July 29-August 2: Bartram’s Mile feedback | Philly’s Planning Future | Lower North meeting | Bacon’s legacy | ‘Rocky’ outdoors

Here’s what’s ahead this week  – two Bacon-themed talks, planning feedback sessions, and Rocky in the shadow of the Art Museum steps.

FEEDBACK: Bartram’s Mile Civic Feedback Session #2

Monday, July 29th, 6pm-8pm, Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard. Come learn about updated plans for the Bartram’s Mile trail in Southwest Philadelphia, ask questions and offer your feedback about this new open space and recreation project. Dinner provided. RSVP to PennPraxis by emailing praxis@design.upenn.edu or calling (215) 573-8720.

DISCUSS: Ed Bacon’s Legacy and the Future of Planning in Philly

Tuesday, July 30, 5:30-7pm. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street. Join Deputy Mayor Alan Greenberger and Greg Heller (author of Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics and the Building of Modern Philadelphia) in conversation with Inquirer architecture critic Inga Saffron about whether urban planning still drives Philly’s development agenda. Free. Register online.


Tuesday, July 30, 6:30-8:30pm. Cruz Rec Center, 6th and Master. Join the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for the second of two kickoff meetings for the Lower North District Plan to discuss vacant property, commercial corridors, and density.

TALK: Greg Heller on Ed Bacon

Thursday, August 1, 8am (sharp!) 1218 Arch Street. Greg Heller will discuss the his recent book about Ed Bacon and Bacon’s legacy in Philly and elsewhere.  Free.

WATCH: Schuylkill Banks Movie Night at Paine’s Park

Thursday, Aug 1st, 8pm, Paine’s Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The much-anticipated Paine Skatepark is now open to the public and welcomes Philadelphians for a screening of Rocky. Indulge in free snacks and drinks, and try your hand at the free raffle. The film begins at dusk which is about 8:15 p.m. on August 1. Free

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