Call for Papers: 2017 John Pickett Memorial Scholarship Awards

APAPASE is looking for Graduate School program papers (individual and group) about topics and issues relevant to the Delaware Valley Region. Eligible papers can address contemporary planning-related topics, such as sustainability, Smart Growth, and energy planning, and include methods for achieving implementation. Papers must be generated through graduate level studios and/or class/course assignments.

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The Start of Future City 2017-2018 Is Around the Corner

It’s summer again: warm weather, poolside Sundays, seasonally-appropriate ice cream eating, and no school! School has now been out for a couple of weeks, and we’ve all forgotten what it’s like to get stuck in school traffic in the morning. However, the 2017-2018 schoolyear will be starting before you know it, and APAPASE wants to remind all of its members that there are many opportunities to volunteer for the upcoming 2018 Future City Competition for middle schoolers.

The Philadelphia Region Future City Steering Committee is hosting an Engineering Fair for future participants and collaborators in September. APAPASE encourages all interested schools, future mentors, volunteer judges, and event volunteers to attend.

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PHS and PHL Launch Airport Landscape Design Competition

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) are hosting a design competition to create an “Image Maker” landscape at the Airport. The competition is an opportunity to demonstrate Philadelphia’s position as America’s Garden Capital and create a welcoming image for the Greater Philadelphia region.

The goals of the project are to create an iconic PHL landscape, enhance the environmental sustainability of the Airport landscape, and provide a customer-friendly arrival and departure experience. The focus areas are all landscapes visible to the traveler going to or from the Airport – a scope of approximately 130 acres visible from motor vehicles or from an airplane. The new design will replace the current landscape that features large areas that are both planted and naturalized.

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Funding Opportunity: Delaware Watershed Research Fund

The Delaware Watershed Research Fund (DWRF) is an opportunity for research funding intended to complement the broader watershed protection work of the William Penn Foundation.  A total of $5 million is designated for the Delaware Watershed Research Fund to build on the goals of the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI), a program working to ensure water quality in the Delaware Basin through restoration, protection, and monitoring of watersheds.
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EarthFest 2017: Planning and Youth Engagement

A warm, sunny, and windy day was the setting for EarthFest 2017 on April 28th at Temple University’s Ambler Campus.  EarthFest is an annual event promoting environmental awareness to elementary and middle school students from across the region.  This year, the Southeast Section (APA PA SE) partnered with Temple’s Student Planning Organization (TSPO) to host a combined booth focused on sustainability and planning.   Our volunteers engaged students in two planning activities – one related to transportation and the other land use – to give them a basic idea of what many planners do on a regular basis.  The booth also had informational materials, including an APA brochure explaining “What Planners Do.”  

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June 20 Tour of the Mazzoni Center

Join us for a chance to take a tour of the new Mazzoni Center!  Mazzoni staff have been talking excitedly for months about how this space will make their work with patients much easier.  Come and see how they have designed the space to do just that. Come to see the new features, including expanded medical space and a “town hall” community room. There is more on the features of the new space at http://www.mazzonicenter.org/mazzoni-moving-may-24th-2017.

NOTE PLEASE REGISTER AT https://quemazzoni.eventbrite.com. The tour is on June 20 at 6pm.

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Join the Engagement Committee in June 2 at 2!

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, June 2, 2017 at 2 pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-866-499-7054, conference code 735 289 0020.


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June 1: Just Beneath the Surface

The fate of Philadelphia’s cemeteries and burial places has been headline news several times in recent years. Join the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum and representatives from the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office and city agencies for a discussion of the legal and ethical issues surrounding burial places in and around Philadelphia.

June 1, 2017
6:00-8:00PM

Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch St., Philadelphia

For more information:
www.phillyarchaeology.net | phillyarchaeology@gmail.com

July 5: 2017 Planning Law Review (1.5 AICP CM Law Credits)

2017 Planning Law Review

The U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts, and state courts all play an important role in shaping planning throughout the country. This annual review delves into the important cases, the decisions that were made — or not made — and how this will affect planning at many levels. Legal experts and members of APA’s amicus curiae committee fill you in on what you need to know.

This event provides 1.5 AICP CM LAW credits.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

3:45 – 5:30 PM

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

190 N. Independence Mall W., 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The event is free but registration is required:

https://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/2017law/

May 11: APAPA-Southeast Section Council Meeting

American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter Southeast Section Council

Thursday, May 11, 2017
5pm – 6:30pm
McCormick Taylor (2001 Market St, 10th Floor)

Calling in?  Please use the following:
Toll free:  1-866-499-7054 
Conference code: 735 289 0020
 
all members welcome