Tag Archive for Philadelphia

April 4: Planner Happy Hour

Join your fellow planners for a fun happy hour at Barra Rossa on Tuesday, April 4, 5:30-7:30 pm, sponsored by LRK Philadelphia! You can catch up with colleagues and meet new people as we play Heads Up! Urbanist.

HEADS UP! URBANIST – Join us to play LRK’s version of the latest game sensation – HEADS UP!, which is based on the “old-time” game – Twenty Questions. You will get three HEADS UP! cards on which there is a person, place or thing with importance to the urbanism and the planning profession. In order to win drink tickets, you will pair up and play the game. And… we won’t have easy cards like Ed Bacon or Rittenhouse Square! Come have fun with us on April 4th at Barra Rossa – 10th and Walnut.

Register here!

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March 30: MS City and Regional Planning, Temple University Information Session

Join us at the Architecture and Environmental Design, Tyler School of Art Graduate Information Session on March 30, 2017 to learn more about the MS City and Regional Planning program and application requirements.  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 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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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/

APAPA-SE to Match Donations in Memory of Matt Honea

https://fundrazr.com/MattHoneaMemorialFund

Matt Honea received his Masters in City & Regional Planning from University of Pennsylvania.  He applied these skills to his passion of helping make his community better, including the Make the World Better Foundation (MTWB).

In his memory, the American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter Southeast Section (APAPASE) is offering to match any donations to the Matt Honea Memorial Fund, up to $500 before March 1st.  The Matt Honea Memorial Fund is part of the Make The World Better Foundation who work to rebuild parks in Philadelphia. The fund is to honor Matt’s legacy at Ralph Brooks Park, a park he truly loved.

When donating, please make sure you include “APAPASE” in the comments, so it is earmarked for the match.

Southeast Region AICP Exam Study Group Now Forming

Are you planning on taking the AICP exam this year?  Need a little motivation to help you study?  A study group is starting to form in the southeast region to work together to prepare for the exam. If you are interested in joining the study group, please email race.hodges@mbakerintl.com to add your name to the list.

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Feb. 23: PennDOT Connects

Have you heard of PennDOT’s newest initiative, PennDOT Connects? Secretary Richards, PennDOT, and planning agencies are working to make transportation planning a more collaborative process that supports community goals. The PennDOT Connects initiative reaches into community and transportation planning processes to initiate early dialogue and partnered decisionmaking about the kinds of transportation projects that will help a community achieve its vision. Learn the various ways PennDOT is supporting this initiative internally and in its outreach to local communities. Learn how communities can better articulate what they desire in transportation investments and design, including placemaking and the role of transportation facilities as public spaces.

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Jan. 26: APAPASE/YPT Game Night: Cards Against Urbanity

Join the American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter Southeast Section (APAPASE) and the Philadelphia Chapter of Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) for Game Night on January 26th. We’ll be at Field House playing Cards Against Urbanity–the irreverent card game for anyone who’s interested in cities, transportation, and fun! (If you want to see the types of cards you might come across, click here for Cardsplanations.)

Thursday, January 26, 2016
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Field House

1150 Filbert Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

$8 in advance; $10 at the door

Your first drink is included in your admission fee–after that, it’s cash bar. Field House will have an assortment of $4 beers, $5 mixed drinks, and $6 house wines.
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Join QUE on Thursday, January 5

Join QUE on Thursday, January 5!

Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at The Lodge at Winterfest at on Thursday, January 5 at 5:30 pm. The Blue Cross Winterfest is at Penn’s Landing and is walkable from the 2nd street El’s second street stop over the Market Street bridge (Directions).

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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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