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 Website Redesign!

We’re excited about a major overhaul of CPI’s website, underway now! A number of you participated in a “stakeholder workshop” last week. Click here to see results!

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)

Next Session: Spring 2016 
Applications will be available March 1st!


Check out the photos from
Planning Together, Growing Together!, the most successful City Planning Commission Annual Celebration to date with over 300 attendees!


CPI 2015 Progress Report 


Quotations from Graduates 


CPI in a Page!


CPI Strategic Vision 2014


Fall 2015 CPI Flyer


FALL 2015 CPI course summaries