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Complete a South Philly SEPTA Survey

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) in partnership with SEPTA and the City of Philadelphia will be examining the feasibility of creating a new transportation center in the vicinity of Pier 70/Whitman Plaza/Columbus Boulevard.
Currently, there is no SEPTA-owned or controlled property for the numerous bus routes that end trips in this vicinity. The routes G, 7, 25, 29, 47, 47M, 64 and 79 layover on private property, where there is little guarantee that SEPTA operations can continue either for the long-term or short-term.  Therefore, SEPTA operations and customers would benefit from a new central location, such as a transportation center.
This study will investigate potential site locations for a South Philadelphia Transportation Center. Staff will complete research and analysis to assess impacts to existing SEPTA routes and the potential for new and realigned routes with the addition of a new facility. A site plan concept will also be prepared.
You can access the survey using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RQSTYLZ.

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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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

Nov. 15: APAPASE 2017 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

2017 Annual Event Flyer

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Oct. 12: FitCityPHL

You’re invited to FitCityPHL 3!

FitCityPHL is an annual full-day symposium that explores design strategies in workplaces, neighborhoods, and cities that improve health. It brings together individuals representing the sectors of public health, architecture, planning, design, landscape architecture, development,  research and evaluation, academia, philanthropy, and government to learn about how the built environment can have a positive impact on the negative health trends currently facing communities – particularly obesity and other chronic conditions.

At this year’s symposium, attendees will interact with public sector leaders in a town hall format, learn about community engagement and workplace active design strategies, and participate in several walking tours highlighting local examples of active design.
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Oct. 25: Inside the Planner’s Studio With Anne Fadullon & Karen Thompson

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM

The Innovation Lab

Municipal Services Building, 16th floor (1401 John F Kennedy Boulevard)

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Cost: Free

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inside-the-planners-studio-with-anne-fadullon-registration-38179202021

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 Anne Fadullon, Director of Planning & Development for the City of Philadelphia as our 4th speaker in the annual “Inside the Planners Studio” speaker series. Karen Thompson of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will be asking Ms. Fadullon about her career, civic engagement, and her advice for planners. Karen will skip the small talk and ask Ms. Fadullon 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!

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Drexel Announces Urban Innovation Fellowships

The Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University invites you to apply for one of three [3] Urban Innovation Fellowships through this brief application form. Lindy is looking for Philadelphians who are working on urban challenges at any scale – from the block to the neighborhood to the city – who would benefit from the support and the expertise of the Lindy Institute, its faculty fellows, and staff.

Fellows receive the following benefits:

  • Being paired with experts who will help them think through strategies in real time during an Urban Innovation workshop from October 30 – November 1 (selected applicants should be available to participate in this event). The workshop will include site visits, work sessions and public presentations over the 3 days.
  • A $15,000 award to continue to work on their project at Drexel. Fellows will receive guidance from the Lindy Institute to help determine the best use of the stipend, but they will have latitude to decide whether it be used as income or funding for implementation.
  • Access to Drexel’s academic research facilities and maker spaces
  • A comprehensive plan to take your project into its next phase

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Oct. 5: Philadelphia and the World Heritage City

Philadelphia’s World Heritage City status: What does it mean for tourism in your neighborhood or community?

Philadelphia is the United States’ first World Heritage City. What does this mean for Philadelphia neighborhoods and nearby Greater Philadelphia communities? Hear from speakers familiar with neighborhood and community development, historic preservation, and tourism and hospitality. This event is part of GlobalPhilly 2017. DVRPC’s Strategies for Older Suburbs Roundtable Series highlights challenges older suburbs and downtowns are facing. The Roundtable Series provides a means for networking and exchanging ideas with organizations facing similar concerns.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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