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April 14: TransportationCamp PHL 2018

Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT), WTS, and Drexel’s Lindy Institute are co-hosting TransportationCamp PHL 2018 on April 14. Registration is open at http://transportationcamp.org/events/phl2018/.

TransportationCamp is positioned as “where technology meets transportation.” Transportation of people and products is an issue of increasing importance with direct impacts on economic strength, environmental sustainability, and social equity. Advances in technology such as mobile computing, open source software and APIs, spatial analysis and others presents an opportunity to improve mobility more immediately and at a lower cost than has been possible in the past. TransportationCamp builds connections between disparate innovators in diverse fields including public administration, transportation operations, transportation planning, information design and software engineering.

The inaugural Philadelphia incarnation of the participant-driven TransportationCamp conference series follows an “unconference” format, lending itself to a more pertinent, thought-provoking, and active event. This link shows what exactly an “unconference” is: http://transportationcamp.org/2011/02/how-transportationcamp-works-the-essential-guide/

Questions? Contact transportationcampphl@gmail.com

See the event flyer for more details.

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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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!



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


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?


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


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


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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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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