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Opens Sep. 21 – A Dream Deferred: Redlining Past, Present, Future

A Dream Deferred
Redlining Past, Present, Future
Opens September 21

Using art, technology, and media, A Dream Deferred tells the story of how race and policy shape the landscape of Philadelphia and the lives of its residents. The project, named for a poem by Harlem Renaissance writer Langston Hughes, will explore what happens when people and cities are restricted from reaching their true potential.

Experience multimedia storytelling through interactive touchscreen mapping, a large-scale art installation by Shawn Theodore, and short documentary film. Visitors will also have a chance to share their personal reactions in a private confessional booth.

Opens September 21 through November 17
600 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA
Free Admission

Complementing the exhibit is a community panel series seeking to examine the myth of meritocracy.

For more information on exhibit hours, partners, and panel series, visit adreamdeferredphl.org.

 

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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June 16: Join Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) Meetup and Upper Darby Tour

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at Inka Wall Peruvian Restaurant (55 Garrett Road, Upper Darby, PA 19082) at 12 pm on Saturday, June 16, 2018 to see Peru play Denmark in the World Cup! The match starts at noon and afterward we will do a tour of Upper Darby. Not interested in watching soccer? Come for drinks and food specials, or join at about 1:45 for the end of the match and the tour.  We’ll be checking out some noteworthy Art Deco details in this vibrant community with a vision for the future. Getting there by SEPTA couldn’t be easier as it is only a short walk from 69th Street Terminal!

Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/173114313378187/

Meetup Event – https://www.meetup.com/Queer-Urbanist-Exchange/events/251231621/

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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/.

June 3 – 6: Embracing Change: Empowering Your Community’s Revitalization Effort hosted by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center

“Embracing Change: Empowering Your Community’s Revitalization Effort”
Pennsylvania’s Premier Revitalization Conference

Location:  Chester County Historical Society and Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, Downtown West Chester, PA

Dates:  June 3rd through 6th, 2018

Opening Keynote Speaker:  David Greene, host of NPR’s Morning Edition

Closing Keynote Speaker:  Philip J. Merrill, CEO and Founder of Nanny Jack & Company, an African American heritage consulting business

As Pennsylvania’s program coordinator for the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Pennsylvania Downtown Center will host its annual statewide conference June 3-6, 2018, in West Chester, PA, with the theme – Embracing Change – Empowering the Future of Your Community’s Revitalization Effort

We anticipate 250 or so attendees not only from Pennsylvania but also from neighboring states of Delaware, New Jersey and even parts of Maryland who represent downtown organizations, municipalities, heritage groups, preservation advocates and other community revitalization professionals.

Throughout the four days we’ll hear from state and national leaders and we’ll discuss new partnerships for creating more entrepreneurial and equitable communities with a focus on innovation, technology, diversity in all its forms and constantly evolving life style preferences. We’ll explore how we shop, how we play, how we engage in our communities and how we interact as a society.

Our concurrent sessions will take place mostly at Uptown! Knauer Theatre and our meals, plenary, and exhibitors will be at the Chester County Historical Society. Mobile tours are also on the schedule both in West Chester, neighboring Kennett Square, and Phoenixville.  We are pleased that our annual awards gala, the Townies, will be in Sykes Hall at West Chester University on Tuesday evening, June 5th.

Find out more at https://padowntown.org/conference

Early Bird rates through April 27, 2018

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Mar. 20: Join Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) Meetup

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at Prohibition Taproom at 501 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, March 20. We are going to run out to check out the Reading Viaduct Rail Park at some point (or maybe in shifts).

Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/191926611400267/

Meetup Event – https://www.meetup.com/Queer-Urbanist-Exchange/events/248259816/

Can’t make it?  Select your availability in April at https://doodle.com/poll/94wzdrk5nbq5stmb.

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Feb 20 – MS City and Regional Planning, Temple University Information Session

Learn about the MS City and Regional Planning at Temple University during our Information Session on February 20, 2018. The program has two concentration tracks in Sustainable Community Planning and Transportation Planning. Both are areas of expertise that are in wide demand in the greater Philadelphia region as well as across the country and globe. Accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board since 2012.

Stay for the Meet and Greet with MS CTRP students.

Information Session: 6:00-7:00 pm
Meet and Greet: 7:00-7:30 pm
Location: Temple University Center City Campus
1515 Market St.
Room 222
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Register now


The application deadline for Fall 2018 is March 1, 2018.

Department of Planning and Community Development, Tyler School of Art, is housed in the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design along with allied programs in Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

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 28: Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership to Host Author Richard Louv

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) presents NATURE TALKSa series of annual, thought-provoking conversations with Author RICHARD LOUV on The Nature Rich Life: Nature-rich cities, homes, schools and more. Followed by a Meet the Author Reception. Proceeds from this program will fund TTF outreach and education programs. Louv’s books are available to purchase in advance or at the reception from the Open Book Bookstore. This program is sponsored by the Scattergood Foundation.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 6 pm – 8 pm
WHERE: Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia 19102
TICKETS: $50. Purchase at ttfwatershed.org/NatureTalks or call 215-744-1853.

Urban Share Junket: Tour of Chicago (Application Deadline: February 19, 2018)

Little Giant Creative, a full-service creative agency that works with local and national companies and institutions to develop and execute custom brand strategies & events, is selecting eight Philadelphia city development and urban planning professionals for an insider’s tour and professional exchange in Chicago.

Travel datesApril 20 – 22, 2018
Cost: $2,000, which includes:
Insiders’ tour + discussions
Private network of city developers and planners
Roundtrip airfare
Accomodation for 2 nights – 3 days
Meals (2 lunch + 1 dinner)
Application Deadline: February 19, 2018
Additional Details and Application: https://www.urbansharejunkets.com/