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 Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 3pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-877-292-8255 passcode 1207385.
Delaware county Planning Department would like to know how you get around Delaware County! Tell them about your experiences traveling to/through the County and make recommendations to improve DelCo’s transportation network. What concerns you most about driving to work? How often do you walk to your friend’s house? Answer these and other questions in Delaware County’s transportation survey: https://dcpd.typeform.com/to/Ei4s5b.
This survey will be used to inform Delaware County’s Transportation Plan.
Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at Tavern on Camac (Tavern on Camac, 243 South Camac St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 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 December at http://doodle.com/poll/5ny5r77xa9zyxfkx.
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1163699560385291/
Ethics and the Digital World (1.5 CM Ethics Credits)
Smart cities, social media, and online data and tools are all reshaping planning. But what are the ethical dimensions to this digital world? Explore issues such as privacy, access, application, and the nature of information and how it is shared. Get insight into the discussions addressing these crucial concepts and learn how the AICP code of ethics provides guidance.
This event provides 1.5 AICP CM ETHICS credits.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
2:45 – 4:30 PM
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
190 N. Independence Mall W., 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
The event is free but registration is required: https://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/ethics2016/
Jarrett Walker, author of the book Human Transit, will be giving his lecture Abundant Access: Public Transit as an Instrument of Freedom on the evening of December 5th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Meyerson Hall, B1 (210 S 34th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104) on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in University City. The lecture will deal with various aspects of bus network planning. Tickets to the lecture are free but registration is required. More information about the lecture and registration is available here: https://septa.ticketleap.com/jarrett-walker-transit-network-design-lecture/. For more information, please contact Dan Nemiroff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southeast Section announced its 2016 student scholarship awards at the Annual Event at the Lucky Dog Saloon on November 3rd. The winners were selected by a sub-committee of the section council using a set of criteria that included topic originality, thoroughness of research and quality of analysis and conclusions. This year the program was very competitive with eleven submissions.
The winners are as follows:
1st Place- Group Award– TEMPLE- Community Engagement- Kensington (3 students)
Michelle Atherton/Leonard Bonarek/Ted Mullen
2nd Place- Group Award– TEMPLE- Division Street Revitalization (3 students)
Corey Brown/Michelle Goddard/Mark Huber
3rd Place- Individual Award– WCU-3D Modeling in Land Development Planning
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.
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
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.