November 18-22: Planning Commission meeting | Food Fight! | Patrik Schumacher | Gray Area Germantown | Rethinking Trestletown

Beyond the Greenbuild conference invading Philly Wednesday-Friday, here’s what’s on the horizon this week:

PLAN: Philadelphia City Planning Commission November Meeting

Tuesday, November 19, 1-5pm. 1515 Arch Street, Room 18-029. The Planning Commission will consider the plan of development for Renaissance Plaza, the north side of the Race Street Connector, billboard regulations (including the ability to put signs on schools), a raft of zoning amendments and more. Free, public.

CHOW: Food Fight! A Benefit for Fairmount CDC

Wednesday, November 20, 6-10pm. Girard College, 2101 S. College Avenue. Sample food from 25 of Fairmount’s delicious restaurants, live music, raffle prizes, and complimentary beer and wine, all to benefit Fairmount Community Development Corporation’s neighborhood improvement projects. Tickets are $55 in advance, $75 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased online.

TALK: Patrik Schumacher, Zaha Hadid Architects

Wednesday, November 20, 6:30-8pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Patrik Schumacher, a partner at Zaha Hadid Architects, will bring his brand of architectural theory to PennDesign this week. Schumacher teaches at Innsbruck University’s Institute for Experimental architecture in Vienna as well as the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He has recently published two volumes of design theory and is working on an exhibition called ‘Parametricism – The New International Style.’ Free.

THINK: Gray Area Philadelphia Germantown Community Meeting

Wednesday, November 20, 6:30-8pm. Germantown Theatre Center, 4821 Germantown Avenue. Join designers and community members for a discussion about the Max Levy Autograph Building. Advance registration appreciated.

IMAGINE: Rethinking Trestletown: A panel discussion on the Reading Viaduct

Thursday, November 21, 6pm. Locks Gallery, 600 Washington Square South. Talk all things Reading Viaduct with Sarah McEneaney (artist and co-founder of the Reading Viaduct Project), Councilman Mark Squilla, landscape architect Bryan Hanes, and Center City District CEO Paul Levy.

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