In addition to the Philadelphia Book Festival and Eastern State Penitentiary’s Pop-Up Museum, this week to opportunities to learn about urban sustainability, attend planning meetings, and discuss behavioral approaches to design.
Monday, April 14, 6:30pm. 1301 N. 2nd Street. Join the South Kensington Community Partners for a free rain barrel workshop sponsored by the Philadelphia Water Department. Attendees will receive a free rain barrel to collect water from downspouts for use around the yard. RSVP 215-427-3463. Free.
Tuesday, April 15, 1-4pm. 1515 Arch Street, Room 18029. This month the Planning Commission will discuss matters including the proposed memorial garden at 22nd and Market and the possible AAA facility on the Delaware Waterfront. Open to the public.
Tuesday, April 15, 7pm. William Penn Charter School, Main Building, 3000 School House Lane. Calling Manayunk, Roxborough, Andorra, East Falls, Wissahickon, and Shawmont Valley folks: The Planning Commission is kicking off its Lower Northwest District Plan process and asks for your participation to start the conversation. Contact project manager Matt Wysong via or call 215-683-4650 with questions.
Wednesday, April 16, 6:30-8pm. PennDesign, Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Architect Roland Snooks, founding partner of Kokkugia, comes to PennDesign this week to discuss his research about behavioral approaches to design and experimental architecture. Free.
Thursday, April 17, 7pm. The Oval. Join Grid for a special edition of Grid Alive to talk sustainable food systems as part of Farm Fest with Greensgrow’s Mary Seton Corboy; Ben Wenk of Three Springs Fruit Farm; Lena Kim of the EPA, Sage Piszek of Eden Green Energy, and Cut Zahara of Feed the Barrel.