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 2014 Course

Spring 2014 flyer.


SPRING 2014 CPI course summaries

Graduate Testimonials

On January 8, we recognized Fall course graduates!

See our Facebook album- “Power of the Plan 2014″.
Jan 8 “The Power of the Plan” celebration 

2014 Progress Report Calendars available: phila2035.org
See “August” page for CPI progress.

Phila2035 2014 Calendar-CPI_August