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Nominations Now Open for Annual Best Practices in Economic Development Awards

posted on February 2nd, 2022  |  Read more

The APA Economic Development Division has re-launched its awards program and is seeking nominations in three categories — Best Practices, Innovation, and Student Project. One project that is submitted in the best practice or innovation category will be selected for the Donald E. Hunter Excellence in Economic Development Award honoring Don Hunter who contributed a great deal of time   

APA PA Chapter News: January

posted on January 28th, 2022  |  Read more

The Latest News from PA Chapter of APA… One of the big land use trends that was accelerated by the pandemic is the ongoing shift to industrial development. Although this is primarily warehouse and distribution space, manufacturing has also seen a resurgence. This month, read about the abandoned mining landscape of Centralia, the reuse of   


posted on January 4th, 2022  |  Read more

Big changes in 2022 for AICP certified planners and aspiring AICPs! First, APA is changing its criteria for mandatory CM credits. Of the 32 CM credits required during the two-year reporting period, four topics are now mandatory: law, ethics, equity, and sustainability/resilience. Each topic will require 1 CM credit every two years. For more information   

APA PA Chapter News: December

posted on December 27th, 2021  |  Read more

The Latest News from PA Chapter of APA… Water, Water, Water.  It’s everywhere, and a critical issue for planners, particularly in this age of climate change and extremely disruptive storms and flooding.  This month, read about an award-winning green stormwater plan in Harrisburg, the creation of a very popular trail and park along the Schuylkill   

APA PA Chapter News: November

posted on November 29th, 2021  |  Read more

The Latest News from PA Chapter of APA… In this age of constant adaption and evolution, technology seems to be one of the biggest change agents of all. It’s tough to keep up at times! This month, read about web-based engagement platforms for GIS in Northeastern PA, social media secrets of a nonprofit in Lancaster   

APA PA Chapter News: October

posted on October 29th, 2021  |  Read more

The Latest News from PA Chapter of APA… October is always a special month for planning in Pennsylvania, when our annual conference is held and national community planning month is celebrated. We had a great annual conference in Pittsburgh this year, and two of our 2021 award winners from the conference are highlighted below –   

APA PA Chapter News: September

posted on September 29th, 2021  |  Read more

The Latest News from PA Chapter of APA… In preparation for the upcoming conference in Pittsburgh, we are featuring articles about Pittsburgh, as well as the Chapter’s Healthy Communities in Pennsylvania Task Force. In this issue, learn about Pittsburgh’s Market Square, Hazelwood Green, and Rebecca Wetzler, the new chair of the Task Force. Enjoy! Educational