EarthFest 2017: Planning and Youth Engagement

A warm, sunny, and windy day was the setting for EarthFest 2017 on April 28th at Temple University’s Ambler Campus.  EarthFest is an annual event promoting environmental awareness to elementary and middle school students from across the region.  This year, the Southeast Section (APA PA SE) partnered with Temple’s Student Planning Organization (TSPO) to host a combined booth focused on sustainability and planning.   Our volunteers engaged students in two planning activities – one related to transportation and the other land use – to give them a basic idea of what many planners do on a regular basis.  The booth also had informational materials, including an APA brochure explaining “What Planners Do.”  

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June 20 Tour of the Mazzoni Center

Join us for a chance to take a tour of the new Mazzoni Center!  Mazzoni staff have been talking excitedly for months about how this space will make their work with patients much easier.  Come and see how they have designed the space to do just that. Come to see the new features, including expanded medical space and a “town hall” community room. There is more on the features of the new space at http://www.mazzonicenter.org/mazzoni-moving-may-24th-2017.

NOTE PLEASE REGISTER AT https://quemazzoni.eventbrite.com. The tour is on June 20 at 6pm.

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Join the Engagement Committee in June 2 at 2!

Have 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 2, 2017 at 2 pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-866-499-7054, conference code 735 289 0020.


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June 1: Just Beneath the Surface

The fate of Philadelphia’s cemeteries and burial places has been headline news several times in recent years. Join the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum and representatives from the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office and city agencies for a discussion of the legal and ethical issues surrounding burial places in and around Philadelphia.

June 1, 2017
6:00-8:00PM

Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch St., Philadelphia

For more information:
www.phillyarchaeology.net | phillyarchaeology@gmail.com

July 5: 2017 Planning Law Review (1.5 AICP CM Law Credits)

2017 Planning Law Review

The U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts, and state courts all play an important role in shaping planning throughout the country. This annual review delves into the important cases, the decisions that were made — or not made — and how this will affect planning at many levels. Legal experts and members of APA’s amicus curiae committee fill you in on what you need to know.

This event provides 1.5 AICP CM LAW credits.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

2:45 – 4:30 PM

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

190 N. Independence Mall W., 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The event is free but registration is required:

https://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/2017law/

May 11: APAPA-Southeast Section Council Meeting

American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter Southeast Section Council

Thursday, May 11, 2017
5pm – 6:30pm
McCormick Taylor (2001 Market St, 10th Floor)

Calling in?  Please use the following:
Toll free:  1-866-499-7054 
Conference code: 735 289 0020
 
all members welcome

Join QUE on Monday, May 15 and June 20!

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

  • Monday, May 15, 5:30 at Cira Green on 30th Street between Chestnut and Walnut (http://www.ciragreen.com/#location). Feel free, but not required, to bring picnic items to share. In case of inclement conditions, we will meet at World Cafe Live at 3025 Walnut Street. The event is listed on Facebook and Meetup.
  • Tuesday, June 20 at 6pm we will be doing an architectural tour of the new Mazzoni Center at 1328-1338 Bainbridge Street (at Broad Street) Philadelphia, PA 19107. For this tour, we suggest registering on Eventbrite as well as Facebook and Meetup to get an appropriate count.

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May 18: Stormwater Management: Compliance, Coordination & Cost

APA-PA’s Central Section is hosting a full day workshop May 18th in Harrisburg on various aspects of stormwater management.  Attendees will learn why stormwater regulations have continued to evolve, how one county is leading a successful collaborative regional effort to reduce the cost of regulatory compliance, and what a municipality can expect if EPA comes knocking. A presentation on stormwater best management practices will demonstrate how implementation of such projects can maximize both environmental and economic returns. Additionally, a municipality and its consultant will share their experience with creating a stormwater authority to address planning, funding, design, implementation, and maintenance of stormwater infrastructure.  Registration details are on the attachment.

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Planning Commission Assistant Director Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Chester County Planning Commission Assistant Director David Ward has always appreciated the uniqueness of communities. That passion started when he was young.

 

That’s why it’s fitting that he has worked for the Planning Commission — an organization that assists communities with future growth and preservation — for four decades. He celebrated his 40th anniversary with the agency on April 4. 

 

“Around the state and region, David is not only known as a great planner and leader of the profession, he’s also known as Mr. Chester County,” said Planning Commission Executive Director Brian O’Leary. “When people think of the Chester County Planning Commission, they think of David and his leadership on a wide range of planning issues during his 40 years at the agency.”

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May 5-7: Jane’s Walk Through Philadelphia

Looking for something fun to do on May 5th, 6th or 7th, 2017? Check out a new Philadelphia neighborhood with Jane’s Walk, a global movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs to get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with their neighbors. PlanPhilly is organizing four tours in Philadelphia. Check out full details at: http://janeswalk.org/united-states/philadelphia/

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