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APA Awards Philadelphia’s University City District

posted on March 31st, 2015  |  Read more

National Planning Achievement Award for a Best Practice Realizing the Potential of The Porch: A Case Study in Data-Driven Placemaking Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia’s University City District (UCD) created The Porch at 30th Street Station, a new public space located directly at Amtrak’s doorstep. Applying its signature place-based, data-driven, “iterative placemaking” approach, UCD was able to   

APA Awards Green City, Clean Waters

posted on March 31st, 2015  |  Read more

National Planning Excellence Award for Implementation Green City, Clean Waters: Philadelphia’s 21st Century Green Stormwater Infrastructure Program Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Introduction Hundreds of historic cities like Philadelphia experience combined sewer overflows during heavy rainstorms. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter gave the green light to explore reverting from “gray,” or traditional stormwater management infrastructure, to “green” or sustainable   

Model Conservation Easement Amendment Policy

posted on September 26th, 2014  |  Read more

Pennsylvania Land Trust Association Publishes Model Conservation Easement Amendment Policy  Pennsylvania Land Trust Association (PALTA) published the Model Conservation Easement Amendment Policy this September. The model is intended to assist Pennsylvania land trusts in establishing policies regarding amendments.   A draft edition that was broadly disseminated for public review in June preceded the model. That   

Career Advice for Emerging Planners

posted on August 28th, 2014  |  Read more

Our colleagues over at APA Arizona put together this tremendously helpful brochure, for which they surveyed more than 800 planners across the country. Whether you’re looking for a job or just want some interviewing/employment advice, it’s tremendously helpful.

ASC Exam Results

posted on August 12th, 2014  |  Read more

Congratulations to the following who have earned advanced credentials from APA as AICP Certified Transportation Planners (AICP CTP) and AICP Certified Urban Designers (AICP CUD). These designations publicly confirm their achievement and identify planning as a profession that values, encourages, and recognizes expertise and leadership. AICP CUD (Certified Urban Designer): Andrew Dobshinsky, AICP CUD, Philadelphia,   

Land Use Planning and Decision-Making Webinars

posted on February 7th, 2014  |  Read more

Penn State Extension and the PA Chapter of APA present Land Use Planning and Decision-Making Webinars. These webinars aim to benefit land owners, farmers, elected and appointed officials, developers, and community members who are involved in decision-making processes regarding using or preserving natural resources.  These monthly webinars are offered from 12-1:15 PM.  Contact Jeff Himes   

CPAT | Community Planning Assistance Teams

posted on November 6th, 2013  |  Read more

The purpose of APA’s Community Planning Assistance Teams (CPAT) is to help underserved communities address planning issues through direct engagement with the public and the pro bono skills and experience of professional, certified planners from around the country. More information >>