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March 10: AICP Exam Prep Session

The Pennsylvania Chapter of APA will be hosting a full-day, in-person AICP exam prep session this spring. The session is free for PA Chapter members (non-PA Chapter members pay $35) and open to anyone interested in taking the exam.

The prep session will be held on Saturday, March 10 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m at the Susquehanna Township Building (1900 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg). Registration is required. Details and registration can be found here:

https://planningpa.org/event/2018-aicp-exam-prep/

The session will review the content outline of the AICP exam, which APA recently updated, and provide details on the different content areas. The exam has been updated to reflect the new content outline, and the session will take time to clarify understanding of the revised exam. Questions are encouraged throughout the day.

 

Jan 24: Active Design/Healthy Communities: State of the City

The first lecture in the Active Design/Healthy Communities series explores how public health agencies can join forces with design to address inequalities in the city and promote physical, mental, emotional, and civic well-being. The case study is the new South Philadelphia Health, Literacy, and Recreation Center on Broad Street. tate of the City is scheduled for Jan 24 from 8am-10am in the AIA Center. CM credits for planners are pending.

Registration: https://www.aiaphiladelphia.org/events/active-designhealthy-communities-state-city

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Jan 25: Winter Happy Hour at Winterfest

Join APAPASE for happy hour! We will be mingling and enjoying drinks on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 PM at The Lodge at Winterfest which is located at 101 S. Columbus Blvd. Please come to celebrate the new year or simply to spend time with your fellow Planners!

Register at https://apapase2018winterhh.eventbrite.com

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Feb 9: Growing Greener: Writing Conservation by Design Ordinances

Practitioner Training

Growing Greener: Writing Conservation by Design Ordinances

Randall Arendt & Ann Hutchinson, Natural Lands

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Growing Greener Event Flyer

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February 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Barn at Camp Olympic Park, Lower Macungie Township

3120 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus, PA  18049

The Lehigh Valley-Berks and Southeast Sections of the American Planning Association and the Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects invite you to participate in this training course on the technical aspects of the Growing Greener: Conservation by Design approach to land use planning and residential development. This training is intended primarily for professional planners (county, municipal or private) who consult with municipalities and review or write land use ordinances. Participants will become familiar with the specific wording and provisions that typically must be added to existing codes to give local officials the tools they need to ensure that new subdivision proposals will be designed around the central organizing principle of land conservation. Township engineers and zoning officers who must enforce these codes are also invited.

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March 22: Breaking Ground: Transforming a Region Together (AICP CM credits requested)

Thursday, March 22, 2018

7:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Breaking Ground 2018: Transforming a Region Together is a day-long conference that aims highlights the principles and goals of Connections 2045 Long-Range Plan for Greater Philadelphia [https://www.dvrpc.org/Connections2045/]. While our region is made up of 352 local governments, we will be better-positioned and more economically competitive if we move forward together, as a region. This year’s conference celebrates regional cooperation and government efficiency. The keynote speaker—Brian Elms—is an expert in management and government performance. All attendees will receive a copy of Brian Elms’ book, PeakPerformance: How Denver’s Peak Academy is saving millions of dollars, boosting morale, and just maybe changing the world.

Concurrent sessions will feature government transparency, sustainable environmental practices, collaboration between businesses and government, the use of data and metrics, and a celebration of diversity age-friendly communities. Breaking Ground 2018 is expanding to include a Learning Lounge, which will feature businesses and tech companies that assist municipal governments in better serving their citizens.

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Nov. 28: Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) networking happy hour

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at the newest bar in the gayborhood Bar X at 255 S. Camac St. at 5:30 pm. It is a chance to check out this new venue while networking with built environment professionals and enthusiasts at different locations around the city.

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Next Week’s Annual Event: Water, Water Everywhere

Join us for APAPASE’s Annual Event, which includes an opportunity to meet and mingle with other Greater Philadelphia planners, hear an educational presentation (1 CM credit requested), and honor the winners of the John E. Pickett Student Scholarship competition. Ticket price includes two drink tickets and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Water, Water Everywhere: A Dialogue on Flooding and Disasters in Greater Philadelphia

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season is on track to be one of the top ten most active seasons on record, with five major hurricanes, and a streak of eight straight hurricanes from August 9 to September 29. This begs the question: what is the role of planners and planning in reducing risk to flooding and increasing community resilience? How can flood risk reduction meet other community planning goals, like water quality improvement, neighborhood development, and community cohesion? Join us at the APAPASE Annual Event to explore these issues and more. A panel of water and resilience planners will explore these issues and more with APA members from across the region.

Tickets:
$30 for members/students
$35 for non-members
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apa-pa-southeast-2017-annual-event-tickets-38509904160

Speakers include:

  • Avery Livengood, Philadelphia Water Department
  • Chris Linn, DVRPC
  • Jon Lesher, Montgomery County Planning Commission
  • Chrissy Caggiano, Michael Baker International

2017 Annual Event Flyer

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Nov. 2: MS City and Regional Planning, Temple University Information Session

Make a commitment during #PlanningMonth to become a planner and register for the Information Session on November 2nd for the MS City and Regional Planning, Temple University.  The program has two concentration tracks in Sustainable Community Planning and Transportation Planning.  Both are areas of expertise that are in wide demand in the greater Philadelphia region as well as across the country and globe.  Accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board since 2012.

At the Meet and Greet with MS CTRP students and alumni, you’ll have a chance to learn about the various career paths alumni have taken from traditional government planning to community-based programming and policy development with nonprofit organizations, from government innovation to entrepreneurial startups, and more.

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Nov. 28: The Evolving Nature of Senior Living

The Evolving Nature of Senior Living: what if everything you were told about aging was wrong? 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bill Thomas

Followed by a board of Expert Panelists 

What if everything you were told about aging was wrong?  Keynote speaker, Dr. Bill Thomas, is challenging how Americans think of aging, the models we have for senior housing, and how connectedness can overcome the loneliness that often plagues the lives of the elderly.  Provider Magazine has called Dr. Thomas’ Green House Project the “pinnacle” of the culture change movement in senior housing and the Wall Street Journal has called him one of the nation’s “top ten innovators” changing the future of retirement. 

Free Library’s Intelligent by Design Nonfiction Book Group Reads Two Planning-Related Books

Do you enjoy reading? The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Independence Branch is reading critically acclaimed nonfiction old and new. All readers welcome.  All meetings are Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 215-685-1633.

 

On December 11, we are reading The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane JacobsFor more information https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/69655

On March 12, we are reading The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein. For more information: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/69658