September 10-14: World of Gardens | YIP Challenge | City Harvest Happy Hour | Learning from San Francisco

John Dixon Hunt: A World of Gardens

Monday, September 10, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery, 210 S. 34th Street.  John Dixon Hunt, Professor of the History and Theory of Landscape, Emeritus, will join David Leatherbarrow in conversation with Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto,Valerio Morabito, Ellen Neises, and Paula Deitz in celebration of Professor Hunt’s new book A World of Gardens. Book signing to follow panel discussion. Free.

Young Involved Philadelphia Challenge: Info Session #1

Monday, September 10, 6-8pm. Black Sheep Pub, 247 S. 17th Street. The State of Young Philadelphia is coming up at the end of September and as part of Young Involved Philadelphia’s (YIP) conference, they’ve issued a challenge: Come up with a clever solution to a city problem and you could $1000 in seed money to get your big idea off the ground. Among the challenge issues: developing a bike map app for the city, improving awareness of energy issues, encouraging broadband adoption, and promoting local industry/production. More Challenge info here [pdf].

City Harvest Happy Hour Benefit

Thursday, September 13, 5-8pm. PHS Pops-Up Garden, 1900 block of Walnut Street. PHS will host a happy hour in its lovely temporary garden off Rittenhouse Square to benefit its City Harvest Program, which helps provide fresh food to families in need. Cocktails and snacks from Chipotle provided. $50 – all proceeds benefit City Harvest – tickets available online.

Gabriel Metcalfe: “Why San Francisco is America’s Center of Planning Innovation.”

Thursday, September 13, 6pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 S. 34th Street. Gabriel Metcalf will come to Penn to talk about his work as executive director of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (a nonprofit membership organization that promotes good planning and good government) and planning innovation in the Bay Area. Free.

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