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Why Complete Streets Are Important — What They Are and What They Are Not
- Complete Streets policies have been gaining traction as more communities realize the benefits of having safe, accessible, and healthy streets.
- Over 1400 Complete Streets policies have been passed at the local, regional, and state levels across the country – including small and medium-sized municipalities in Pennsylvania.
- Implementation of effective complete streets policies help communities create safe and inviting road networks designed for people of all ages and abilities, as well as for multiple modes of transportation – bicycles, walking, wheeling, public transit and personal vehicles.
- “Complete Streets” are not mandates for immediate retrofit. They are not an order to redesign every street in your community. Adoption of a Complete Streets Policy does not mean every street must have sidewalks, bike lanes and accommodate public transit.
Graduate students of Temple University’s City and Regional Planning Department are conducting a study to better understand bicycle parking demand within Center City Philadelphia for the Bicycle Coalition of Gre ater Philadelphia.
As part of the project, the students have developed a short survey to better understand the use of existing bicycle parking infrastructure and user preferences within the Center City District. Help inform their study by taking the survey here.
To learn more about the project you can visit this recent blog post.
For any questions regarding the project or survey, please contact Dr. Jeffrey Doshna at email@example.com
DVPRC is looking for a new Transportation Engineer/Planner ! Click here for the full description.
Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT), WTS, and Drexel’s Lindy Institute are co-hosting TransportationCamp PHL 2018 on April 14. Registration is open at http://transportationcamp.org/events/phl2018/.
TransportationCamp is positioned as “where technology meets transportation.” Transportation of people and products is an issue of increasing importance with direct impacts on economic strength, environmental sustainability, and social equity. Advances in technology such as mobile computing, open source software and APIs, spatial analysis and others presents an opportunity to improve mobility more immediately and at a lower cost than has been possible in the past. TransportationCamp builds connections between disparate innovators in diverse fields including public administration, transportation operations, transportation planning, information design and software engineering.
The inaugural Philadelphia incarnation of the participant-driven TransportationCamp conference series follows an “unconference” format, lending itself to a more pertinent, thought-provoking, and active event. This link shows what exactly an “unconference” is: http://transportationcamp.org/2011/02/how-transportationcamp-works-the-essential-guide/
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See the event flyer for more details.
March 1: 2018 Edmund N. Bacon Awards + Talk Honoring Enrique Peñalosa
Join the Center for Design and Architecture in honoring Enrique Peñalosa and the student winners of the 2018 Better Philadelphia Challenge. Enrique Peñalosa was selected to receive the 2018 Edmund N. Bacon Award because of the world-wide influence his pioneering initiatives as mayor of Bogotá, Colombia have had on public transportation, infrastructure investment, and public space, including on cities such as Philadelphia and New York City.
The 2018 Better Philadelphia Challenge coincides with the 100th anniversary of Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. This year’s challenge, Philadelphia’s Next ‘Park+Way’ asked student teams to share their grand vision of what a new ‘Parkway’ could be in a dense and developed 21st century city and how Philadelphia’s existing natural and cultural resources could be better linked with their neighboring communities. Come meet the winning teams and see their visions for the next great Philadelphia Parkway.
The ceremony will be followed by a coffee + dessert reception for all in attendance.
Moore College of Art & Design
Philadelphia, PA 19103
$150 | VIP
$20 | General Admission
$5 | College Student
FREE | High School Student
*email photo of your VALID Student ID to david@PhiladelphiaCFA.org for discount code
This is a free event. Visit this page to register.
Location: DVRPC, 190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Floor
Time: April 20th, 9 AM – 11 AM
AICP CM Credits: 2.0
Many older communities and neighborhoods are home to tourist destinations, like museums, historic sites, arts and cultural venues, or parks and trails, among others. Visiting these sites—whether by car, bus, transit, foot, or bicycle—can often present challenges. The first part of this event will feature speakers familiar with transportation, tourism, and community and economic development. The second part of the event will feature a roundtable discussion where participants can ask peers questions about transportation and tourism, and offer advice based on their own experiences. This event is free and open to the public. It will be of particular interest to planners, community and economic development professionals, transportation professionals, arts/cultural/historic site/museum staff, and tourism/marketing professionals.
Maud Lyon, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance
Shelley Bernstein, Barnes Foundation
DVRPC’s Strategies for Older Suburbs Roundtable Series highlights challenges older suburbs and downtowns are facing. The Roundtable Series provides a means for networking and exchanging ideas with communities and organizations facing similar concerns.
8:30 am – Registration, Light Breakfast, and Networking
9:00 am – Welcome and Introductions
9:15 am – Presentations
10:00 am – Q&A Panel Discussion
10:15 am – Roundtable Discussion Discuss with your peers and colleagues
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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.
DVPRC is looking for a new transportation planner! Click here for the full description.
Click here for the RFP: 12th_St_ConnectorRFP_1_19_18