Fit City PHL is a half-day symposium designed to explore the concept of active design, and strategies for improving health by promoting physical activity and healthy eating. It will bring together architects, planners, designers, landscape architects, developers, and public health professionals to learn about how our environment can have a positive impact on the negative health trends our communities are currently facing – particularly obesity and other chronic conditions.
Philly Tech Week starts this Friday!
Here is a list of events that may be of interest to Planners & Geo Spatial Analysts.
Zoned Out: Fair Housing Solutions Symposium
Presented by Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania
The Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania is hosting a fair housing symposium dedicated to zoning, planning and land use topics on Thursday May 28, 2015 from 9:00 – 3:00 in Willow Grove. The day long symposium, designed for local government officials, solicitors, attorneys, planners and housing advocates, will include presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities with HUD, expert attorneys and local agencies.
This is a FREE event and is sponsored by the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania with support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, and Bucks-Chester-Montgomery Link to Aging and Disability Resources.
The Vacant Property Research Network (VPRN) is pleased to announce its second annual scholarship competition for two masters students whose research contributes to new knowledge and practice around vacant properties.
Masters Scholarship Awards ($250) will be granted to two students enrolled in a masters degree program during 2015. Winners will be selected from the submission of a single-authored paper (12-30 pages in length) on a “vacant property” topic, which includes everything from deindustrialized landscapes, distressed cities, and shrinking regions to land banks, code enforcement strategies, and housing courts. Submissions may be refined term papers, practicum reports, or thesis chapters. Preference will be given to fully developed papers that demonstrate excellence and innovation in knowledge, research and/or practice about land change. Winners will be invited to participate in an upcoming VPRN-sponsored session at a national conference and may be eligible for travel or registration support.
For details on the application process and eligibility, please visit:
The Southeast Section of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA PA SE) is taking public comment for proposed bylaws of the Southeast Section. All comments are due no later than April 15th.
A summary of proposed revisions are available here
An edited version of the bylaws is available here
and a final proposed version of APA PA SE bylaws is available here
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Event: EarthFest 2015
Date: Friday, April 24, 2015 (Rain or Shine)
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Temple University Ambler Campus
580 Meetinghouse Road, Ambler, PA 19002
Last year, more than 7,000 visitors spent a rewarding, educational day at Temple University Ambler celebrating the importance of protecting the environment and preserving their futures. Hosted by the Temple University Center for Sustainable Communities, the mission of EarthFest is to promote environmental awareness using sustainable concepts, methods and practices to protect and preserve our environment. Organizations, businesses, students of all ages, and individuals demonstrate sustainable concepts and technologies through interactive educational displays, activities, and much more!
Thursday, May 14th (the second Thursday of every other month)
The Reinvestment Fund (TRF)
1700 Market Street, 19th Floor
Calling in? Please use the following: