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Design Advocacy Group meeting

Just what is in the "public interest" and who decides? Join the Design Advocacy Group on Thursday morning for a discussion about the thorny issue of the public interest, and two… Read More

Conservation Center - Fundraising for Preservation & Conservation

Through thoughtful planning and effective grant writing, your organization can be competitive in the race for public and private funding to preserve cultural collections. This workshop will examine the planning process… Read More

Civic Design Review

L&I Board of Review: Assumption hearing

The Board of L&I Review, which is also the body that hears appeals of Historical Commission decisions, issued a stay of demolition last month. A Board hearing on the Church is… Read More

Drexel University - Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

Learn about the practice of the designers of the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, a partnership that grew into a 28-person firm that primarily works with institutions who value of issues of… Read More

Philadelphia Art Commission Wednesday, January 9, 2013 ... Agenda attached

  • 9:30AM 1:30PM
AGENDA The Philadelphia Art Commission Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 9:30 a.m. Room 18029 - 1515 Arch Street Meeting of the Art & Architecture Committee 1. #184-12 Replacement Bridge Lock… Read More

Lunchtime Lecture: Joel Spivak on the Subways of the World

Presented by Philadelphia Center for Architecture at Philadelphia Center for Architecture In honor of the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, transit historian Joel Spivak will present an illustrated lecture on… Read More

ZBA hearing on digital billboard

The Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing for an already-digital billboard at 400 North 5th Street, atop CubeSmart Self Storage will be held at 1515 Arch Street Wednesday, January 9th at 1:00… Read More

Philadelphia Water Department - Green City, Clean Waters Info Session

Learn all about Green City, Clean Waters, Philadelphia’s innovative stormwater management plan—and how you can suggest green infrastructure projects for your neighborhood. RSVP. 

Philadelphia2035 Special Event - The Future is Now

  • 5:30PM 7:30PM
Philadelphia2035 Special Event - The Future is Now When: Thu, January 10, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Where: The Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street (map) Description: PHILADELPHIA, PA–(January 10, 2013)—Today… Read More

The Architectural History of Southwark: The Significance of Our Unique Neighborhood

Did you know that before the 1930's, Queen Village was once home to 23 Synagogues? Or, that there were once about 25 large factory buildings between Front Street and Delaware Avenue?… Read More

Historical Commission meeting Jan. 11. Agenda attached

AGENDA   NOTE from Executive Director Jonathan Farnham: "The Philadelphia Historical Commission will convene tomorrow, Friday, January 11, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in Room 18-029 of the City office building at 1515 Arch… Read More

Center for Architecture Family Day: Edible Architecture

Come explore architecture through the creation of edible structures! One FREE adult admission per child. Be sure to check out our current exhibition, Constructing Play: Classic Building Toys, before or after… Read More

A Conversation with Jared Diamond - The World Until Yesterday

Presented by Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library A globally renowned scholar and recipient of a National Science Medal, Jared Diamond is the author of the bestselling book Guns,… Read More

PennIUR - Urban Book Talk: Manuel Diaz, "Miami Transformed: Rebuilding American One Neighborhood at a Time"

Penn IRU Public Interest Series  Manuel Diaz, "Miami Transformed: Rebuilding American One Neighborhood at a Time" In Miami Transformed, award-winning former mayor Manny Diaz shares lessons learned from governing one… Read More

Blatstein presents casino plan to CNA

REMINDER On January 14, 2013 CNA is hosting a public general membership meeting where Bart Blatstein will make a presentation on his proposed casino. All neighbors are invited to attend.  … Read More

PCPC public Commission meeting. Agenda attached

  • 1:00PM 4:00PM
PCPC public Commission meeting When: Tue, January 15, 1pm – 5pm Where: One Parkway, 1515 Arch Street, Room 18-029 TENTATIVE AGENDA   1.    Approval of the Minutes of the December 11, 2012,… Read More

Preservation Alliance - Historic Designation Workshop

Hidden City Philadelphia and the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia present a Citizen’s Guide to the historic designation process. Learn how to nominate a building to the Philadelphia Register of Historic… Read More

PennDesign - Piers Fawkes, PSFK

PSFK began as a personal project of London-born New York-based Piers Fawkes in 2004 where he collected emerging ideas from around the world on a blog. His first collaborator was Simon… Read More

Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting, agenda attached

Philadelphia, December 18, 2012 – The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Commission (PaRC) is inviting public input on a proposal by Temple University to build a new boathouse on the east bank… Read More

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