Livability Summit

By Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (other events)

Friday, November 3 2017 9:00 AM 3:30 PM

In preparation for the next round of Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) funding, DVRPC is inviting previous and potential grant awardees, regional and state partners, and other planning stakeholders to discuss the TCDI municipal grant program.  Participants will learn how to implement the centers-based development goals outlined in DVRPC’s Long-Range Plan update, Connections 2045; hear best practices from fellow awardees; and take part in a dialogue about the future of the program. This event is free. Lunch is included.

If your community is interested in receiving grant funds from DVRPC, attendance is strongly encouraged.

Livability Summit Agenda

9:00 am     Welcome Remarks, Mr. Barry Seymour, Executive Director, DVRPC

9:15 am     Overview of the Summit, Ms. Karen Cilurso, TCDI Program Manager, DVRPC

9:30 am – 10:45 am     Panel Discussion: TCDI 2045 Livability Goals

  •    Moderator: Ms. Jackie Davis, Senior Planner, DVRPC
  •    Ms. Karin Morris, Associate Director of Planning, DVRPC
  •    Ms. Shoshana Atkins, Public Participation Planner, DVRPC
  •    Ms. Christina Arlt, Senior Planner, DVRPC
  •    Mr. Kevin Murphy Manager, Safety Programs, DVRPC
  •    Mr. Chris Linn, Manager, Office of Environmental Planning, DVRPC                      

10:45 am – 10:55 am     Break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm     Panel Discussion: TCDI Best Practices

  • Moderator: Mr. Andrew Levecchia, Director of Planning, Camden County
  • Ms. Rhonda Urkowitz, Cross County Connection TMA
  • Mr. Matt Walters, Bucks County Planning Commission
  • Mr. E. Jean Krack, Borough of Phoenixville  

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch and Presentation 

Presentation: TCDI Application Development 

  • Ms. Karen Cilurso, AICP/PP, Program Manager

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm  Panel Discussion: Transit Oriented Development (TOD) State of Practice

  •  Moderator: Mr. Andrew Svekla, Associate Director, Office of  Smart Growth, DVRPC             
  •  Ms. Erin Mierzwa, Federal Reserve of Philadelphia
  •  Ms.  Jaime Jilozian, Chester County Planning Commission
  •  Mr.   Rick Mellor, Jr., Whitemarsh Township                                                    

  2:15 pm – 3:00 pm Panel Discussion: Energy Management: How Can Municipalities Lead the Way?

  • Moderator: Ms. Elizabeth, Compitello, Regional Planner, DVRPC
  • Ms. Karen Taussig-Lux, Borough of Media 
  • Mr. E. Jean Krack, Borough of Phoenixville 

3:15 pm Closing Remarks and Feedback