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Resource Library | Best Practices | Web Tools

Have a Best Practice? Want to Share? The PA Chapter of APA wants to share your success stories with others. Send us your best practices – planning, zoning, development, open space, housing, economic development, trails, whatever it might be – and we’ll evaluate it for adding to our website.

Want to get involved but not sure how?  We need planners to help evaluate best practice submittals to see if they should be shared with everyone and put on our website. If interested, contact Brian O’Leary at boleary@chesco.org.

Web tool: Conservationtool.org

posted on October 3rd, 2013  |  Read more

2014 Annual Awards Winner – Public OutreachAwarded to Pennsylvania Land Trust Association and PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources ConservationTools.org is Pennsylvania’s premier web resource library for conservation and land use best practices. It includes over 1,000 library items – reports, articles, sample ordinances, and guidelines. There are introductory profiles and guides prepared by   

Char-West Multi-Municipal Comprehensive Plan

posted on September 2nd, 2013  |  Read more

2012 Annual Awards Winner – Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan  The Char-West Plan is the determined effort of McKees Rocks, Neville, and Stowe to reverse years of economic and population decline and to transform challenges to assets.  The plan gives insights in zoning, market analyses, and infrastructure and taps into the area’s strong   

Complete Streets: A Framework for Northeast Lancaster

posted on September 2nd, 2013  |  Read more

2012 Annual Awards: Student Project – Certificate of Merit This studio project explored the concept of “complete streets” and how it could be applied to a section in Lancaster City. A “complete street” plan may address a combination of infrastructure concerns such as sidewalks, bike lanes, intersections, public transit stops, median islands, curb extensions, travel   

Pennsylvania Land Trust Association

posted on June 14th, 2013  |  Read more

The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association seeks to protect Pennsylvania’s special places—the farms, forests, parks and other green spaces that people love—the places that help to ensure healthy, prosperous and secure communities. To increase the pace and improve the quality of land conservation work, PALTA helps land trusts and other conservation practitioners improve their effectiveness, builds