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July Planning Webcast Series

Upcoming Webcast Lineup (on Friday, unless noted otherwise): July 10 – Urban Design & Preservation Division – EcoDistricts – Performance Based Urban Design – Speakers: Otto Condon, Elizabeth Miller, Jill Sherman, and Adam Beck An Ecodistrict strategy is an emerging planning process which incorporates environmental performance metrics to guide neighborhood growth with a social, environmental   

Distance Education Webcasts

The following are distance education webcast recordings available for viewing during the 2015 calendar year: Ethics, Equity and Social Justice: Roles and Implications of Planners – #e.29372 – 1.5 CM ETHICS Defensible Historic Preservation Regulations – #e.29371– 1.5 CM LAW Planners and Planters: What Planners Need to Know about Creating a Sustainable Landscape for Today   

Sponsor-Exhibit-Advertise at the Annual Conference!

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association is now accepting sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers. This year’s conference, “Making Great Communities Happen,” takes place October 18-20, 2015 at the Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh. It promises to be one of PA Chapter’s best conferences, with a projected attendance of over 500 planners. The APA PA Annual   

Professional Development Scholarships!

There are two Professional Development Awards being offered.  Here’s your opportunity to improve your professional development skills  Please review application requirements.  Application deadline is August 28, 2015.

PEMA Mitigation Grant Circular

Hazard Mitigation Grant Application Guidance for FEMA Non-Diaster Pre-disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs Purpose: To provide notification and guidance to potential sub-grantees on the process of submitting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation non-disaster grant applications to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency by August 7, 2015. More Information

Grant Monies Available For Healthy Planning Coalitions

APA has received Healthy Planning Grants from the CDC. These grants will require the Chapter to be involved to any grants going to Pennsylvania. You must have a Chapter member involved to submit a letter of intent. If you submit a letter of intent, please send the Chapter a copy at info@planningpa.org.

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