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Call for Sessions, 2015 APA Northeast Conference

Northeast Region is pleased to announce  that session proposals are now being accepted for the 2015 American Planning Association Northeast Regional Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York! The Getting Ahead of the Future Conference represents a great opportunity to explore breaking trends and acquire the necessary skills required for the “future planner”. Session proposal deadline   

Latinos and Planning Division Fall Newsletter

In this issue of the Latinos and Planning (LAP) Division  fall newsletter, we take a look into LAP’s activities during the National Planning Conference in Atlanta, feature from an LAP member’s presentation on career development, new member highlight, the LAP Scholarship announcement and more. View newsletter>>

DCED Community Corner

As the Marcellus Shale industry continues its boom in Pennsylvania, local communities continue to notice the benefits with thousands of new jobs, lower energy prices, and increased energy independence….

Call for Nominations for Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence

The Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence are presented annually to communities and individuals by the Governor’s Center for Local Government Services (GCLGS), an office within the Department of Community and Economic Development that works to assist Pennsylvania’s 2,562 local governments. A panel of judges from the GCLGS reviews applications submitted by municipal organizations and officials from across the state and selects the award recipients.

Battlefield Planning Grants

The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service invites non-profit groups, academic institutions, and local, regional, state, and tribal governments to submit applications for the 2015 Battlefield Planning Grants. The purpose of this grant program is to provide seed money for projects that lead directly to the identification, preservation and interpretation of   

APA’s Great Places in America

APA’s flagship program celebrates places of exemplary character, quality, and planning. Places are selected annually and represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow. APA Great Places offer better choices for where and how people work and live. They   

Model Conservation Easement Amendment Policy

Pennsylvania Land Trust Association Publishes Model Conservation Easement Amendment Policy  Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (PALTA) published the Model Conservation Easement Amendment Policy this September. The model is intended to assist Pennsylvania land trusts in establishing policies regarding amendments.   A draft edition that was broadly disseminated for public review in June preceded the model. That   

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