip to State College through carpooling!

The “Erie Eleven” vanpool of 2012!