Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at the SkyGarten on the 51st floor of Three Logan Circle, 1717 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (http://skygarten.com/) at 5:30 pm. It is a chance to network with built environment professionals and enthusiasts at different locations around the city.
This quick (10 min) survey lets APA Pennsylvania’s Healthy Communities in PA task force know your healthy community design priorities to help identify resources for Pennsylvania’s communities. If you are involved with a program or project related to healthy community design, including it in this survey can help you advertise your program as a resource to other Pennsylvania communities.
Let them know what you think at bit.ly/HealthyComPA!
APAPASE is looking for Graduate School program papers (individual and group) about topics and issues relevant to the Delaware Valley Region. Eligible papers can address contemporary planning-related topics, such as sustainability, Smart Growth, and energy planning, and include methods for achieving implementation. Papers must be generated through graduate level studios and/or class/course assignments.
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It’s summer again: warm weather, poolside Sundays, seasonally-appropriate ice cream eating, and no school! School has now been out for a couple of weeks, and we’ve all forgotten what it’s like to get stuck in school traffic in the morning. However, the 2017-2018 schoolyear will be starting before you know it, and APAPASE wants to remind all of its members that there are many opportunities to volunteer for the upcoming 2018 Future City Competition for middle schoolers.
The Philadelphia Region Future City Steering Committee is hosting an Engineering Fair for future participants and collaborators in September. APAPASE encourages all interested schools, future mentors, volunteer judges, and event volunteers to attend.
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) are hosting a design competition to create an “Image Maker” landscape at the Airport. The competition is an opportunity to demonstrate Philadelphia’s position as America’s Garden Capital and create a welcoming image for the Greater Philadelphia region.
The goals of the project are to create an iconic PHL landscape, enhance the environmental sustainability of the Airport landscape, and provide a customer-friendly arrival and departure experience. The focus areas are all landscapes visible to the traveler going to or from the Airport – a scope of approximately 130 acres visible from motor vehicles or from an airplane. The new design will replace the current landscape that features large areas that are both planted and naturalized.
The Delaware Watershed Research Fund (DWRF) is an opportunity for research funding intended to complement the broader watershed protection work of the William Penn Foundation. A total of $5 million is designated for the Delaware Watershed Research Fund to build on the goals of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), a program working to ensure water quality in the Delaware Basin through restoration, protection, and monitoring of watersheds.
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.”
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.