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Mobile Workshops at the Conference

posted on August 31st, 2018  |  Read more

Don’t forget to sign up for some fabulous mobiles workshops happening at this year’s annual conference!  All mobile workshops require an extra fee to cover transportation and other logistics. Mobile workshops will be cancelled if sufficient participation is not reached.  Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking. See the conference announcement for complete   

Central Section: Professional Development Scholarship

posted on March 31st, 2018  |  Read more

Central Section is pleased to announce the development of a Professional Development Scholarship to its membership. This Scholarship is available for the education and training of planners, public officials, and students in the Central Section, including, but not limited to, Section workshops, Chapter conferences, and AICP exam.  Scholarship amounts will be awarded based on request,   

Law and Ethics Distance Education Sessions

posted on February 8th, 2018  |  Read more

For APA members that still need law and ethics CM credit distance education sessions are available. American Planning Association (APA) will be offering credit till the end of the year. Queer and the Conversation: The Ethics of Inclusion  (event #9143146 1.5 CM ethics credit) View Now >> Images, Creative Commons and Copyright  (event #9143138, 1.5   

CPAT To Communities In Need

posted on January 11th, 2018  |  Read more

Let’s get CPAT to communities in need APA’s Community Planning Assistance Teams program is on the hunt for new communities to work with in 2018. We ask members to help by informing communities about this unique and valuable opportunity. Please spread the word by sharing our new CPAT video and reaching out directly to underserved locales. CPAT   

Healthy Communities in PA: Growing Older…

posted on December 18th, 2017  |  Read more

Growing Older — and Designing Smarter This is the first installment in a three-part series on designing age-friendly communities from the Pennsylvania Chapter’s Healthy Communities in PA. Communities should work for everyone. Our parks and sidewalks should suit young moms and dads, as well as their kids, parents, grandparents and — as we live longer —   

Election Results – PA Chapter of APA

posted on November 16th, 2017  |  Read more

PA Chapter of APA congratulates the following officers who were re-elected to the Chapter Board to serve from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019. President James Cowhey, AICP Vice President Amy McKinney Secretary Leah Eppinger, AICP Treasurer Justin Dula, AICP Many thanks to these individuals for their continued willingness to serve the Chapter. 

State Planning Board Report

posted on August 15th, 2017  |  Read more

In 2016 The Pennsylvania State Planning Board received a charge from the Governor Tom Wolf to prepare a report with recommendations in three areas: Infrastructure: Recommend incentives for regional planning and coordination of infrastructure investments. Efficient government: Make policy suggestions to remedy problems or inefficiencies of fragmented government. Community revitalization: Recommend how the state can   

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