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Annual Award Nominations

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association is pleased to invite nominations for the 2016 PA Chapter of APA Planning Awards, to be presented at the Annual Conference, October 16-18, 2016, in Allentown.  This is a great opportunity to showcase distinguished individuals and successful planning projects – the best and brightest in Pennsylvania planning!    

FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation/Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Application Process Open

Hazard Mitigation Grant Application Guidance for FEMA Non-Disaster Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs Purpose:To provide notification and guidance to potentials sub-grantees on the process of submitting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation non-disaster gran applications to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) by Wednesday May 18, 2016. Grant Application Guidance   

2016 National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Agency

Congratulations to Philadelphia City Planning Commission for receiving the National Planning Excellence Award for Planning Agency 2016 National Planning Awards   Summary The Philadelphia City Planning Commission guides the development efforts of the fifth largest city in the U.S. The staff of the Commission handles daily zoning, environmental and design reviews, conducts research, and provides   

Statewide Training: Aligning Planning, Policy and Practice to Foster Public Health|3CM

PA Chapter of the American Planning Association and the PA Local Government Training Partnership presents: Aligning Planning, Policy and Practice to Foster Public Health will address an emerging and critical issue in planning – how the built environment and planning processes can work to improve public health. The session will highlight efforts to plan for   

Moving Toward Shared Responsibility for Population Health – Incorporating Health in All Policies

Moving Toward Shared Responsibility for Population Health; Incorporating Health in All PoliciesWalkWorks – Incorporating Health in all Policies – PA Dept of Health 2016 WalkWorks an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Health implemented in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. WalkWorks targets counties with key health indicators and engages   

IUP Receives Outstanding Planning Student Organization Award

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Planning Student Organization Congratulations to Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Planning Student Organization, a winner of the American Planning Association’s 2016 Outstanding PSO Award.  This award program provides a means for student groups to share their ideas, learn from one another, and receive recognition (and rewards!) for creative, successful activities.  IUP’s student   

Distance Education Webcasts: Need Ethic and Law?

The following are distance education webcast recordings available for viewing during the 2016 calendar year: Housing for People with Disabilities: A Civil Rights Lens – 1.5 CM LAW Credits (#e.9008313) To locate this event for CM credit, click here or search by the provider, APA Urban Design & Preservation Division Ethics of Private Practice Consulting   

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