Tag Archive for community participation and public outreach

Join the 2/22 Engagement Committee Call at 2pm

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.

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Engagement Committee Call on 10/26 at 1!

APA Pennsylvania SE Section LogoHave 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, October 26, 2016 at 1pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-877-292-8255 passcode 1207385. (Note this is a new number updated from previous calls)

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Oct. 26: Inside the Planner’s Studio

Speaker Change!

Due to a schedule conflict, Anne Fadullon is not available to speak at Inside the Planner’s Studio. We are happy to announce that Patty Elkis, Director of Planning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) will be the featured guest on Inside the Planner’s Studio.

  • 6:30-7:00: The event will begin with networking. Light h’orderves and drinks will be provided. Mentors and students from the mentor program will have the opportunity to meet during this time.
  • 7:00-7:45: The Inside the Planner’s Studio program will take place.
  • 7:45-8:00: Ms. Elkis will take questions from the audience.
  • 8:00-8:30: There will be additional time to network after the event.

Inside the Planner’s Studio with Patty Elkis & Karen Thompson

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania

Fisher Fine Arts Building, Room 401 (34th Street & Walnut Street)

(Entrance is on the west side of the building, facing College Green.)

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cost: Free—with Eventbrite registration

Have you ever wondered how someone became such a successful and effective planner? What advice they could provide about civic engagement? What projects are they are most proud of and why? APAPASE’s “Inside the Planner’s Studio” series asks these questions and more. We’re honored to have Patty Elkis, Director of Planning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, as our 3rd speaker in the annual “Inside the Planners Studio” speaker series. Karen Thompson of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will be asking Ms. Elkis about her career, civic engagement, and her advice for planners. Karen will skip the small talk and ask Ms. Elkis the big questions: What pivotal moments have shaped her career? If she could go back, would she do anything differently? You’ll have to come to find out! If you have any questions you would like to ask Ms. Elkis, you can enter them when you register here.

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Sept. 22: Bicycle Coalition Community Meeting

The Bicycle Coalition’s strategic planning community meeting is Thursday, September 22, at Circle of Hope. We want you to join us for the discussion to make bicycling a safer and more fun way to get around for anyone in the Greater Philadelphia region. We are currently—and will be—crafting our three-year strategic plan for 2017-2019, and rely on members and partners to help drive our vision for impact. At our community meeting, you will have a direct impact on our work over the next three years, and beyond.

All details of the meeting are here. Please RSVP if you plan on coming.

Inside the Planner’s Studio

Speaker Change!

Due to a schedule conflict, Anne Fadullon is not available to speak at Inside the Planner’s Studio. We are happy to announce that Patty Elkis, Director of Planning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) will be the featured guest on Inside the Planner’s Studio.

  • 6:30-7:00: The event will begin with networking. Light h’orderves and drinks will be provided. Mentors and students from the mentor program will have the opportunity to meet during this time.
  • 7:00-7:45: The Inside the Planner’s Studio program will take place.
  • 7:45-8:00: Ms. Elkis will take questions from the audience.
  • 8:00-8:30: There will be additional time to network after the event.

Inside the Planner’s Studio with Patty Elkis & Karen Thompson

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania

Fisher Fine Arts Building, Room 401 (34th Street & Walnut Street)

(Entrance is on the west side of the building, facing College Green.)

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Cost: Free—with Eventbrite registration

Have you ever wondered how someone became such a successful and effective planner? What advice they could provide about civic engagement? What projects are they are most proud of and why? APAPASE’s “Inside the Planner’s Studio” series asks these questions and more. We’re honored to have Patty Elkis, Director of Planning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, as our 3rd speaker in the annual “Inside the Planners Studio” speaker series. Karen Thompson of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will be asking Ms. Elkis about her career, civic engagement, and her advice for planners. Karen will skip the small talk and ask Ms. Elkis the big questions: What pivotal moments have shaped her career? If she could go back, would she do anything differently? You’ll have to come to find out! If you have any questions you would like to ask Ms. Elkis, you can enter them when you register here.

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Apply for Philadelphia Citizen Planning Institute!

CPI photoCitizens Planning Institute (CPI) will be accepting applications for the Fall 2016 course from August 22nd – September 19th. This seven-week course empowers citizens to take a more effective and active role in shaping the future of their neighborhoods and of Philadelphia through a greater understanding of city planning and the steps involved in development projects.

Special topics this session include community engagement 101, historic preservation, and urban agriculture and food access.

Classes are held on Wednesday evenings October 5th – November 16th from 6-9pm at 1515 Arch Street in Center City.

See the 2016 fall CPI Flyer or visit CPI’s new website: www.citizensplanninginstitute.org for applications and more information. Contact 215-683-4648 or cpi@phila.gov with any questions or to request a hard copy of the application.

Join DVRPC’s Public Participation Task Force

 

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The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), as part of its ongoing efforts to engage citizens in Greater Philadelphia, has opened a selection round to solicit new members for its Public Participation Task Force (PPTF).

The PPTF is comprised of Board-appointed members and citizens at-large selected through an application process open to all residents of the nine-county DVRPC region. The task force provides ongoing access to the regional planning and decision-making process, reviews timely issues, serves as a conduit for DVRPC information to organizations and communities across the region, and assists the Commission in implementing public outreach strategies. For more details about the PPTF, visit www.dvrpc.org/getinvolved.

DVRPC is seeking applicants with an interest in planning, knowledge of regional issues, a history of civic engagement, and effective communications skills. Task force membership will also strive to reflect the region’s geographic, ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity. Individuals interested in serving as members on the task force must submit an application by December 31, 2015. Applications are available to the public at libraries throughout the region, online at www.dvrpc.org, and by contacting Shoshana Akins, Public Participation Planner, at 215-238-2817 or sakins@dvrpc.org.

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Old City District: Vision Survey and Public Open House

The Old City District, in its role as a special services district and Registered Community Organization, is embarking on the development of a neighborhood master plan to set a framework for private development and a high-quality public realm.

Together with more objective research on market trends, transportation access, and the physical form of buildings and sidewalks, we wanted to get direct input from Old City residents, businesses, workers, and visitors about what makes the neighborhood great and not so great, plus what would make it a little better, or even a little worse. This brief survey should only take about five minutes to complete. Please encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to participate.

Vision 2026 Survey Link

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Give PennDOT a Piece of Your Mind

Following is a press release announcing the website for  PennDOT’s new public input process for the State Transportation Commission on the Twelve Year Transportation Program.

http://www.talkpatransportation.com/

Click on the “Take Our Survey/Tell us what you think” icon where you can participate in a survey to prioritize your transportation concerns and identify transportation needs/locations using a web mapping application.  Feedback can be provided through October 7th.
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Philadelphia Trail Master Plan Now Open for Comments

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The Philadelphia Trail Master Plan is available for public review until May 31st. The plan is the first of its kind in Philadelphia and was recommended in Philadelphia2035 to coordinate the planning and construction of trail systems in Philadelphia going forward. It inventories existing trails and details and prioritizes 75 proposed trails citywide. The implementation of the plan includes forming a Philadelphia Trail Committee to coordinate proposed trails citywide. The plan will be adopted by the Planning Commission this summer. Public comments on the draft plan are due at the end of May and can be emailed to Jeannette Brugger at jeannette.brugger@phila.gov.