Events http://planphilly.com/events Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:10:47 -0500 en <![CDATA[Urban Futures]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/02/20/urban-futures February 20, 2018 9:30AM 5:00PM

This event is FREE, but we ask that you register in advance here.

This conference will explore how ‘urban environments’ and ‘green urban environments’ are understood, governed, and experienced under different political formations, cultural and socio-economic contexts, and historical moments and what it means for the future of cities and the people who live in them. Around the world, urban greening initiatives, from environmental quality regulations to park creation, have been celebrated as the path towards a sustainable future; simultaneously, though, these same initiatives have been used to justify slum removal, gentrification, and exclusionary development. This conference will share diverse perspectives from the social sciences to the environmental humanities on urban environments in globalizing and international contexts. We will focus on topics such as new theorizations or frameworks for conceptualizing urban environments; analysis of social, economic, health, and environmental impacts; implications for culture and identity; and connections across international borders.

This one-day conference will include a keynote address titled “Urban greening in the global North and South: Green cities for all or enclaves of environmental privilege?” by Dr. Isabelle Anguelovski, Director of the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, research presentations from scholars from the region, and a panel discussion on the future of the just, equitable, and green city. Through this event we hope to open up new inter/transdisciplinary spaces for critical examinations of urban environments and to build a network of scholars to catalyze new research directions on urban environmental research in international and globalizing contexts.

This event is co-sponsored by the Global Studies Program and Center for Sustainable Communities at Temple.

See the full schedule of events here.

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Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:45:37 -0500
<![CDATA[Architecture & Environmental Design Graduate Information Session, Tyler School of Art]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/02/20/architecture-environmental-design-graduate-information-session-tyler-school-of-art February 20, 2018 6:00PM 7:00PM

Join us for an information session about the Tyler School of Art Division of Architecture & Environmental Design departments to learn more about the graduate degree programs offered on Temple's campuses. We offer a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning, Master of Architecture, and Master of Landscape Architecture.

Sign up HERE.

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Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:00:14 -0500
<![CDATA[Architecture & Environmental Design Graduate Information Session, Tyler School of Art]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/02/20/architecture-environmental-design-graduate-information-session-tyler-school-of-art-2 February 20, 2018 6:00PM 7:00PM

Join us for an information session about the Tyler School of Art Division of Architecture & Environmental Design departments to learn more about the graduate degree programs offered on Temple's campuses. We offer a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning, Master of Architecture, and Master of Landscape Architecture.

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Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:26:47 -0500
<![CDATA[Feltonville Green Projects: Get Updates]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/02/20/feltonville-green-projects-get-updates February 20, 2018 6:30PM 8:00PM

Come out to the Iglesia Adventista del Septimo Dia church at Wyoming and A Streets to learn about Philadelphia Water Department's green upgrades planned for the Feltonville neighborhood.

Residents are encouraged to attend this meeting to review the design plans and provide input.

The projects being designed are a part of Philadelphia’s nationally recognized Green City, Clean Waters program, which uses landscaped green tools to protect local waterways from stormwater pollution and improve neighborhoods.

This is a rain-or-shine event. Questions, concerns, or just can't attend the meeting? Maura Jarvis at Maura.Jarvis@phila.gov or 215.683.3401. 

For more information on Green City, Clean Waters, visit www.Phillywatersheds.org/GreenCityCleanWaters

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Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:43:19 -0500
<![CDATA[Kensington Green Projects: Get Updates from PWD]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/02/21/kensington-green-projects-get-updates-from-pwd February 21, 2018 7:00PM 8:00PM

Description:Join the Kensington Independent Civic Association (KICA) and the Philadelphia Water Department to learn about green upgrades planned for the neighborhood.

Residents are encouraged to attend this meeting to review the design plans and provide input.

The projects being designed are a part of Philadelphia’s nationally recognized Green City, Clean Waters program, which uses landscaped green tools to protect local waterways from stormwater pollution and improve neighborhoods.

This is a rain-or-shine event. Questions, concerns, or just can't attend the meeting? Maura Jarvis at Maura.Jarvis@phila.gov or 215.683.3401. 

For more information on Green City, Clean Waters, visit www.Phillywatersheds.org/GreenCityCleanWaters  

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Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:47:07 -0500
<![CDATA[Design Dialogues - Makers + Designers]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/02/22/design-dialogues-makers-designers February 22, 2018 6:00PM 9:00PM

philafad and AIA Philadelphia are partnering together to present Maker and Designer, the second installment in the AIA Philadelphia's Design Dialogues series. Design Dialogues was started by AIA Philadelphia's Design Committee in order to raise the level of discussion about design from multiple perspectives, with the intent of building relationships across different disciplines within the Philadelphia region.

This Maker and Designer Dialogue brings together four pairs of local architects and fabricators who have joined together on projects. Learn how their collaborations formed, how they designed together, how they learned from each other, and what challenges they overcame. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions after the presentations. 

Event is free to philafad, AIA, and NextFab members. Non-members $10. Registration is required.

https://www.aiaphiladelphia.org/events/design-dialogues-makers-designers

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Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:28:24 -0500
<![CDATA[Spring Garden GSI: PWD Presents Updates]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/02/22/spring-garden-gsi-pwd-presents-updates February 22, 2018 7:00PM 8:00PM

meeting learn about Philadelphia Water Department's green upgrades planned for the Fairmount Avenue corridor between North Uber and North 15th Streets + other nearby streets.

Residents are encouraged to attend this meeting to review the design plans and provide input!

The projects being designed are a part of Philadelphia’s nationally recognized Green City, Clean Waters program, which uses landscaped green tools to protect local waterways from stormwater pollution and improve neighborhoods.

Pa. State Representatives Brian Sims and Donna Johnson Bullock are also slated to speak on the SGCA agenda.

This is a rain-or-shine event. Questions, concerns, or just can't attend the meeting? Contact Fay Strongin at fay.strongin@phila.gov or (215) 683-3403

For more information on Green City, Clean Waters, visit www.Phillywatersheds.org/GreenCityCleanWaters  

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Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:59:26 -0500
<![CDATA[Treading on Toxicity: The Science, History, & Implications of Philadelphia’s Lead Soil Contamination]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/02/28/treading-on-toxicity-the-science-history-implications-of-philadelphia-s-lead-soil-contamination February 28, 2018 6:00PM 7:30PM

Description: Philadelphia has a lead problem but it isn’t in our drinking water—it’s in our dirt. Lead has been in Philadelphia soil for a while, stemming from the city’s long industrial history. Recently, however, a building boom has been churning up and spreading around soil containing hazardous levels of lead, which is a known neurotoxin with debilitating effects on children. How did lead get into our soil? How do we measure it? And, what role can scientists play in activism and social justice around lead contamination? West Chester University Geologist Cynthia Hall joins us for a Weeknights at the Wagner to share the history of lead contamination in Philadelphia, the data that she and her students have collected, and the wider implications of this grave problem in the city. 

Dr. Cynthia Hall is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at West Chester University. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from Howard University and Ph.D. in Geochemistry from Georgia Tech. Dr. Hall has worked extensively on studying lead contamination in Philadelphia soils and, along with her research assistants, is focusing on addressing both the scientific and environmental justice issues surrounding this national crisis. She also works alongside her husband to run Free Haven Farms, which is a small, homestead farm in South Jersey that distributes fresh, organically-grown produce to local residents and businesses.

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Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:03:52 -0500
<![CDATA[Nature Talks: with author Richard Louv]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/02/28/nature-talks-with-author-richard-louv February 28, 2018 6:00PM 8:00PM

Richard Louv, bestselling author of Last Child in the Woods, Vitamin N, and The Nature Principle, will be speaking at TTF Watershed Partnership's first program of Nature Talks, an annual series of thought-provoking conversations. 

Louv will be speaking about "The Nature-Rich Life: Nature-rich cities, schools, homes, and more." His talk will be followed by a Meet-the-Author Reception. 

This event is great for environmentally-conscious teachers, home-owners, students, and more! 

Tickets are $50 at ttfwatershed.org/NatureTalks

 

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Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:26:07 -0500
<![CDATA[City of Neighborhoods: Philly 1890-1910]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/02/28/city-of-neighborhoods-philly-1890-1910 February 28, 2018 6:30PM 8:00PM


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Thu, 01 Feb 2018 21:06:19 -0500
<![CDATA[2018 Edmund N. Bacon Awards + Talk | Honoring Enrique Peñalosa]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/03/01/2018-edmund-n-bacon-awards-talk-honoring-enrique-pe%C3%B1alosa March 1, 2018 6:30PM 8:30PM

Join us in honoring Enrique Peñalosa for his legacy as Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia - where has used his position to invest in the City’s marginalized communities; building and reconstructing hundreds of kilometers of sidewalks, bicycle paths, pedestrian streets, greenways, and more than 1,200 parks as well as introducing the groundbreaking Transmilenio Bus Rapid Transit system in the city. 

Also honored at this ceremony will be the winners of the 2018 Better Philadelphia Challenge. This year's urban design challenge asked students to imagine a new kind of Park+Way for Philadelphia to better connect its citizens to natural, cultural, and social resources - in honor of the 100th anniversary of our Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The ceremony will be followed by a coffee + dessert reception for all in attendance.


With the purchase of a VIP ticket, we invite you to join us and the award winners before the ceremony at 5:00 PM for our VIP Reception which will feature heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and live music. In attendance will be Mayor Peñalosa, the competition winners, local dignitaries, and our built-environment focused sponsors, without whom this program would not be possible.

SCHEDULE:
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM | VIP Reception (requires VIP ticket)
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM | Awards Ceremony + Talk
7:45 PM - 8:30 PM | Coffee + Dessert Reception

DISCOUNTS:
College students can attend for only $5
High School students can attend for FREE
*email a photo of your VALID Student ID to david@philadelphiacfa.orgfor discount code

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Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:32:08 -0500
<![CDATA[Intelligent by Design Nonfiction Book Group: The color of law: a forgotten history of how our government segregated America by Richard Rothstein]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/03/12/intelligent-by-design-nonfiction-book-group-the-color-of-law-a-forgotten-history-of-how-our-government-segregated-america-by-richard-rothstein March 12, 2018 6:00PM 7:00PM

Do you enjoy reading? We read critically acclaimed nonfiction old and new. All readers welcome.  All meetings are Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. For additional information, please call 215- 685-1633.

For this month, we are reading The color of law: a forgotten history of how our government segregated America by Richard Rothstein.

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/calendar/event/69658

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:15:21 -0400
<![CDATA[Open House: Professional Science Master's in GIS]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/03/13/open-house-professional-science-master-s-in-gis-2 March 13, 2018 5:30PM 7:00PM

Learn more about our one-year Professional Science Master's and Graduate Certificate in GIS. Our program is designed to train highly-compentent GIS analysts, ready for the job market. Learn more about cutting edge skills in a high-growth industry and check out current students' work.


RSVP to Attend.

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Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:08:10 -0500
<![CDATA[Vision Zero 2018]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/03/17/vision-zero-2018 March 17, 2018

Please join the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and a host of city and state officials and special guests as we discuss proactive solutions for making our streets safer.

Each year, about 100 people die and thousands more are injured from preventable traffic crashes on Philadelphia’s streets. Vision Zero seeks to change the reality–and the conception–that traffic deaths are inevitable. The Bicycle Coalition’s priorities and conferences seek to bring this policy into the forefront.

The 3rd Annual Vision Zero Conference hosted by the Bicycle Coalition will help anyone interested in getting involved in making the streets safer in their own community.  You will learn what the City is doing to reduce crashes and hear from experts who will outline steps anyone can take to improve the quality of life of this great city.

More information at VisionZero2018.org

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Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:25:41 -0500
<![CDATA[Architecture & Environmental Design Graduate Information Session, Tyler School of Art]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/03/19/architecture-environmental-design-graduate-information-session-tyler-school-of-art-1 March 19, 2018 5:00PM 6:00PM

Join us for an information session about the Tyler School of Art Division of Architecture & Environmental Design departments to learn more about the graduate degree programs offered on Temple's campuses. We offer a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning, Master of Architecture, and Master of Landscape Architecture.

Sign up HERE

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Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:03:35 -0500
<![CDATA[Cedar Park Green Projects: Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/03/19/cedar-park-green-projects-meeting March 19, 2018 7:00PM 8:00PM

Description:Cedar Park Neighbors will host the Philadelphia Water Department at the Calvary Center for Culture and Community to discuss upcoming green stormwater upgrades planned for the neighborhood.

PWD wants to keep residents informed about the improvements and hear feedback. Get the latest updates and join your neighbors! 

These investments are a part of Philadelphia’s nationally renowned Green City, Clean Waters program, which uses landscaped green tools to protect local waterways from stormwater pollution.

Questions? Contact Dan at Daniel.Schupsky@phila.gov
or 215.683.3405

For more information on Green City, Clean Waters, visit www.Phillywatersheds.org/GreenCityCleanWaters  

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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:10:47 -0500
<![CDATA[Breaking Ground 2018: Transforming a Region Together]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/03/22/breaking-ground-2018-transforming-a-region-together March 22, 2018 9:00AM 3:30PM

Details:

http://www.dvrpc.org/breakingground/

Who Should Attend?

This conference is appropriate for local government staff and officials, planning practitioners, community and economic development professionals, civil engineers, architects, and other professionals.

Registration:

Registration opens 11/1/2017

Early Bird registration ends 2/21/2018

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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:41:44 -0400
<![CDATA[Carroll Park Stormwater Updates: Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/03/22/carroll-park-stormwater-updates-meeting March 22, 2018 7:00PM 8:00PM

The Philadelphia Water Department will be at the HMC2 Community Association headquarters/Center for Hope, Health & Healing to present updates about green stormwater upgrades planned for Carroll Park and the surrounding area 

Residents are encouraged to learn more and provide input. These improvements are part of the Green City, Clean Waters program, which uses landscaped green improvements to soak up stormwater, reduce sewer overflows and protect local waterways while making our neighborhoods more beautiful, natural places to live.

For more info contact Dan Schupsky at Daniel.Schupsky@phila.gov or 215.683.3405

For more information on Green City, Clean Waters, visit www.Phillywatersheds.org/GreenCityCleanWaters

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Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:07:48 -0500
<![CDATA[APAPASE Events Committee Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/04/05/apapase-events-committee-meeting-1 April 5, 2018 5:45PM 7:00PM

APAPASE Events Committee Meeting
Do you like to organize events like walking tours, happy hours, and educational events related to planning? Then join the APAPASE Events Committee and help us plan fun events! We would love to have volunteers to help with all aspects of the event-planning process, from brainstorming event ideas, coordinating with venues, ordering food/beverages, inviting speakers, advertising/marketing events, working the registration table, speaking at events, and conducting event follow up.
Register at apapase.eventbrite.com

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Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:28:31 -0500
<![CDATA[Fairmount Park Conservancy's 11th Annual Centennial Celebration]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2018/05/10/fairmount-park-conservancy-s-11th-annual-centennial-celebration May 10, 2018 6:00PM 11:00PM

Fairmount Park Conservancy’s 11th Annual Centennial Celebration will take place on Thursday, May 10 at 6 pm at The Horticulture Center located at North Horticultural Drive & Montgomery Drive, Philadelphia. There will be a reception and dinner honoring leading park supporters for their generosity and dedication to all of Philadelphia’s parks. The John K. Binswanger Park Champion will be awarded to Alberto Ibargüen, President & CEO of the Knight Foundation.  The Civic Leadership Award will be presented to Senator Vincent J. Hughes, 7th Senatorial District in Pennsylvania. The Corporate Stewardship Award will be given to William J. Marrazzo, President & CEO, WHYY. The reception and silent auction will begin at 6 pm followed by a dinner and a program at 7:30 pm. myphillypark.org or (215) 988-9334.  

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Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:44:16 -0500