Nov. 10: APAPA-SE Meeting

Hope you can make it to the next APAPA-SE meeting:
APA PA Southeast Section Council meeting
Thursday, November 10th 
(held the second Thursday of every other month)
The Reinvestment Fund (TRF): 1700 Market Street, 19th Floor
Calling in?  Please use the following NEW conference call number:
Toll free:  (877) 292-8255
Passcode: 1207385
Please direct any agenda topics and/or questions to

Fall into CM Credits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

The end of the year is only a few short weeks away, and for many planners that means their AICP CM-credit reporting period is coming to a close. Do you have all of the credits that you need? Are you looking for a few more events to get some additional credits? Below are some events happening in the Greater Philadelphia region in the next few weeks that offer AICP CM credits.

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Engagement Committee Call on 10/26 at 1!

APA Pennsylvania SE Section LogoHave 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 Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 1pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-877-292-8255 passcode 1207385. (Note this is a new number updated from previous calls)

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Oct. 26: Inside the Planner’s Studio

Speaker Change!

Due to a schedule conflict, Anne Fadullon is not available to speak at Inside the Planner’s Studio. We are happy to announce that Patty Elkis, Director of Planning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) will be the featured guest on Inside the Planner’s Studio.

  • 6:30-7:00: The event will begin with networking. Light h’orderves and drinks will be provided. Mentors and students from the mentor program will have the opportunity to meet during this time.
  • 7:00-7:45: The Inside the Planner’s Studio program will take place.
  • 7:45-8:00: Ms. Elkis will take questions from the audience.
  • 8:00-8:30: There will be additional time to network after the event.

Inside the Planner’s Studio with Patty Elkis & Karen Thompson

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania

Fisher Fine Arts Building, Room 401 (34th Street & Walnut Street)

(Entrance is on the west side of the building, facing College Green.)

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cost: Free—with Eventbrite registration

Have you ever wondered how someone became such a successful and effective planner? What advice they could provide about civic engagement? What projects are they are most proud of and why? APAPASE’s “Inside the Planner’s Studio” series asks these questions and more. We’re honored to have Patty Elkis, Director of Planning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, as our 3rd speaker in the annual “Inside the Planners Studio” speaker series. Karen Thompson of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will be asking Ms. Elkis about her career, civic engagement, and her advice for planners. Karen will skip the small talk and ask Ms. Elkis the big questions: What pivotal moments have shaped her career? If she could go back, would she do anything differently? You’ll have to come to find out! If you have any questions you would like to ask Ms. Elkis, you can enter them when you register here.

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RSVP Today! 2016 APAPA-SE Annual Event: Thurs., Nov. 3, 6:30pm


Courtesy of the 30th Street Station District Plan

Transformative Transportation in the Philadelphia Region

Register Today!

Please join fellow planners in the Southeast Section of the APAPA at our 2016 Annual Event!  For this year’s event, we are inviting you to attend a lively discussion about several Transformative Transportation projects in the Philadelphia region, such as Amtrak’s 30th Street Station District Plan, the NEC Future Rail Investment Plan, SEPTA’s plans for King of Prussia Rail and Broad Street Line Extension, enhanced bus service on Roosevelt Boulevard, SEPTA’s analysis of upgrading its trolley system, Philadelphia’s Indego bike share system, and Montgomery County’s Ridge Pike Improvement Project.

Our panel of industry leaders include:

  • Ms. Jennifer Barr, AICP, Senior Long Range Planner at SEPTA
  • Ms. Rina Cutler, Senior Director Major Stations in Planning & Development at Amtrak
  • Mr. Matthew Edmond, AICP, Transportation Section Chief  at Montgomery County Planning Commission
  • Mr. Chris Jandoli, AICP, Supervising Planner at Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Mr. Dan Nemiroff, AICP,  Senior Operations Planner at SEPTA
  • Mr. Aaron Ritz, Transportation Programs Manager at Philadelphia’s Managing Director’s Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems (oTIS)
  • Elizabeth Smith, P.E., PMP, Manager of Long Range Planning at SEPTA

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Celebrate National Community #PlanningMonth in October

Brought to you by PlannersThis month, we’re joining with our planning colleagues from across the country to celebrate the lasting value thoughtful planning has on communities of all sizes. To help us celebrate, there are signs to show off your favorite places created by planners. This is a great opportunity to highlight your favorite places. Take a picture and share your photo on social media using #PlanningMonth — don’t forget to tag your place.

Learn more about National Community Planning Month at


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Open Call for GIS Day Presentations and Posters

Do you use GIS in your research? Or, have you created any outstanding maps or other cartographic products? Temple University will celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 16th from 12pm-6pm, and we invite members of GeoPhilly to showcase their spatial and cartographic work as a poster or brief (5-10 minute) presentation during this exciting event.  We hope to include a diverse set of presentations, from a range of GIS applications.

To participate, please submit your presentation information, including your project title and 100-word description, and indicate your preference for a poster or talk via this link by October 15, 2016.

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Oct. 27: Jane Jacobs Biographer Robert Kanigel at the Free Library


Robert Kanigel | Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs

Thu, October 27, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Robert Kanigel was a National Book Critics Circle finalist for The Man Who Knew Infinity, “an exquisite portrait” (Los Angeles Times) of the rich collaboration between an unschooled but brilliant Indian clerk and a pre-eminent English mathematician. The author of six other books and more than 400 articles, essays, and reviews, Kanigel has produced biographical and scientific writings that earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant. He was formerly a professor of science writing at M.I.T., where he was the creator and director of its Graduate Program in Science Writing. Eyes on the Street tells the story of Jane Jacobs, the irascible, unstoppable polymath activist who changed the way we understand the metropolis.

Nov. 10: Healthy Communities Task Force (2.5 CM Credits)

We’re excited to announce that the next Healthy Communities Task Force meeting will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 9:30am to 12pm.  This meeting will focus on health and housing with presentations from Jill Roberts, Executive Director of the Healthy Rowhouse Project, Joel Johnson, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Housing Authority, and Samuel Katz, Program Manager, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers.  The meeting will also feature a conversation around what your community can do to encourage housing policies and programs that support better health outcomes.  To RSVP, please visit:  Please stay tuned for a draft agenda.

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Oct. 1: Creative Conversation: “Arts And …”


Saturday, October 1
10 am – 3 pm
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
$20 for EAL:P members/$25 for nonmembers (membership is free; click here to become an EAL:P member)

Lunch included.

Click here to register!

Emerging Arts Leaders: Philadelphia is pleased to announce Creative Conversation 2016, a one-day symposium gathering arts leaders from the Greater Philadelphia region. The event, featuring a keynote speech from PECO’s Tiffany Tavarez, will take place on Saturday, October 1, 10 am, at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (100 N. 20th St., fifth floor).

This year’s Creative Conversation follows last year’s successful “What’s Next?” event by breaking open the traditional conference format to engage participants in a daylong dialogue about the myriad ways that the arts shape our region, and how we as arts leaders can promote and support the arts in and around Philadelphia. After a morning keynote speech from Tiffany Tavarez, corporate contributions manager at PECO, attendees will divide into fast-paced facilitated discussions with local arts leaders on the ways that the arts intersect with fields and topics ranging from government, policy and community to education, entrepreneurship and social justice.

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