Citizens Planning Institute accepting applications for spring session

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission’s Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) is now accepting applications for the new and expanded Spring 2011 series of classes for aspiring “citizen planners”.

The spring series builds on last November’s pilot course.

Class size is limited to 30 participants. The application form and class descriptions are available on the website: Deadline for application is April 8.

The cost for the three-class core course is $30, and includes a buffet dinner. Most classes are held at the Community College of Philadelphia’s Center for Business & Industry at 18th and Callowhill, from 6-9pm. The core course also includes one half-day Saturday workshop at the Planning Commission offices at 16th and Arch Streets. Course material will include practical tools participants can take back to neighborhood organizations to catalyze positive change.

In addition to the required core course, additional elective courses will be offered for $20 each.

For more information, contact Donna Carney, CPI Director at or 215-683-4640.

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