Education & Training
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Video by Penn State Extension, University Park, PA
Lunch & Learn Events
Our FREE Lunch & Learn Events are presented as webinars by the Penn State Extension Service and offer 1.25 AICP CM Credits.
They're held from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in our 2nd-floor training room at 112 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101.
WED 7/19: PLACEMAKING AS AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TOOL
Michigan was hit hard by the Great Recession where its industrial past, aging infrastructure, and reliance on manufacturing limited the state’s economic recovery. This webinar will discuss the Michigan State Extension “Michigan Placemaking Curriculum” -- a comprehensive training of educational material and hands-on exercises that has trained hundreds of community development professionals to assist Michigan communities in addressing economic development through place-making. Speaker: Brad Neumann; Moderator: Peter Wulfhorst.
WED 8/16: PENNDOT CONNECTS: ALIGNING TRANSPORTATION PLANNING WITH LAND USES & COMMUNITY VISION
State departments of transportation are no longer just held accountable for the transportation system; they are also held accountable for how the system supports and improves quality of life for communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the PennDOT Connects program as well as the outcomes from the process in southwest Pennsylvania. In addition, there will be discussion of other Metropolitan Planning Organizations working with PennDOT with regard to transportation planning. Speakers: Alan Piper, Angela Saunders, Matthew Stewart; Moderator: Neal Fogle.
WED 9/20: RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR MUNICIPAL AUTHORITIES
In total it is estimated that 3 to 4% of the electricity consumed in the US is used for treating and distributing water and wastewater. In southwestern Pennsylvania there are roughly 100 water and waste water authorities that operate to provide safe, clean water or treatment and clean up before release back into the environment. This webinar will introduce the Renewable Energy for Municipal Authorities Project (REMAP) which will demonstrate solar capacity for local municipal authorities that use sustainably produced electricity to offset purchases from the grid, the savings authorities can attain saving rate payers money and improving the authorities’ financial footing. Speakers: Edward Johnstonbaugh, Peter Wulfhorst; Moderator: Neal Fogle.
WED 10/18: MUNICIPAL TREE COMMISSIONS & TREE ORDINANCE: DO THEY SUPPORT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT?
This webinar will briefly discuss police power, enabling legislation, and public participation in decision making. It will introduce common sections of street and park tree ordinances including purpose, creation of tree commission, hazardous/nuisance trees on public and private property, permits, violations and enforcement, arboricultural standards, and tree planting lists. A contrast between municipal street tree ordinance and other types of environmental ordinances will also be provided. Speaker: William Elmendorf; Moderator: Peter Wulfhorst.
WED 11/15: PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS FOR MUNICIPAL RECREATIONAL FACILITIESPublic recreational facilities & programs provide opportunities for all ages to be physically active and are typically more affordable than private recreational facilities. However, tight budgets have resulted in the closing of recreational facilities or reducing hours at these facilities. This webinar will highlight 2 communities that have partnered with private, non-profit organizations to meet the demand for recreational facilities and programs for their community. Speakers: Charity Field, Pamela Salokangas; Moderator: Peter Wulfhorst.
CANCELLATION POLICY FOR PAID SEMINARS:
[NOTE: Lunch & Learn events are free.]
Cancellations must be made at least seven days before a seminar. If a cancellation is made at least seven days before a seminar, a credit will be issued toward a future seminar (good for one year). No refunds or credits are issued for registrants who fail to cancel less than one week prior to a seminar. If TCRPC cancels a seminar, registrants may request either a refund or a credit toward another seminar.
OTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING RESOURCES
Tri-County Regional Market Trends & Land-Use Implications:
This online presentation by Todd J. Poole, managing principal of 4ward Planning, covers the Tri-County Region's current and projected demographic and real estate market trends. It touches on trends in population, households, education, consumer spending, labor and industry, and real estate.