It’s summer again: warm weather, poolside Sundays, seasonally-appropriate ice cream eating, and no school! School has now been out for a couple of weeks, and we’ve all forgotten what it’s like to get stuck in school traffic in the morning. However, the 2017-2018 schoolyear will be starting before you know it, and APAPASE wants to remind all of its members that there are many opportunities to volunteer for the upcoming 2018 Future City Competition for middle schoolers.
The Philadelphia Region Future City Steering Committee is hosting an Engineering Fair for future participants and collaborators in September. APAPASE encourages all interested schools, future mentors, volunteer judges, and event volunteers to attend.
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.
The Southeast Section announced its 2016 student scholarship awards at the Annual Event at the Lucky Dog Saloon on November 3rd. The winners were selected by a sub-committee of the section council using a set of criteria that included topic originality, thoroughness of research and quality of analysis and conclusions. This year the program was very competitive with eleven submissions.
The winners are as follows:
1st Place- Group Award– TEMPLE- Community Engagement- Kensington (3 students)
Michelle Atherton/Leonard Bonarek/Ted Mullen
2nd Place- Group Award– TEMPLE- Division Street Revitalization (3 students)
Corey Brown/Michelle Goddard/Mark Huber
3rd Place- Individual Award– WCU-3D Modeling in Land Development Planning
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Due to a schedule conflict, Anne Fadullon is not available to speak at Inside the Planner’s Studio. We are happy to announce that Patty Elkis, Director of Planning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) will be the featured guest on Inside the Planner’s Studio.
- 6:30-7:00: The event will begin with networking. Light h’orderves and drinks will be provided. Mentors and students from the mentor program will have the opportunity to meet during this time.
- 7:00-7:45: The Inside the Planner’s Studio program will take place.
- 7:45-8:00: Ms. Elkis will take questions from the audience.
- 8:00-8:30: There will be additional time to network after the event.
Inside the Planner’s Studio with Patty Elkis & Karen Thompson
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania
Fisher Fine Arts Building, Room 401 (34th Street & Walnut Street)
(Entrance is on the west side of the building, facing College Green.)
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Cost: Free—with Eventbrite registration
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 Patty Elkis, Director of Planning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, as our 3rd speaker in the annual “Inside the Planners Studio” speaker series. Karen Thompson of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will be asking Ms. Elkis about her career, civic engagement, and her advice for planners. Karen will skip the small talk and ask Ms. Elkis 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! If you have any questions you would like to ask Ms. Elkis, you can enter them when you register here.
Do you use GIS in your research? Or, have you created any outstanding maps or other cartographic products? Temple University will celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 16th from 12pm-6pm, and we invite members of GeoPhilly to showcase their spatial and cartographic work as a poster or brief (5-10 minute) presentation during this exciting event. We hope to include a diverse set of presentations, from a range of GIS applications.
To participate, please submit your presentation information, including your project title and 100-word description, and indicate your preference for a poster or talk via this link by October 15, 2016.
Architecture and Environmental Design
Graduate Open House
Learn about the MS City and Regional Planning program at Temple University.
Meet current students and faculty.
When: October 20, 5:30-7:30
Where: Room 207 Center City campus (1515 Market), Philadelphia PA
Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) will be accepting applications for the Fall 2016 course from August 22nd – September 19th. This seven-week course empowers citizens to take a more effective and active role in shaping the future of their neighborhoods and of Philadelphia through a greater understanding of city planning and the steps involved in development projects.
Special topics this session include community engagement 101, historic preservation, and urban agriculture and food access.
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings October 5th – November 16th from 6-9pm at 1515 Arch Street in Center City.
See the 2016 fall CPI Flyer or visit CPI’s new website: www.citizensplanninginstitute.org for applications and more information. Contact 215-683-4648 or email@example.com with any questions or to request a hard copy of the application.
Over 200 curious young visitors stopped by the APAPA-SE activity booth at Temple University’s EarthFest 2016 on April 22nd. An annual event at the Ambler Campus, EarthFest promotes environmental awareness to elementary and middle school students from across the region. Continuing a multi-year tradition, APAPA-SE hosted a booth to support the effort. This year, our four volunteers engaged students in two planning activities – one related to transportation and the other land use – to give them a very basic idea of what planners do on a regular basis.
The transportation-related activity had students placing stickers to indicate whether they walk, bike, drive, or take the bus to get to school, visit friends/family, visit park/playgrounds, and go shopping. While not exactly scientific, this informal survey had over 230 responses and provided some interesting results (see the tally we put together and feel free to draw your own conclusions). Overall, the kids were really excited about the activity – especially the stickers – and it got them thinking about the pros and cons of how they travel, both for their own personal health and the health of the environment.
Continuing a multi-year tradition, APAPA-SE will be hosting a booth at Temple’s EarthFest with educational materials and activities related to the planning profession. We are looking for volunteers to help staff an interactive booth. Volunteers can sign up for the full event, a portion of the event, or even just the setup period (begins around 8:00 AM). It is a great opportunity to share our profession with local students while spending the day outside in a festival atmosphere! No need to be a Temple alumni or student (although they are certainly welcome).
If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about the event, please contact John Federico at firstname.lastname@example.org.