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APA PA Chapter News: April

posted on April 28th, 2021  |  Read more

The Latest News from PA Chapter of APA… Professional planners are, without a doubt, critical for effective planning, but it is the community volunteers who often make the difference between a plan sitting on a shelf and the plan getting implemented. These volunteers wear many hats, from planning commission membership to specific advocacy groups. This   

Submit Nominations for Annual Awards

posted on April 25th, 2021  |  Read more

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association is pleased to announce its Planning Awards Program for 2021. 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   

APA PA Chapter News: March

posted on March 26th, 2021  |  Read more

The Latest News from PA Chapter of APA… Although planning has frequently encouraged inclusivity and equity, these issues have often taken a back seat to other planning concerns. In 2020, that changed, and now equity and inclusion are on everyone’s radar. This month, we highlight a plan from Philadelphia that takes a more direct approach   

APA PA Chapter News: February

posted on February 25th, 2021  |  Read more

The Latest News from PA Chapter of APA… In planning, its people who really make a difference, whether it’s professional planners advocating for good policies, citizens participating in a planning process, or civic-minded leaders like Frank Buhl. In 2021, many of our news items will emphasize personal and professional resiliency and adaptation to rapid change   

APA PA Chapter News: January

posted on January 26th, 2021  |  Read more

The Latest News from PA Chapter of APA… Unprecedented. Chaotic. Exhausting. When people are asked to describe 2020, these are common responses. In 2021, many of our news items will emphasize personal and professional resiliency and adaptation to rapid change. This month, these priorities are highlighted in articles about sustainability, economic development, and more. Enjoy!   

APA PA Chapter News: December

posted on December 22nd, 2020  |  Read more

The Latest News from PA Chapter of APA… The next Webinar Wednesday, Hello, It’s Me: Introducing PA-SHARE, is scheduled for January 6, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. As the primary interface for all PA State Historic Preservation Office programs, PA-SHARE will enable users to submit and track projects in real-time, receive confirmation of   

APA PA Chapter News: November

posted on November 24th, 2020  |  Read more

The Latest News from PA Chapter of APA… Stories, Change, and Staying the Same in Lancaster County: An Interview with Kip Van Blarcom, AICP Kip Van Blarcom is a Senior Planner with the Lancaster County Planning Commission, where he’s worked for over 20 years on planning for development impacts to historic resources and heritage tourism.