Tag Archive for Philadelphia

RFP: FDR Park Master Plan

Fairmount Park Conservancy working with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks proposals from qualified and creative design teams to perform a master plan for the 348-acre Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park in South Philadelphia. The master plan will investigate, analyze and recommend approaches to enhance FDR’s ecology, landscape and built environments. The master plan will also seek to create a shared vision for reinvestment among park managers, adjacent institutions, stewards, non-profits and general park users. View complete RFP including appendices here.

Sept. 12: Daniel Burnham’s Belated Birthday Bash!

September 12, 2017 from 5-7pm
Devil’s Alley Bar and Grill (1907 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103)
$8 if you register in advance [apapase.eventbrite.com]; $10 at the door

Make no little (happy hour) plans! Daniel Burnham–who co-authored the 1909 Plan of Chicago–would be 171 years old this year. We’re celebrating the birthday of one of the founders of American city planning eight days late. Join APAPASE for Happy Hour at Devil’s Alley Bar and Grill (1907 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103) on September 12, 2017 from 5-7pm. Tickets are $8 in advance ($10 at the door–cash only) and include your first drink and birthday cake. After your first drink, it’s cash bar. Drink specials will be $3 drafts, $4 house wines, and $5 sangrias. This event is open to Burnham-enthusiasts, professional planners, citizen planners, students (21+), urban designers, architects, landscape architects, professors, engineers, and anyone with an interest in the planning profession.

Of course, no birthday party is complete without fun and games. We’ll be playing HEADS UP! URBANIST: City Beautiful Edition. You will get three HEADS UP! cards on which there is a person, place, or thing with importance to urbanism and the planning profession. Hold them up to your forehead so you can’t see them and other happy hour attendees will give you clues so you guess what card you’re holding up.

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Aug. 30: Social Justice & Public Health (2 AICP CM Ethics Credits)

 

Principles to Which We Aspire: Social Justice & Public Health (2 AICP CM Ethics Credits)
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Registration/Light breakfast at 8:30 AM

 

Planners have a unique charge to make policy decisions with the welfare of citizens in mind. The “Principles to which we Aspire” section of the ethics code sets the standard for how planners to work toward a more just future. This lecture will cover how three planners have worked to:

  • Seek social justice by working to expand choice and opportunity for all persons
  • Recognize a special responsibility to plan for the needs of the disadvantaged and to promote racial and economic integration and urge the alteration of policies, institutions, and decisions that oppose such needs.
  • Provide citizens the opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the development of plans and programs that may affect them.

Speakers:

  • Lisa Servon, Professor and Department Chair, City Planning, University of Pennsylvania
  • Amanda Wagner, MCP, MGA, Get Healthy Philly
  • Caroline Harries, AICP, Associate Director, The Food Trust

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Oct. 18: Register Now for Changing Lanes Conference

You’re invited to Changing Lanes: A Transportation Conference on Technology, Trends, and Change on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Union League of Philadelphia! Join leaders from around the tri-state region to learn how technology, funding, and the changing workforce are affecting the transportation field, today and well into the future.

Session topics include: diversifying our transportation workforce, funding the region’s visionary transportation projects, using technology for civic engagement, and more.

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June 1: Just Beneath the Surface

The fate of Philadelphia’s cemeteries and burial places has been headline news several times in recent years. Join the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum and representatives from the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office and city agencies for a discussion of the legal and ethical issues surrounding burial places in and around Philadelphia.

June 1, 2017
6:00-8:00PM

Arch Street Meeting House
320 Arch St., Philadelphia

For more information:
www.phillyarchaeology.net | phillyarchaeology@gmail.com

May 5-7: Jane’s Walk Through Philadelphia

Looking for something fun to do on May 5th, 6th or 7th, 2017? Check out a new Philadelphia neighborhood with Jane’s Walk, a global movement of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs to get people to tell stories about their communities, explore their cities, and connect with their neighbors. PlanPhilly is organizing four tours in Philadelphia. Check out full details at: http://janeswalk.org/united-states/philadelphia/

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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/