May 18, 2013 | 10:30am-12:00pm
On Saturday, May 18, the American Planning Association SE PA Section(APAPASE) Emerging Professionals Group invites you to an exclusive look at one of Philadelphia’s most talked-about pieces of urban infrastructure: the Reading Viaduct. Following a very successful sell-out tour in the spring of 2012, we are excited to offer another opportunity for planners, park enthusiasts, and anyone who is interested in the future of Philadelphia’s public spaces to explore the historic rail trestle. The founders of the Reading Viaduct Project will provide a guided tour and discuss the developing vision for Philadelphia’s own high line.
Registration is limited to 35 people, so sign up early to secure a spot. Participants will be required to wear appropriate shoes/clothing in order to take part in the tour. The tour will begin promptly at 10:30am on Noble Street between 13th Street and Broad Street.
Implementing Shared Services: Best Practices and Case Studies
Friday, June 7, 2013
8:30 am – 12:00pm
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
8th Floor l ACP Building
190 N. Independence Mall West l Philadelphia, PA 19106
RSVP by Friday, May 31 at http://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/sharedservices/
Join DVRPC and municipal leaders at a half-day forum on the intricacies of municipal shared services. In many cases, sharing services allows municipalities to decrease both the cost and the complexity of the services they provide to their constituents while providing a higher level of service overall. In the DVRPC region, there are many examples of service sharing; it has been embraced by members of both political parties as a fiscally responsible method of service delivery. This forum will address legal issues related to sharing services and present some of the latest research on best practices and performance measurement in service sharing. Local leaders who have implemented service sharing in their communities will share their stories.
Click here for reservations!
Brand-new website. Same awesome job listings.
1) Township Manager – Township of Easttown – Devon, PA
2) Commercial District Revitalization Manager – Cornerstone West CDC – Philadelphia
3) VISTA Volunteers – Department of Commerce – Philadelphia
4) Americorps VISTAS – New Kensington CDC – Philadelphia
5) Transportation Engineer/Modeling Intern – Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission – Philadelphia
6) Community Development Director – Lower Providence Township – Eagleville, PA
7) Planner I – Kent County Levy Court, Department of Planning Services – Dover, DE
8) Rebel Ventures Team Manager – Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative – Philadelphia
9) AUNI Garden Assistant Supervisor – Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative – Philadelphia
Full descriptions after the jump!
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“As a society, we need to learn to grow, develop and live in a sustainable manner, so that future generations have the resources they need to continue to prosper.” – John Pickett
John E. Pickett passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the age of 68 after a battle with lung cancer. John had previously survived a battle with prostate cancer. He leaves behind three children – Amy, Evan and Doug.
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We’re really excited to unveil the all new APAPASE.org. You’re looking at the brand-spankingest-new design of the finest blog in the planning-sphere. We hope you’ll find the new look easier to navigate and read, and we’ve planted in a few bonus features that we’ll be rolling out over the coming weeks, including an all new look to our e-newsletter.
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The PA Chapter of the American Planning Association and the PA Local Government Training Partnership are cosponsoring training on planning for disaster resilient communities. There are six training sessions statewide, kicking off with a session at the new Chester County Public Safety Training Campus on May 22nd.
As natural and man-made events teach us over and over, it’s too risky NOT to consider hazard mitigation and disaster resiliency, especially with hazard mitigation being an essential component of site planning, comprehensive planning, stormwater management and numerous other planning practices. Building resilient communities is not just a product of emergency management and emergency services personnel, but also a responsibility of planners as they assist communities with comprehensive planning and development of and updates to zoning and subdivision and land development ordinances. The session will cover details on creating a hazard mitigation plan as well as review how to incorporate emergency management and emergency services planning in other municipal plans and ordinances. A key concept of the training will be how to ensure that land use and community planners and emergency management personnel/emergency responders are coordinating their efforts.
The training will use Pennsylvania specific case studies and examples to convey relevant information to attendees. The presenters will review tools, resources, and guidance provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to help you match resources to their challenges. The target audience for this training session includes professional planners and elected officials, municipal staff, emergency management personnel, and citizen planners who are well-versed in planning and seeking advanced information on hazard mitigation planning and emergency management to improve the safety and resiliency of residents and business for current and future hazard risks. There will be ample opportunities for Q&A.
Please see the brochure for details or the PA Chapter website for full details and registration: http://planningpa.org/news/land-use-planning-matters/