Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at the newest bar in the gayborhood Bar X at 255 S. Camac St. at 5:30 pm. It is a chance to check out this new venue while networking with built environment professionals and enthusiasts at different locations around the city.
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The achievements of planning are celebrated in October with National Community Planning Month. This year’s theme is innovation in planning, underscoring the role of planning in addressing and adapting to the challenges facing communities in the 21st century.
With less than 30 days until the official kickoff of our national observance, we want to know – how are you educating others about the value of planning this October?
Use the resources in our Planning Month Resource HUB to share with your community, elected officials, and local media the positive impact planning has had on your community.
Planning a community tour, meeting, or special event to mark the occasion? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to highlight your efforts on our website and social media outlets during the month of October and beyond!
Learn more about National Community Planning Month at www.planning.org/ncpm.
Alphabet Soup Night
Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 5:30pm 7:30pm
Center for Architecture and Design 1218 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107
IALD, AIA, IIDA, DVASE, APAPASE, IFDA, AIGA, PA-DE ASLA, IDSA, APT, ASCE… whew! What do they all mean? Let’s break design discipline silos. Design Philadelphia is bringing together different design associations in a free event to help make the infrastructure of the design community stronger in Philly by collaborating.
Come out and meet designers across Philadelphia over drinks and snacks. Chit chat, share ideas, and hear short lightning speed presentations from local representatives of American Institute of Architects (AIA), Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers (DVASE), Pennsylvania-Delaware American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Association for Preservation Technology (APT), Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and yes us, the American Planning Association, Pennsylvania Chapter, Southeast Section (APAPASE)!
Event is free, registration required: https://www.designphiladelphia.org/festival-events/alphabet-soup-night
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.
For the 9th year in a row, Philadelphia will celebrate PARK(ing) Day. This year, PARK(ing) Day falls on Friday, September 16, 2016. PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide annual event that started in San Francisco in 2005, when people transformed metered parking spaces into temporary public parks. The event raises awareness about the need for more pedestrian-friendly spaces in urban areas—in small 170 square foot spaces all across the world. A variety of non-profit institutions, community development organizations, academic institutions, and private companies—including many planning agencies and companies—participate in setting up these colorful, temporary parks. To view a map of where Philadelphia spots are, visit http://www.parkingdayphila.org/interactivemap. There are over 36 spots in Center City alone. To learn more about the event, visithttp://www.parkingdayphila.org/ or visit the global Park(ing) Day website at http://parkingday.org/. You can also follow along on Twitter at @parkingdayphila.
Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) will be accepting applications for the Fall 2016 course from August 22nd – September 19th. This seven-week course empowers citizens to take a more effective and active role in shaping the future of their neighborhoods and of Philadelphia through a greater understanding of city planning and the steps involved in development projects.
Special topics this session include community engagement 101, historic preservation, and urban agriculture and food access.
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings October 5th – November 16th from 6-9pm at 1515 Arch Street in Center City.
See the 2016 fall CPI Flyer or visit CPI’s new website: www.citizensplanninginstitute.
We’re going to do brief updates on all of our projects. Please come with ideas of things you’d like to see the group participate in. If you’re interested in seeing more, check out our Meeting Notes from our last meeting.
Can’t make it? You can sign to the group and find out more on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/QUEPHL and on Google Groups at http://bit.ly/QUEgoogle. You can also see Meeting Notes in our Files. You can also select your availability for September at http://doodle.com/poll/crwg3fqa83ur53u7.
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/1222223181161628/
Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at Le Méridien Philadelphia (1421 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102) on Thursday, May 5 at 5:00 pm. We’ll be meeting up in conjunction with the Urban Consulate.
We’re going to do brief updates on all of our projects. If you’re interested in seeing more, check out our Meeting Notes from our last meeting.
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.
“The Landscape” with Marilyn Jordan Taylor & Karen Thompson
October 21st at 6:00 PM
Fisher Fine Arts Library—4th floor
220 S. 34th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The building is opposite 34th St. and the entry faces the College Green.
Have you ever listened to a presentation and wondered how this person got their job? What projects are they most proud of? What are their biggest regrets? When they log onto the internet, where do they go first? Did they ever consider giving up and why? Who is their spirit animal? APAPASE’s Landscape series asks these questions.
We’re honored to have Dean Taylor as our 2nd speaker in the Landscape speaker series. Karen Thompson from the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will be asking her all of this and more.