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An education in how to be a better neighborhood advocate

Learning how Philly government works can be a circuitous and sometimes frustrating thing. In my experience, it takes years. It takes walking the halls of City Hall, hours of random conversations…

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Eyes on the Street

Neighbors helping Neighbors: East Parkside and Strawberry Mansion learn from each other

Every neighborhood has its sparkplug advocates, the do-ers who move mountains to improve their corners of the city, who doggedly find resources to benefit their neighbors, and who occasionally take on…

    • Jim Kenney, January 13, 2016

Kenney strikes note of continuity at annual Planning Commission gathering

“The cynics will say that people don’t care about their neighborhoods or what’s going on in their neighborhoods, and they’re wrong, because look around this room,” said Mayor Jim Kenney,  speaking…

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Citizens Planning Institute is accepting applications for the Fall 2014 course series NOW until September 25.

Now in its fourth year, the Philadelphia CPI is the education and outreach arm of the City Planning Commission. Its mission is to empower citizens to take a more active role…

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Eyes on the Street

Citizens Planning Institute leads RCO workshops this month

Want more say over how development happens in your neighborhood? The Citizens Planning Institute is holding two free workshops for Registered Community Organizations (RCO). RCOs are groups recognized by the city…

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Community leaders discuss the power of planning at Philadelphia2035 update

A few weeks ago, feeling ruminative and tasked with summing up a year’s worth of zoning and development news, I took to these pages and described a specter haunting Philadelphia: reform…

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Citizens Planning Institute taking fall session applications

Ready to roll up your sleeves and learn how city planning, zoning, and development processes work in Philly and what engaged citizens like you can do to shape the future of…

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Citizens Planning Institute graduates toss their caps at Philadelphia2035 presentation

At a ceremony Monday night at the Center for Architecture, the sixth class of planners graduated from the Citizens Planning Institute, the education arm of the City Planning Commission’s long-term planning…

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Planning Commission seeks feedback on new zoning code

If you've got something to say about the new zoning code--either the one that was enacted last August or the one that remains after City Council has adopted a series of…

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Eyes on the Street

Apply for Citizens Planning Institute spring session

Calling all Citizen Planners: Join other engaged residents interested in learning how city planning, zoning, and development processes work and what citizens can do to shape the future of their neighborhoods…

Final days to apply for Philadelphia's Citizens Planning Institute's fall session

With a growing number of Philadelphia residents taking a more active role in improving or shaping the future of their neighborhoods, The Citizens Planning Institute. (CPI) is becoming a popular way…

Fall Citizens Planning Institute classes announced

The Citizen's Planning Institute (CPI) is a program designed to educate residents active in civic organizations, about planning, zoning, and development issues so that they can be more effective in their…

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Citizens Planning Institute equips NW Philadelphia community with tools to participate in city zoning issues

By Amy Z. QuinnFor NewsWorks With the city's new zoning code going into effect later this month, representatives of local civic organizations who could benefit from some of the changeshave…

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Civic association members invited to zoning workshops

Calling all civic association members - the Philadelphia Citizens Planning Institute in encouraging members of civic associations across the city to attend one of its summer zoning workshops. Established in 2010,…

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Calling all Citizen Planners

Curious about how planning and development works in Philadelphia? Wondering what citizens can do to shape the change happening in their neighborhoods? Join the ranks of Philly’s Citizen Planners. The Philadelphia…

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Application period open for Citizen's Planning Institute

Now through March 27, the Philadelphia Citizen's Planning Institute is accepting application for the next round of courses. Established last year for residents to take advantage of, the institute offers a…

The application period for the Citizens Planning Institute's Spring 2012 course series is now open

UPCOMING CLASSES (application required) Application deadline for the Spring 2012 course series: March 27.Application form and course descriptions NOW AVAILABLE.Download CPI Spring 2012 flyer  Download Spring 2012 CPI…

    • At a February 2011 meeting, Upper Holmesburg residents review neighborhood plans. Civic Association member Paul DeFinis (not pictured) is a graduate of the Citizens Planning Institute. File Photo/Shan

Northeast under-represented at Citizens Planning Institute

At a February 2011 meeting, Upper Holmesburg residents review neighborhood plans. Civic Association member Paul DeFinis (not pictured) is a graduate of the Citizens Planning Institute. File Photo/Shannon McDonald Philadelphia has…

Citizens Planning Institute graduates 30 more citizen planners; next round of classes starts soon

Philadelphia has another 30 citizen planners.The planning commission's Citizens Planning Institute offers classes on key elements of community planning, designed  to help interested and active citizens “be more effective advocates…

Comment period on city-wide vision portion of comprehensive plan ends Saturday

The public comment period for the draft Citywide Plan of Philadelphia2035:The Comprehensive Plan ends this Saturday, April 30, 2011.  Until then, comments can still be emailed to or submitted through…

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