PMPEI is Looking for People Who Want to Teach Zoning Classes. A “Train-the-Trainer” class is scheduled for new instructors who want to teach the PMPEI
Course in Zoning. Train-the-Trainer prepares instructors to teach courses by equipping them with an in-depth knowledge of course content to ensure it will be taught consistently throughout the Commonwealth. Principles of adult education, program procedures, and presentation delivery are also part of the training.
Citizen and professional planners and allied professionals with a minimum of five years’ experience in planning and zoning in PA are eligible to become PMPEI Certified Instructors. If you are committed to planning education and would like to become a Certified Instructor the deadline for applying for The Course in Zoning training is May 5, 2017.
2017 Classic Towns Trolley Tour
Friday, May 19, 2017, 8:00 AM — 4:30 PM
Tour starts at Cosi, 50 Yorktown Plaza, Elkins Park, PA 19027
The New Normal for Downtowns
A DVRPC Strategies for Older Suburbs Roundtable
Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM
190 N Independence Mall West, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
DVRPC’s roundtable series highlights challenges older suburbs and downtowns are facing. The Strategies for Older Suburbs Roundtable Series provides a means for networking and exchanging ideas with similar organizations facing the same concerns. Join us for a workshop with David Milder, DANTH, Inc., who is nationally recognized for his expertise on the new normal for downtowns, the deliberate consumer, multichannel retailing and niche revitalization strategies. The workshop will feature presentations, a question and answer session as well as one-on-one discussions. This event is approved for 2.5 AICP CM credits.
Light lunch will be served
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 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-866-499-7054, conference code 735 289 0020.
Matt Honea received his Masters in City & Regional Planning from University of Pennsylvania. He applied these skills to his passion of helping make his community better, including the Make the World Better Foundation (MTWB).
In his memory, the American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter Southeast Section (APAPASE) is offering to match any donations to the Matt Honea Memorial Fund, up to $500 before March 1st. The Matt Honea Memorial Fund is part of the Make The World Better Foundation who work to rebuild parks in Philadelphia. The fund is to honor Matt’s legacy at Ralph Brooks Park, a park he truly loved.
When donating, please make sure you include “APAPASE” in the comments, so it is earmarked for the match.
Regional Winner: Lionville Middle School Source: futurecityphilly.org
If it’s true what they say, ‘children are our future,’ then we have some very smart cities to look forward to! On Saturday January 21, thirty-six middle schools from southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware competed in the 2017 Philadelphia Future City Competition held at Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor.
Are you planning on taking the AICP exam this year? Need a little motivation to help you study? A study group is starting to form in the southeast region to work together to prepare for the exam. If you are interested in joining the study group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the list.
Have you ever wanted to share your planning experiences with others planner around the United States about your interaction with diverse communities? Do you plan on attending the 2017 APA Conference in NYC? If so, Diana Hasrouni would like to personally invite you to participate in the session “Cultural Competency in Planning” on Saturday, May 6th from 2:30-3:45 PM. In this interactive session, planners will be able to become the “Doctors/Experts,” while providing suggestions for other planners’ (the attendees) problems.
Have you heard of PennDOT’s newest initiative, PennDOT Connects? Secretary Richards, PennDOT, and planning agencies are working to make transportation planning a more collaborative process that supports community goals. The PennDOT Connects initiative reaches into community and transportation planning processes to initiate early dialogue and partnered decisionmaking about the kinds of transportation projects that will help a community achieve its vision. Learn the various ways PennDOT is supporting this initiative internally and in its outreach to local communities. Learn how communities can better articulate what they desire in transportation investments and design, including placemaking and the role of transportation facilities as public spaces.
Maintaining an effective website that provides useful information on events, employment opportunities, and planning issues is one of the best ways that the Southeast Section can serve our members and interested officials and citizens. Over the next several months, we will be redesigning our website and we would love to hear how you think it can be improved. Please click on the link below to complete a brief survey. It should only take you a few minutes and all responses are completely anonymous. Thank you!
Take the survey: http://bit.ly/APAPASEweb
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