Fairmount Park Conservancy working with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks proposals from qualified and creative design teams to perform a master plan for the 348-acre Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park in South Philadelphia. The master plan will investigate, analyze and recommend approaches to enhance FDR’s ecology, landscape and built environments. The master plan will also seek to create a shared vision for reinvestment among park managers, adjacent institutions, stewards, non-profits and general park users. View complete RFP including appendices here.
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 Friday, August 25, 2017 at 2 pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-866-499-7054, conference code 735 289 0020.
The tentative agenda is below, but feel free to add ideas for discussion during the call or in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details on the groups we wish to engage with and to see past notes, take a look at our running notes.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Registration/Light breakfast at 8:30 AM
Planners have a unique charge to make policy decisions with the welfare of citizens in mind. The “Principles to which we Aspire” section of the ethics code sets the standard for how planners to work toward a more just future. This lecture will cover how three planners have worked to:
- Seek social justice by working to expand choice and opportunity for all persons
- Recognize a special responsibility to plan for the needs of the disadvantaged and to promote racial and economic integration and urge the alteration of policies, institutions, and decisions that oppose such needs.
- Provide citizens the opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the development of plans and programs that may affect them.
- Lisa Servon, Professor and Department Chair, City Planning, University of Pennsylvania
- Amanda Wagner, MCP, MGA, Get Healthy Philly
- Caroline Harries, AICP, Associate Director, The Food Trust
You’re invited to Changing Lanes: A Transportation Conference on Technology, Trends, and Change on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Union League of Philadelphia! Join leaders from around the tri-state region to learn how technology, funding, and the changing workforce are affecting the transportation field, today and well into the future.
Session topics include: diversifying our transportation workforce, funding the region’s visionary transportation projects, using technology for civic engagement, and more.
Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at the SkyGarten on the 51st floor of Three Logan Circle, 1717 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (http://skygarten.com/) at 5:30 pm. It is a chance to network with built environment professionals and enthusiasts at different locations around the city.
This quick (10 min) survey lets APA Pennsylvania’s Healthy Communities in PA task force know your healthy community design priorities to help identify resources for Pennsylvania’s communities. If you are involved with a program or project related to healthy community design, including it in this survey can help you advertise your program as a resource to other Pennsylvania communities.
Let them know what you think at bit.ly/HealthyComPA!