April 20 – Transportation and Tourism

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.

Speakers:

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.

Agenda

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

Feb 26 – The Mellon Humanities, Urbanism and Design (H+U+D) Initiative Annual Public Lecture: Sensing the City

Monday, Feb 26, 5:30pm
B26 Stiteler Hall
University of Pennsylvania

David Barnes, History and Sociology of Science, will explore the role of smell as urban health sentinel and as investigatory tool in diagnosing healthy and unhealthy urban neighborhoods, using examples from Philadelphia and Paris between 1790 and 1900. Using the Milton-Parc neighborhood of Montreal as her case study, Francesca Russello Ammon, City and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation, will discuss the use of photographs to shape new ways of seeing in a battle between demolition and rehabilitation. Naomi Waltham-Smith, Music, will foreground the role played by listening in urban social movements and local alliance-building around economic, housing, and environmental justice through interventions of sound-art collective Ultra-red in Los Angeles and London over the last 20 years.

Domenic Vitiello, City and Regional Planning and Urban Studies, will moderate.

 

Feb 20 – MS City and Regional Planning, Temple University Information Session

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.
Room 222
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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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.

Mar 9: Submit a Proposal for APA PA Conference

The conference is scheduled for  October 14-16, 2018 at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie. The theme is Plan on ErieProposers are encouraged to submit traditional and non-traditional sessions, plus mobile workshops. Traditional sessions typically involve presentations and audience interaction with an expert panel. Non-traditional sessions can include problem-solving roundtables, “fast-fun-fervent” presentations, and peer-group sessions. Proposals are also sought for “mini” sessions and hosting of a networking/co-working lounge.

Due Date: March 9, 2018
More information: https://planningpa.org/events-training/annual-conference/callforpresenters/

Download full Request for Proposals: http://planningpa.org/wp-content/uploads/CFP-2018.pdf

 

 

Feb 28: Tookany/Tacony Frankford Watershed Partnership to Host Author Richard Louv

The Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership (TTF) presents NATURE TALKSa series of annual, thought-provoking conversations with Author RICHARD LOUV on The Nature Rich Life: Nature-rich cities, homes, schools and more. Followed by a Meet the Author Reception. Proceeds from this program will fund TTF outreach and education programs. Louv’s books are available to purchase in advance or at the reception from the Open Book Bookstore. This program is sponsored by the Scattergood Foundation.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 6 pm – 8 pm
WHERE: Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia 19102
TICKETS: $50. Purchase at ttfwatershed.org/NatureTalks or call 215-744-1853.

Urban Share Junket: Tour of Chicago (Application Deadline: February 19, 2018)

Little Giant Creative, a full-service creative agency that works with local and national companies and institutions to develop and execute custom brand strategies & events, is selecting eight Philadelphia city development and urban planning professionals for an insider’s tour and professional exchange in Chicago.

Travel datesApril 20 – 22, 2018
Cost: $2,000, which includes:
Insiders’ tour + discussions
Private network of city developers and planners
Roundtrip airfare
Accomodation for 2 nights – 3 days
Meals (2 lunch + 1 dinner)
Application Deadline: February 19, 2018
Additional Details and Application: https://www.urbansharejunkets.com/

Feb. 26: Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) Quizzo Night

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at Tavern at 243 S. Camac St. (Downstairs at Tavern on Camac) at 8:00 pm on Monday, February 26. Note we will be starting later than usual and meeting downstairs to join long time (maybe founding?) member Simone Allender for Quizzo at 8:30 pm, so stay for a drink or bring your trivia knowledge. It was really popular in December and one of our teams won.

We’re going to do brief updates on our projects before quizzo starts (around 8:15). Please come with ideas of things you’d like to see the group participate in. If you’re interested in seeing more, check out our Meeting Notes from our past meetings.

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Featured Job Listing: Transportation Planner

DVPRC is looking for a new transportation planner! Click here for the full description.

RFP: 12th Street Connector Alignment Study

Click here for the RFP: 12th_St_ConnectorRFP_1_19_18

April 17: Chester County Planners’ Forum for Spring 2018

Professional planners from Chester County are invited to attend the spring 2018 Chester County Planners’ Forum from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. April 17 at the Oakbourne Mansion, a beautiful historic property in Westtown (1014 S. Concord Road, West Chester, Pa., 19382).

The event will include the following presentations:

  • Greening Coatesville:  Lively Parks for Healthy People, presented by Ann Hutchinson of Natural Lands
  • Understanding Transportation Impact Fees, presented by Joe Platt, P.E. of Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.
  • Historic Preservation: Planning Initiatives and Economic Value, presented by Ray Ott and Jane Dorchester

To register for the forum, visit: https://2018-spring-planners-forum.eventbrite.com. Email any questions you may have to ccplanning@chesco.org.