Join us for APAPASE’s Annual Event, which includes an opportunity to meet and mingle with other Greater Philadelphia planners, hear an educational presentation (1 CM credit requested), and honor the winners of the John E. Pickett Student Scholarship competition. Ticket price includes two drink tickets and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
Water, Water Everywhere: A Dialogue on Flooding and Disasters in Greater Philadelphia
The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season is on track to be one of the top ten most active seasons on record, with five major hurricanes, and a streak of eight straight hurricanes from August 9 to September 29. This begs the question: what is the role of planners and planning in reducing risk to flooding and increasing community resilience? How can flood risk reduction meet other community planning goals, like water quality improvement, neighborhood development, and community cohesion? Join us at the APAPASE Annual Event to explore these issues and more. A panel of water and resilience planners will explore these issues and more with APA members from across the region.
Community Heart & Soul: Engaging Residents through the Humanities to Find What Matters Most
November 6, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Pennsylvania Humanities Council and Orton Family Foundation staff and their partners will present “Community Heart & Soul: Engaging Residents through the Humanities to Find What Matters Most” at the Annual Conference of the PA Chapter of the American Planning Association later this month.
Can’t make the conference session? This webinar will recap it!
Styled as a digital workshop, the webinar will explore why the humanities are relevant to planning and outline major components of the Community Heart & Soul® model. You’ll hear success stories from Pennsylvania Heart & Soul™ projects in Carlisle, Williamsport, and Meadville and take part in exercises that illustrate Heart & Soul in action.
Those who participate in either the October 24 conference session OR the November 6 webinar will be eligible to apply for the next round of Pennsylvania Heart & Soul planning grants.
Come learn about what makes Chester County special, why we need to protect these treasures, and how we can plan the county’s future together. The first segment of a four-part video series on planning in Chester County has been released. This series hopes to engage you in the preparation of Landscapes3, the county’s next comprehensive plan.
FitCityPHL is an annual full-day symposium that explores design strategies in workplaces, neighborhoods, and cities that improve health. It brings together individuals representing the sectors of public health, architecture, planning, design, landscape architecture, development, research and evaluation, academia, philanthropy, and government to learn about how the built environment can have a positive impact on the negative health trends currently facing communities – particularly obesity and other chronic conditions.
At this year’s symposium, attendees will interact with public sector leaders in a town hall format, learn about community engagement and workplace active design strategies, and participate in several walking tours highlighting local examples of active design. Read more
Have you ever wondered how someone became such a successful and effective planner? What advice they could provide about civic engagement? What projects are they are most proud of and why? APAPASE’s “Inside the Planner’s Studio” series asks these questions and more. We’re honored to have Anne Fadullon, Director of Planning & Development for the City of Philadelphia as our 4th speaker in the annual “Inside the Planners Studio” speaker series. Karen Thompson of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will be asking Ms. Fadullon about her career, civic engagement, and her advice for planners. Karen will skip the small talk and ask Ms. Fadullon the big questions: What pivotal moments have shaped her career? If she could go back, would she do anything differently? You’ll have to come to find out!
The Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University invites you to apply for one of three  Urban Innovation Fellowships through this brief application form. Lindy is looking for Philadelphians who are working on urban challenges at any scale – from the block to the neighborhood to the city – who would benefit from the support and the expertise of the Lindy Institute, its faculty fellows, and staff.
Fellows receive the following benefits:
Being paired with experts who will help them think through strategies in real time during an Urban Innovation workshop from October 30 – November 1 (selected applicants should be available to participate in this event). The workshop will include site visits, work sessions and public presentations over the 3 days.
A $15,000 award to continue to work on their project at Drexel. Fellows will receive guidance from the Lindy Institute to help determine the best use of the stipend, but they will have latitude to decide whether it be used as income or funding for implementation.
Access to Drexel’s academic research facilities and maker spaces
A comprehensive plan to take your project into its next phase
Keep Philadelphia Beautiful (KPB) is looking for passionate volunteers to serve as sustainability ambassadors at School District of Philadelphia schools. Sustainability ambassadors will be responsible for leading presentations on neighborhood beautification measures, such as recycling and composting.
KPB provides in-person training and presentation materials to ambassadors prior to engagement activities. The presentations have been developed with the Philadelphia Streets Department and the School District of Philadelphia through the District’s GreenFutures initiative (GreenFutures). A commitment of 2, 1-hour presentations per semester is required, and volunteers will be assigned to schools that have expressed interest in the program.
Professional planners from Chester County are invited to attend the fall 2017 Chester County Planners’ Forum from 8 a.m.-10 a.m.Oct. 5 at the East Whiteland Township Building, 209 Conestoga Road in Frazer, Pa. At the event, Chester County Planning Commission staff will provide an update on Landscapes3, the county’s next long-range plan, and the Chester Valley Trail Extension to Downingtown. There also will be presentations from guest speakers about development trends in Great Valley, an economic development plan for the Kennett area, and riparian buffer ordinances. To register for the event, click here: https://chescoplanningfallforum.eventbrite.com. Email any questions you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Principles to Which We Aspire: Social Justice & Public Health (2 AICP CM Ethics Credits) Wednesday, August 30, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Registration/Light breakfast at 8:30 AM
Planners have a unique charge to make policy decisions with the welfare of citizens in mind. The “Principles to which we Aspire” section of the ethics code sets the standard for how planners to work toward a more just future. This lecture will cover how three planners have worked to:
Seek social justice by working to expand choice and opportunity for all persons
Recognize a special responsibility to plan for the needs of the disadvantaged and to promote racial and economic integration and urge the alteration of policies, institutions, and decisions that oppose such needs.
Provide citizens the opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the development of plans and programs that may affect them.
Lisa Servon, Professor and Department Chair, City Planning, University of Pennsylvania
Amanda Wagner, MCP, MGA, Get Healthy Philly
Caroline Harries, AICP, Associate Director, The Food Trust
You’re invited to Changing Lanes: A Transportation Conference on Technology, Trends, and Change on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Union League of Philadelphia! Join leaders from around the tri-state region to learn how technology, funding, and the changing workforce are affecting the transportation field, today and well into the future.
Session topics include: diversifying our transportation workforce, funding the region’s visionary transportation projects, using technology for civic engagement, and more.