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.
APAPA Southeast Section Council Meeting & Social
Thursday, September 8th
(held the second Thursday of every other month)
Meeting at 5pm, social at 6pm
PHS Pop Up Garden (15th & South)
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.
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
34th Street & Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(Precise Building and Room TBD)
Cost: Free—with Eventbrite registration
Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) will be accepting applications for the Fall 2016 course from August 22nd – September 19th. This seven-week course empowers citizens to take a more effective and active role in shaping the future of their neighborhoods and of Philadelphia through a greater understanding of city planning and the steps involved in development projects.
Special topics this session include community engagement 101, historic preservation, and urban agriculture and food access.
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings October 5th – November 16th from 6-9pm at 1515 Arch Street in Center City.
See the 2016 fall CPI Flyer or visit CPI’s new website: www.citizensplanninginstitute.org for applications and more information. Contact 215-683-4648 or email@example.com with any questions or to request a hard copy of the application.
The PA Chapter of the APA has an Executive Committee meeting via conference call on Friday, August 16. As always, any Board member (or PA-APA member) is welcome to attend these meetings.
The Call is at 10:00 am on Friday, August 16
866-499-7054 code 735 289 0020
If you are interested in calling in, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you materials.
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 Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 2pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-866-245-0351 passcode 605275.
Queer 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 Tuesday, August 30 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 September at http://doodle.com/poll/crwg3fqa83ur53u7.
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1222223181161628/
Meetup Event – https://www.meetup.com/Queer-Urbanist-Exchange/events/233287888/
Join the Unlocking the Value of Census Data webinar on July 8, 1:00-2:30 PM to learn about census data and programs, such as the American Community Survey, the Economic Census, and Local Employment Dynamics. The session will highlight GIS and mapping resources, and demonstrate American Factfinder (AFF) and OnTheMap. For more information and to register:
The City of Philadelphia and Citymart have launched an open call for information about how to reduce uncertainties around developing green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), beginning with more effective assessments of subsurface conditions and utility locations.
The City welcomes ideas from industry experts, non-profits, and creative individuals on all types of innovative solutions that could help identify subsurface conditions or utility locations at potential stormwater management sites.
More information and submission guidelines are available at BigIdeasPHL.com. The deadline for submissions is July 14, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST.
Challenge contact: PWD-GSI.Innovation@phila.gov
DVRPC is excited to host a one-day, interactive workshop, Integrating Health into Comprehensive Planning, on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 9AM – 4PM at DVRPC. The workshop will be facilitated by Beth Altshuler, Senior Associate and Epidemiologist/Urban Planner with Raimi + Associates.
There is a growing interest in and awareness of the role that the built environment plays in supporting healthy individuals and communities. Recognizing that comprehensive plans help guide how a community grows and can support the development of healthier spaces and lifestyles, DVRPC’s Healthy Communities Task Force is hosting a hands-on workshop that will provide attendees with a better understanding of how to integrate health into their communities’ planning processes.