October 8-12: Peter Calthorpe | Homeowner workshops | Public Spaces: Public Connections | Preservation conference

Peter Calthorpe: Reflections on Urbanisms: New, Traditional, and Global

Monday, October 8, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery, 210 South 34th St. Peter Calthorpe, one of America’s most influential planners, will stop by PennDesign Monday evening for a talk titled “Reflections on Urbanisms: New, Traditional, and Global.” And the man’s worth listening to. Over the course of his 30-plus year career in planning, Calthorpe has been intimately involved in the New Urbanism, developed the concept of transit-oriented development, and written widely on integrated metropolitan planning as a means to revive cities and incorporate suburbs. Free.

Homeowner Workshop: Traditional Roofing

Wednesday, September 26, 6:30pm. The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Avenue. Join the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and staff from the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust for their hands-on workshop series for owners of historic homes. This week’s workshop focuses on traditional roofing systems and repair. Workshops will take place inside the historic mansion. Free, but space is limited so register in advance by contacting Melissa Jest at (215) 546-1146 x 6 or via email.

Public Spaces: Public Connections

Thursday, October 11, 12-2pm. Arcade of 1601 Market Street. As part of the Central District Plan, share your suggestions for Center City’s public parks and plazas. The Planning Commission is studying each one, and wants your two cents at this walk-by workshop. Free.

Homeowner Workshops: Masonry and Pointing

Thursday, October 4. 6:30pm. Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Wolcoff Auditorium, 5800 Ridge Avenue (Note: entrance is behind hospital on Jamestown Street.) Join the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and staff Limeworks US for this lecture about best practices in maintaining and repairing historic masonry and pointing. Free, but space is limited so register in advance by contacting Melissa Jest at (215) 546-1146 x 6 or via email.

A Sense of Place: Weaving Neighborhood Fabric Back Together

Friday, October 12, 8am-3:30pm. Temple University, Student and Faculty Center, 3340 N. Broad Street. The Preservation Alliance’s citywide conference this year celebrates neighborhoods. In addition to keynote speaker Donovan Rypkema, of the D.C. based firm Place Economics, there will be educational sessions about designation, communication, food, and the reuse of churches and schools. See the full schedule onlineRegistration costs $20 (includes lunch).

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