July 21: APAPA Chapter Conference Planning Committee


The Planning Committee for the 2014 APAPA Conference is meeting on July 21.

Click here for the agenda!

July 2: Green Infrastructure at Drexel


CCRUN invites you to the next presentation in the Green Infrastructure, Climate and Cities Seminar Series, to be held Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Drexel University.  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://www.ccrun.org/seminars.

This month’s presentation:

Green Infrastructure: Enhancing Cities by Managing Stormwater

Dr. Robert Traver, Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University, and Director of both the Villanova Center for the Advancement of Sustainability in Engineering and the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership

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June 23: GALIP Grays Ferry Meetup

APAPASE and GALIP logos direct from pub (1)

Gays and Lesbians in Planning (GALIP) Philadelphia is hosting an event at the Grays Ferry Triangle as a meet up point (with Grace Tavern in case of bad weather).on Monday, June 23 at 5:30 pm.  Grays Ferry Triangle was chosen to scope out the area before the new plaza treatment and is at the start of Grays Ferry Avenue and South (between 22nd and 23rd Streets).  Can’t make it?  You can sign to the group and find out more on at http://bit.ly/GALIPPHL to join the googlegroup list and join the facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/galip.philadelphia.

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Last Call: Sponsor Philadelphia’s APA Pennsylvania Annual Conference


The 2014 Annual Conference “Innovations from Historic Foundations” will be held at the Society Hill Sheraton October 12-14, 2014. This is the first time the American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter Annual Conference is being hosted in Philadelphia for the first time in over a decade, providing a unique opportunity for firms located in Southeastern Pennsylvania to reach this state-wide audience and well up your name in the region. Become a sponsor today! June 20 is the last chance to sign up in time to be featured in the conference announcement.

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association is an organization of 3000 professionals and citizen planners providing vision and leadership for the future development of Pennsylvania’s communities. Being a sponsor for the Annual Conference is a valuable means to show support for planning in our state. Take advantage of a range of benefits especially designed to promote your company or organization.

Exhibit with us! Sponsor our event! Advertise with us! Our conference connects you to many private and public sector planners, land use, transportation, design, natural resource, and allied professionals, as well as elected/appointed municipal officials.

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June 28: APAPASE/Young Professionals in Transportation Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, June 28, 2014 (Rain Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014)
Hunt from 1 PM – 4 PM; Scoring and Post-Hunt Happy Hour from 4 – 6 pm
$7 for members of APAPA or YPT; $10 for non-members

Grab your SEPTA pass, lace up your shoes, and join us for our first ever Photo Scavenger Hunt!

Meet us in the City Hall Courtyard at 1pm to pick up your clues and begin the hunt. You’ll have until4pm to travel to as many locations on the list as you can and take a photo with your team. Teams are capped at 4 members. No team? Don’t worry–register as an individual and we’ll set you up with a team at the beginning of the event.

Some clues will be in Center City and others will be far away–but everything is reachable via SEPTA! And, of course, your team will earn more points for the locations that are farther away and more difficult to reach.

Along the way, your team should email your photos to our judges – so don’t forget, each team will need at least one smartphone! All photos will have to be submitted by the end of the hunt at 4pm.

After the hunt is over, join us for an afterparty at Strangelove’s (216 S 11th St) to hear the results! Your registration includes your first drink, so be sure to join us!

If you have any questions in advance of the hunt, just drop us a line at yptphilly@gmail.com

Register at: https://my.yptransportation.org/civicrm/event/info?id=105

Two Southeast Section Students Honored by AICP

The Pennsylvania Chapter and Southeast Section congratulate Jenna Oskowitz from Temple University and Tali Cantor from the University of Pennsylvania for their recognition as one of 2014’s Outstanding Students. The AICP Outstanding Student Award recognizes outstanding attainment in the study of planning by students graduating from Planning Accreditation Board–accredited planning programs during the academic year of the award. Students are selected by a jury at their respective schools. To see a full list of this year’s winners, please visit https://www.planning.org/awards/outstandingstudents/.

Save the Date! Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, June 28 from 1-4 PM

APAPASE is partnering with Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) to organize a planning and transportation-related Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 1-4 PM (Raindate: Sunday, June 29). We will be meeting inside the court yard of City Hall at 1 PM. You do not need a team to participate. Stay tuned for more details!

APA PA SE AICP Study Group for November 2014 Test

Consider joining our study group to prepare for the AICP test in November! We will use existing resources such as the AICP site, Planning Prep and information from our colleagues who have taken the test and divide by planning subject to make for efficient studying. Most communication and sharing will be via email; there will be just a few meetings in person to initially divide the materials and also test each other toward the end. If you’re interested in joining the study group, please email amyliu2013@gmail.com.

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Volunteer for the PHS Pop Up Garden

Last year's PHS Pop Up Garden

Every year, PHS Pop Up Gardens transform neglected spaces into lush and inviting places for all to enjoy. Combining cutting-edge design, outdoor art, and landscape innovation, the gardens showcase the work that PHS performs in communities all year long.  PHS Pop Up Gardens leave a lasting impact by shining a light on vacant spaces with potential for redevelopment, as well as promoting the power of greening to transform cities.

From June through mid-October, we will be transforming an empty lot in Center City into a beautiful garden with daily food offerings, a nighttime beer garden, and ongoing entertainment!For the past three years, volunteers have been key to making garden visits a friendly, enjoyable and educational experience.  We hope you will join us this year in welcoming our guests, helping to maintain the beautiful garden, and sharing the mission of PHS to create a sense of community through horticulture.

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June 14: Commercial Corridor Tour: Lower Frankford Ave

Saturday, June 14, 2014

1:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Starts at Johnny Brenda’s (1201 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125)

Tickets ($6.25): http://yip.ticketleap.com/commercial-corridor-tour-lower-frankford-ave/

Designed for planners, aspiring entrepreneurs, foodies, and culture seekers, Young Involved Philadelphia is excited to announce a new 3-part series exploring commercial corridors at various stages of their development with a different corridor featured on a bi-monthly basis.

Tours will include stops along the corridor where business owners — well-established or just beginning — will share their personal stories of why they chose their current location, and how they set up shop.  For our first tour, we will be working with NKCDC to feature businesses along Lower Frankford Ave, one of the fastest growing commercial corridors in Philadelphia over the last 10 years.

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