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APA’s Ambassadors Program Promotes Diversity, Is Fun, and Earns You AICP Credit

October marks the opening of APA’s application period for the 2018 Ambassadors Program.  This initiative has been created to reach future planners with diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.  With recent national events, it is critical for the field of planning to grow more inclusive and diverse to continue to be relevant to communities of color and disadvantaged populations.  It is also increasingly important for individual planners to connect to young people in these communities on a personal level to support just decisions and live up to the APA code of ethics.

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Oct. 19: Join the Engagement Committee Call

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 Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 12:00-1:00 pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-866-499-7054, conference code 735 289 0020.

The tentative agenda is below, but feel free to add ideas for discussion during the call or in advance by emailing chair@apapse.org. For more details on the groups we wish to engage with and to see past notes, take a look at our running notes.
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Help Celebrate National Community Planning Month in October!

The achievements of planning are celebrated in October with National Community Planning Month. This year’s theme is innovation in planning, underscoring the role of planning in addressing and adapting to the challenges facing communities in the 21st century.

With less than 30 days until the official kickoff of our national observance, we want to know – how are you educating others about the value of planning this October?

Use the resources in our Planning Month Resource HUB to share with your community, elected officials, and local media the positive impact planning has had on your community.

Planning a community tour, meeting, or special event to mark the occasion? Let us know at admin@apapase.org. We’d love to highlight your efforts on our website and social media outlets during the month of October and beyond!

Learn more about National Community Planning Month at www.planning.org/ncpm.

 

Oct. 12: Join Area Design Professionals

Alphabet Soup Night

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 5:30pm  7:30pm
Center for Architecture and Design 1218 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107

IALD, AIA, IIDA, DVASE, APAPASE, IFDA, AIGA, PA-DE ASLA, IDSA, APT, ASCE… whew! What do they all mean? Let’s break design discipline silos. Design Philadelphia is bringing together different design associations in a free event to help make the infrastructure of the design community stronger in Philly by collaborating.

Members of The American Institute of Architects take in the Parklet competition and enjoy the Loewen Happy Hour, Thursday May 19, 2016, at AIA Philadelphia’s Center for Architecture and Design in Center City Philadelphia. (AIA Philadelphia Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek)

Come out and meet designers across Philadelphia over drinks and snacks. Chit chat, share ideas, and hear short lightning speed presentations from local representatives of American Institute of Architects (AIA), Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers (DVASE), Pennsylvania-Delaware American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Association for Preservation Technology (APT), Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and yes us, the American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter, Southeast Section (APAPASE)!

Event is free, registration required: https://www.designphiladelphia.org/festival-events/alphabet-soup-night

Apply for Philadelphia Citizen Planning Institute by 9/20!

Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) will be accepting applications for the Fall 2017 course from August 30th – September 20th. This seven-week course empowers citizens to take a more effective and active role in shaping the future of their neighborhoods and of Philadelphia through a greater understanding of city planning and the steps involved in development projects.

Special topics this session include Diversifying Your Organization, Fixing Neighborhood Issues – L&I and 311, and Resources for Neighborhood Development. There are more details on the courses in Fall 2017 CPI course summaries.

Classes are held on Wednesday evenings October 11th – November 15th from 6-9 pm at 1515 Arch Street in Center City.

See the 2017 CPI Fall Flyer or visit CPI’s  website: www.citizensplanninginstitute.org for applications and more information. Contact 215-683-4648 or cpi@phila.gov with any questions or to request a hard copy of the application.

Aug. 25: Engagement Committee Call

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 Friday, August 25, 2017 at 2 pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-866-499-7054, conference code 735 289 0020.

The tentative agenda is below, but feel free to add ideas for discussion during the call or in advance by emailing chair@apapse.org. For more details on the groups we wish to engage with and to see past notes, take a look at our running notes.

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Join the Engagement Committee in June 2 at 2!

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


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