David Rouse, APAPA-Southeast council member who has spearheaded much of the section’s sustainability work, will soon be heading to Washington, DC to be the American Planning Association’s new Managing Director of Research and Advisory Services.
The full announcement from APA is after the jump.
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The Philadelphia Trail Master Plan is available for public review until May 31st. The plan is the first of its kind in Philadelphia and was recommended in Philadelphia2035 to coordinate the planning and construction of trail systems in Philadelphia going forward. It inventories existing trails and details and prioritizes 75 proposed trails citywide. The implementation of the plan includes forming a Philadelphia Trail Committee to coordinate proposed trails citywide. The plan will be adopted by the Planning Commission this summer. Public comments on the draft plan are due at the end of May and can be emailed to Jeannette Brugger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Friday, April 5 the APAPASE Mentoring Program held a professional roundtable discussion at PennDesign focused on Environmental Careers. Professional guests included Kathleen Grady, Director of Sustainability at Temple University, Chris Linn, Senior Environmental Planner at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and Emily Linn, Environmental Protection Specialist at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The informal discussion was moderated Jeannette Brugger, Pedestrian, Bicycle and Open Space Planner at the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.
May 18, 2013 | 10:30am-12:00pm
On Saturday, May 18, the American Planning Association SE PA Section(APAPASE) Emerging Professionals Group invites you to an exclusive look at one of Philadelphia’s most talked-about pieces of urban infrastructure: the Reading Viaduct. Following a very successful sell-out tour in the spring of 2012, we are excited to offer another opportunity for planners, park enthusiasts, and anyone who is interested in the future of Philadelphia’s public spaces to explore the historic rail trestle. The founders of the Reading Viaduct Project will provide a guided tour and discuss the developing vision for Philadelphia’s own high line.
Registration is limited to 35 people, so sign up early to secure a spot. Participants will be required to wear appropriate shoes/clothing in order to take part in the tour. The tour will begin promptly at 10:30am on Noble Street between 13th Street and Broad Street.
Implementing Shared Services: Best Practices and Case Studies
Friday, June 7, 2013
8:30 am – 12:00pm
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
8th Floor l ACP Building
190 N. Independence Mall West l Philadelphia, PA 19106
RSVP by Friday, May 31 at http://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/sharedservices/
Join DVRPC and municipal leaders at a half-day forum on the intricacies of municipal shared services. In many cases, sharing services allows municipalities to decrease both the cost and the complexity of the services they provide to their constituents while providing a higher level of service overall. In the DVRPC region, there are many examples of service sharing; it has been embraced by members of both political parties as a fiscally responsible method of service delivery. This forum will address legal issues related to sharing services and present some of the latest research on best practices and performance measurement in service sharing. Local leaders who have implemented service sharing in their communities will share their stories.
Click here for reservations!
Brand-new website. Same awesome job listings.
1) Township Manager – Township of Easttown – Devon, PA
2) Commercial District Revitalization Manager – Cornerstone West CDC – Philadelphia
3) VISTA Volunteers – Department of Commerce – Philadelphia
4) Americorps VISTAS – New Kensington CDC – Philadelphia
5) Transportation Engineer/Modeling Intern – Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission – Philadelphia
6) Community Development Director – Lower Providence Township – Eagleville, PA
7) Planner I – Kent County Levy Court, Department of Planning Services – Dover, DE
8) Rebel Ventures Team Manager – Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative – Philadelphia
9) AUNI Garden Assistant Supervisor – Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative – Philadelphia
Full descriptions after the jump!
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Are you here because you just got an email with the subject line, “Your New User Account Information on APA – PA Southeast Section Blog”?
Sorry about that. Wasn’t meant to happen. As we mentioned yesterday, the site is brand-new, and we’re still working the kinks out. You don’t have to worry about that email–it just means that we have your APA membership info on file. You can delete the email, no problem.
Again, our apologies. New websites can be a little rocky, but we promise this one will be worth it.
“As a society, we need to learn to grow, develop and live in a sustainable manner, so that future generations have the resources they need to continue to prosper.” – John Pickett
John E. Pickett passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the age of 68 after a battle with lung cancer. John had previously survived a battle with prostate cancer. He leaves behind three children – Amy, Evan and Doug.
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