Education & Training


THANKS TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS, WHO HELP TO MAKE OUR EDUCATION & TRAINING PROGRAMS POSSIBLE:


Coming in October:

Subdivision & Land Development Review Course

TCRPC will offer a course in Subdivision & Land Development Review this October in partnership with the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI).

The course will take place 6 to 9:30 p.m. on three consecutive Thursdays, October 3, 10 & 17, at the Swatara Township Building, 599 Eisenhower Blvd. Cost to attend is $35 per person. (You may register 6 additional people.)

This course deals with the work of planning commissions in the subdivision and land development review process — from pre-application meetings through project completion. Extensively revised in 2005, the course emphasizes the MPC as the source of authority to regulate development. Planning commissions have a central role to play in the land development process which is an integral part of a community’s comprehensive planning program. New in the course are flexible design concepts and options for better project design. Participants learn new skills for administering the review process, reviewing plans, and calculating impacts of development. The course also covers techniques for incorporating internal and external reviews in plan review, and how information sharing can improve local and regional planning.

Continuing education credits are available. Space is limited.

NOTE: Attendance at all three sessions is required for completion.

Co-sponsored by the American Planning Association’s PA Chapter, Central Section.


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Lunch & Learn Events

TCRPC’s long-running Lunch & Learn program has become part of our effort to implement the 2040 Regional Growth Management Plan.

These FREE live webinars covering land use topics presented by Penn State Extension run from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m. in our second floor conference room at 112 Market St. in downtown Harrisburg. They offer Certification Maintenance credits, providing a convenient way for you to stay current with your continuing education requirements.

Be sure to check the schedule below for details.

NOTE: NO NEED TO REGISTER -- JUST SHOW UP!

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, July 17
Complete Streets: Planning and Policies
Covers Complete Streets basics (walk, bike, drive or transit), benefits and how to develop policies in communities.

Wednesday, August 21
Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future
Covers proposed public policy changes that will encourage broader scale deployment of clean, sustainable energy technologies with an emphasis on Solar PV.

Wednesday, September 18
Stormwater Utilities
Covers how municipalities can use existing resources, personnel, projects and property to address their stormwater needs.

Wednesday, October 16
Northeast US Agriculture: Why it Matters
Covers the significant contributions of agriculture in the Northeast region and how it differs from the nation in terms of local agriculture, direct marketing, female-operated farms and more.

Wednesday, November 20
Yes, Communities Can Design-Out Crime
Covers Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) concepts and how communities can use them.


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.

OTHER SOURCES:


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Video by Taubman College, University of Michigan


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Video by Penn State Extension