News from the PlanPhilly team, Feb. 22

Dear PlanPhilly Member,

After many successful public forums in the riverward neighborhoods, that work is now going to be put into action at the Central Delaware Design Workshop to be held March 1-3 at the Independence Seaport Museum. Principles derived from the forums will be the foundation used by internationally-renowed designers during this three-day period.

After three days of intense work, we believe we’ll have exciting broad strokes sketched out for a civic vision for the Central Delaware.  We invite you to join us for the public presentation of these first renderings from the design team:

Date/Time: Saturday, March 3, 3:00-5:00pm
Location: Independence Seaport Museum

REGISTER here: www.planphilly.com/registration

The event will be followed by an hour-long reception to thank the designers who participated in the workshop as well as the citizens who have worked throughout this process to make their voice heard.  Please register
(www.planphilly.com/registration) so we are able to accommodate for all in the auditorium and the subsequent reception.

We’re excited to see the values and principles you’ve expressed throughout the process get put to paper.  The work of the design team will be presented by internationally recognized design team leaders: Peter Latz, Walter Hood, Ken Greenberg, Gary Hack, and Denise Scott Brown.  A respondent panel of experts from around the country will provide commentary and criticism and address questions from the audience.  Please join us for this exciting next step in the planning process.

In other Planning Process news:

Steering Committee Cancellation

We regret to inform you that the Steering Committee meeting scheduled for Monday February 26 at 8am has been cancelled. Penn Praxis will staff will work to resolve all important Committee issues and update you before the Design Workshop.  We will update you on future meetings of the Advisory Group and Steering Committee in next week’s email update.

What’s New at PlanPhilly

An explosive forum in South Philadelphia: http://www.planphilly.com/node/1032
FEATURE–New waterfront photo slideshow: http://www.planphilly.com/node/1001
New neighborhood coalition formed on the waterfront:
http://www.planphilly.com/node/1033
FEATURE–The facts about riparian rights: http://www.planphilly.com/node/1013
PARTICIPATE–Tell us about interesting places in your neighborhood to post on the website: http://www.planphilly.com/Citizen_Reports

Other Events:

On March 1 at 6:30 p.m., the Penn Institute for Urban Research will host The Next 100 Million: Where Will They Go? The impact of U.S. population growth.

210 S. 34th Street
Meyerson Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104

On March 8 at 5:30 p.m., The Delaware Valley Green Building Council hosts an evening of speakers and discussion on Green Infrastructure, featuring a presentation by Howard Neukrug of the Philadelphia Water Department, who spoke at PennPraxis’ Best Practices Session February 3.

Carpenter’s Hall
320 Chestnut Street
5:30-7:30
Check out www.dvgbc.org for more information.

Thanks for your continued interest and support.  We’re looking forward to seeing you on March 3,

The PlanPhilly Team

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