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
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Coffee and Tea available at 9:00am
Meeting starts at 9:30am
Lunch served after meeting from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
DVRPC’s Main Conference Room
The ACP Building – 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Confirmed presenters include:
- Jessica Caum, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
- Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
To RSVP, please visit https://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/climate-change-and-public-health/.
Ethics and the Digital World (1.5 CM Ethics Credits)
Smart cities, social media, and online data and tools are all reshaping planning. But what are the ethical dimensions to this digital world? Explore issues such as privacy, access, application, and the nature of information and how it is shared. Get insight into the discussions addressing these crucial concepts and learn how the AICP code of ethics provides guidance.
This event provides 1.5 AICP CM ETHICS credits.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
2:45 – 4:30 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/ethics2016/
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.
Courtesy of the 30th Street Station District Plan
Transformative Transportation in the Philadelphia Region
Please join fellow planners in the Southeast Section of the APAPA at our 2016 Annual Event! For this year’s event, we are inviting you to attend a lively discussion about several Transformative Transportation projects in the Philadelphia region, such as Amtrak’s 30th Street Station District Plan, the NEC Future Rail Investment Plan, SEPTA’s plans for King of Prussia Rail and Broad Street Line Extension, enhanced bus service on Roosevelt Boulevard, SEPTA’s analysis of upgrading its trolley system, Philadelphia’s Indego bike share system, and Montgomery County’s Ridge Pike Improvement Project.
Our panel of industry leaders include:
- Ms. Jennifer Barr, AICP, Senior Long Range Planner at SEPTA
- Ms. Rina Cutler, Senior Director Major Stations in Planning & Development at Amtrak
- Mr. Matthew Edmond, AICP, Transportation Section Chief at Montgomery County Planning Commission
- Mr. Chris Jandoli, AICP, Supervising Planner at Parsons Brinckerhoff
- Mr. Dan Nemiroff, AICP, Senior Operations Planner at SEPTA
- Mr. Aaron Ritz, Transportation Programs Manager at Philadelphia’s Managing Director’s Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems (oTIS)
- Elizabeth Smith, P.E., PMP, Manager of Long Range Planning at SEPTA
We’re excited to announce that the next Healthy Communities Task Force meeting will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 9:30am to 12pm. This meeting will focus on health and housing with presentations from Jill Roberts, Executive Director of the Healthy Rowhouse Project, Joel Johnson, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Housing Authority, and Samuel Katz, Program Manager, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers. The meeting will also feature a conversation around what your community can do to encourage housing policies and programs that support better health outcomes. To RSVP, please visit: https://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/hctf/. Please stay tuned for a draft agenda.
Join the Unlocking the Value of Census Data webinar on July 8, 1:00-2:30 PM to learn about census data and programs, such as the American Community Survey, the Economic Census, and Local Employment Dynamics. The session will highlight GIS and mapping resources, and demonstrate American Factfinder (AFF) and OnTheMap. For more information and to register:
DVRPC is excited to host a one-day, interactive workshop, Integrating Health into Comprehensive Planning, on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 from 9AM – 4PM at DVRPC. The workshop will be facilitated by Beth Altshuler, Senior Associate and Epidemiologist/Urban Planner with Raimi + Associates.
There is a growing interest in and awareness of the role that the built environment plays in supporting healthy individuals and communities. Recognizing that comprehensive plans help guide how a community grows and can support the development of healthier spaces and lifestyles, DVRPC’s Healthy Communities Task Force is hosting a hands-on workshop that will provide attendees with a better understanding of how to integrate health into their communities’ planning processes.
Join DVRPC for a free viewing of the American Planning Association’s “2016 Planning Law Review” (a $195 value!) on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.
As the U.S. Supreme Court concludes its session, APA convenes planning attorneys to discuss the most important decisions of the year. In addition to the Supreme Court cases, the panel reviews district and state court rulings. Find out whether APA filed amicus briefs and why. Stay current, be informed, and invite your officials or clients to attend.
The statewide training series Aligning Planning, Policy and Practice to Foster Public Health is coming to DVRPC on April 29th. The training, which carries 3 CM, will address how the built environment and planning processes can work to improve public health, and is a joint effort of APA-PA and the PA Local Government Partnership. Register here for this informative session on a critical emerging trend in planning: http://planningpa.org/news/statewide-training-public-health/