Public/Private Partnerships: A Professional Development Program
Click here for the brochure and to register.
3 AICP CM Credits* including 1.5 LAW
Join Sean Garrigan and Matt Ward to cover P3 essentials:
- Funding Mechanisms
- Legal Structure
- Partnership Agreements
- Financing Terms
Sponsored by the PA Chapter of the American Planning Association and the PA Local Government Training Partnership
Public/Private Partnerships (P3s) are increasingly becoming a tool that local governments, quasi-public entities and government agencies are using to achieve necessary and desirable community investments. They are especially effective for communities facing major re-investments as a result of a changing economy, closure of a major employment center, loss of retail anchors or shifts in tax bases. At any one of four locations statewide, join a planner and lawyer experienced with P3s to understand how your community could benefit from these innovative, yet complex, partnerships.
Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series
Assessing Green Infrastructure with Urban Vegetation
Wednesday, March 4th at 4pm (EST)
Drexel University – Hill Seminar Room – Lebow Engineering Room 240 – 31st and Market Sts, Phila, PA
webinar option also available
http://whoozin.com/CAA-ETD-DPF3 (in person)
http://whoozin.com/P4H-YDR-RGEN (web attendance)
Join other planning graduate student at the APA Mentoring Program Lunch Series. This lunch series will feature professionals from a variety of planning fields with a discussion on their work and careers in the field.
Date & Time: Tuesdays at 12:15PM
Location: Meyerson Hall, Room B6
PennDesign, 210 S 34th Street
Pizza will be served!
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
APA PA SE Awards Happy Hour Event
Monday, February 23rd
The Lodge at Waterfront Winterfest
101 S. Columbus Blvd
Join other Philadelphia area city planners as we celebrate the accomplishments of our 2014 Student Scholarship Award Winners, and plan for a bright 2015!
$5 INCLUDES COMPLIMENTARY DRINK AND FREE SKATING ADMISSION
(skate rental not included)
Old City District has released an RFP for its master plan. Click here to download it: RFP- Old City District Master Plan
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Planners can have the greatest ideas in the world, but without politicians to enact them into policy or set aside money in a budget to implement them, the plans will wind up sitting on a shelf. That’s why elections matter to planning.
In Philadelphia, Mayor Nutter’s second term will be up at the end of 2015. All 17 seats on City Council will also be on the ballot, as well as Sheriff, Register of Wills, three slots on the City Commission, and a number of state and municipal judgeships. But in a predominantly one-party city like Philadelphia, sometimes it’s the primary that’s more important than the general election. This year’s primary is coming up on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Several organizations are organizing events to help you learn more about the candidates and where they stand on the issues–particularly related to planning.
Symposium: Journey to Sustainability
Friday, March 27, 2015, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rotwitt Theater, McShain Performing Arts Center
Journey to Sustainability will explore the positive social and environmental impact of sustainability and sustainable business practices. Join a community of scholars, business practitioners, and sustainability experts committed to addressing the environmental challenges currently facing human beings.
The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (PA-APA) recognized Downtown West Chester as one of four Great Neighborhoods 2014 through its Great Places in Pennsylvania program when David Ward, Assistant Director of the Chester County Planning Commission and member of the PA-APA Chapter, presented the Great Places Certificate to the West Chester BID Board, Borough Mayor and Borough Council on January 21.
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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, February 4th at 4pm (EST) at Drexel University. A webinar option will also be provided.
Space is limited, so please RSVP for both in-person and webinar attendance at http://www.ccrun.org/seminars
Urban Greening and Ecosystem Services
Dr. Matthew Palmer, Columbia University
Dr. Krista McGuire, Barnard College