Gaining public input and support is crucial for a successful planning process. Your involvement also advances plan implementation. We want to keep you engaged and informed. The easiest way to keep up-to-date on community meetings and plan progress is to follow us on social media and sign-up for email updates.
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.