Tag Archive for community participation and public outreach

Old City District: Vision Survey and Public Open House

The Old City District, in its role as a special services district and Registered Community Organization, is embarking on the development of a neighborhood master plan to set a framework for private development and a high-quality public realm.

Together with more objective research on market trends, transportation access, and the physical form of buildings and sidewalks, we wanted to get direct input from Old City residents, businesses, workers, and visitors about what makes the neighborhood great and not so great, plus what would make it a little better, or even a little worse. This brief survey should only take about five minutes to complete. Please encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to participate.

Vision 2026 Survey Link

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Give PennDOT a Piece of Your Mind

Following is a press release announcing the website for  PennDOT’s new public input process for the State Transportation Commission on the Twelve Year Transportation Program.


Click on the “Take Our Survey/Tell us what you think” icon where you can participate in a survey to prioritize your transportation concerns and identify transportation needs/locations using a web mapping application.  Feedback can be provided through October 7th.
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Philadelphia Trail Master Plan Now Open for Comments


The Philadelphia Trail Master Plan is available for public review until May 31st. The plan is the first of its kind in Philadelphia and was recommended in Philadelphia2035 to coordinate the planning and construction of trail systems in Philadelphia going forward. It inventories existing trails and details and prioritizes 75 proposed trails citywide. The implementation of the plan includes forming a Philadelphia Trail Committee to coordinate proposed trails citywide. The plan will be adopted by the Planning Commission this summer. Public comments on the draft plan are due at the end of May and can be emailed to Jeannette Brugger at jeannette.brugger@phila.gov.

PHS Tree Tenders to Begin New Lunchtime Class Series

PHS Tree Tenders hard at work

PHS Tree Tenders hard at work

Join the Plant One Million Team! PHS’s Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region. The training will cover tree biology, identification, planting, proper care and working within your community. Form a Tree Tenders group in your community by attending with 2 neighbors. Tree Tenders groups are eligible for street trees for their communities and are invited to follow-up educational opportunities!

There are two classes to choose from starting this January!


  • 2- Part Saturday series, January 19 & January 26, 8:30 am – 1 pm: PHS 100 N. 20th Street, 5th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Fee: $25
  • NEW 8- Part Lunch-Time Series Thursdays, January 10- Feb. 28 12-1pm: Learn about trees at convenient lunch-time workshops at PHS! Take one workshop or the whole series. Fee: $25 for eight-part series or $5 per class at the door. Note: you must attend all eight classes to receive Tree Tenders certification.

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