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

Interesting in serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA for CPI? Read this position description, and please visit www.servephillyvistas.org to download and complete the SERVE Philadelphia VISTA Application.

Program Associate position open!

Request for Qualifications
open until May 5 to fill the new Program Associate position. This is a part-time consultant position, supported with grant funds managed by the Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia. Primary responsibilities will be focused on outreach, communications, and resource development.

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 (closed)
Associate Position OPEN
RFQ due May 5

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