APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting
(held the second Thursday of every other month)
Thursday, May 10th, 2018
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)
Please use the: Toll free: 1-866-499-7054 Conference code: 735 289 0020
Please direct any agenda topics and/or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a voting member unable to attend, please email email@example.com.
APAPASE Events Committee Meeting: June 7, 2018, 5:45 – 7:00 PM
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 firstname.lastname@example.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/.
The conference is scheduled for October 14-16, 2018 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie. The theme is Plan on Erie. Proposers 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.
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
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.
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
Growing Greener: Writing Conservation by Design Ordinances
Randall Arendt & Ann Hutchinson, Natural Lands
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com to start the discussion.
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!