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Summary of Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement began for Philadelphia2035 as a part of the Citywide Vision in 2010. Two series of public meetings were held across Philadelphia that year and attracted hundreds of participants. Community organizations, block captains, and elected officials were crucial to getting the word out about our first comprehensive planning effort in 60 years.

PCPC staff also convened stakeholder meetings with implementing agencies and key advisors, and presented to a variety of individual community and interest groups. On June 7, 2011 the Planning Commission adopted the Citywide Vision. On that same day, PCPC launched the first two of 18 District Plans.

Outreach for District Plans

Like the Citywide Vision civic engagement process, District Plans rely on community organizations, block captains, and elected officials to help us generate consensus and support for implementing plan recommendations. PCPC holds three public meetings for each District Plan. Additionally, every District Plan will have a steering committee that includes representatives of community organizations, city council offices, major land owners, key implementing agencies, and other stakeholders.

Information about public meetings and plan progress is announced through this website, facebook, twitter, email blasts, mailers to block captains, flyers distributed to community organizations, and announcements and presentations at Planning Commission meetings.


2016 Philadelphia2035 Calendar + Annual Report is Here!

This calendar is the PCPC’s Philadelphia2035 Annual Implementation update and can be downloaded here. To track the implementation of Philadelphia2035, the PCPC has created this calendar highlighting the achievements of the past year.


Hard copies are still available at the Planning Commission offices; 1515 Arch Street, 13th Floor.

Planning Together, Growing Together Celebration!

Join the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for our fourth annual event to mark citywide progress on Philadelphia2035- the Citywide Vision and ten adopted District plans!


Mayor-elect Jim Kenney will speak, helping to recognize the 60 graduates from the 2015 Citizens Planning Institute (CPI).


We will give away copies of our 2016 Progress Report & Calendar and present highlights, along with a sneak-peek of the Citizen’s Toolkit, a resource of CPI created by Andrew Goodman and Mark Wheeler, volunteer project designers and facilitators.


Refreshments and networking included! Free and open to the public. Here’s to another great year of #PlanningTogether!

For more info or to RSVP, click here.

2016 Annual Event Flyer

Lower Southwest District Plan’s 2nd Public Meeting

Join us for the Lower Southwest 2nd public meeting on Thursday, January 21st. The meeting will be held from 6pm – 7:30pm, at the Penrose School, 2515 S. 78th Street. Please attend the meeting to help refine the community vision for growth, development & preservation and see the results from the first public meeting’s exercises. For more information, please click here for the flyer, or contact Martine Decamp, Project Manager.


Phila2035 CONNECT Update for 2015

Take a look at some recent projects and initiatives that best represent how the City has been achieving the CONNECT goals of the Phila2035 Comprehensive Plan!


Phila2035 THRIVE Update for 2015

Check out some recent developments and initiatives that best represent how the City has been achieving the THRIVE goals of the Phila2035 Comprehensive Plan!

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Citywide Vision is available for download

Click here to download the full plan (70mb PDF), or click here for the summary document (6mb).

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