An architectural historian, preservationist, architect, and community economic developer walk into a panel…
Who’s who, what are they building, and where are they now?
On September 13th, PlanPhilly kicks it some of the folks who have been working on transforming urban spaces in Philadelphia for decades.
Fairmount Park Conservancy working with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks proposals from qualified and creative design teams to perform a master plan for the 348-acre Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Park in South Philadelphia. The master plan will investigate, analyze and recommend approaches to enhance FDR’s ecology, landscape and built environments. The master plan will also seek to create a shared vision for reinvestment among park managers, adjacent institutions, stewards, non-profits and general park users. View complete RFP including appendices here.
Join the Planning and Community Development Department at Temple University and its partners for a full day of learning and engagement on placemaking strategies used to revitalize commercial corridors in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. The morning public lecture is free and open to the public. The afternoon design workshop is limited to 25 Temple University students.
Morning Public Lecture 9:00-Noon
Learn successful placemaking strategies that have turned commercial corridors into lively public places. Philadelphia community leaders will share their stories on how they have incorporated arts, market spaces, cultural resources, and green spaces to activate and revitalize commercial corridors. Coffee and donuts will be served.
Photo credit: Christina Arlt
Parks That Reshape Cities (1.25 CM Credits)
Monday, April 4, 2016, 1:15 PM — 2:45 PM
A new breed of parks is boosting tourism and urban transformation. Explore the surprising benefits. Parks have become an unexpected driver of both tourism and urban transformation. Learn about new approaches to urban parks, from reusing industrial sites to rethinking design and function. Hear about unexpected uses, economic benefits, and enticing ways to attract people to parks. Where do parks fit into the work of the planning commission? Find out in a program designed for commissioners as well as planners.
Fit City PHL is a half-day symposium designed to explore the concept of active design, and strategies for improving health by promoting physical activity and healthy eating. It will bring together architects, planners, designers, landscape architects, developers, and public health professionals to learn about how our environment can have a positive impact on the negative health trends our communities are currently facing – particularly obesity and other chronic conditions.
Join APA at 10 am on Wednesday, October 1 for a special announcement with special guests Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and Carol Rhea, APA President Elect. Meet in the center court seating area for light snacks and refreshments.
RSVP to Lynsey Knowles, firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.349.1040.
PHS Pop Up Garden at 1438 South St.
Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 11am – 1pm
Start at QuickFixx (1511 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146)
Pop up parks are all the rage in Philadelphia these days. Come hear from three planners about parklets, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Pop Up Garden, and the Delaware Waterfront Corporation’s Spruce Street Harbor Park. Tour begins at 11:00 AM at the parklet in front of QuickFixx (1511 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146) and ends at 1:00 PM at Spruce Street Harbor Park. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring cash if you want to buy a beverage/lunch at one of the stops along the way.
PHS Pop Up Garden at 1438 South St.
Join Young Involved Philadelphia for a tour of the South Street West Commercial Corridor on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 1–3pm.
Designed for aspiring entrepreneurs, foodies, and culture seekers, our 3-part series exploring commercial corridors at various stages of their development. These tours will include stops along the corridor where business owners — well-established or just beginning — will share their personal stories of why they chose their current location, and how they set up shop.
For our second tour, we will be working with the South of South Neighbors Association to feature businesses in the neighborhood. The following points of interest will be discussed along the tour: The South Street Bridge, Devil’s Pocket, The Grays Ferry Triangles, murals, The Quick Fixx Parklet, the PHS Pop Up Garden and more!
Every year, PHS Pop Up Gardens transform neglected spaces into lush and inviting places for all to enjoy. Combining cutting-edge design, outdoor art, and landscape innovation, the gardens showcase the work that PHS performs in communities all year long. PHS Pop Up Gardens leave a lasting impact by shining a light on vacant spaces with potential for redevelopment, as well as promoting the power of greening to transform cities.