Tag Archive for riverfront and waterfront

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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Next Week’s Annual Event: Water, Water Everywhere

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.

$30 for members/students
$35 for non-members
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apa-pa-southeast-2017-annual-event-tickets-38509904160

Speakers include:

  • Avery Livengood, Philadelphia Water Department
  • Chris Linn, DVRPC
  • Jon Lesher, Montgomery County Planning Commission
  • Chrissy Caggiano, Michael Baker International

2017 Annual Event Flyer

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Nov. 12-14: Design on the Delaware


If you missed the APA PA State Conference….you can get your AICP CM Credits at this year’s Design on the Delaware, November 12 – 14, 2014 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel and Center for Architecture

The conference offers 23 Accredited AICP CM.  You can earn up 15 AICP CM including the 1.5 AICP CM Law requirement.

Course topics include green infrastructure, creating parks and other public spaces, transportation infrastructure, designing trails, business campus planning, riverfront planning, stormwater management, form-based code and more.

Registration fees as low as $235 for November 12th or 13th; $325 for November 12th and 13th. Individually priced tours are available November 14th .

Click here for complete schedule and to register (http://www.designonthedelaware.com)

Sept. 27: APAPA-SE Pop Up Parks Tour

PHS Pop Up Garden at 1438 South St.

PHS Pop Up Garden at 1438 South St.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 11am – 1pm

Start at QuickFixx (1511 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146)
Tickets are free, but registration is required: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pop-up-park-tour-tickets-13186050833?aff=eorg
Pop up parks are all the rage in Philadelphia these days. Come hear from three planners about parklets, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Pop Up Garden, and the Delaware Waterfront Corporation’s Spruce Street Harbor Park. Tour begins at 11:00 AM at the parklet in front of QuickFixx (1511 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146) and ends at 1:00 PM at Spruce Street Harbor Park. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring cash if you want to buy a beverage/lunch at one of the stops along the way.

March 20: Ken Smith, Larger Landscapes


Thursday, March 20, 6:00-7:30 PM
PHS, 100 N. 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Meet & greet reception at 6:00 pm
Lecture 6:30-7:30 pm

Lecturer Ken Smith is an internationally recognized, award-winning landscape architect, engaged in developing designs for large-scale projects. Recent projects include such innovative designs as the two-mile East River Waterfront Esplanade in New York City, the Croton Reservoir Water Treatment Plant in the Bronx, the 1,360-acre Orange County Great Park in Southern California, and the Museum of Modern Art Roof Garden in NYC. His lecture will focus on issues of concept and craft in the creation of public landscapes.

Fee: $10 PHS members, $15 non-members

Registration is required.

www.pennhort.net/phsprograms or 215.988.1698

Download the flier: 2014PHS_LectureSeries_KenSmith_eblast

Oct. 15: Penn’s Landing Public Meeting


The Master Plan for the Central Delaware River waterfront proposed a new vision for Penn’s Landing: a spacious green park, sloping gently towards the river, connecting Chestnut and Walnut Streets from Front Street, over I-95, and across Columbus Blvd.

DRWC is now moving the conceptual plan to the next phase! The design team, led by Hargreaves Associates, is creating a plan for the site that incorporates landscape architecture, urban design, engineering, programming, development, and cost estimates. Join us for a presentation and discussion about the next phase of this exciting project!

Register here.

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Ken Greenberg to Speak at Design on the Delaware Conference

Ken Greenberg

Ken Greenberg, architect, urban designer, teacher, writer, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto and Principal of Greenberg Consultants, will speak at 11th Annual Design on the Delaware conference, October 29 – November 1 in Philadelphia.

Mr. Greenberg has played a pivotal role on public and private assignments in urban settings throughout North America and Europe, focusing on the rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts, neighborhoods and on campus master planning, regional growth management, and new community planning. Cities as diverse as Toronto, Hartford, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Montréal, Washington DC, Paris, Detroit and San Juan Puerto Rico have benefited from his advocacy and passion for restoring the vitality, relevance and sustainability of the public realm in urban life. Greenberg will present “City Building with Nature in Mind” on Tuesday, October 29 during the morning General Session.

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Design Competition: Infill Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Water Department, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Community Design Collaborative invites design professionals to enter Infill Philadelphia: Soak it Up!—an interdisciplinary design competition promoting the creative, innovative use of green stormwater infrastructure in Philadelphia and other cities.

The design competition challenges interdisciplinary teams to develop new models for green stormwater infrastructure, focusing on one of three sites in Philadelphia:


  • ·         Warehouse Watershed: A warehouse and a city-owned vacant lot that offer possibilities for public-private partnerships and the revitalization of a high-vacancy, mixed-use residential/industrial district.
  • ·         Retail Retrofit: A retail strip center that has the potential to play a more central role in the surrounding neighborhood through improved walkability, pop-up space for community events, and access to river recreation.
  • ·         Greening the Grid: An historic neighborhood with an engaged community and a dense network of streets, alleys, roofs, and open space that offers possibilities for an array of small-scale interventions.

The design competition is part of a larger design initiative exploring how green stormwater infrastructure can revitalize urban neighborhoods.


Green stormwater infrastructure is crucial to the implementation of Green City, Clean Waters, the City’s innovative, sustainable 25-year plan to protect and enhance local waterways primarily through the use of green stormwater infrastructure.

The competition is open to professional designers. Competition teams must include at least one licensed architect, one licensed landscape architect, and one licensed civil engineer. One of the required team members must practice in the Philadelphia region.

While the competition sites have a Philly focus, the insights gained through the design competition will apply to other cities seeking to retrofit green stormwater infrastructure into an existing urban fabric. Design professionals from around the country are encouraged to participate!

Nine finalists will be selected to present at an awards event at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on March 7, 2013. A jury will select one winning design for each of the three sites. The three winning competition teams will receive a cash prize of $10,000.

A  Competition Packet with the full details is available online.

Registration Deadline: Friday, November 30, 2012.

Submission Deadline: January 22, 2013.