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Annual Conference 2011

View presentations from the PA Chapter of APA 2011 Annual Conference below.
Please note that materials will be added as they become available. Most conference proceeding materials should be available by November 30, 2011.

General:

Sunday, October 16, 2011

2:00pm – 3:15pm Concurrent Workshops – Series A

  • The Luzerne County Healthy Community Challenge: A Model for Creating Healthy Community Action in Small PA Municipalities
  • Swim Together or Sink Alone: A Tale of Stormwater Management Survival
  • Implementing Your Comprehensive Plan: The Official Map
  • Effects of Abandoned Mine Lands on the Northern Anthracite Region
  • Planning for the Future of Energy
  • Reclaiming Commercial Strips and Strengthening Town Centers: Part 1

2:00pm – 5:30pm Zoning Matters: The Process of an Update and the Legal Issues That Should Concern You

3:45pm – 5:00pm Concurrent Workshops – Series B

  • Reclaiming Commercial Strips and Strengthening Town Centers: Part 2
  • Creating Great Value through Small Urban Parks and Public Spaces
  • Active Design: The Connection Between Health, Land Use, Recreation, Transportation and Technology – Presentation 1
  • Protecting Scenic Resources in a Changing Landscape  – Presentation 1
  • Chesapeake Bay and Local Water Quality Initiatives: An Update for 2011 and Beyond

PMPEI Training for Local Planning and Elected Officials: Planning and Zoning in the Age of Marcellus

Monday, October 17, 2011

9:00am – 10:00am Opening Keynote
Secretary Richard J. Allan
PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

10:30am – 11:45am Concurrent Workshops – Series C

  • Planning for Compatible Economic Development to initiate Community Sustainability
  • PA’s State Enabling Laws and Historic Preservation
  • Doing Nothing: The Cost of Waiting for the Private Sector to Initiate Redevelopment
  • Green Infrastructure: Making Stormwater, MS4, and TMDLs Work for Your Municipality
  • Jane Jacobs, Andy Warhol, and the Kind of Problem a Community Is – Sidney Brower notes
  • PA Chapter of APA Legislative Update
  • The Economic and Quality of Life Impact of Gaming in PA

12:00pm – 1:45pm Pitkin Lecture
Looking at Jane Jacobs Today: Relevant or Out-of-Date?
Roberta Brandes Gratz

2:00pm – 3:15pm Concurrent Workshops – Series D

  • Partnering to Enhance Pipeline Safety in Communities through Risk-Informed Land Use Planning  
  • Gateway Communities: Planning Tools for Small Businesses and Public Officials
  • Suburban Sustainability is No Oxymoron – Flamm presentation | Drewes presentation | 1st Suburbs presentation
  • Discover the Impace of PLACE: People, Land and Community Education
  • AICP: Is It For You? – Presentation 1
  • The Planner’s Advantage: Online Social Networking
  • New Demographics are Here for PA

2:00pm – 5:00pm Mobile Workshops

  • Mobile Workshop: Planning for the Future of Energy
  • Mobile Workshop: PA’s State Enabling Laws and Historic Preservation
  • Mobile Workshop: Jane Jacobs’ Scranton
  • Mobile Workshop: Trails – Regional Connections, Sustainable Design, Preservation of Natural Corridors, and Development Regulation Issues

3:30pm – 5:00pm Concurrent Workshops – Series E

  • Urban Made: Re-Deploying Industrial Assets in PA’s Cities
  • Creating an Implementable Comprehensive Plan
    Presenter Denny Puko
    Creating an Implementable Comprehensive Plan
    – Handouts – Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3
    Presenter Jim Pashek
    Presentation – This is a Prezi presentation. The link connects to the presentation with a built-in Prezi viewer app. Anyone with internet access can use it. Takes a short time to download.
    Audience brainstorming flip chart notes
  • Water: Tying It All Together In York County
  • How to Talk about Difficult Issues
  • Combating Blight: New Tools and Potential Resources Act 135 0f 2008 & Act 90 of 2010
  • From Identification to Transformation: Brownfield Corridor Planning is Boom for Communities 
  • Achieve a Sustainable Community Vision by Integrating TDR and TND Zoning Tools

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

9:00am – 10:00am Plenary Session
Teri Ooms
Benchmarking Changes in Northeast Pennsylvania

10:30am – 11:45am Concurrent Workshops – Series F

  • Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development on Agriculture – Presentation 1
  • Manufacturing Plant Reuse in a Changing Economy
  • Trails: Regional Connections, Sustainable Design, Preservation of Natural Corridors, and Development Regulation Issues
  • Complete Streets: Transforming Communities
  • Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Implementation: Opportunities for Cost Savings through Planning and Regionalism
  • CTP and CEP:  APA’s New Advanced Specialty Certifications – Cancelled
  • How Preemption of Zoning and Other Local Controls Impacts Planning

12:00pm – 1:30pm Annual Meeting and Awards Program

  • Annual Awards Presentation
  • State of the Chapter Presentation – Presentation 1

2:15pm – 3:45pm Concurrent Workshops – Series G

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