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)

Fall 2014 Course
Application period CLOSED
Spring Application available March 1

CPI Flyer_Fall2014.

FALL 2014 CPI course summaries

Graduate Testimonials

CPI Strategic Vision 2014- Growth Scenarios

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

See Facebook for Photos of event
Power of the Plan Event Flyers 

Presentation slides

2035 Annual Implementation
Calendar 2015: phila2035.org