Newsletter: โ›„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ Come party on Tuesday! ๐Ÿ”Ž and apply for a city Advisory Council

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 213 โ›„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ LET'S CELEBRATE!! Feeling urbanely festive? Put on your favorite sweater* and join us at 990 Spring Garden on Tuesday, December 20th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM for our Holiday Party! We'll be holding our Fourth Annual Urbanist Awards ceremony, featuring your favorite champions of urban policy! We'll also have plenty of food and drink, so bring a friend. Continue reading

Newsletter: โ›„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ Youโ€™re Invited to our Holiday Party!

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 212 โ›„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ PARTY ALL THE TIME! Feeling urbanely festive? Put on your favorite sweater* and join us at 990 Spring Garden on Tuesday, December 20th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM for our Holiday Party! We'll be holding our Fourth Annual Urbanist Awards ceremony, featuring your favorite champions of urban policy! We'll also have plenty of food and drink, so bring a friend. Continue reading

Newsletter: โ›„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ Upcoming Holiday Party + Urbanist Awards ๐ŸŠ Big Win for Sayre-Morris Pool

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 211 โ›„โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR HOLIDAY PARTY! Join 5th Square members and friends forย our Holiday Partyย atย 990 Spring Gardenย onย Tuesday, December 20thย fromย 7:00 to 9:00 PM, where we'll be holding our Fourth Annualย Urbanist Awardsย ceremony! Come celebrate with other Philadelphia advocates at theย urbanist holiday party of the season! Continue reading

Newsletter: ๐Ÿค Helping out is ๐Ÿ˜Ž totally rad! ๐ŸšŒ

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 210 ๐Ÿ† 2022 AWARD NOMINATIONS The year end party is coming up on December 20th, and 5th Square will be presenting awards to a few members of our community for their outstanding contributions to Philadelphiaโ€™s urbanist movement. Continue reading

Newsletter: ๐Ÿค Volunteer! (And pester the Mayor's office too!)

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 209 ๐Ÿ‘ฅ VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION If you've been wanting to help out 5th Square with your time and skills, we're now holding orientations for new volunteers. Continue reading

Newsletter: PA Grant awards ๐Ÿ’ต and a chance to shape the city budget...

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 208 ๐Ÿ’ต RACP RECIPIENTS The list of recipients for the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program is out. Continue reading

Newsletter: Go to the ๐Ÿ—ณ polls or ๐ŸšŒ Bus Revolution open houses

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 207 ๐Ÿ—ณ VOTE! If you didn't vote by mail, go vote today! The polls are open until 8pm. You can use Atlas to find your polling place by searching for your address. You can also use the Pennsylvania state website. Continue reading

Newsletter: ๐Ÿš‡ Subway news, ๐Ÿป November meetup, ๐ŸšŒ Bus Revolution open houses

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 206 ๐Ÿš‡ ROOSEVELT BLVD SUBWAY The Roosevelt Boulevard Subway Workshop was this past Saturday morning, and featured Jody Holton of SEPTA, Ashwin Patel of PennDOT, and Mike Carroll of OTIS, the city transportation department. Continue reading

Newsletter: โ™ฟ๏ธ Curb cuts for all! Plus a ๐Ÿš‡ Roosevelt subway and a ๐Ÿป November meetup!

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 205 โ™ฟ๏ธ ACCESSIBLE PHILLY Last week, the city settled a lawsuit with three disability advocacy organizations and four residents with disabilities. Continue reading

Newsletter: Check your mailbox ๐Ÿ“ฌ and mark your calendars for 10/29! ๐Ÿš‡

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 203 ๐Ÿ—ณ MIDTERM ELECTIONS! Just like pumpkin spice and Halloween candy, midterm election season has descended upon us. It's time to get out your favorite sweater and No. 2 pencil and mark those mail-in ballots. Continue reading

Newsletter: ๐Ÿšธ Want safe routes to school? Apply for a Slow Zone! ๐ŸŸ Chat at our Fishtown Meetup

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 203 ๐Ÿšธ SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL School is in session, and WalkWorks has a webinar to educate everyone about the Safe Routes to School program that encourages kids to bike or walk to school.ย  Continue reading

Newsletter: ๐Ÿ’ฐ Bounty for Blocked Bike Lanes / ๐Ÿš‹ Don't Mess with Transit / ๐ŸŸ Our Next Meetup in Fishtown

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 202 ๐Ÿป MEETUP NEXT THURSDAY Our October meetup is at the Mural City Cellars Wine Garden in Fishtown. Nextย Thursday 10/13 @ย 6:00pm Continue reading

Newsletter: ๐Ÿ‚Time for a fall beer ๐Ÿป outside and some YouTube ๐ŸŽฅ inside

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 201 ๐Ÿป MORE MEETUPS! We have lots of things going on these days, like launching a blog, working on marketing, and keeping track of SEPTA changes. The City Council candidates are coming in each week as we gear up for election season. It's a great time to get together and talk shop with your fellow urbanists. Continue reading

Newsletter: ๐ŸŽ‰ An exciting annoucement! ๐ŸŽ‰

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 200 ๐ŸŽ‰ A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Since this is our 200th newsletter, we want to let you in on an exciting new project. 5th Square believes there is a lot more going on in city land use, housing, and transportation news than is being reported in the news media currently. Many of the publications that once covered city meetings on these topics more regularly no longer have the capacity to do it, or are no longer publishing. Continue reading

Newsletter: ๐Ÿ’Honoring victims of gun and traffic violence + ๐Ÿ“… events far and wide

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 199 ๐Ÿป SEPTEMBER MEETUP Join 5th Square organizers and volunteers for an informal, in-person meet-up over at Pennsport Beer Boutique! This is an outdoor, family-friendly event where we will provide updates on our recent campaigns. Continue reading

Newsletter: ๐Ÿšป Bathroom break ๐Ÿ“– with reading material!

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 198 ๐Ÿšป WE WANT RESTROOMS The Center City Public Restroom survey results are out and 89% of participants were in favor of public restrooms! Many of the participants disliked the existing portable toilets and only 47% have used them. Continue reading

Newsletter: ๐Ÿšฒ Bike safety begins with infrastructure

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 197 ๐Ÿšฒ SHARING THE ROAD As reported by PhilyVoice and Philadelphia Inquirer, charges were dropped against the garbage truck driver that struck Emily Fredricks in 2017. When the case is cut and dry, like an impared driver, it makes sense that the driver should face consequences for their actions. Continue reading

Newsletter: Meet us at ๐Ÿป Pennsport and ๐Ÿš‡ Roosevelt Blvd!

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 196 ๐Ÿป๐Ÿš‡ MEETUP AT PENNSPORT This Thursday, come to Pennsport Beer Boutique for our meetup at 7pm. Walk, take the 57 or 64 bus, or bike down Washington to Moyamensing, then get a beer and vent with us about the state of multimodal transportation! Continue reading

Newsletter: More ๐Ÿš‡ Roosevelt Blvd Subway updates. Don't forget the ๐Ÿป August Meetup!

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 195 ๐Ÿป๐Ÿš‡ AUGUST MEETUPS GALORE! We're having our next meetup on August 25th at Pennsport Beer Boutique in South Philly. We have lots of new faces online and it's time to connect offline with a beer in hand. This is a great opportunity to chat with like-minded people about urbanist issues as a professional or a volunteer. We can talk shop and hatch some plans, or just relax in good company. Continue reading

Newsletter: Go to the ๐Ÿš‡ Roosevelt Blvd Subway and our ๐Ÿป August Meetup!

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 194 ๐Ÿš‡ BUILD THE ROOSEVELT BLVD SUBWAY! If the idea of a subway going down Roosevelt Boulevard has caught your interest, you're in good company. We at 5th Square have just launched a petition to get the region's transit planners and politicians together to start working on the Roosevelt Boulevard Subway. Continue reading