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.
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.
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.
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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The Delaware County Planning Department is sponsoring the Course in Subdivision and Land Development during the evenings of April 27, May 4 and 11. This course deals with the work of planning commissions in the subdivision and land development review process- from pre application meetings through project completion. Extensively revised in 2005, the course emphasizes the MPC as the source of authority to regulate development. Planning commissions have a central role play in the land development process which is an integral part of a community’s comprehensive planning program. New in the course are flexible design concepts and options for better project design.
Topics covered in the course include:
· Administering the review process
· Reviewing Plans
· Calculating impacts of development
Photo: 2017 Future Cities Regional Winner: Lionville Middle School, Source: futurecityphilly.org
If you are interested in becoming a Future City mentor for one of your local schools, or you would simply like to learn more about the program, please tune into our webinar on April 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mike McAtee, an experienced mentor, will be making a detailed presentation. He will also be taking attendee questions toward the end.
The program also offers other great opportunities for professionals to get involved in their local community by volunteering as a judge, general volunteer, or steering committee member.
The Pennsylvania Chapter Southeast Section Council of the American Planning Association is accepting nominations for new Council members!
Interested in getting more involved? Meeting other planners from the region? Expanding our profession?
All nominations are due NO later than May 15.
Taking nominations for Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, 6-7 Professional Planners, and 2-3 Citizen Planners.
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