Oct. 30-Nov. 2: ACSP Conference

Thursday, October 30-Sunday, November 2
2014 ACSP Conference: Big Ideas, Global Impacts
Co-hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Today’s planning researchers and practitioners grapple with “big ideas”. From big data to fundamental restructuring of the world’s economy to climate change, the challenges of planning have changed dramatically. These challenges are daunting but they provide unprecedented opportunities for planning to have global impacts like never before. With these big challenges in mind, the Philadelphia conference aims to provide opportunities to address the big issues of today and tomorrow. Indeed, as the birthplace of one of history’s biggest ideas, that of the constitutional democracy, Philadelphia is an apt location to think big. Registration
Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Pennsylvania

Oct. 1: Green Infrastructure and Environmental Health and Safety

The next presentation of the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Green Infrastructure, Climate and Cities Seminar Series will be held on Wednesday, October 1st at 4pm EST at Drexel University. Come join the discussion about the risks and opportunities presented to our urban communities by climatic extremes, and what decision makers, researchers, and practitioners are learning about how to address these issues.

Space is limited, so please RSVP for both in-person and webinar attendance at http://ccrun.org/seminars

Green Infrastructure and Environmental Health and Safety
Dr. Michelle Kondo and Dr. Austin Troy
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Oct. 13: Planning Quizzo

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Join APAPASE for an evening of food, fun, and (planning-themed) Quizzo!

Monday, October 13, 2014
Doors open at 5:45 PM. Quizzo starts at 6:30 PM.

Lucha Cartel
207 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Come with a team or join one when you arrive. You can also just hang out, meet new people, and have fun!

Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Price includes one drink, all proceeds go to the APAPASE Scholarship Fund. Buy tickets here.

New on APAPASE.org: Featured Job Listings

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The good news: For years now, apapase.org has offered job listings free of charge as a service to our members. Job listings are free to use and free to post. And that’s not changing.

The better news: Now available on apapase.org: Featured Job Listings!

If you’re an employer looking to reach local planners who are looking to advance their careers–including the more than 650 planners on our mailing list, who are registered members of the American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter, Southeast Section–Featured Job Listings might be the way to go.

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Sept. 23: “The Landscape” With Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger

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“The Landscape” with Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger

September 23rd 6:00 PM

Meyerson Hall: 34th and Walnut, Upper Gallery

Cost: Free—Free with eventbrite registration

Have you ever listened to a presentation and wondered how this person got their job? How did they get this far? What projects are they most proud of? What are their biggest regrets? APAPASE’s events committee has designed a new series called “The Landscape” where these types of questions will be answered! The concept is similar to “Inside the Actors Studio”. Prestigious planners nominated by APA’s members will answer a set of questions with a live audience. This event is the first APA PA SE Mentor Program event and will serve as a great opportunity for mentors to meet up with their students.

We’re honored to have Deputy Mayor Greenberger as our first speaker. Alan Greenberger is the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Director of Commerce. He also serves as Chairman of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission. He has been with the City of Philadelphia since 2008.

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Sept. 25: APAPA Chapter Conference Planning Committee

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The Planning Committee for the 2014 APAPA Conference is meeting on September 25.

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PennDOT: Access Management Trainings

PA Chapter of APA and PennDOT Present:
Integrating HOP Coordination into Access Management Programs

Approved for 2 CM Credits
Cost: Members are FREE
Non-members $25

Recognizing key county and municipal roles in managing roadway access, the Department has recently updated Pub 574, Access Management Handbook, containing three tiers of access management techniques and model ordinance language for use by Pennsylvania counties and/or municipalities.  Training participants will be provided with an overview of the handbook, several case study examples, and a review of the model ordinance contents.

The second half of the training will contain a short section on the Highway Occupancy Permit (HOP) component of managing access, which has recently been updated as an online “e-permitting” system (“EPS”). This new system includes a “Municipality Portal” that provides local governments with direct access to key HOP information as permit applications are submitted. The training will provide municipal managers, planners and engineers with hands-on instruction on this new tool that they will need to be working with for their municipalities.

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Call for Mentors for Planning Students

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Remember when you were a planning student and weren’t sure which concentration to choose or how to navigate the job market? 

For the seventh year, the American Planning Association of Southeast Pennsylvania (APAPA-SE) is launching a mentor program to connect professionals in the planning field and local city planning graduate students. The program will include students from the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. This program has helped students to learn about an array of planning jobs and day to day work responsibilities of planners as well as to receive advice for navigating the job and internship search.

If you are interested in signing up to be a mentor, please fill out this form and email your resume to planningmentorpa@gmail.com.  We are asking mentors to submit materials by Wednesday, September 10th. 

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Sept. 30: Integrating HOP Coordination Into Access Management Programs

The American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter and PennDOT are hosting a training entitled, “Integrating HOP Coordination into Access Management Programs” at DVRPC on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Registration starts at 9:00 AM). The training is free for APAPA members and $25.00 for non-members. If you are interested in attending, please use this link to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DVRPC-Access

 

DVRPC is located on the 8th Floor of the American College of Physicians Building at 190 N. Independence Mall West (corner of 6th and Race), Philadelphia, PA 19106. For directions, visitwww.dvrpc.org/directions

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Registration Open for the APA DE/MD Regional Planning Conference

The APA DE and APA MD chapters will be holding their annual conference “Planning for Healthy and Sustainable Places” October 28th -29th at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Newark, Delaware.  The conference will showcase efforts to create healthier and more sustainable neighborhoods, campuses, towns, cities and regions in Delaware, Maryland and beyond.  Register at: http://2014conference.delawareapa.org/top%20level.html

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