Events Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:44:00 -0500 en <![CDATA[PennDesign Hosts Ongoing Exhibit Honors Architect's Work]]> November 12, 2016 March 3, 2017

The exhibit "Back Matter: The Making of Robert Venturi's Complexity and Contradiction" honors the 50th anniversary of the publication of Robert Venturi's "Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture." It features manuscript drafts and working documents related to this piece.

Venturi was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania from 1961 to 1965. 

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:42:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Free Admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History]]> February 1, 2017 February 28, 2017

To gain access, check in with the Admissions Desk upon arrival. The museum will be open all month, including President's Day, which is Feb. 20. 

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:55:45 -0500
<![CDATA[Imagine, Invent, Invest: Building for Innovation]]> February 28, 2017 7:30AM 10:30AM

Imagine, Invent, Invest: Building for Innovation

Hear key players from different industry perspectives deconstruct Philadelphia's booming innovation landscape, how the real estate industry has supported this activity and how to position our city and region for future growth. Speaker line up includes:

Moderator: Brian Selander, Entrepreneur in Residence at SeventySix Capital.

Lindsey Scannapieco, Managing Partner, Scout

Joe Reagan, Senior Vice President for Development, Wexford Science + Technology

Anne Papageorge, VP Facilities and Real Estate Services, University of Pennsylvania

Stas Gayshan, Managing Director, Cambridge Innovation Center 

Click here to register.

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:32:27 -0500
<![CDATA[DesignPhilly Coffee Social]]> February 28, 2017 8:30AM 10:00AM

Register for the event here

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:56:30 -0500
<![CDATA[SEPTA Hosts Information Meeting about Proposed Route 49 Bus]]> February 28, 2017 11:00AM 2:00PM

The proposed North-South bus would operate within Brewerytown, Fairmount and Grays Ferry via University City. 

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:58:41 -0500
<![CDATA[Investing in a Philadelphia Neighborhood?]]> February 28, 2017 1:30PM 3:00PM

Community development corporations (CDCs) and business associations are invited to attend this event.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:22:46 -0500
<![CDATA[PWD Updates Germantown Civic on Green Improvements]]> February 28, 2017 6:00PM 8:00PM

The Philadelphia Water Department will provide updates about green stormwater improvements  planned for Germantown at the February SoLo Germantown Civic Association meeting.

Residents are encouraged to attend and learn more about significant green improvements proposed for the local streets. We want your input about these projects, please let your neighbors know about this meeting! 

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

This is a rain-or-shine event.

For more info contact Hailey Stern at or 215.683.3406

For more information on Green City, Clean Waters,

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:38:06 -0500
<![CDATA[Germantown Green Improvements: What’s in Store?]]> February 28, 2017 6:00PM 8:00PM

Join the Philadelphia Water Department, a featured presenter at the SoLo/ Germantown Civic Association monthly meeting, to learn about significant green stormwater improvements proposed for the Germantown neighborhood - we want your input about these projects!

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

Questions? Contact Hailey Stern at or 215.683.3406

This is a rain-or-shine event.

For more information on Green City, Clean Waters, visit

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:01:05 -0500
<![CDATA[Praxis Dialogues: Preservation and the Public Good]]> February 28, 2017 6:30PM 8:30PM

Even in the most settled times, the status of historic preservation as a public good is unsettled and contentious. The third installment of Praxis Dialogues explores the underpinnings of historic preservation as a public good, focused on Philadelphia. Panelists will discuss preservation's role in civic life, how it contributes to neighborhood identity,collective memory, and economic development; and the politics of our right and responsibility to preserve.

Panelists include:

  • Wendell Pritchett, Presidential Professor of Law and Education, PennLaw
  • Prema Gupta (MSHP’05), Senior Vice President, Navy Yard Planning and & Real Estate Development, PIDC
  • Aaron Wunsch, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation
  • Faye Anderson, Director, All that Philly Jazz

Moderated by Randy Mason, PennPraxis Executive Director and Chair/ Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, PennDesign.

Free. Advance registration requested. REGISTER HERE. 

This event is co-presented by PlanPhilly.  Essays by each of the panelists will be published leading up to the event on PlanPhilly's Eyes on the Street. 

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:52:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Fishtown Neighbors Association Safety Committee Meeting]]> February 28, 2017 6:30PM 7:30PM

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:39:56 -0500
<![CDATA[Olde Richmond Civic Association General Meeting]]> February 28, 2017 7:30PM 9:00PM

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:24:45 -0500
<![CDATA[Vision Zero 2017 Conference]]> March 1, 2017

The Bicycle Coalition’s of Greater Philadelphia’s Vision Zero 2017 Conference takes place on March 1st at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and will bring together leading experts, elected officials and members of the public to share opportunities and best practices for creating local roadways that respect all human dignity and eliminate traffic deaths.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:13:08 -0500
<![CDATA[Philadelphia Art Commission Art & Architecture Committee]]> March 1, 2017 9:30AM 12:00PM

The agenda for the meeting is: 
  1. 40-17 Elevator/Headhouses

  2. 30th Street Station

    SEPTA Market Frankford Line

  3. 41-18
    Percent for Art

    Viaduct RailPark

    SWC 12th and Noble Streets

Administrative Approvals

Committee Reports

1. 5-17 2. Loading Dock Slab Replacement

Benjamin Franklin High School

550 N. Broad Street

3. 39-17 4. HVAC Renovation

Furness High School

1900 S. 3rd St.

Art & Architecture Committee - March 1, 2017 Sign Committee - February 15, 2017

  1. #27-17 AT&T

    500 South 27th Street

  2. #28-17
    Footlocker / House of Hoops

    1519-21 Chestnut Street

  3. #29-17 Boyd’s

    1818 Chestnut Street

HVAC Renovation Betsy Ross House239 Arch Street

Signs and Encroachments Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia907-37 Market Street

  1. #30-17 Saxby’s Coffee

    1800 Chestnut Street

  2. #31-17 AC Moore

    100 South Broad Street

  3. #32-17 T-Mobile

    1500-16 Walnut Street

  4. #33-17
    Capital One Rittenhouse Café

    135 South 17th Street

  5. 37-77 Target

    2001 Pennsylvania Avenue 

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:26:35 -0500
<![CDATA[Build the Rail Park Happy Hour]]> March 1, 2017 5:00PM 8:00PM

Learn more about the event here. 

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:39:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Open House: Master's in GIS, Temple University]]> March 1, 2017 5:30PM 7:00PM

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University offers a one-year Professional Science Master's in Geographic Information Systems (PSM in GIS). This program is open to students with a bachelor's degree in any field with an interest in GIS and mapping technology. Our curriculum combines avanced technical training with business ethics and professional practice.

Join our open house to learn more about our program. 

Questions? Contact Julia at

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 10:41:30 -0500
<![CDATA[Port Richmond Green Improvements: Input Wanted]]> March 1, 2017 7:00PM 9:00PM

Join the Philadelphia Water Department at the Port Richmond on Patrol & Civic (PROPAC) February meeting to learn about significant green improvements proposed for Cohocksink Recreation CenterHeitzman Recreation Center, and the intersection of Trenton & Auburn. 

PWD will be guest speaker at the meeting, and we want your input about these projects!

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

This is a rain-or-shine event.

Questions? Contact Maggie Dunn at or

For more information on Green City, Clean Waters,

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:03:33 -0500
<![CDATA[Next at DAG: Advertising in the Public Realm: Putting a Price Tag on Philadelphia's Assets​]]> March 2, 2017 8:00AM 9:30AM

​Mary Tracy will discuss recent proposals for hanging billboards on Philadelphia’s public
property, including the Municipal Services Building, One Parkway, subway stairway
entrances and PPA’s neighborhood parking lots. Mary is president of Scenic America and executive director of Scenic Philadelphia.
Joining her will be economic development professional Jonathan Snyder, author
of Beyond Aesthetics: The Economic Impact of Outdoor Advertising on Philadelphia's
Property Values. Jonathan will discuss the impact of billboards on real estate and home
values within census tracts in Philadelphia and the effect of billboards on median
income, poverty rates and vacancy rates in different cities in the United States.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:52:45 -0500
<![CDATA[Artist Aki Sasamoto at PennDesign]]> March 2, 2017 6:30PM 7:00PM

Aki Sasamoto, who will visit Meyerson Hall, works with sculpture, performance and dance. According to PennDesign's website, she aims to activate the "bizarre emotions behind daily life."  

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:46:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Queen Village Neighbors Assocation Meeting]]> March 2, 2017 7:00PM 9:00PM

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:57:41 -0500
<![CDATA[Central Roxborough Civic Association: Get to know your school night]]> March 2, 2017 7:30PM 9:30PM

Central Roxborough  Civic Association (CRCA)  is sponsoring a "Get To Know Your School Night" at our monthly general meeting.  

This is an opportunity to hear about some  of the exciting things that are happening at three local Roxborough public schools:  James Dobson Elementary, Cook-Wissahickon Elementary  and AMY Northwest Middle School. 

The program is free and open to the public.  Email for information.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:44:00 -0500