Special edition of the Urban Sustainability Forum focuses on the launch of Green 2015: An Action Plan for the first 500 Acres.

A special edition of the Urban Sustainability Forum will be held Tuesday.  The event focuses on the launch of Green 2015: An Action Plan for the first 500 Acres.  Commissioned by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and produced by PennPraxis, Green2015 is an action plan to add 500 acres of greened public space in the city by 2015. This goal, established by Greenworks Philadelphia, the City of Philadelphia’s sustainability plan, is designed to provide park space to residents who currently do not live within a half-mile walk of a park.  Contained within the Equity section of Greenworks, the 500 acre goal is a minimum target that will advance the objective of making Philadelphia more equitable, livable, and competitive.

Green2015: An Action Plan for the First 500 Acres

Date: Tuesday, December 7th
Time: Reception at 6:00pm, presentation 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Ben Franklin Parkway

RSVP page: http://first500acres.eventbrite.com/

The Mayor will discuss how this process fits into his five-year plan for Greenworks Philadelphia; Commissioner DiBerardinis will announce early action projects as a result of this work, and next steps the newly-merged department is taking; PennPraxis will give a technical presentation of the main findings.

After the presentation, there will be a Park Space Marketplace where attendees can tour displays of various parks already under construction throughout the city and ask implementers questions on how to get involved in their neighborhoods.

Again, please click here to register: http://first500acres.eventbrite.com/. Also, Praxis is putting together a PowerPoint presentation of parks around the city to show at the forum, so if you have a photo of your favorite park, green space, community garden, etc., please email to us and we’ll show it! Please send the photo to praxis@design.upenn.edu no later than Friday, December 3rd.

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