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.

Become a Citizen Planner

Find out how you can learn more about planning practices and how your organization can be more effective in maintaining and improving the quality of life in your community. Read More

What do YOU care about?

Better access to parks and recreation areas? Greater variety in stores and services closer to where you live? Find out how planning helps. Read More

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)

Spring Application
March 1-27, 2015

Spring 2015 Flyer

SPRING 2015 CPI course summaries

Quotations from Graduates 

CPI Strategic Vision 2014- Growth Scenarios

Power of the Plan For All!
Tuesday, January 20, 2015- 5:30-8pm
Independence Visitors Center- Liberty Ballroom

Photos & Video
Event Flyer 

Presentation slides

Phila2035 Annual Update + Calendar 2015:  phila2035.org

CPI Calendar page