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APAPA-SE, DVRPC and PennDOT Connect on Transportation

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, APAPASE and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) co-hosted a breakfast event about PennDOT Connects. The event, which took place at the American College of Physicians building in Philadelphia, featured Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie Richards, Brian Hare of PennDOT, and Elizabeth Schoonmaker of DVRPC, presentations are available here. Secretary Richards kicked off the event with a twenty-minute presentation where she explained transportation’s role in connecting communities and supporting economic development. Under the PennDOT Connects initiative, PennDOT will take an earlier and more active role in reaching out to communities to enhance engagement with local communities and improve transportation-project planning, design, and delivery so that transportation investments support a community’s vision and goals.

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May 19: 2017 Classic Towns Trolley Tour

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

Tickets: $25 (includes breakfast, lunch, and 5.75 AICP CM credits)
Register at:
https://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/2017trolleytour/

March 31: The New Normal for Downtowns

The New Normal for Downtowns
A DVRPC Strategies for Older Suburbs Roundtable

Friday, March 31, 2017, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM
 
DVRPC
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

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Feb. 7: Healthy Communities Task Force Meeting: Climate Change and Public Health

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/.

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Dec. 7: Ethics and the Digital World (1.5 CM Ethics Credits)

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/

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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Nov. 10: Healthy Communities Task Force (2.5 CM Credits)

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.

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Aug. 2: Integrating Health Into Comprehensive Planning

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. 

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Need Law Credits? Come to DVRPC on June 29th!

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.

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April 29: Planning & Public Health Training

 

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/