Technology Today & on the Horizon: Community Planning Implications

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Friday, June 7, 2019
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT

Harrisburg, PA, United States


Join other planners and colleagues in learning the latest news about technologies that have planning implications.  

In a time of ever-changing technologies, it is important that planners keep current with the new and innovative advances that will affect all aspects of planning in the future, for both rural and urban communities.  The morning session of this workshop will focus on the topic of broadband deployment in rural Pennsylvania.  In the afternoon session, the focus will be on smart technologies. Specifically, the presenters will provide updates on smart cities and autonomous vehicles.  


8:00 am: Registration 

 8:15 am: Welcome & Introductions 

 Morning Session Broadband Deployment 8:30 am:   Sheri Collins  Governor’s Office of Broadband Initiatives  

 9:30 am: Scott Kramer  SEDA-COG Information Technologies Group 

 10:00 am: Break 

 10:15 am: Dave McFarland, Blair Co Planning – Alleghenies Ahead  

 10:45 am: Rachel Hauser Tri-County Rural Electric  

 11:45 am: Lunch 

 12:30 pm: Planning in the Fast Lane 

 Afternoon Session Connected & Autonomous Vehicles   12:45pm: Brian Smith,  GeoDecisions 

 1:45 pm: Jeff Bergsten,  Michael Baker 

 2:45 pm Steve Deck,  Tri-County Planning Commission 

 3:30 pm: Evaluations & Closing 




Contact Info

Tara Hitchens, AICP,


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