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RFP: FDR Park Master Plan

Fairmount Park Conservancy working with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks proposals from qualified and creative design teams to perform a master plan for the 348-acre Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park in South Philadelphia. The master plan will investigate, analyze and recommend approaches to enhance FDR’s ecology, landscape and built environments. The master plan will also seek to create a shared vision for reinvestment among park managers, adjacent institutions, stewards, non-profits and general park users. View complete RFP including appendices here.

Get Ready to Cast Your Ballot!

It is time to cast your ballot for the National, State and Local APA Officers!  This year, we are participating in APA’s consolidated ballot system for the first time so please carefully read the following instructions.  On August 7, APA will send each APA Pennsylvania member an email with a link to the ballot.  
You will receive this notice from Survey and Ballot Systems, and it will contain your unique link to the ballot. All voting will be done on-line and only members in good standing will be allowed to vote. Voting will end on September 8, 2017.  Two email reminders will be sent to members who have not voted during this time period in case you miss the first one.
You will be voting on the slate listed below.  View the candidate position statements at Please review before voting!
Should you have any questions or problems accessing the ballot webpage, please contact Lynn Jorgenson at

Featured Job Listing: McCormick Taylor, Entry-Level Planner/Communications Coordinator

McCormick Taylor is look for an Entry-Level Planner/Communications Coordinator! Click here for the full job description.

Join QUE on Wed. August 23 at SkyGarten!

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 ( at 5:30 pm. It is a chance to network with built environment professionals and enthusiasts at different locations around the city.

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July 13: APAPA-Southeast Section Council Meeting – All Are Welcome

APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting
Thursday, July 13th
McCormick Taylor: 2001 Market Street, 10th Floor
Calling in?  Please use the following:
Toll free:  1-866-499-7054 
Conference code: 735 289 0020

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Healthy Community Design Survey Open

Want to help encourage healthy community design in Pennsylvania?

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!

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PHS and PHL Launch Airport Landscape Design Competition

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.

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Funding Opportunity: Delaware Watershed Research Fund

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.
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June 20 Tour of the Mazzoni Center

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

NOTE PLEASE REGISTER AT The tour is on June 20 at 6pm.

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May 11: APAPA-Southeast Section Council Meeting

American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter Southeast Section Council

Thursday, May 11, 2017
5pm – 6:30pm
McCormick Taylor (2001 Market St, 10th Floor)

Calling in?  Please use the following:
Toll free:  1-866-499-7054 
Conference code: 735 289 0020
all members welcome