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Penn State Extension Offers Free Videos…

posted on January 11th, 2019  |  Read more

Jan. 10, 2019 Penn State Extension offers free videos with tools for better community meetings view press release >> UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — To help community leaders, municipal officials and others who work in the public and nonprofit sector, Penn State Extension is offering at no charge a video series titled, “Community Conflict: Finding Middle   

Introducing The New Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans

posted on November 27th, 2018  |  Read more

Given the synergy with all of the recent APA Healthy Communities work, including the Policy Guide, the Joint Call to Action, and the Collaborative, CDC wanted to pass on the important announcement below. For many of us, it is particularly exciting to see the revised Guidelines emphasize community-level interventions that can make being physically active   

Pennsylvania Chapter Receives Grant Funding to Advance Healthy Communities

posted on January 27th, 2017  |  Read more

For Immediate Release: 1/27/2017 Contact: Justin Dula, AICP, American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter; chair@apapase.org Roberta Rewers, American Planning Association, 312.786.6395; rrewers@planning.org APA Pennsylvania Chapter Receives Grant Funding to Advance Healthy Communities HARRISBURG – The American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter has received a $50,000 grant through the Planners4Health initiative to build local capacity for integrating planning   

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