Survey: UrbanEyes 3D Mapping

We are a group of NYU students who are researching the feasibility of a brand new technology called UrbanEyes. UrbanEyes is a unique algorithm that processes cloud point data from LiDAR for 3D imaging. It is unlike anything out there and can improve accuracy of images to one inch. We invite you to participate in our survey to help us on our project.

To participate in our survey click here.

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Call for Aspiring Future City Mentors: Mentorship Info Session April 18!

Photo: 2017 Future Cities Regional Winner: Lionville Middle School, Source: futurecityphilly.org

If you are interested in becoming a Future City mentor for one of your local schools, or you would simply like to learn more about the program, please tune into our webinar on April 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mike McAtee, an experienced mentor, will be making a detailed presentation. He will also be taking attendee questions toward the end.

The program also offers other great opportunities for professionals to get involved in their local community by volunteering as a judge, general volunteer, or steering committee member.

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April 4: Planner Happy Hour

Join your fellow planners for a fun happy hour at Barra Rossa on Tuesday, April 4, 5:30-7:30 pm, sponsored by LRK Philadelphia! You can catch up with colleagues and meet new people as we play Heads Up! Urbanist.

HEADS UP! URBANIST – Join us to play LRK’s version of the latest game sensation – HEADS UP!, which is based on the “old-time” game – Twenty Questions. You will get three HEADS UP! cards on which there is a person, place or thing with importance to the urbanism and the planning profession. In order to win drink tickets, you will pair up and play the game. And… we won’t have easy cards like Ed Bacon or Rittenhouse Square! Come have fun with us on April 4th at Barra Rossa – 10th and Walnut.

Register here!

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April 13: Events Committee Meeting

Would you like to meet other Philadelphia-area planners? Would you like to organize events like walking tours, happy hours, or educational events related to planning? Then join the APAPASE Events Committee, and help us plan fun events! Our next meeting is Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM at Michael Baker, 1818 Market Street. Please RSVP so we have a list of names for security: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apapase-events-committee-meeting-april-2017-registration-30264861014?aff=es2.

No special skills needed–we love all volunteers! You can help with any (or 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. No worries if you’ve never done anything like this before–we’ll show you the ropes.

Join the APAPA Southeast Section Council

The Pennsylvania Chapter Southeast Section Council of the American Planning Association is accepting nominations for new Council members!

Interested in getting more involved?  Meeting other planners from the region?  Expanding our profession?

Self-nominations encouraged!

All nominations are due NO later than May 1st.

Taking nominations for Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, 6-7 Professional Planners, and 2-3 Citizen Planners.

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Nominate Great Places In Pennsylvania

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The PA Chapter of the American Planning Association recently kicked-off its 2017 Great Places in Pennsylvania Program.  Great Places are unique, memorable places where people want to be – not only to visit, but to live, work and/or play every day.  They serve as a model that other communities want to emulate – places of exemplary character, quality planning, identity, cultural interest and community involvement with a sustainable vision for the future.

Nominations are now open and seeking the nomination of Great Public Spaces and Great Streets. If you know a special public space or street that truly stands out in what it offers residents and visitors, NOMINATE IT!!!!

You can view the Program Guidelines, Category Criteria and Nomination Form on the APA PA website. The program flyer also contains links to the Program materials and the Nomination Form. The deadline for Nominations is April 18, 2017.

Great Places in PA 2017 Program Announcement Flyer

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March 30: MS City and Regional Planning, Temple University Information Session

Join us at the Architecture and Environmental Design, Tyler School of Art Graduate Information Session on March 30, 2017 to learn more about the MS City and Regional Planning program and application requirements.  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.

At the Meet and Greet with MS CTRP alumni, you’ll have a chance to learn about the various career paths alumni have taken from traditional government planning to community-based programming and policy development with nonprofit organizations, from government innovation to entrepreneurial startups, and more.

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Join QUE on Monday, March 13 and April 5!

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet ups.

  • Monday, March 13 at Tavern on Camac (Tavern on Camac, 243 South Camac St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) at 5:30 pm. The event is listed on Facebook and Meetup.
  • Wednesday, April 5 at the Trestle Inn at 339 N 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 at 5:30 pm. This session is done in conjunction with “Build the Rail Park” happy hour hosted by The Rail Park and Center City District. The event is listed on Facebook and Meetup.

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APAPA-SE, DVRPC and PennDOT Connect on Transportation

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, APAPASE and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) co-hosted a breakfast event about PennDOT Connects. The event, which took place at the American College of Physicians building in Philadelphia, featured Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie Richards, Brian Hare of PennDOT, and Elizabeth Schoonmaker of DVRPC, presentations are available here. Secretary Richards kicked off the event with a twenty-minute presentation where she explained transportation’s role in connecting communities and supporting economic development. Under the PennDOT Connects initiative, PennDOT will take an earlier and more active role in reaching out to communities to enhance engagement with local communities and improve transportation-project planning, design, and delivery so that transportation investments support a community’s vision and goals.

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March 9: APAPA-SE Section Meeting

APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting
(held the second Thursday of every other month)
5pm
McCormick Taylor: 2001 Market Street, 10th Floor
 
Calling in?  Please use the following:
Toll free:  1-866-499-7054 
Conference code: 735 289 0020
 
Please direct any agenda topics and/or questions to secretary@apapase.org.
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