May 19: 2017 Classic Towns Trolley Tour

2017 Classic Towns Trolley Tour

Friday, May 19, 2017, 8:00 AM 4:30 PM
Tour starts at Cosi, 50 Yorktown Plaza, Elkins Park, PA 19027

Tickets: $25 (includes breakfast, lunch, and 5.75 AICP CM credits)
Register at:
https://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/2017trolleytour/

March 31: The New Normal for Downtowns

The New Normal for Downtowns
A DVRPC Strategies for Older Suburbs Roundtable

Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
 
DVRPC
190 N Independence Mall West, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

DVRPC’s roundtable series highlights challenges older suburbs and downtowns are facing. The Strategies for Older Suburbs Roundtable Series provides a means for networking and exchanging ideas with similar organizations facing the same concerns. Join us for a workshop with David Milder, DANTH, Inc., who is nationally recognized for his expertise on the new normal for downtowns, the deliberate consumer, multichannel retailing and niche revitalization strategies. The workshop will feature presentations, a question and answer session as well as one-on-one discussions. This event is approved for 2.5 AICP CM credits.

Light lunch will be served

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Join the 2/22 Engagement Committee Call at 2pm

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 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-866-499-7054, conference code 735 289 0020.

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APAPA-SE to Match Donations in Memory of Matt Honea

https://fundrazr.com/MattHoneaMemorialFund

Matt Honea received his Masters in City & Regional Planning from University of Pennsylvania.  He applied these skills to his passion of helping make his community better, including the Make the World Better Foundation (MTWB).

In his memory, the American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter Southeast Section (APAPASE) is offering to match any donations to the Matt Honea Memorial Fund, up to $500 before March 1st.  The Matt Honea Memorial Fund is part of the Make The World Better Foundation who work to rebuild parks in Philadelphia. The fund is to honor Matt’s legacy at Ralph Brooks Park, a park he truly loved.

When donating, please make sure you include “APAPASE” in the comments, so it is earmarked for the match.

2017 Philadelphia Future City Competition Points to a Bright Future

Regional Winner: Lionville Middle School Source: futurecityphilly.org

If it’s true what they say, ‘children are our future,’ then we have some very smart cities to look forward to! On Saturday January 21, thirty-six middle schools from southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware competed in the 2017 Philadelphia Future City Competition held at Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor.

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Southeast Region AICP Exam Study Group Now Forming

Are you planning on taking the AICP exam this year?  Need a little motivation to help you study?  A study group is starting to form in the southeast region to work together to prepare for the exam. If you are interested in joining the study group, please email race.hodges@mbakerintl.com to add your name to the list.

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Speak on Planning for Diverse Communities

Have you ever wanted to share your planning experiences with others planner around the United States about your interaction with diverse communities? Do you plan on attending the 2017 APA Conference in NYC? If so, Diana Hasrouni would like to personally invite you to participate in the session “Cultural Competency in Planning” on Saturday, May 6th from 2:30-3:45 PM. In this interactive session, planners will be able to become the “Doctors/Experts,” while providing suggestions for other planners’ (the attendees) problems.

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Feb. 23: PennDOT Connects

Have you heard of PennDOT’s newest initiative, PennDOT Connects? Secretary Richards, PennDOT, and planning agencies are working to make transportation planning a more collaborative process that supports community goals. The PennDOT Connects initiative reaches into community and transportation planning processes to initiate early dialogue and partnered decisionmaking about the kinds of transportation projects that will help a community achieve its vision. Learn the various ways PennDOT is supporting this initiative internally and in its outreach to local communities. Learn how communities can better articulate what they desire in transportation investments and design, including placemaking and the role of transportation facilities as public spaces.

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Help design our new website!

Maintaining an effective website that provides useful information on events, employment opportunities, and planning issues is one of the best ways that the Southeast Section can serve our members and interested officials and citizens. Over the next several months, we will be redesigning our website and we would love to hear how you think it can be improved. Please click on the link below to complete a brief survey. It should only take you a few minutes and all responses are completely anonymous. Thank you!

Take the survey: http://bit.ly/APAPASEweb

February 15 QUE meet up!

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up on February 15 at 5:30 pm at Frankford Hall (1210 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia).

Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/642795559262327/

Meetup Event – https://www.meetup.com/Queer-Urbanist-Exchange/events/235495239/

We’re going to do brief updates on all of our projects. 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 last meeting. Read more

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