5th Square Holiday Party + Awards Ceremony

Join 5th Square members and friends for our Holiday Party at 990 Spring Garden on Tuesday, December 20th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, where we'll be holding our Fourth Annual Urbanist Awards ceremony!

5th Square will be presenting awards to members of our community for their outstanding contributions to Philadelphia’s urbanist movement in 2022.

Since 2014, 5th Square political action committee's all-volunteer team has been hard at work supporting candidates for public office who support our mission, and then holding them accountable between election cycles for building a city that works for all Philadelphians—with safe streets and sidewalks for pedestrians and cyclists, high-quality affordable transit, abundant housing choices, and high-quality public spaces in every neighborhood. 

Come celebrate with other Philadelphia built environment activists, neighborhood and community leaders, architects, planners, builders, and sustainability advocates at the urbanist holiday party of the season!

Complimentary drinks and light fare will be served.

Tickets are $30 purchased online ($40 at the door).

We will be presenting the winners of our Urbanist Awards! 

🎖️ Urbanist Lifetime Achievement Award
Inga Saffron - Pulitzer Prize-winning Architecture Critic at The Philadelphia Inquirer & author of “Becoming Philadelphia”

🚍 Urbanist Changemaker of the Year
Nikil Saval - Pennsylvania State Senator, District 1 & Author of Whole Home Repairs Act

🏛️ City Staffer of the Year
Donna J. Carney - Founding Director of the Philadelphia Citizens Planning Institute  

🛴 Quasi-Government Staffer of The Year
Lex Powers - Director of Information Design at SEPTA

🚲 Neighborhood RCO Champion
Jon Geeting - President of Fishtown Neighbors Association

🏙️ Best Development of the Year
Philly Office Retail - Max Levy Building, Wayne Junction

📰 Urbanist Media Champion
Thomas Fitzgerald - Transportation Reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer

🏆 5th Square Volunteer of the Year
Camille Boggan

The venue is ADA Accessible.

Children are welcome at this event with a chaperone.  Everyone under 18 can attend for free, please let us know ahead of time by emailing [email protected].

We strongly encourage all attendees to be recently boosted for flu and COVID.

SEPTA Bus routes: 23, 43, 45, 61
Subway: Broad Street Line - Spring Garden Station (8 minute walk)



Will you come?

$1,000.00 Legacy Sustainer
2 Admission Tickets + 2 Annual Memberships + Event Co-Host Credit
$500.00 Movement Builder
2 Admission Tickets + 2 Annual Memberships + Presenting Sponsor Event Credit
$250.00 City Builder
2 Admission Tickets + 2 Annual Memberships
$120.00 Urbanist
2 Admission Tickets + 1 Annual Membership
$30.00 Activist
1 Admission Ticket --- (Will Cost $40 at the Door)