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Reminder: Renewable Energy PDI on May 8! Registration Deadline Is May 6!

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Interested in creating a renewable energy ordinance for your community?

Register for the 5/8 PDI: Choosing the Renewable Energy Frameworks that Work for Your Community at http://energyframeworks.eventbrite.com/

Join a panel of local experts who will provide an overview of considerations for developing a renewable energy ordinance for solar, small-wind, and geothermal energy systems in Pennsylvania.  An overview of Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s (DVRPC’s) Renewable Energy Ordinance Frameworks, which include a menu of permissive and restrictive ordinance language options; accompanied by explanatory guidance on the barriers, benefits and cautions for adopting language will be provided. Additionally, panelists will address the key issues surrounding the regulation of each type of renewable energy system at the municipal level.

This session is a part of the 2013 Greenbuild Challenge

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

8:30 (registration & breakfast)
8:45 to 12 noon (program)

Register by Monday May 6, 2013
$25 for APA-PA members & students, $30 for APA members (not PA Chapter), $35 for nonmembers
3 AICP CM Credits pending approval

At the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), 190 North Independence Mall West – 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1520

Webinar option: If you are not able to make it in person, we are working to provide a webinar option at the same price. Simply select “yes” to the “Are you interested in attending this event as a webinar?” question after selecting your ticket price.  Webinar log in information will be sent to you by Tuesday May, 7.

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May 29 PDI: Vacant Land Planning in a Land Bank World — 3 CM Credits!

 What will a land bank mean for vacant land--and for planners? Credit: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

What will a land bank mean for vacant land–and for planners? Credit: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

A land bank is (very likely) coming to Philadelphia. Learn all about what a land bank is and how it will change vacant land planning, and hear it from the people who are creating, implementing and advocating for the new legislation. Everything you need to know about Philadelphia’s land bank—before it happens, from the people who are making it happen.

This session is a part of the 2013 Greenbuild Challenge.

Click here to register!

Wednesday, May 29, 8:45 am – 12 pm

Location:
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
100 N. 20th St., fifth floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

8:45 (registration & breakfast)
9 am to 12 pm (program)

$25 for APA-PA members & students, $30 for APA members (not PA Chapter), $35 for nonmembers

3 AICP CM Credits pending approval

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May 8 PDI: Choosing the Renewable Energy Frameworks that Work for Your Community

Interested in creating a renewable energy ordinance for your community?

 

Register for the 5/8 PDI: Choosing the Renewable Energy Frameworks that Work for Your Community at http://energyframeworks.eventbrite.com/

Join a panel of local experts who will provide an overview of considerations for developing a renewable energy ordinance for solar, small-wind, and geothermal energy systems in Pennsylvania.  An overview of Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s (DVRPC’s) Renewable Energy Ordinance Frameworks, which include a menu of permissive and restrictive ordinance language options; accompanied by explanatory guidance on the barriers, benefits and cautions for adopting language will be provided. Additionally, panelists will address the key issues surrounding the regulation of each type of renewable energy system at the municipal level.

This session is a part of the 2013 Greenbuild Challenge

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

8:30 (registration & breakfast)
8:45 to 12 noon (program)

Register by Monday May 6, 2013
$25 for APA-PA members & students, $30 for APA members (not PA Chapter), $35 for nonmembers
3 AICP CM Credits pending approval

At the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), 190 North Independence Mall West – 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1520

Webinar option: If you are not able to make it in person, we are working to provide a webinar option at the same price. Simply select “yes” to the “Are you interested in attending this event as a webinar?” question after selecting your ticket price.  Webinar log in information will be sent to you by Tuesday May, 7.

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Become an Instructor on Zoning Practice

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.

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Rail Engineer / Manager

Rail Engineer / Manager

Tracking Code
13064
Job Description
 

Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson is a dynamic, 100% employee-owned consulting firm of more than 1,400 professionals that provides a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, architecture, information technology, and related services to public agencies and private clients throughout the United States. JMT, currently ranked #67 on Engineering News-Record’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms.

 

JMT is seeking individuals who are highly motivated to learn, grow and seek out new opportunities. We are a rapidly growing firm consisting of over 1,400 individuals with highly diversified areas of expertise located throughout the eastern United States. The successful candidate will be responsible for engineering and management of rail projects. The candidate will be assisting in marketing, pursuit management and other business planning tasks, technical leadership and will work in close coordination with regional and local management throughout the firm. Candidate must have relevant planning, design and/or construction management experience in the rail/transit market sector along with current relationships with major transit agencies located in the Mid-Atlantic region. The candidate must be capable of applying diversified knowledge of standard engineering/planning, construction and rail/transit industry-specific principles and practices. Additional experience in engineering design of bus transit and/or roadway/structural projects a benefit.

Required Skills
 

  • Demonstrated leadership with superior verbal and oral skills is required along with the ability to develop and maintain client relationships.
  • Ability to analyze issues and determine priorities in an environment of tight and conflicting deadlines is needed.
  • Ability to work in a team environment is essential.
Required Experience
 

  • BSCE and relevant professional license required
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in rail/transit industry

 

EOE: M/F/Vet/Disability.

Job Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Fall into CM Credits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

The end of the year is only a few short weeks away, and for many planners that means their AICP CM-credit reporting period is coming to a close. Do you have all of the credits that you need? Are you looking for a few more events to get some additional credits? Below are some events happening in the Greater Philadelphia region in the next few weeks that offer AICP CM credits.

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Need CM Credits Before the End of the Year?

As the year draws to a close, many certified planners find themselves scrambling to get their last few CM credits before the reporting period ends at the end of the year. If you find yourself in this boat, here is a list of several events in the Greater Philadelphia region that are offering CM credits.

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PennDOT Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Funding Available

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will open its Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding application period on November 2, 2015. Approximately $7.5 million will be available for the five-county Southeastern Pennsylvania region, and another $26 million will be available statewide.

Examples of eligible TAP projects include bicycle or pedestrian facilities, conversion of abandoned railway corridors to trails, overlooks and viewing areas, historic preservation and rehab of historic transportation facilities, vegetation management, and wildlife mortality mitigation projects, among other types. Read more

Sept. 24: Come Join the APAPA-SE Events Committee

Interested in helping to plan planning events? Join us on the phone or in person at DVRPC for the Events Committee Meeting at 5:30 on September 24! We also welcome your suggestions even if you aren’t able to attend.

Register at https://apapaseeventsq3.eventbrite.com/

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Crowdsourcing for Public Input

opensourceway via flickr

opensourceway via flickr

Have you ever been frustrated by the limitations on electronic surveys? After spending hours creating neutral questions and creating the universe of potential solutions, you find that people keep selecting the “other” box with something you accidentally left off.

One possible solution is looking at crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing, not to be confused with crowdsurfing, is a means allows users to create and vote on each others’ answers to questions or problems. Instead of the surveyor populating the survey, the users are able to come up with, vote on, and discuss their own answers. Users can vote up or down answers that they feel are relevant or irrelevant. In the end, the planner as moderator can get an idea of the most popular ideas as well as potentially new ideas. The user oriented nature can also encourage users to share the survey with their friends providing input from wider groups than your initial contacts.

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