🏆 Nominate Your Faves for Our Annual Urbanist Awards!
We are taking nominations for the following categories through Friday, December 10th:
Urbanist Changemaker of the Year
City Staffer of the Year
Neighborhood RCO Champion
Best Development of the Year
Urbanist Media Champion
5th Square Volunteer of the Year
🛣️ ACTION: SUPPORT A SAFER WASHINGTON AVE
Demand a safer Washington Avenue. Sign the petition written and sponsored by a growing number of South Philadelphia Community Organizations urging the City to proceed with safety improvements.
🏞️ KEEP FDR PARK WILD
South Philly’s FDR Park is an incredible outdoor open space, with wild fields and parklands commonly called “The Meadows” that run along the northwest end of the park, offering hours of enjoyment for visitors to hike, jog, picnic, walk their dog or explore with friends and family members alike. And with so few open spaces and parks in dense South Philly, FDR is a destination for families from all walks of life. In fact, the Meadows portion of the park was recently called Philadelphia’s “Best New Park.”
To pave over part of the park and turn it into a cash cow for city officials is an outrageous proposal.
Click the link by PennEnvironment to email Philadelphia officials and tell them to cancel this proposal today.
🔥 OUR LAST MEETUP
A big THANK YOU to every who attended our last meetup in West Philly at Woodland Presbyterian Church!
We have an exciting party in the works for mid-December to wrap up our year, along with our third annual urbanist awards ceremony. Nominate someone today!
🍂 HELP US REACH 300 MEMBERS!
Become a 5th Square member TODAY & get 50% off our sweatshirt among other member perks.
DVRPC / Bike Rack Prototypes Display
Wednesday, December 1st, 11:30 AM
AARP & The Bicycle Coalition / The Intersection of Transportation, Vision Zero & Transit and Greater Philadelphia's Regional Economy
Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021 01:30 PM
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and AARP-Pennsylvania will host regional experts who discuss how a sustainable and safe transportation network and transit system brings economic benefits to employers and commerce.
WHAT WE'RE READING
🌳 PUBLIC SPACE
🏙️ HOUSING & LAND USE
The Philadelphia Inquirer /
GRANT & FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
DVRPC's Public Participation Task Force is looking for new members! Applications will be open until December 19.
Want to represent your community and engage in the regional planning and decision-making process? Apply to be a member of DVRPC’s Public Participation Task Force (PPTF) today!
The mission of DVRPC's PPTF is to provide access to the planning process, host a welcoming forum to discuss and learn about timely issues, assist the Commission in implementing public outreach strategies, and to empower residents to be a part of the planning process. For more details about the PPTF, visit http://www.dvrpc.org/Committees/PPTF/.
Applications for the 2022 cohort will be open through December 19th, 2021. The application is online here: http://www.dvrpc.org/GetInvolved/PPTFApplication/.
The City officially opened the application process for the first Environmental Justice Advisory Commission. The commission will provide recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, and Office of Sustainability for how to study and address environmental justice issues in Philadelphia. Ends 12/22
Robert Schalkenbach Foundation / Progress of Ideas Scholarship
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