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.
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com to add your name to the list.
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.
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.