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Do you love where you live? Apply to be a Citizen Planner!



The Citizens Planning Institute (CPI) course teaches Philadelphians about city planning, zoning, and development.

Applications are now being accepted for Spring 2018 classes, which will be on Wednesdays 6-9pm April 11- May 23 in Center City.

who is the cpi course for?

Anyone who loves where they live!

Whether you’ve been involved in your neighborhood for years, or if you’re a new neighbor—if you want to make a difference in your community, CPI is for you!

What will I take away from the experience?

The CPI course gives people the tools, resources, and connections to get things done in their neighborhood.

Participants learn from leaders in the fields of planning, development, and community organizing. They also connect with the growing network of Citizen Planners across the City who are working on many of the same issues.

How do I apply?

Apply online on the CPI website. If you or someone you know requires a print application, call 215-683-4648. The deadline to apply is Mach 21st.

what is city planning?

City planning creates a vision for how to improve housing, neighborhoods, jobs, transportation, and public space.

Plans make recommendations based on community input and on studies of existing properties, demographics, housing, and transit issues. They also show how to turn the ideas in the plan into action.


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