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 their neighborhoods? It's time to apply for the Citizens Planning Institute's fall session.
Applications [pdf] are being accepted from now until September 25 for the Citizens Planning Institute fall session (October 9 - November 20). Classes run on Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm in Center City. The core course of three sessions - held October 9, 16, and 23 - costs $50 (including supper) plus each elective session costs $25 (October 30, November 6 and 13). This session’s electives will focus on best practices for L&I and Zoning Committees, leveraging city funds, and vacant land/community land access.
Ashley Hahn has written and edited Eyes on the Street since 2011. Since September 2015 she has served as PlanPhilly's managing editor. She has a special interest in preservation, neighborhoods, and all things public – from policy to art. She holds masters degrees in City and Regional Planning and Historic Preservation from PennDesign. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, New York and Philadelphia. She is proud to call 19147 home.