Newsletter: 🚸 Mantua Traffic Safety Project | 🚴 MLK Drive Usage Study | ❄️ Winter Friendly Cities

Weekly Newsletter, Issue 133


Do you live, work, or travel through the Mantua neighborhood in West Philly?

Learn more and weigh in about the City's traffic safety project for Mantua



A new study by engineering consulting firm WSP has confirmed and quantified what we have been seeing since early in the pandemic.  That when streets are closed to cars and open to pedestrians and cyclists, people will come in huge numbers to use them!

Take a look at their report here.



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Tuesday, January 12, 9:30 AM – 11 AM
ULI Philadelphia | Approaches to Community Engagement - CBAs and Beyond
This program brings together a diverse set of leaders from the public and private sectors to discuss Community Benefit Agreements (CBA) and other community engagement strategies. A panel with developer, community organization and elected official perspectives will share examples of negotiating CBAs, the challenges along the way, and the outcomes that were reached.

Thursday, January 21, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
8 80 Cities | Winter-Friendly Cities: Addressing Social Isolation in Winter Webinar
Representatives from Buffalo, NY, Eau Claire, WI, and Leadville, CO will share their experiences on engaging communities to create more inclusive, winter-friendly public spaces that support social connection and reduce social isolation.



Mantua Traffic Safety Project - Community Survey

Please fill out this 4-minute survey if you live, work, or own a business in Mantua. This survey will close January 15th, and your responses will help City officials understand traffic safety issues in the community and to share out the results and next steps out in the coming months. Be sure to add your contact information at the end of the survey to enter a raffle for one of four $25 WaWa Gift Cards!

Ben Franklin Bridge Eastbound Access Survey

Do you walk, bike, drive, or use transit near the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia? Do you use the pedestrian bridge, Franklin Square Park, or other nearby amenities? The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) wants to hear from you! 







PHDC | RFP for Hawthorne 13th Street et Al

PHDC, on behalf of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority (PRA), is soliciting proposals from developers to acquire and develop 614-26 S. 13th Street (including 1306-10 Kater Street and 1309-13 Bainbridge Street) located in South Philadelphia’s Hawthorne neighborhood for affordable housing. (Due 1/31)

SOSNA & Mural Arts | Call for Artists

The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program and the South of South Neighborhood (SOSNA) are seeking qualifications for a series of street murals near two South Philadelphia elementary schools.

Jefferson | Masters Program in Urban Design - Future Cities

The Master of Urban Design – Future Cities (MUD) educates the next generation of urban designers, architects and researchers in the development of sustainable, healthy and smart cities and communities.

The City of Philadelphia | DPD Housing Benefits

The Department of Planning and Development (DPD) supports many programs and services that help residents buy, repair, and keep their home. By answering a few questions below, you will get a list of programs for which you may be eligible.

Online Zoom Trainings - 2021 - PEC's CDIT

Start the year off right with a new skills class! PEC's CDIT will be hosting computer trainings over Zoom! 



Street Plans | Project Planner / Junior Project Manager, Office Manager

ICMA | Borough Manager - Oxford, PA

PEW | Senior Associate, Home Financing

City of Philadelphia, The Office of Immigrant Affairs | Language Access Program Manager

NKCDC | Director of Finance

WHYY | News Director

PHDC | Vice President of FinanceAttorney

PACDC | Policy Director

Spak Group | Environmental Services Technician

Mural Arts Philadelphia | Social Media and Marketing Manager, Director of Communications and Brand Management

City of Norristown, PA | Assistant Director of Finance

City of Philadelphia, Department of Revenue | Director of Delinquent Collections

The Common Market | Operations Team Leader

SEPTA | Manager of Planning Programs, within Strategic Planning & Analysis Department

The University of Pennsylvania | Senior Research Implementation Lead

DVRPC | Data Specialist

Indego | Lead Expansion Technician

Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia | Operations Manager, Policy Intern, Development Intern


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