Download the APAPA 2014 Conference App

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Attention APA PA 2014 Conference attendees! This year, for the first time, APA PA has created a Conference App for your iPhone or Android device. Features of the App include sponsor, speaker, and attendee listings; maps of the conference area and surrounds; the twitter feed for #APAPA14; and complete conference schedule that you can customize to your unique conference experience! This user-friendly App is now available for FREE on iTunes and Google Play. Download it today!

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Oct. 23: Mapping the Sustainable City

Sponsor:
Temple Libraries,
Open Data Philly,
Office of Sustainability,
greenSTEM Network,
Grounded in Philly
Location:
Paley Library Lecture Hall Room 021 (Lower Level)

Grounded in Philly, the greenSTEM Network, and Open Data Philly help Philadelphians to better understand their communities through maps and other data visualization tools. Join our panelists to discuss these projects, and learn how accessible, transparent information is a key tool of social justice, and a crucial element in creating a more sustainable city.

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Oct. 14: Philadelphia Planning Gets the Archival Film Treatment

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GeoPhilly, Philadelphia’s meetup group for map enthusiasts, is pleased to present After Hours for Planners with Archival Planning Films.  This free event is held on the last day of the America Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter Annual Conference and features archival films from the 1950s-1960s about city planning and Philadelphia.  A meet and greet with local urban planners and GeoPhilly members will follow the film screening at The Institute Bar.

These archival films are a time capsule of mid-century Philadelphia life and historical planning practices.  The films feature a variety of planning recommendations which are at times archaic and at others times innovative and progressive. We hope you will find these films as charming, entertaining and fun as we do!
To travel from the conference, take the Market/Frankford line westbound from 2nd and Market to 11th and Market.  You can either walk north on 12th Street to the venue located at Spring Garden and 12th or you can take the 23 bus north from 11th and Market to 11th and Spring Garden and walk to 12th street.
Date: Tuesday, October 14th, 6:00pm

Location: PhilaMoca, 531 N. 12th Street
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/GeoPhilly/events/207445852/

Oct. 1: Special Surprise Planning-Related Announcement at Reading Terminal

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Join APA at 10 am on Wednesday, October 1 for a special announcement with special guests Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and Carol Rhea, APA President Elect. Meet in the center court seating area for light snacks and refreshments.

RSVP to Lynsey Knowles, lknowles@planning.org or 202.349.1040.

Oct. 6: Annual World Habitat Day

Film showing of Urbanized and a report on the first preparatory committee meeting of the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development.

Click here for more info!

Sept. 27: APAPA-SE Pop Up Parks Tour

PHS Pop Up Garden at 1438 South St.

PHS Pop Up Garden at 1438 South St.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 11am – 1pm

Start at QuickFixx (1511 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146)
Tickets are free, but registration is required: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pop-up-park-tour-tickets-13186050833?aff=eorg
Pop up parks are all the rage in Philadelphia these days. Come hear from three planners about parklets, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Pop Up Garden, and the Delaware Waterfront Corporation’s Spruce Street Harbor Park. Tour begins at 11:00 AM at the parklet in front of QuickFixx (1511 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146) and ends at 1:00 PM at Spruce Street Harbor Park. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring cash if you want to buy a beverage/lunch at one of the stops along the way.

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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