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Calling all Citizen Planners

Curious about how planning and development works in Philadelphia? Wondering what citizens can do to shape the change happening in their neighborhoods?

Join the ranks of Philly’s Citizen Planners.

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s education arm, the Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) teaches citizens the ins-and-outs of the city’s planning and development processes. After Citizen Planners graduate, the hope is that they will become information ambassadors, ready to help their neighbors make sense the planning issues that hit closest to home.

CPI is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2012 course, which will meet on Wednesday evenings in April and May and on one Saturday.

The Spring 2012 CPI course includes:

Three core sessions ($30):

  • The BIG Picture –Planning in the City (4/18)
  • Land Use & Zoning (4/25)
  • The Development Process – Nuts & Bolts (5/2)

Workshop (free): 5/12 (Saturday)

Two of Three Electives ($20):

  • Greening Philadelphia Through Better Design (5/16)
  • Vacant Land Policy and Interventions (5/23)
  • The New Zoning Code (5/30)

Bonus: course fees include dinner.

The application deadline is March 27 at 5pm. If you have questions, contact CPI Director Donna Carney via email or by calling (215) 683-4640.

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