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RSVP Today! 2016 APAPA-SE Annual Event: Thurs., Nov. 3, 6:30pm


Courtesy of the 30th Street Station District Plan


Transformative Transportation in the Philadelphia Region

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Please join fellow planners in the Southeast Section of the APAPA at our 2016 Annual Event!  For this year’s event, we are inviting you to attend a lively discussion about several Transformative Transportation projects in the Philadelphia region, such as Amtrak’s 30th Street Station District Plan, the NEC Future Rail Investment Plan, SEPTA’s plans for King of Prussia Rail and Broad Street Line Extension, enhanced bus service on Roosevelt Boulevard, SEPTA’s analysis of upgrading its trolley system, Philadelphia’s Indego bike share system, and Montgomery County’s Ridge Pike Improvement Project.

Our panel of industry leaders include:

  • Ms. Jennifer Barr, AICP, Senior Long Range Planner at SEPTA
  • Ms. Rina Cutler, Senior Director Major Stations in Planning & Development at Amtrak
  • Mr. Matthew Edmond, AICP, Transportation Section Chief  at Montgomery County Planning Commission
  • Mr. Chris Jandoli, AICP, Supervising Planner at Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Mr. Dan Nemiroff, AICP,  Senior Operations Planner at SEPTA
  • Mr. Aaron Ritz, Transportation Programs Manager at Philadelphia’s Managing Director’s Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems (oTIS)
  • Elizabeth Smith, P.E., PMP, Manager of Long Range Planning at SEPTA

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June 16 Engagement Committee Meeting

Large APA Pennsylvania SE Section LogoHave ideas for how APA Pennsylvania Southeast section can reach its members? Have suggestions for how better to get value from your membership? Share them during the Engagement Committee call. The Engagement Committee’s next call is Friday, June 16, 2016 at 2pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-866-245-0351 passcode 605275.

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Implementing the Multi-Modal Handbook in Your Community Workshops (1.25 CM Credits)


Last year, the Chester County Planning Commission produced the Multi-Modal Circulation Handbook, a resource guide for incorporating all modes of transportation into land use/ land development design. A series of workshops has been planned to serve as an overview for why the Planning Commission produced this document and how it fits with Chester County policy. How and when different design elements should be incorporated into site design and how the Planning Commission incorporates multi-modal concepts into the land development review process will be covered. Typical development scenarios will illustrate how all transportation modes can be accommodated in a variety of land use types, and tools for municipalities to do multi-modal transportation planning will be discussed. Additionally, attendees will hear testimony from local professionals working in the public sector, land development, and non-profit on the importance of planning for all modes.

The workshops will be held on April 13th in Jennersville, April 15th in Downingtown, and April 29th in Phoenixville. All are from 8:30-11:00am and free of charge. Each workshop has been approved for 1.25 CM credits. More details are available at:www.chesco.org/planning/mmh

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Dec. 3: Connecting With the King



Thursday, December 3, 2015 l 8-10:00am

Sheraton Valley Forge

480 N Gulph Road

King of Prussia, PA

Tickets: $25 in advance; $35 at the door


Home to approximately 50,000 jobs, King of Prussia is the largest employment center in our region outside of Philadelphia. Mixed-use development projects slated or underway promise additional jobs and residences at King of Prussia, but traffic congestion and limited transportation options make accessibility a challenge and limit long-term growth potential. The proposed extension of SEPTA’s Norristown High Speed Line will expand access by creating a critical transit link between King of Prussia and Philadelphia as well as Norristown and other destinations in Montgomery and Delaware Counties.

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Oct. 26: Walk Montco Kickoff

Join the Montgomery County Planning Commission for its kickoff for Walk Montco.  This meeting will feature guest speakers from around the country as we discuss ways that communities can make walkability improvements in their downtowns, around their schools, and near transit facilities.


DATE:    October 26, 2015

TIME:    10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

(Registration & continental breakfast begins at 9:00 a.m.)

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April 5: Community Marketplace: Investing in the Delaware Valley’s Downtowns

Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance (DVSGA) presents “Community Marketplace: Investing in the Delaware Valley’s Downtowns”

Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:45 am to 11:30 am

PECO, Energy Hall, 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA


Register at: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=lfsiqshab&oeidk=a07e71bbo4p2b3d3b2c

Private Sector:   $40     /    Public Sector:  $25    /   Student: $10

Registration closes Wednesday, April 3, 2013.


Finding the right development properties and partners is a real challenge. The Community Marketplace will highlight 14 transit-oriented communities with redevelopment opportunities. Join builders, developers, investors, realtors, architects, engineers and economic development professionals to learn about these great places and how to leverage the right partnerships for success.

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