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.

Sept. 12: Daniel Burnham’s Belated Birthday Bash!

September 12, 2017 from 5-7pm
Devil’s Alley Bar and Grill (1907 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103)
$8 if you register in advance [apapase.eventbrite.com]; $10 at the door

Make no little (happy hour) plans! Daniel Burnham–who co-authored the 1909 Plan of Chicago–would be 171 years old this year. We’re celebrating the birthday of one of the founders of American city planning eight days late. Join APAPASE for Happy Hour at Devil’s Alley Bar and Grill (1907 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103) on September 12, 2017 from 5-7pm. Tickets are $8 in advance ($10 at the door–cash only) and include your first drink and birthday cake. After your first drink, it’s cash bar. Drink specials will be $3 drafts, $4 house wines, and $5 sangrias. This event is open to Burnham-enthusiasts, professional planners, citizen planners, students (21+), urban designers, architects, landscape architects, professors, engineers, and anyone with an interest in the planning profession.

Of course, no birthday party is complete without fun and games. We’ll be playing HEADS UP! URBANIST: City Beautiful Edition. You will get three HEADS UP! cards on which there is a person, place, or thing with importance to urbanism and the planning profession. Hold them up to your forehead so you can’t see them and other happy hour attendees will give you clues so you guess what card you’re holding up.

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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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Aug. 30: Social Justice & Public Health (2 AICP CM Ethics Credits)

 

Principles to Which We Aspire: Social Justice & Public Health (2 AICP CM Ethics Credits)
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Registration/Light breakfast at 8:30 AM

 

Planners have a unique charge to make policy decisions with the welfare of citizens in mind. The “Principles to which we Aspire” section of the ethics code sets the standard for how planners to work toward a more just future. This lecture will cover how three planners have worked to:

  • Seek social justice by working to expand choice and opportunity for all persons
  • Recognize a special responsibility to plan for the needs of the disadvantaged and to promote racial and economic integration and urge the alteration of policies, institutions, and decisions that oppose such needs.
  • Provide citizens the opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the development of plans and programs that may affect them.

Speakers:

  • Lisa Servon, Professor and Department Chair, City Planning, University of Pennsylvania
  • Amanda Wagner, MCP, MGA, Get Healthy Philly
  • Caroline Harries, AICP, Associate Director, The Food Trust

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Oct. 18: Register Now for Changing Lanes Conference

You’re invited to Changing Lanes: A Transportation Conference on Technology, Trends, and Change on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Union League of Philadelphia! Join leaders from around the tri-state region to learn how technology, funding, and the changing workforce are affecting the transportation field, today and well into the future.

Session topics include: diversifying our transportation workforce, funding the region’s visionary transportation projects, using technology for civic engagement, and more.

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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 www.apapase.org. Please review before voting!
Should you have any questions or problems accessing the ballot webpage, please contact Lynn Jorgenson at LJorgenson@planning.org.

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 (http://skygarten.com/) 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
5pm
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 bit.ly/HealthyComPA!

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