A Better Philadelphia

The Citizens Planning Institute’s mission is to empower citizens to take a more effective and active role in shaping the future of their neighborhoods and of Philadelphia, through a greater understanding of city planning and the steps involved in development projects.

CPI Choice Neighborhoods Outreach Coordinator

This AmeriCorps VISTA position is now closed. Stay tuned here as we develop CPI’s role in this central north Philadelphia Choice Neighborhoods (HUD) initiative. General description of this role here: position description

Welcome New Program Associate!

Ariel Diliberto is the new CPI Program Associate! Ariel is a CPI graduate and has a strong background in community outreach and program management.

We received many highly qualified responses to our search to fill this new position. Thank you!

Learn to Plan, Plan to Change

Change is inevitable. It will happen whether our community is prepared or not. Citizen Planners have the know-how to address change head-on and create a vision for their community’s future. Read More


(application required)

Fall Course Application Available Here August  24
Classes in Oct/Nov
Spring 2015 Flyer

SPRING 2015 CPI course summaries

Quotations from Graduates 

CPI Strategic Vision 2014

Power of the Plan For All!
Tuesday, January 20, 2015- 5:30-8pm
Photos & Video

Event Flyer 

Presentation slides

Phila2035 Annual Update + Calendar 2015:  phila2035.org

CPI Calendar page