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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   

Meet the Keynote Speakers at the Annual Conference

Mayor Nutter:  Since taking office in January 2008, Mayor Nutter has vigorously managed city government through the worst recession since the Great Depression by maintaining core services and reducing City spending – most notably closing a $2.4 billion gap in Philadelphia’s five year plan without compromising a single police officer, fire fighter, sanitation, or health   

Register for the Conference!

Registration is easy. Payment is not required at the time of registration. You can choose to pay by check or credit card.  Our keynote speakers are Dr. Scott Knowles from Drexel University and The Honorable Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia.  On Sunday the Welcome Reception will be held at the Independence Visitor Center. You will   

Career Advice for Emerging Planners

Our colleagues over at APA Arizona put together this tremendously helpful brochure, for which they surveyed more than 800 planners across the country. Whether you’re looking for a job or just want some interviewing/employment advice, it’s tremendously helpful.

ASC Exam Results

Congratulations to the following who have earned advanced credentials from APA as AICP Certified Transportation Planners (AICP CTP) and AICP Certified Urban Designers (AICP CUD). These designations publicly confirm their achievement and identify planning as a profession that values, encourages, and recognizes expertise and leadership. AICP CUD (Certified Urban Designer): Andrew Dobshinsky, AICP CUD, Philadelphia,   

Law and Ethics Distance Education Sessions

For APA members that still need law and ethics CM credit distance education sessions are available.  American Planning Association (APA) will be offering credit till the end of the year. The State of Takings after Koontz – 1.5 CM Law credits: TheUS Supreme Court handed down its decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water   

Land Use Planning and Decision-Making Webinars

Penn State Extension and the PA Chapter of APA present Land Use Planning and Decision-Making Webinars. These webinars aim to benefit land owners, farmers, elected and appointed officials, developers, and community members who are involved in decision-making processes regarding using or preserving natural resources.  These monthly webinars are offered from 12-1:15 PM.  Contact Jeff Himes   

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