5th Square Holiday Party + Awards Ceremony

Join 5th Square members and friends for our annual Holiday Party + Urbanist Awards Ceremony at Resurrection Philadelphia, 42nd & Pine Streets on Wednesday, December 13th at 7 PM!

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

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!

Drinks and light fare will be served.

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

Presenting the Winners of our 2023 Urbanist Awards!

🎖️ Urbanist Lifetime Achievement Award - Sarah Clark Stuart, Executive Director, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia

🚍 Urbanist Changemaker of the Year - Jay Arzu, Roosevelt Boulevard Subway Organizer and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of City & Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania

🏛️ Public Servant of the Year - Jacob Golden, Legislative Director for Councilmember Driscoll

🚲 Neighborhood RCO Champion - Anne Dicker, West Mount Airy Neighbors Association Traffic Calming Committee

🏙️ Best Development of the Year - 1604-1616 Page St., Habitat for Humanity

📰 Urbanist Media Champion - Asia Mieleszko, Strong Towns Staff Writer

🏆 5th Square Volunteer of the Year - Russell Richie

This year's winners were especially tough to award given the amount and quality of nominees.

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.


Thank you to our beer sponsors, Kenwood and Lost Time Brewing.


After the Event: Join us for an after-party at Garage Passyunk, co-hosted with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. 



  • Accessible via SEPTA trolleys 11, 13, 34, and 36
  • SEPTA bus routes 30 and 42.


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)