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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   

PennDOT: Access Management Trainings

PA Chapter of APA and PennDOT Present: Integrating HOP Coordination into Access Management Programs. Recognizing key county and municipal roles in managing roadway access, the Department has recently updated Pub 574, Access Management Handbook…

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   

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,   

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