Tag Archive for technology in planning

Dec. 7: Ethics and the Digital World (1.5 CM Ethics Credits)

Ethics and the Digital World (1.5 CM Ethics Credits)

Smart cities, social media, and online data and tools are all reshaping planning. But what are the ethical dimensions to this digital world? Explore issues such as privacy, access, application, and the nature of information and how it is shared. Get insight into the discussions addressing these crucial concepts and learn how the AICP code of ethics provides guidance.

This event provides 1.5 AICP CM ETHICS credits.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

2:45 – 4:30 PM

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

190 N. Independence Mall W., 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The event is free but registration is required: https://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/ethics2016/

May 4: Map It Out!

 

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Philly Tech Week 2016, presented by Comcast is from April 29th to May 7th and this year the Southeast Section has planned a tech event for planners! This event offers an introduction to CartoDB, Quantum GIS, and Geoda, three open source mapping platforms. Three CM credits are anticipated. Feel free to bring your laptop and follow along with the demonstrations.

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Jan. 20: Technology, Data, and Engagement

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Technology, Data, and Engagement (1.5 CM credits)
Wednesday, January 20, 2016; 3:45–5:30 PM

Ever-changing and ever more important, technology is reshaping community building, governance, and planning. Look at what’s coming next as panelists examine the three big components of technology: plan management, research and data, and public engagement. Learn about emerging technologies and how they apply to planning. See how some communities are tackling technology in a comprehensive way while others keep a tighter focus. What could your community be doing? Share ideas in a live Q&A with the panelists.

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What Do You <3 About Greater Philadelphia?

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This week marks the start of DVRPC’s month-long photo campaign/giveaway! We want to know “What do you <3 about Greater Philadelphia?” Post a photo of something you love about our region on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using @DVRPC, #OurRegionMyHome, and #DVRPCis50. You can also submit photos directly online at www.dvrpc.org/50. Two winners will be randomly chosen to win a GoPro camera, and some of the best photos will appear on a poster!

Lots of Planning Events for Philly Tech Week

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Philly Tech Week starts this Friday!

Here is a list of events that may be of interest to Planners & Geo Spatial Analysts.

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March 12: Breaking Ground

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Breaking Ground: Building Livable Communities in Greater Philadelphia: The Next 50 Years

Thursday, March 12, 2015

8:30 AM – 3:15 PM

The Union League of Philadelphia

140 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

This year DVRPC celebrates 50 years of planning for the Greater Philadelphia region. Join  local leaders, city planners, and economic development professionals to discuss the next 50 years of growth, preservation, and change!  This one-day conference will consider the roles of technology and local government, big and small cities adapting to climate change, and sustainable transportation networks, among other issues that Greater Philadelphia will face in the coming decades.

Registration and Preliminary Program are available at: www.dvrpc.org/breakingground

Registration is open until March 8, 2015.

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Download the APAPA 2014 Conference App

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Attention APA PA 2014 Conference attendees! This year, for the first time, APA PA has created a Conference App for your iPhone or Android device. Features of the App include sponsor, speaker, and attendee listings; maps of the conference area and surrounds; the twitter feed for #APAPA14; and complete conference schedule that you can customize to your unique conference experience! This user-friendly App is now available for FREE on iTunes and Google Play. Download it today!

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Google Play

iTunes 

Twitter #APAPA14

Sept. 30: Integrating HOP Coordination Into Access Management Programs

The American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter and PennDOT are hosting a training entitled, “Integrating HOP Coordination into Access Management Programs” at DVRPC on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Registration starts at 9:00 AM). The training is free for APAPA members and $25.00 for non-members. If you are interested in attending, please use this link to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DVRPC-Access

 

DVRPC is located on the 8th Floor of the American College of Physicians Building at 190 N. Independence Mall West (corner of 6th and Race), Philadelphia, PA 19106. For directions, visitwww.dvrpc.org/directions

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Feb. 1: PlanningCamp!

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PlanningCamp is an unconference about technology and the future of urban planning.

Join us on February 1st if you’re working at the intersection of technology and the hard effort of making better cities — on the technology side, or the planning side, or a bit of both.

Spend a day in sessions led by your peers, exploring new and old challenges. Whether you’re thinking about the role technology in public involvement, increasing equity, modeling, analysis, community organizing, at local to regional scales, PlanningCamp will be an opportunity to go deep into conversations and form new connections.

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Survey on Planners Use of Mobile Apps

The Ohio State University is conducting a survey in order to understand the degree to which city planning professionals use mobile apps and smartphone and tablet devices. This survey is being undertaken to gain an understanding of the importance of mobile apps in the planning profession and how they can be adapted upon and used in the future to enhance the planning process.

This survey should take approximately 10 – 15 minutes to complete. Your responses to this survey will remain confidential. Each question is optional and you can choose not to answer any question.

Survey results will be used for academic research and practice recommendations. The information may also be used for journal articles and other important research projects in the future. This research study is being undertaken by Professor Evans-Cowley with The Ohio State University. For more information regarding this study please send an e-mail to cowley.11@osu.edu

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY