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APA PA Chapter News: June

The Latest News from PA Chapter of APA… Pennsylvania is full of great places, and the Chapter’s Great Places program provides a fantastic way of acknowledging these places. Lehigh Parkway in Allentown, one of our 2021 Great Places winners, is highlighted in this month’s newsletter. Even if they aren’t award winners, many parts of the   

Planning Webcast Series

Earn over 50 AICP CM credits each year online – at no cost to members of participating organizations that support the Planning Webcast Series.  Check back often as we frequently add additional offerings. Webcasts take place live on Fridays from 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET and are worth 1.5 AICP CM credits (for live viewing   

Submit Nominations for Annual Awards

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association is pleased to announce its Planning Awards Program for 2022. It is one of the most popular programs organized by the Chapter. A select group of the “best and brightest in Pennsylvania planning” will be recognized for their transformative initiatives and projects. Winners are announced at the   

PMPEI Courses

The Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI) was formed in 1991 for the purpose of bringing instruction to the local planning and zoning officials who serve Pennsylvania’s more than 2,500 municipalities and counties. Interest in planning was growing at the time and the interest continues, but there was no education requirement for serving on these   

Great Places Initiative

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association is looking for Great Places in two categories: Great Public Spaces, and Great Greenways/Trails . Great Places are unique, memorable places that work not only for their community, but as a model others want to emulate – places of exemplary character, quality, planning, identity, cultural interest, and   

AICP Certification Diversity Scholarship

The American Planning Association is committed to providing opportunities for all to achieve excellence in planning by fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in the organization and in the planning profession. AICP Certification Diversity scholarships help make the planning profession more diverse and accessible to those with financial need. Diversity is an inclusive concept which encompasses,   

Implementable Planning Book Now Available

Implementable Planning Book Now Available Proceeds to benefit APA PA Student Scholarship The “implementable comprehensive plan” approach has become a standard in Pennsylvania. Its introduction by Denny Puko at PA DCED and pioneering by consultant Jim Pashek contributed to a growth in practical and results-oriented planning over the last ten years. Interest in implementable planning