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.

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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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Mentor Future Planners!

APA Pennsylvania SE Section LogoFor the ninth year, the American Planning Association of Southeast Pennsylvania (APAPASE) is launching a mentor program for 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 the array of planning jobs in the real world, the day-to-day job duties of planners, and employment advice for planners on the job hunt.

If you are willing to mentor, please sign up here by Friday, September 30. Mentors agree to be available 2-3 times throughout the year to meet with their student on an informal basis and will have the opportunity to meet with their mentees at events sponsored by the APAPASE.

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Join QUE on September 26!

QUE_Logo_Logo ColorQueer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at Independence Beer Garden (100 S Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106) on Monday, September 26 at 5:30 pm.

We’re going to do brief updates on all of our projects. Please come with ideas of things you’d like to see the group participate in. If you’re interested in seeing more, check out our Meeting Notes from our last meeting.

Can’t make it?  You can sign to the group and find out more on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/QUEPHL and on Google Groups at http://bit.ly/QUEgoogle. You can also see Meeting Notes in our Files. You can also select your availability for October at http://doodle.com/poll/2v29r54zpwevi6g3.

Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/298248297224063

Meetup Event – http://www.meetup.com/Queer-Urbanist-Exchange/events/234269138/.

Nov. 4: Building on our Strengths: Investing in Greater Philadelphia’s Centers

Building on our Strengths: Investing in Greater Philadelphia’s Centers

Includes Development Opportunities Marketplace

Friday, November 4, 2016, 8:30 AM — 1:00 PM


Chemical Heritage Foundation

315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Investing in Centers is the cornerstone of Greater Philadelphia’s Long Range Plan.  Centers serve as a basis for organizing and focusing development for the most efficient delivery of supportive infrastructure, primarily transportation.  Concentrating growth within Centers preserves open space while creating vibrant communities with a variety of transportation choices.buildingonourstrengthspostcardfront

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Oct. 20: Temple Open House

Architecture and Environmental Design
Graduate Open House
Learn about the MS City and Regional Planning program at Temple University.
Meet current students and faculty.
When: October 20, 5:30-7:30
Where: Room 207 Center City campus (1515 Market), Philadelphia PA
For more information on the MS City and Regional Planning, visit the Planning and Community Development department’s website

Register Today for Course in Zoning

Delaware County Course in Zoning. http://www.co.delaware.pa.us/planning/news/ZoningCourse.html

The Delaware County Planning Department is sponsoring the Course in Zoning during the evenings of September 22, 29, and October 6. This “nuts and bolts” course deals with the most complex and provocative topic in local planning.  It stresses the fundamentals for developing a sound zoning ordinance using the authority granted in the PA Municipalities Planning Code. The course includes mapping exercises, reviews of ordinance provisions, and discussions of problem situations.

Topics include:
· Relationship of zoning to comprehensive plans
· Key terms used in zoning and how they are applied
· Critical issues in drafting a zoning ordinance and map
· Procedures for adopting and amending ordinances
· Basic zoning administration

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Sept. 22: Bicycle Coalition Community Meeting

The Bicycle Coalition’s strategic planning community meeting is Thursday, September 22, at Circle of Hope. We want you to join us for the discussion to make bicycling a safer and more fun way to get around for anyone in the Greater Philadelphia region. We are currently—and will be—crafting our three-year strategic plan for 2017-2019, and rely on members and partners to help drive our vision for impact. At our community meeting, you will have a direct impact on our work over the next three years, and beyond.

All details of the meeting are here. Please RSVP if you plan on coming.

Sept. 16: PARK(ing) Day 2016


For the 9th year in a row, Philadelphia will celebrate PARK(ing) Day. This year, PARK(ing) Day falls on Friday, September 16, 2016. PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide annual event that started in San Francisco in 2005, when people transformed metered parking spaces into temporary public parks. The event raises awareness about the need for more pedestrian-friendly spaces in urban areas—in small 170 square foot spaces all across the world. A variety of non-profit institutions, community development organizations, academic institutions, and private companies—including many planning agencies and companies—participate in setting up these colorful, temporary parks. To view a map of where Philadelphia spots are, visit http://www.parkingdayphila.org/interactivemap. There are over 36 spots in Center City alone. To learn more about the event, visithttp://www.parkingdayphila.org/ or visit the global Park(ing) Day website at http://parkingday.org/. You can also follow along on Twitter at @parkingdayphila.

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Sept. 8: APAPA Southeast Section Council Meeting & Social

APAPA Southeast Section Council Meeting & Social
APA Pennsylvania SE Section LogoThursday, September 8th
(held the second Thursday of every other month)
Meeting at 5pm, social at 6pm
PHS Pop Up Garden (15th & South)

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Please note there will be NO call in option for this meeting (sorry, only this once).

APA PA SE Section Council meetings and committee meetings are open to everyone, whether they are an active APA member or just interested in participating.  The Section Council meetings include required business as outlined in our bylaws. If you wish to become familiar with the APA PA SE, but want to skip the business portions of the meeting, please join us around 6pm to socialize after the meeting, which usually wraps up between 6 and 6:30.

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Inside the Planner’s Studio With Anne Fadullon and Karen Thompson


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 Anne Fadullon, Philadelphia’s Director of Planning and Development, 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. Fadullon about her career, civic engagement, and her advice for planners. Karen will skip the small talk and ask Ms. Fadullon 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. Fadullon, you can enter them when you register here.

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
220 S. 34th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cost: Free—with Eventbrite registration

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