July 8: Census Webinar (1.5 CM)


Join the Unlocking the Value of Census Data webinar on July 8, 1:00-2:30 PM to learn about census data and programs, such as the American Community Survey, the Economic Census, and Local Employment Dynamics. The session will highlight GIS and mapping resources, and demonstrate  American Factfinder (AFF) and OnTheMap.  For more information and to register:


Philadelphia’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure Innovation Challenge

The City of Philadelphia and Citymart have launched an open call for information about how to reduce uncertainties around developing green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), beginning with more effective assessments of subsurface conditions and utility locations.

The City welcomes ideas from industry experts, non-profits, and creative individuals on all types of innovative solutions that could help identify subsurface conditions or utility locations at potential stormwater management sites.

More information and submission guidelines are available at BigIdeasPHL.com. The deadline for submissions is July 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST.

Challenge contact: PWD-GSI.Innovation@phila.gov

Aug. 2: Integrating Health Into Comprehensive Planning

DVRPC is excited to host a one-day, interactive workshop, Integrating Health into Comprehensive Planning, on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 9AM – 4PM at DVRPC.  The workshop will be facilitated by Beth Altshuler, Senior Associate and Epidemiologist/Urban Planner with Raimi + Associates.

There is a growing interest in and awareness of the role that the built environment plays in supporting healthy individuals and communities. Recognizing that comprehensive plans help guide how a community grows and can support the development of healthier spaces and lifestyles, DVRPC’s Healthy Communities Task Force is hosting a hands-on workshop that will provide attendees with a better understanding of how to integrate health into their communities’ planning processes. 

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Need Law Credits? Come to DVRPC on June 29th!

Join DVRPC for a free viewing of the American Planning Association’s “2016 Planning Law Review” (a $195 value!) on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.

As the U.S. Supreme Court concludes its session, APA convenes planning attorneys to discuss the most important decisions of the year. In addition to the Supreme Court cases, the panel reviews district and state court rulings. Find out whether APA filed amicus briefs and why. Stay current, be informed, and invite your officials or clients to attend.

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July 13-14: Certified Stormwater Inspector Training

Philadelphia is host to Certified Stormwater Inspector training on July 13 and 14.  The training is put on by the National Stormwater Center and is directed at municipal personnel.  The course covers inspection duties as well as background information on NPDES and the Clean Water Act.  Registration information is available at www.npdes.com and included on the training brochure.

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Tonight: APAPASE June Events Committee Meeting

Thursday, June 9, 2016
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
Michael Baker Jr Conference Room
1818 Market Street, Suite 3110, Philadelphia, PA 19103
 Please RSVP so we have an accurate list of names for security.

June 16 Engagement Committee Meeting

Large APA Pennsylvania SE Section LogoHave 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 16, 2016 at 2pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-866-245-0351 passcode 605275.

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Delaware County Seeking Nominations for Outstanding Developments

Rothman Institute in Middletown Township Delaware County is a past Bates Award Winner

Rothman Institute in Middletown Township Delaware County is a past Bates Award Winner

Applications are being received until June 2nd for the 2016 William H. Bates Memorial Awards Program for outstanding land development in the County.  The award is named for the late Chairman of the Delaware County Planning Commission and honors excellence in site planning development practices and the innovative use of land resources.

Anyone is eligible to make a nomination for a project believed to be worthy of recognition. Projects substantially completed during the past three years are eligible.

The Nomination Form must be submitted to the Planning Department no later than June 2, 2016.  Awards will be presented at the County Planning Commission Meeting on September 15th, 2016.

Past winners have included the Louella House renovation in Radnor Township, PPL Park Sports Stadium in Chester City, and the Riddle Hospital Health Care Center Four/Rothman Institute Medical Office in Middletown (pictured).

Questions about the Bates Memorial Award?  Contact the Planning Department at 610-891-5200 or Planning_Department@co.delaware.pa.us.


Local Planners Remember Jeff Featherstone

The planning community of Greater Philadelphia, including APAPASE, is saddened by the recent news of the passing of Dr. Jeffrey Featherstone, Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities and Professor of Research in the Department of Planning and Community Development in the Division of Architecture and Environmental Design at Temple University.
The Jeffrey Featherstone Memorial Scholarship has been established by the planning faculty in his honor. The funds will be used to support a graduate student in the Master of Science in City and Regional Planning program who shares Jeff’s passion for sustainable water resources management. Contributions to the Featherstone Memorial Scholarship may be sent or given to Mollie Repetto or Dr. Lynn Mandarano at Tyler School of Art of Temple University, 2001 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122.
Additional information about Dr. Featherstone and his accomplishments can be found here.

May 12: Southeast Section Council Meeting

APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting
Thursday, May 12th
(held the second Thursday of every other month)
The Reinvestment Fund (TRF)
1700 Market Street, 19th Floor
Calling in?  Please use the following:
Toll free:  (866) 245-0351 
Passcode: 605275
*meetings open to all
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