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.
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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.
Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance (DVSGA) presents “Community Marketplace: Investing in the Delaware Valley’s Downtowns”
Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:45 am to 11:30 am
PECO, Energy Hall, 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA
Private Sector: $40 / Public Sector: $25 / Student: $10
Registration closes Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
Finding the right development properties and partners is a real challenge. The Community Marketplace will highlight 14 transit-oriented communities with redevelopment opportunities. Join builders, developers, investors, realtors, architects, engineers and economic development professionals to learn about these great places and how to leverage the right partnerships for success.
PennDesign Student Council partnered with the APAPA-SE Mentoring Program on a planning movie night on April 5, 2013 at 8pm in the Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery. Promised Land, with Matt Damon and John Krasinski, about fracking in a rural Pennsylvania town.
This is an ideal event for mentors to get together with students and refreshments will be served. For the students, there will also be an Environmental Career Roundtable at 6:30pm in Meyerson B7 to coordinate with the movie subject. Representatives from the Delaware Regional Planning Commission, US Environmental Protection Agency, and Temple University Office of Sustainability will discuss environmental planning in the real world with planning students.
We hope to see you there! Please contact Lauren Trice at email@example.com with any questions.
The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission (PaRC) is inviting public input on a proposal by the National Audubon Society, an international non-profit conservation organization, and Outward Bound Philadelphia, an affiliate of the national Outward Bound organization, to build an educational center for conservation and leadership development on the banks of the East Park Reservoir next to the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood. The Audubon/Outward Bound partnership is proposing to develop the 37 acres surrounding a man-made lake that was once part of Philadelphia’s water supply system. The elevated site, which runs along 33rd street in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, is closed to the public and largely hidden from view by chain link fencing and dense vegetation. Outward Bound Philadelphia is plans to use the new facility as its headquarters, while Audubon expects to establish a hub for research and science-based conservation projects and programs in the Philadelphia region. The facility will be known as the East Park Leadership and Conservation Center. Many entities have voiced their support for the proposal.
In compliance with the Open Lands Protection Ordinance, PaRC is conducting a review of the proposal with opportunity for the public to comment. View the Alternatives Analysis on the Parks and Recreation Department Web page; the link to the full PDF is posted in Announcements. To read and post online comments, Click Here. Those wishing to submit written comments may send them to PaRC via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org . A public hearing on the Audubon/Outward Bound proposal is scheduled for the February 27, 2013 meeting of the Commission to be held at 6:00 p.m. at Mander Recreation Center, 2140 N. 33rd Street.
February 21, 2:30 PM, Paley Library Lecture Hall, 1210 Polett Walk (Temple University Main Campus)
What is an American Main Street? Is it a memory or image that has been perpetuated through American writing and art? A real space within new urbanist town planning? Or is it a place where some are welcome and others are shunned? Perhaps it is all of the above. Join us to examine these real and imagined notions of American main streets with Miles Orvell and Sandy Sorlien. Orvell is the author of The Death and Life of Main Street: Small Towns in American Memory, Space, and Community (University of North Carolina Press 2012) and professor of English and American studies at Temple. In 2009, he received the Bode-Pearson Prize for lifetime achievement, awarded by the American Studies Association. Sorlien is the author of Fifty Houses: Images from the American Road (Johns Hopkins 2002), and is finishing a book about Main Streets in America with the working title The Heart of Town. She has worked since 2004 on new urbanist plans and codes for walkable streets.
**FREE AND OPEN TO ALL. REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.**
**Paley Library is located at 1210 Polett Walk, between 12 and 13 Street on Temple Main Campus. The Lecture Hall is on the ground floor, one level below where you enter.**
Share your expertise, experience, and leadership in the design and building industry by presenting a program at the 11th Annual Design on the Delaware Conference.
AIA Philadelphia is accepting program proposals for the 2013 Design on the Delaware conference October 29 – November 1, 2013, at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel and Center for Architecture. This multi-disciplinary conference features four keynotes speakers, 36 education programs, 3 days of tours and a full day design charrette for architects, landscape architects, planners, engineers, and other design and building professionals.
Program proposals are due April 8 and must meet the guidelines as outlined in the Call for Programs. To download the Call for Programs, visit www.designonthedelaware.com. Advertising, exhibit, and sponsor opportunities are also available. For more information, contact Pat Gourley at email@example.com.