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.org for applications and more information. Contact 215-683-4648 or email@example.com with any questions or to request a hard copy of the application.
Queer Urbanist Exchange (QUE) is invites you to join our monthly meet up at Independence Beer Garden (100 S Independence Mall W, Philadelphia, PA 19106) on Tuesday, August 30 at 5:30 pm.
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/
Meetup Event – https://www.meetup.com/Queer-Urbanist-Exchange/events/233287888/
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.
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.
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
Cost: Free—with Eventbrite registration
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.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Center for Architecture, 1216 Arch Street
Join us to launch a national design competition to design innovative outdoor play spaces for a Philly public school, library, and recreation center!
We’ll reveal the three competition sites and tell you more about competition prizes, how you can build a team, and how to get started. Get inspired by our current exhibition of over 40 projects presenting international best practices in play space design. Form your team with architects, landscape architects, educators, artists, and other play space advocates who want to be part of the competition too.
Space is limited. Be sure to reserve your spot now. RSVP.
Reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. $20/$10 Community Champions. Read more
- Manufacturing Landscape, Jenny Odell
The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program / muraLAB is hosting San Francisco-based artist Jenny Odell on March 26th at 6pm at Moore College of Art and Design, Stewart Auditorium, 1916 Race Street. Jenny will give a lecture about her work collaging digital images — harvested from Google Earth, streetview and other Internet sources — of urban infrastructure systems. She calls it “Looking at Cities” because she is both documenting the extent of the infrastructure that undergirds urban life, and also opening up questions about relationships city dwellers have to the resources that sustain them. Her broader work as an Internet collagist can be seen at www.jennyodell.com. Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional details are found on the attachment below.
Has your community or neighborhood struggled with signage that doesn’t match the character the surrounding area? Learn the nuts and bolts of good signage and what it takes to create a good sign ordinance and signage system at DVRPC’s December Strategies for Older Suburbs Roundtable event!
Create More Effective Signs for Your Community (2.5 CM pending)
Friday, December 6, 2013
9:00 am – 11:30 am
Breakfast will be provided
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
8th Floor | ACP Building
190 N. Independence Mall West | Philadelphia, PA 19106
Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 4 to email@example.com.