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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

Event Recap: Social Justice and Public Health

On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017, APAPASE hosted the event Principles to Which We Aspire: Social Justice and Public Health. The morning event took place in the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission’s main conference room. The session spoke to the link between social justice and public health through healthy community design, food access, and financial stability, while relating all topics to the AICP code of ethics. The speakers included Amanda Wagner, MCP, MGA, of Get Healthy Philly; Caroline Harries, AICP, Associate Director, The Food Trust; and Lisa Servon, Professor and Department Chair, City Planning, University of Pennsylvania.

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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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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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April 13: Events Committee Meeting

Would you like to meet other Philadelphia-area planners? Would you like to organize events like walking tours, happy hours, or educational events related to planning? Then join the APAPASE Events Committee, and help us plan fun events! Our next meeting is Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM at Michael Baker, 1818 Market Street. Please RSVP so we have a list of names for security: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apapase-events-committee-meeting-april-2017-registration-30264861014?aff=es2.

No special skills needed–we love all volunteers! You can help with any (or all) aspects of the event-planning process, from brainstorming event ideas, coordinating with venues, ordering food/beverages, inviting speakers, advertising/marketing events, working the registration table, speaking at events, and conducting event follow up. No worries if you’ve never done anything like this before–we’ll show you the ropes.

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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Engagement Committee Call on 10/26 at 1!

APA Pennsylvania SE Section LogoHave ideas for how APA Pennsylvania Southeast section can reach its members? Have suggestions for how better to get value from your membership? Share them during the Engagement Committee call. The Engagement committee’s next call is Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 1pm. Any interested section members are welcome to join by calling 1-877-292-8255 passcode 1207385. (Note this is a new number updated from previous calls)

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April 14: Events Committee Meeting

Do you like to organize events like walking tours, happy hours, and educational events related to planning?
Then join the APAPASE Events Committee and help us plan fun events!
We are looking for volunteers to help with all aspects of the event-planning process, from brainstorming event ideas, coordinating with venues, ordering food/beverages, inviting speakers, advertising/marketing events, working the registration table, speaking at events, and conducting event follow up.
 
Please join us for our second meeting of the year:
Thursday, April 14, 2016
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
Michael Baker Jr Conference Room
1818 Market Street, Suite 3110, Philadelphia, PA 19103